All good ideas start with a vision.
It’s not like I seek out things to do. They just come to us, with a need. Well, maybe, need, isn’t the right word. How about… a good idea.
For instance… we have these doors. They are pretty plain. Wouldn’t they look better with a stained glass window on them. That’s what we thought!
So I drew up a pattern that seemed suited for our area… you know, elk, bunnies, blue jays, trees.
And then set out to build it. We have never fretted over the amount of work in any particular project. I suppose if we did, we’d never get anything done. We just think of the finished project, and how cool it might be… and set out to accomplish it.
Once the pattern was finished, I set out to choose the colors… and cut the glass for the 6′ tall door.
And cut glass….
Then I began the daunting task of a combination of leading and foiling the glass pieces in a long labor intensive effort that took patience, determination and perseverance.
Then after soldering all the joints, I had to ‘pack’ the lead channel with a DAP window caulking.
Then use a gypsum powder to clean the flux off the solder joints and lead channel.
I actually made my husband a bet… I expected the project to take a year, he gave me 8 months. Working long consecutive days at every opportunity I had available to me, I finished it in 6 months.
Now our door isn’t plain any more. Who knew we needed a stained glass door… but it was a good idea.