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Abstract shapes made of colored glass scraps laid out as an elongated triangle and trapezoid


Using a completely different design process than traditional stained glass, I first made a template of the two shapes corresponding to the empty spaces between the spokes on one side of the wheel by tracing the spoke and rim edges onto 1/16" thick plastic, and then cut the plastic along those lines to make a "jig". Knowing the exact boundaries of the future individual panels, I was then free to play with random shape and color combinations until they felt right, and then the loose pieces were carefully removed and kept in the same arrangement with painter's tape to remain organized during the foiling process.