All of the artwork that
you see on this website has been handmade by me. Much of my work is made to order, with a client suggesting
colors and glass type. The steps involved in the stained glass process for creating a mobile include glass cutting,
grinding, foiling, soldering, stringing, crimping and balancing. I also cut the brass rods and attach hoops with solder. I
string all of my mobiles with nylon coated wire. The creative process includes making sketches of the mobile, flower,
or panel. The mobile design requires measurements that allow for the mobile to spin and rotate, without bumping into itself.
I then spend quite a bit of time selecting glass colors and textures. Creating and constructing the mobiles can
be labor and time intensive, but it is also very rewarding and enjoyable.
Some of my mobiles are made with slab glass (dalles de verre -
which means "bricks of glass.") The dalles are approximately 1" thick and 10 inches wide by 12 inches
long. I break and chisel the dalles to create unique glass shapes with facets. I then smooth the sharp slab
chunk edges with a sanding stone.
None of my glass
mobiles are exactly alike and I continue to experiment with new shapes and designs. The glass mobiles should be displayed
indoors or in a sheltered porch.
Keep mobiles out of the reach of children. They contain glass, metal, wire
and solder. Do not let children play with glass flowers or panels. Stained glass solder does contain lead and if you have
any questions about this please ask.