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Elements stained glass by LoneDireWolfess Elements stained glass by LoneDireWolfess
This was originally drawn as an illustration by ~neepa but I redesigned it to make it doable in stained glass. This piece is HUGE!

Took me a long time, but well worth the effort. About 276 pieces.

COMMISSIONS IN STAINED GLASS ARE AVAILABLE!! YOU could have something like THIS!

Image/object is (C) Zoe Deissler
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:iconillustrisdesigns:
illustrisdesigns Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it!
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nashbrody Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!
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AlcinavomSteinsberg Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
This is absolutely fabulous!
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NiftyMumzy Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful and great craftmenship!
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alaynajosz Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
lovely composition! love the repeated circles. tells a complex story in a simple way. though i'm sure it was anything but simple to make!
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Talty Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! :D I wanted to let you know that you've been featured here: [link]
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing! I really appreciate it! -Zoe D.
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Talty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem :)
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ArianaMoon Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done! I saw the drawing first, you did a good job. Must have been hard!
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A sea of blood, sweat and tears were shed on this ;) Much hard work, but SO worth it :)
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2011Roo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
this is lovely
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0InvisibleInk0 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how.... did you... TEACH ME YOUR WAYS. omg this is absolutely amazing. if you dont mind.. how do you do stained glass?
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ODesigner Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work!
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Carlotta4th Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
Question: What did you use as a frame? It looks like iron, but it would have to bend around the window... Is it some specific type of bar? I ask because I just made a circle window (though not HALF as impressive as your own), and I am puzzled with how to strengthen the outside. Any insights you could offer into this matter would be very helpful =)

Lovely window. You did a great job on i.t
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a bent zinc frame. There's a device (can't remember the name of it though) and you take the long strips of zinc frame that you can buy and run it through it and it bends it into a circle. You can also get someone to make you a nice wood frame which is nice and sturdy, but also very expensive. As far as strengthening the piece itself, you just can't do it. Depending on how many pieces there are (the more cutting the weaker it will be), you'll just have to have faith in your frame!
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Carlotta4th Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Ah, zinc... that makes more sense than iron. Do you weld it to the window itself, or is it just holding it in a sort of rut? (Thanks for responding! This is very helpful).
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
When you buy zinc for frames it has a large wedge on the inside edge. Keep in mind that in this method you have to have the frame bent BEFORE you make your piece, and then make the piece to fit the frame. If you want a small window, use a shorter strip of zinc, larger, use a longer one. If you already have your piece made, it will be hard for you to get a frame to fit just right, which usually involves extra bending and some unfortunate gaps that will look REALLY tacky when you have to fill them with solder. Then once you have the frame fixed around your window you just solder the two ends together! Hope that helps!

Zoe D.
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Carlotta4th Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Very helpful indeed! A bit unfortunate for me since I've already made the window, but I suppose I'll find some sort of solution... Thank you!
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luckydawg Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful! Was it difficult to take an illustration and format it for glass? I'm learning stained glass now and only have a few pieces done but would love to be at your level some day. :)
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No it's not too bad you just have to know what you're doing. Just keep at it and practice and you'll get there :)
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moonwolf17 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
very nice =]
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've featured this in my journal, [link] :)
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing :)
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A-teinna Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Photographer
Hi, your beautiful piece of art has been featured here: [link]
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GhostGal5 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
LoneDireWolfess - this piece is simply and utterly AMAZING! (You have quite a gift there - don't ever loose it or let it die!) :D

Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent - you are quite an artist!
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much for commenting and sharing your feelings with me! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy when I get comments like yours! Thanks again!
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GhostGal5 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Awwwww, you are most welcome! :hug:
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jesuiskaty Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010   Photographer
this is amazing :) i was going to use it for my design folio- market research on stained glass windows, but the watermark gets in the way. nevermind, great work :)
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Inkeriart Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are featured here [link]
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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NocturnAlice66 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Beautiful <3 I'm really impressed with your circles and curves. I've only done one stained glass piece, but I remember them being tricky.
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puppet-puppy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow... just ...Wow....
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irishkate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   Photographer
Wow, very nice, great lead work! you been at it a long time?
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xunorb666 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DrStyles Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
This is incredible... I'm inspired to make another one! (I've only made one hehe)
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dead-now Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
What are the exact dimensions of this piece?

Do you work at all with lead came, or do you just work with copper foil? I think that this would look fantastic as a leaded piece.

How long have you been dabbling in this craft?
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been a long time since I have actually seen this piece hehe. I sold it a long time ago. I believe it was ABOUT 20" in diameter.

I usually only work with copper foil, its cheaper and easier, plus it was just how I was taught. I MIGHT consider doing something similar in lead, but it was a commissioned piece (the pattern was done by a fellow artist), so I don't really have the liberty to re-create this one.

I have been working in stained glass for 5 years.
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dead-now Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting. You've been working with glass about the same amount of time that I have. I have been doing it for six years and I always try and notice other admirers and artists. However, I work for an actual company and not from my own home or shop, so I suppose my situation is quite different. I also have no part in the designs and rarely have say in the color choices.

I enjoy working with lead when I am working with complex windows. What can be extra exciting is when I get to combine both copper foil and leading techniques for one piece. It doesn't happen often, but it's a challenge when it does.

Do you usually receive a good amount of commissions?
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I do the best I can working from home on my small college budget, and no, I don't usually get commissions because I have to charge so much for my work. (Most of my pieces are large, and are not cheap to make at all!). However, I find that the personal pieces that I make seem to sell on occasion (though I have a bad habit of selling myself really short :()
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dead-now Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Do you just order your supplies and glass through catalogs?
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No, there's a really cool store about an hour away from where I live. They are a small, family-owned business that has everything stained-glass related I could ever want (and then some ;))
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dead-now Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's a great form of supply. Stained glass work is a great hobby to have.
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student Writer
I'm a HUGE fan of the elements. So you doing this makes you veeeerrrry popular in my book.

This is awesome!
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darkwater-pirate Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Holy cow! That's a hella'va lot of glass pieces! You did this beautifully, I love how new details keep popping up every time I look at this :heart:
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Its too bad that you haven't seen it in person! photographs simply don't do glass justice..EVER..

Hehe, well there will be others sooner than later :D
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reem279 Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
wooooooooow! Great work :clap:
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Divvy8 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Inspirational!

I've recently started working with glass and this is just beautiful. :love:
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Anton42 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
I really like the flow of lines and the off-center symmetry here. And the colours, of course! I got a set of stain-glass paints for my birthday, so need to try something too...

Do you think painting on glass will look okay on a mirror? It will not be see-through, obviously, so some of the "magic" may be lost...
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LoneDireWolfess Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. But just so you know, what I have done here is VERRRY different from "Painting glass" in fact there was no painting involved. I bought the glass and cut it myself. :)

You could paint a mirror, or any type of glass that you want really, but bear in mind that painted glass fades and washes off after time.

Good luck! :)
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Anton42 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Uh oh, I feel like an idiot now - cutting glass to the shape, putting it all together is much more difficult than just painting! Sorry for assuming a simpler way, whilst what you are doing is remarkably complex.

Well done, I am even more impressed now! :)

As for my idea of painting the mirror - perhaps it is even better if it wears off eventually, as I am sure that it won't be perfect anyway :D
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