Many years ago I was making slumped glass plates and bowls and as the plates were round and the material was square I had a lot of scraps just sitting there and a more or less boredom waiting for the glass to bend so I made my own Dodecahedron-ish lamp that I recently bumped into again and thought I would share . I had started to point the pentagons out but they were close/far enough out to look more like a mistake than an even sphere or decently pointed star, so I pointed them in to be more diatomaceous crystal ot\r something.
after years of hanging around it is somewhat worse for wear
“Hanging around” - I see what you did there.
Very cool! Such a unique design.
I see you did it with leading. I have done a bit of copper foil stained glass but not much leaded glass—too many special tools needed!
It is all copper foil soldered together, pretty much my first try with the style.
I bet it looks cool lit up!
I “inherited” (as in, “please help me clean out my junk by taking it all home with you” ) my mom’s stained glass tools and supplies. I’ve made some small things like jewelry and business card holders, but haven’t tackled anything bigger yet.
No kidding? It looks like lead. Good job!
Soldering is soldering, cutting glass is a bit tricky but straight edges are not so much. Even cutting circles is not hard with a circle tool, I made stencils and dusted enamel between two layers of window glass and heated in molds till the glass relaxed. Doing similar with Acrylic might be very interesting.
I made all sorts of things up to 24" diameter but I can’t find old pictures and only this little candy dish among my stuff.
It was part of a set that were Watermellon slices that the larger ones had seeds appropriately arranged.
Melting stuff is always fun.
Always thought glass would be fun … This is very cool!
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