Mike is building the stained glass for the transoms. Each one of the interior rooms has a transom over the door (this was an old hotel). He works on them between appointments…or if I’m there like this weekend, I’ll work on one of my projects and he’ll work on them. He has 9 done…2 to go. This particular pattern has 87 pieces, with something like 350-400 cuts, with 360 solder joints…so this is a very pickety project. (It’s not a hobby…too complicated.)
We bought all of our glass at Scarab Glass in Fresno. We’ve been there so many time that I can find it right off the freeway and then get back ON the freeway, instead of trying to meander across town, which is what we did in the beginning.
I took my tapestry fabric with me and then just sort of let Mike and the gal from the shop choose the colors. It was sort of funny…they would hold up two pieces to the light and say “So, how do you like this?” Heck, I didn’t know! No idea what I was looking at. Or for.
They are so helpful there…when I am picking out glass, they act as if I know what I’m doing.