When is a fused glass design done? When is it complete? Not until it is completely done.
When I design a fused glass plate, sometimes I design it on paper first and then construct it. Other times I start with a piece of glass and start cutting, constructing and designing as I go. Whichever way I do it, knowing when to stop is often the most difficult part of the process. Many times I will cut out all the glass and assemble the piece but wait until the next day to fire it. I may feel differently about the design the next day and make of few changes.
In the case of this piece, I thought it was done six months ago. It wasn’t until I got ready to take pictures of it for my Etsy shop that I suddenly looked at it and send, “No… done, but not complete!” Suddenly I knew it needed something more. I created a stencil and sandblasted the Fleur de Lys design onto it. Now it is completely done!