This is my second bluebonnet panel. The first one I made was a leaded glass panel. It was a challenge because of the many small pieces. In this stained glass panel I used the copper foil method for the majority of the piece. I used lead came for the border. This latest design has 82 hand cut pieces of glass. Some of the pieces are as small as the fingernail on my little finger.
I will admit that bluebonnets are not my most favorite thing to do; mostly because I prefer to work with lead rather than foil. However, bluebonnets are popular, and I do get requests for blue bonnet panels. Occasionally, I work up a new design (because I don’t like making the same piece twice) and after submitting an estimate I don’t hear back. This makes me wonder, what happened to my design? So now, I usually have a blue bonnet panel made up and ready to go should I get another request.
This bluebonnet panel measures 14.5” x 21.5” and is framed in zinc. The border glass is an opalescent glass in a creamy honey color. The blue border is in an iridescent blue glass which gives it a subtle sheen. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and I will let you know if I have one for sale. If you are interested in purchasing the pattern, you can order it here: Bluebonnet Patterns
Here are a few pictures with different lighting.