stained glass panels for curio's

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Project by Dusty posted 02-12-2007 09:23 PM 1837 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Thank you.

Here is a picture I just took of the cartoon (stained glass pattern) I designed and built to go with my other windows and creations for my home that I have did so far.

I am terrible at taking pictures or using anything electronic.

I hope it gives you a idea of what I am going to install in the curio cabinets – when I get time. Also, I thought I would include a picture of the two doves I just finished and installed this weekend.


-- Dusty

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#1 posted 02-12-2007 09:58 PM

Beautiful stained glass. Makes me think of church. Why did you pick this as a theme for your home?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 02-12-2007 10:14 PM

I think they’re beautiful. You have an exquisite home, someday someones going to offer you a million for it, but I’ll bet you turn them down, because it’s priceless.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 02-12-2007 10:33 PM

Dusty – Thank you! Your home is beautiful. The stained glass is wonderful! With ligh and your gorgeous stained glass, all you need to do is point your camera and shoot. I can not wait to see how stained glass will look on your curio cabinet.


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#4 posted 02-12-2007 11:39 PM


The reason I chose this theme (mission and arts and craft, prairie art glass) which Frank Lloyd Wright was known for – is that my home was owned- designed- built- and lived in for over 70 years by a great craftsman- who was a self employed carpenter. My research bore this out.

I’m only the third owner of this early 1900’s home. The house fell on hard times and never really was completed to what the original owner had dreamed. I was able to locate and spend a lot of time with his only surviving daughter. She shared freely her knowledge of growing up in this house and what her father had told her, over time- what he dreamed of doing with the house.

I owned the house across the street from this one. I always admired it. I knew it had fell on hard times – as the original owner took to being ill and passed away.

The house then was rented out and almost destroyed in the process.

The following owners had good intentions but a lack of money-skill-and many other short comings- only made matters worse. At one time 12 people lived in it-of which 10 are in jail now and two are dead. With out digressing or boring you any further about that part of the houses history- suffice to say it took its toll.

The story of acquiring the house is like a fairy tale – night mare all in one bad novel.

Although it is quite a story, I will spare you the long read and try answering the simple question you asked.

“Why did I pick this as a theme for your home?”

The short answer – to why I ended up with this theme. It’s all tied in with the history of the house along with many other considerations which is part of the whole story.

Which, I might add – isn’t nearly complete or been written yet. I have been ‘writing this story” (read also-designing-building and installing for over three years now).

You’re certainly aware that there are many frustrations – set backs- almost seemly insurmountable at times – and problems not to mention, what seems like a huge black hole for a high powered money vacuum in these types of projects.

However- if there is one thing that makes it worth while – it is to be able to share the journey and finished results with other peers who find it beautiful- and the story of this worth hearing or reading.

I am so touched. I have been blessed to be able to do this. I shall share the story as long as others what to see and hear about it. I never had any guidance or mentors.

In some small way- If I can be of some tiny inspiration to some one- as fool hardy and bankrupt of skills as I was when I started this project. Then it will have all been worth it.

Today, over three years later- all I can claim is two things. One, some one much greater than me had to show me the way – as I can get lost going to my mail box. Two, I can only claim today that I am only just a little smarter than the wood I use – and trust me some days that’s simply not the truth.

I am truly humbled many times- and reminded how inadequate I still am. I learn ever day yet.

Its days like last week – where all I can do is sweep the shop floor – and go see a movie.

From the bottom of my heart- thank you for asking.


-- Dusty

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#5 posted 02-12-2007 11:43 PM


Your right – but what is priceless is being able to share the journey – with others. God willing they will carry me out -in a home made pine box from this home.


-- Dusty

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#6 posted 02-13-2007 02:51 AM

I just love stained glass.

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#7 posted 02-13-2007 03:00 AM

I can see where you were inspired to do such beautiful designs for the windows. Awesome work and it sure adds that special touch to the room. Thanks for sharing!

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#8 posted 02-13-2007 06:27 AM

Your house is a treasure. Great work!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#9 posted 02-13-2007 05:00 PM

Thanks for hanging in there through all the trial and tribulations. It is because of your endurance and love of the project that we are able to see one man’s inspiration infect us all to do what is believed impossible or undoable. I appreciate you taking the time to tell the story of your house.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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