I have no clue as to how long it took. Many hours. It was my first project in glass and self taught. I had watched my Aunt do glass over the years. It is in lead and I purchased the pattern (before the web).
I have carved a few full size carousels as well. Art is fun. I'm retired and busy! Lee Johnson
This is the largest project I have ever done. I usually just make lamps. The windows are my design but the lamp is a Tiffany Pony Wisteria that I adapted to hang. It took me about 9 months to complete, but I also designed and made 2 lamps in between working on it. It is foil, with zinc around the outer edges and copper strip for strength running through the pattern.
I made these for my son and his fiancee for their house. My sons, my husband, my father-in-law and various other family members and friends stick built the house from scratch hiring out only the electrical, roofing and few other things. The house has very bright colors and my to-be-daughter-in-law chose bright colors to go along with it.
The pattern is one of Chantel Pare's free patterns. I have been doing stained glass for about 25 years, although I had taken about a 10 year sabbatical. With these I almost bit off a little more than I could handle. But I remained patient with myself and persisted. I was very pleased in the end.
Although I assisted with other parts of the construction (painting, hard-wood floors etc,) the windows were my main contribution. Now I am on fire again to continue with the art.
My inspiration for this piece came from a photograph taken of the Gulf of Mexico on Easter Morning. The piece is done using the copper foil technique. It took me roughly a week and a half to put together.