Monday, 4 July 2011

Funky Chicken

Saturday morning saw 8 eager ladies gathered at the village hall to learn a new craft. As you can probably guess from the first photo, it was a stained glass workshop. It was organised by one of the village ladies & run by the charming Caroline.

After giving us instruction on how to cut glass, sand it, copper foil & lead it we set to with our pencils & paper designing our creations. Cutting out the pieces was surprisingly easy once you know how.

It was great fun choosing from jewel coloured sheets of glass & using the soldering irons to join it all together with solder was like alchemy!

Here are some examples that Caroline brought along to inspire us.....

And here is my final product - a Funky Chicken who is now hanging in the kitchen. It's always great fun to try out something new.
....I can see that a soldering iron might be on my shopping list soon!


  1. Its Very Very Pretty
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

  2. Very pretty - that is a craft I'd love to have a go at.

  3. wow love it- well done, bet that was a lovely workshop ;0)x

  4. I would love to have a go at this, lovely bird, well done
    twiggy x

  5. oohh i love funky chicken i saw this on Kirsties better homes last year and it looked great fun. dee x

  6. Hi Jayne,
    what a cute chicken!! well done. it looks pretty amazing.

  7. Your chicken is lovely; stained glass is very addictive, I started making small pieces a few years ago and progressed into making window panels for our house.

    P.S. There's a great supplier in Bristol that I use:

  8. Well done Jayne, I would have thought the glass would have been really hard to cut without breaking, especially the curved pieces.
    Hen x

  9. I love your funky chicken!!! I'd love to learn to do that too. I LOVE stained glass!

    Have a blessed week!

  10. I'd love to try that... your chicken is great :)

  11. Jayne talented, a beautiful
    work, it's always nice to learn new things.
    a hug
    Suzy x

  12. How lucky to attend a workshop like this. Love your final result.

  13. Something I have never done, will have to put it on my list of things to try!
    Your funky chicken looks very professional, great work Jayne.
    Julie x

  14. Love your funky chicken! Caroline is actually a friend of mine and is a great teacher too (so funny reading about her elsewhere) You must have in the WI day. She'll be so pleased when I see her tomorrow and tell her you had a great time.


  15. Well done, he's great! We have someone opening a venue for different crafts in my village and stained glass will be one of the classes. I shall definitely have a go too.