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Happy Little Family by jjosryo Happy Little Family by jjosryo
A fun butterfly window, full of cute little facts!

This is a very specific window done for my friends Amy and Rick, whose 2-year wedding anniversary is very soon. This is their first anniversary with their daughter, who is almost a year old now. They don't know I've made them a window yet. :D

Amy's favorite color is purple, and Rick's is blue (though he likes more of a navy blue, I thought it would have been too dark for this piece). The caterpillar is made up of their two colors, symbolizing their daughter and also solidifying the blending of colored sand that occurred at their wedding. Coincidentally, Amy LOVES butterflies so the symbolism of a scene like this seemed too perfect not to take advantage of.

There are approximately 29 painted pieces of glass in this window- the butterfly wings and bodies, most of the grass pieces, the flowers, and the top nameplate. The sheets of glass used for the flowers, lavender side pieces, and grass are all more than 30 years old, bought from a lady who had bought them from someone else once upon a time. Very beautiful glass, but a little brittle. The background is a sheet of Oceana that I've been holding onto for years with no heart to cut it up... until I saw how perfect it would be with all the colors I had picked out for this piece. It was a surprisingly cooperative piece of glass to cut considering the lumpy nature of the glass. :la:

The butterfly legs and antennae are tinned wire, bent to shape and soldered in place. I'm very happy I went with wire instead of painting, I think it adds more life to the piece. :D


Stained and painted glass, with 1-inch bevel corners (unnoticeable in this photo)
Copper foil method, zinc channel
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Happy Little Family by *jjosryo ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Talty )
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BluestOfBirds Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wave: Hi! I featured your lovely deviation in my journal Spring is in the Air :+favlove:!
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing work has been featured [link]
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work and a truly lovely story - you are so kind! Congrats on the DD you really deserve it!
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hello! You have been added to the collection of Artisan Craft DDs I featured for January, you can see it here. Keep up the great work! :love:
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :D
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Talty Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Artisan Crafter
No problem ^^
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AdARDurden Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I do Luv Butterflies !!! Beautifully Done !!! :love:
Congrats on the DD !!!! :clap:
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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