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Fuego! by Ellygator Fuego! by Ellygator
(2016), 15" x 6" x 5", stained glass (red, amber, fire opal, purple, brown, transparent), glass lenses, copper foil, lead solder, chains and rings

Made a new glass lantern for our back yard gazebo. This one is made up of three identical panels of a flame design surrounding an etched glass lens showing one of the three astrological fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. The three panels are connected to form a triangle with a transparent triangular glass panel suspended between them to support a candle.

I fixed chains to each of the tops of the panels so the lantern can be hung from a hook in the center of the gazebo.

I listened to Harry Dresden on Audiobooks while I worked on the panels, hence the title!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! :squee: Your piece has been featured in my Monthly Feature Challenge: FIRE as an exceptional piece of artisan craftery! :la: I hope that you'll enjoy any extra attention that it garners for you and that you'll consider participating in the challenge yourself! :blowkiss:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Fire really is my element and I love the beautiful pieces of artwork you found that feature it.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love: You're welcome!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
I'd be terrified of hanging this outside, it's so lovely!  I love the fluidity you were able to achieve in a difficult medium (I never did stained glass, but many a classmate lost bits of their fingers to it).  The bright silver leading and the purple flames really make the warmer tones pop and give the lantern further dimension.  The etchings are almost lost in all the flames and are a pleasant surprise when one's eyes finally finds them!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It will be under a cloth-covered gazebo, so hopefully that will keep the worst off it, though the biggest killer of stained glass lanterns is actually freezing water. I had a whole crop of little tea-light lanterns that busted one winter when they got filled with rain water that then froze (and expanded, DUH!). Ever since then I leave a little hole when I solder the pieces together so everything can drain...

The flame design itself started as a doodle, which doesn't happen all that often for me... And now that I got fire done, I'm debating if I should do a water-themed sister design hoping that my Amazon vendor still has three glass lenses of the same size!
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princess88alasse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooo pretty :love:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've finally hung it up and put some candles in. The colors came out really nice.
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow!  :D  I like that!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was so nice to make some more glass work.
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horai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
Love your stained glass
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was fun being able to do another project.
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Oukurella Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016
it is so beautiful *_____*
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I can't wait to hang it and put my first candles in...
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AStoKo Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Job Logo FREESTUFF by AStoKo  Heart Emotion by AStoKo  
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I can't wait to hang it up and put the first set of candles in!
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Winterthorn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
gorgeous! well done :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I really loved being able to do some glass again.
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skyking96 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The zodiacs of fire, impressive.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Being a Leo myself it seems to come naturally!
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skyking96 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Will you be working on earth, air, and water?
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually love to do an elemental series and see if I can capture all elements. This time I'm not sure because there's no hanging space in the back yard, really. I may do water, because there is a hook on the fence I could use...
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skyking96 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shepherd hooks may help.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I already use them for hummingbird feeders in the summer. That's a great idea!
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skyking96 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome.
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INeTheTeil Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impresionante!!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Muchas gracias!
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INeTheTeil Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De nada
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mistressvampire99 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
WOW!!!!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was nice to work with glass again - it's been a while.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun with this one!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Edited Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. You could to quite the photographic study with it as it captures and transforms the light at different times and seasons.
Agrees with TrollGirl 
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, that's a great suggestion! At the moment it is waiting to go in place, because we have people in and out of the yard resurfacing the pool and everything is covered with dust... Hopefully after Christmas I can hang it up and take some shots when it's lit from the inside.
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooh, shiny!
Would be interesting to see a picture of it lit, in the evening.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I haven't been able to hang it in place yet, because we're having the pool resurfaced and everything's dusty, but hopefully over the next few weeks I can put it up with some candles and take a photo after dark.
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