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As you know, I’ve become addicted to soldering. Well . . . over the weekend I was working on a project using chalk inks. When it was complete, I kept looking at it thinking okay, I can solder this and it can become

Faux Sea Glass Sun Catcher Door

A Sun Catcher!

A few days ago, I was browsing some of my favorite blogs and sites, and ran across this video tutorial by Suze Weinberg for Faux Sea Glass. I just HAD to try it. The top piece of the sun catchers is a 2″ square of Frosted Memory Glass. Instead of using pigment inks that Suze did in her tutorial, I used chalk inks. Actually I made two, one with chalk inks and one with pigment inks. I like the one with the chalk inks better, and the technique works just as well as with the pigments that Suze demonstrates. I’m not going to go into detail here. It’s all on Suze’s video. If you don’t see it right away, click one of the videos and then stop it. A panel will come up across the bottom of the screen and you can search for Faux Sea Glass.

The bottom panel is a piece of 1×3 Memory Glass that I inked the back with chalk inks and then embossed with two coats of clear UTEE. The sentiment was stamped on the front of the glass in Archival Jet Black Ink. To finish off the sun catcher, I added some wire and beads so that the sentiment panel would hang below the diamond. The hanger is double wire looped at the top so that I can hang it in my kitchen window (when it’s clean). By the way, when you solder the Faux Sea Glass, the UTEE on the front will melt, so be careful. I actually thought that the melting gave the glass a more distressed look and LOVED it!

I had a heck of a time getting decent pictures, but here is one of the sun catcher showing the actual colors of the glass.


Faux Sea Glass Sun Catcher

  • Stamps: Stamp Oasis Face ATC Set from Rubbernecker Stamp Company
  • Ink: Pink Pastel, Lavender, Aquamarine and Ice Jade Colorbox Fluid Chalk, Ranger Archival Jet Black
  • Accessories: Ranger Perfect Medium, UTEE, Gold and Pearl Perfect Pearls, 2″ Square Frosted Memory Glass, 1×3″ Memory Glass; Soldering Tool and Solder; Wire; Beads; Copper Foil Tape; Jump Rings

I hope you’ll be back tomorrow, when I post the first Twisted and Demented Challenge. I am sooooooooo excited!!!! Hints: socks, swingin’ and now tails!

Have a great day!

14 Responses to “Faux Sea Glass!”

  1. Sherry, this is such a beautiful piece. Your soldering makes it.

  2. Wow! Just WOWWWW!
    What a perfect sentiment stamp to use in these sweet delight!

  3. Fabulous faux sea glass Sherry!

  4. Gorgeous Sherry!!

  5. WONDERFUL project, Sherry!!
    I love how it looks in the sun!!

  6. Wow, Sherry! You’ve really outdone yourself! This is FANTASTIC!

  7. LOVE this!!

  8. WOW Sherry – this is Bad, really Bad… translation: BAD = FANTASTIC! I watched the video a little while ago and love it – Your suncatcher is gorgeous!

  9. Beautiful Sherry! Reminds me of the stained glass stuff my uncle used to make.

  10. This piece is just beautifulllllllllllll. The pictures do not do it justice. It is gorgeous. I can’t wait to see your socks tomorrow. bawawawawa

  11. Lovely project!

  12. WOW this is Fantastic Sherry!! Your sun catcher is Beautiful!! You did a great job with the technique and the soldering.

  13. WOW!! Sherry this is Beautiful. Great job.

  14. That is so pretty. Right now soldering does nothing for me. It has quite the learning curve, I think. I’ll stick with beads and paper crafts for now. You Rock!

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