This is my Large Bee Garden Sculpture, made with a live edge piece of White Cedar timber. It is mounted on a polished concrete base measuring 19″ x 12″ and stands 44″ high by 22″ wide. It is currently available priced at €600.
The story behind the design
After having the idea of a garden sculpture featuring a Bee I developed a couple of patterns. The first one was with a bee surrounded by a honeycomb pattern which was my personal preference.
To do this my panel size would have to be 18″ diameter. My live edge piece of White Cedar though was only wide enough to frame a 16.5″ diameter panel so I had to rethink the design. I settled on enlarging the central bee element and losing the honeycomb surround.
Large Bee Pattern
So this is the design I settled on for my garden sculpture, and I have to say it worked out very well using lead came. After I completed this project I decided to make the honeycomb pattern as well. This time I used the copper foil method to construct the panel and edged it in 2 mm “U” came. Here is a photo of the completed panel below.
These two patterns are now available for purchase in the patterns store as PDF downloads. Both designs are included in the price.
Saint Patrick’s Day will soon be upon us once again. Last year, marked the beginning of the pandemic and the cancellation of all the parades. While there will be some virtual celebrations this year we can still only hold out hope for the future. So to try and mark the day this year I have designed this Triquetra Claddagh Pattern. The hands of friendship are holding the heart, which shows love to form the central part of the design. The crown for loyalty sits above the heart and a circle intertwined with shamrock and Triquetra knots frames the picture. Click the link to view more Stained Glass Patterns
Claddagh A Brief History
The Claddagh is one of Ireland’s most recognized international symbols. Originating from the small County Galway fishing village of the same name in Ireland. Countless myths and legends surrounding the origins of the first ring dating as far back as 1700. Credit for the design generally goes to Richard Joyce, a local silversmith. Sometimes used for friendship, “Claddagh” rings are more popular as engagement and wedding rings. Generally, these are the modern meanings of how to wear the ring.
Right-handed with the point of the heart toward the fingertips shows the wearer is “single”. If the heart is pointing to the wrist of the right-hand the meaning is “in a relationship”.
Left-handed with the point of the heart toward the fingertips shows the wearer to be “engaged”. If the heart is pointing to the wrist of the left hand the meaning is “marriage”.
Stained glass Pattern Information
A 540 mm ( approx 21.25 inches) square pattern with a circular option and border pieces if required. Downloadable PDF pattern prints actual size 21.25 inches x 21.25 inches, ( 540 mm x 540 mm ) across six pages. Instructions supplied for enlarging the pattern to your required size when printing. You will need “Adobe Acrobat Reader” to print this pattern.