Royal Buzz

Design by Karen Stephenson, Text by Darlene Welch

A 24" x 20" stained glass panel celebrating the importance of the queen bee. Clear ripple glass is used to suggest the texture of the honey comb. Interest is also added to the design with clear hammered glass as part of the outer border and with the floral vines that provide a frame around the queen. Copper wire can be used to add the bee’s legs and antennae, and the black parts of her body can be created from black glass or tinned and patinated copper sheet foil. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

This article was originally published on page 72 in the Summer 2013 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly.
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