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Star Trek Stained Glass by bigblued Star Trek Stained Glass by bigblued
5.5"w x 10"h, 8pcs
Tiffany Foil Method

Did this one right after the movie came out but I could never get a good photo of it. I think I have close to a hundred shots of this thing.

It was my first attempt at doing a suncatcher, just the arrowhead by itself, without the square frame. And I wanted the center star to not have glass at all. Unfortunately, that left 2 short straight lines creating a fold point across the middle and it wanted to fall apart. So I ended up adding the swirling blue glass around it to give it strength. The center is still empty though.

This piece sold at WindyCon 36
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gnatsmomtx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazing!
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous piece. I'm glad you added the swirling blue parts in the end. They really help to give that atmosphere of space and exploration. Nice job!
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CLMine Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
glorious!
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Soupnazi21 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I want to buy one!
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DaythyNighty Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
¡Qué hermoso!
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SacredJourneyDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
really beautiful
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AidanT Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I think this piece is simply amazing, I'm making it for my dad as a Christmas present. Yet my background is the same glass type but green. And I used lead cane and lead borders on the inside.
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bigblued Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I love the baroque glass. I've used the green for dragon wings. Do you have pics? Thanks for the fave too!
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AidanT Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yes, and no problem :), here is a link to the picture. [link]
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su-zq Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice piece. I started working with stained glass recently and was looking for Star Trek inspiration. Now I have it!
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bigblued Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you! Be sure to post pictures!
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luckydawg Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this is beautiful. May I use your pattern to make my own stained glass piece?
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bigblued Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
You go right ahead. While I added some cut-lines, and boxed it in, the image technically belongs to Paramount.
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swingjingle Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I adore this. Geek + Glass = win
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:iconbigblued:
bigblued Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun doing the usual SF tropes in SF, but I get a lot of odd looks and questions when I take it all to a "mundane" craft fair.
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tomcatblue007 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I really really enjoy this. I'm a big trekkie. And I love the sun catcher aspect. Great job!
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bigblued Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Thanks! I've been getting so many positive comments on this piece that I'm considering making another.

Thanks for the fave too!
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Trigar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Really love your glass choices! Not to mention the way you brought it together!! Your soldering edges look really crisp and clean! Great work!
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bigblued Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
We had a really good instructor that had us do soldering exercises so we could get nice clean beads of solder. And everyone loves the blue baroque glass, I should use it more often.
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Trigar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Smart teacher! Too many times I see stained glass works with messy soldering and it just ruins the piece. That baroque glass is definitely nice! Needs to be used in more :)
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alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I am so in love with you right now...
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bigblued Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thanks!
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful use of baroque glass, a lovely piece. :)
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bigblued Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thank you! I keep pulling out the baroque, trying to find another piece to use it in. Sadly, nothing yet. Thanks for the second fave!
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l1vethedream Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This is really cool. I like the empty space in the middle and also the blue swirly glass is stunnng!
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bigblued Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thank you! It was my first "empty space" piece and I'm glad it worked. I've made a bunch more since then and the technique really helps to keep the piece count down. Thanks for the fave!
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l1vethedream Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I agree this technique looks great and its interesting to have a negative space there.
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joemakesglass Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i <3 this
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bigblued Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Thank you! It has turned out to be my most popular piece on DA.

Thanks for the fave too!
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Carthoris Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Beautiful! :)
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bigblued Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Why thank you! And thanks for the fave too!
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Carthoris Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
:) You're welcome. :)
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youliedanyway Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING!
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bigblued Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Thanks!
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
that is SO COOL. I completely didn't notice the space in the middle until you mentioned it, I just thought it was clear! but i think the blue adds something to it anyways, gives it a good contrast. (and also reminds me of the science officers... :giggle:)
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bigblued Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Yeah, you can't do inside corners like that in stained glass, it creates stress points that are likely to break. I actually got a lot of flack for using blue instead of red. The arrow head with the starburst is command and their color is red. Sciences' color is blue but their symbol is the arrowhead with a nested circle thing that kind of looks like an eye. I mixed symbology by using a blue background with the command symbol. But the colors went really well together and the blue looked "spacy" to me, so I went with it.
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animechic1029 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Those people are just silly--red wouldn't have worked, a beautiful piece of artwork would have broken, everyone knows that :)
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misticloudz Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
y'know that does make sense. and it's your work, so you get to do what you want with it! i think it looks great with the blue. :D
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