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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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Colgate in Stained Glass by Fetchbeer Colgate in Stained Glass by Fetchbeer
Here stands a pony forever frozen,
For some great task she was chosen.
Now as a glass she's always here,
So nopony should ever fear!

So this was my Thankgiving break project! (my family seems to have a habit of making things on holidays, and my sister wanted to make a stained glass trilobite so I drew myself a pattern for a pony based on the stained glass ones on the show (with a few modifications to make bits easier to cut, though I left some awful pieces still XD) and then I started breaking glass. And subsequently shattered an entire sheet of light blue into bits.

Luckily stained glass is my Dad's old hobby, so after I muddled my way through a couple pieces, he started cutting things and I started grinding them to fit. The grinder is so much more predictable than breaking glass. Though if I'm going to do more of these, I need to learn to break it. Many hours and 54 pieces later the cutting was complete.

The next morning I applied foil tape to the edges of all the glass pieces, and soldered the seems. And after a few touch ups she was complete.

I think she was worth the time, and now I know what shapes not to do.

Here are some progress shots from my twitter.
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:iconhezaa:
hezaa Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
So cool!!!!
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Lovely and dignified design. I would love to have some doors inset with windows like these. :)
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:iconooklah:
ooklah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
this is exactly the stuff I want to try to do, I've got most of the supplies... now to think of some clever designs and just do it.
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:iconenigmaticthief:
EnigmaticThief Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent composition in this craft, Fetch. I'm impressed!
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna miss the simplicity of this one... I'm about to start cutting parts for my next project, 104 pieces...
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:iconenigmaticthief:
EnigmaticThief Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... Godspeed, my friend.
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's not nearly as strenuous doing it a couple hours a day instead of a long marathon session over two days.
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:iconatomicbrony:
AtomicBrony Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
It's on EQD! [link] #23!
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:iconstandbyplease:
StandByPlease Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yer ass is glass!

Awesome design.
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:iconlordbababa:
lordbababa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looks nice!
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:iconjadriam:
Jadriam Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is amazing work! And it makes me wonder if I've been brushing enough.
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I should hang her in my bathroom window then XD
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:icondwreanpony:
dwreanpony Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
colgate has a halo!
brush white our teeth! for surely they will be the picture of our souls!
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saint Colgate wants you to brushy brushy.
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:icondwreanpony:
dwreanpony Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
amen
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:iconjezendar:
Jezendar Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As I had said in the chat room, very impressive work on this!
Very conveniently fits with #MLP-ATG-Alumni's new weekly theme, doesn't it?
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had no control over the new theme, they had chosen it without me! And then I was all like :iconlunarapologist: why did you guys chose this them the week after I did my stained glass pony! And he was like, "We do have a weeks grace period for submissions, so go ahead and stick it in..."

So I did, even if it was finished before I knew the new theme.
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:iconjezendar:
Jezendar Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, I knew it was just a coincidence. But 'tis a good coincidence.
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:iconannomaniac:
Annomaniac Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
And on the 8th day, Celestia wanted ponies to brush their teeth in time~
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd so go to a dentist who had Colgate stained glass windows.
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:iconrekiara:
Rekiara Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! I'm curious (and it's hard to get a sense of scale in this picture), how big is the finished piece?
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hour glass is just over 10" tall, and if I remember right, without the frame it was about 10" x 14". And the horn, which was about the smallest part to cut, was about 3/4" long, and 1/4" at the base.
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ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I'm glad you chose to go for it and not... abstain!
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I became a tad crazed while completing this piece. So we'll see if I do another one.
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:iconabronyaccount:
ABronyAccount Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Well don't feel obligated on my account, I'd hate for you to crack under pressure.
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm rather looking forward to making another now, though I need to get supplies so I don't have to drive 2 hours to my parents place to use my dad's stuff.
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:icontearahk:
Tearahk Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cool :D
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:iconduckinatorr:
duckinatorr Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing. Very well done!
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:iconacesential:
Acesential Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....

This is really awesome Fetch. Very unique! First time I've seen something like this, truth be told!

....aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He he he. I might want to make more of them. But they are quite bit of work!
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:icondaxlr:
DaXLR Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really fond of stuff that look like they actually come from Equestria. This is really awesome! (But I already told you that :P)
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet unicorns would have an easier time of this than me with my giant fingers!
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:iconnykkes64:
Nykkes64 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay for Colgate! ^_^
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:iconfetchbeer:
Fetchbeer Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only colors I had were Colgate colored!
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:iconnykkes64:
Nykkes64 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it's awesome ^_^
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