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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 May 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
So cool!!!!
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:icondoughnutjoe:
Lovely and dignified design. I would love to have some doors inset with windows like these. :)
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:iconooklah:
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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EnigmaticThief Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent composition in this craft, Fetch. I'm impressed!
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Fetchbeer 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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EnigmaticThief Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... Godspeed, my friend.
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Fetchbeer 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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AtomicBrony Nov 30, 2012
It's on EQD! [link] #23!
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StandByPlease Nov 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Yer ass is glass!

Awesome design.
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lordbababa Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks nice!
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