Autumn Leaves

Earlier this year I made some leaves using gilded glass and stained glass. They are quite chunky because they are covered in mosaic both sides but I quite like them. I’m not alone either as two of them have been bought from Somerset Crafts gallery in the last week.

leaves

I decided to make some more leaves but this time thinner and more elegant. I bought some different colours of metal leaf, one of which was a gorgeous orange gold and perfect for autumnal golden leaves, and I gilded some glass.

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I made a few duffs before I was happy with the leaves. I cut and bent sheet metal into leaf shapes and applied the gilded glass mosaic on the top. I gilded the metal underneath and on the edges to finish them.

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If you wonder what you can do with them, here is an idea.

leaves-with-candles

These will be available to buy in Somerset Crafts and Somerset Guild of Craftsmen very soon!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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14 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves

  1. No tricks. Just treats, here. Thank you Kate for sharing not only how gorgeous your work looks (again!!!), but also, how you did this.

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