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Stained glass mermaid
Raffertiki
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-10-22 08:52 am   Permalink

It's not tiki, but I still want to show it off.




I designed it, but someone else did the actual work, and he just installed it today in my bathroom.
http://www.licustomstainedglass.com/

I can't wait to see the morning sunlight shine through it. My only regret is that the throne faces away from it.

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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-10-22 08:57 am   Permalink

Incredible! You must be very proud. I love all the movement going on.

 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-10-22 09:39 am   Permalink

Raffer, you never cease to Amaze me. This piece is relly Beautiful. Welldone! Have anything else you are hiding from us?
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Chongolio
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2005-10-22 09:47 am   Permalink

Cool design Raff.! I bet that looks killer when the light hits it. Very inspirational and what better place than in the loo, I know I do some of my best thinking in there. Oh by the way, I like your bird terd comic too.
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PalmCityTiki
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Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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From: Palm City, Florida ( no really)
Posted: 2005-10-22 09:57 am   Permalink

always wanted one. We have several stain glass pices in out house but I want a mermaid. Congrats and Great design.


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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-10-22 10:47 pm   Permalink

Raffer, for a moment I thought you were tackling stained glass on top of everything else. It must look really gret installed in the new john. I had a friend that did stained glass & it always fascinated me.
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2005-10-23 12:28 am   Permalink

Beautiful design, Raffer. It must add quite a bit of character to the room. It's nice to have a one of a kind custom piece like that so tastefully done. Great job!
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Raffertiki
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-10-23 2:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys,

This pic doesn't do it justice. When the light hits it it really comes alive. Yeah, my wife and I are really proud of this one. I can't wait to spend some time in there :).

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We have several stain glass pices in out house but I want a mermaid.



I've always had a thing for mermaids too.

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Well done! Have anything else you are hiding from us?



No comment.

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Raffer, for a moment I thought you were tackling stained glass on top of everything else.



Hah, I'm really spread too thin to take on something like that.

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It's nice to have a one of a kind custom piece like that so tastefully done. Great job!



A lot of things fell into place for this. For example, the stained glass guy's friend with the kiln was inspired enough by the design to insist on painting the face, body, and arm pieces himself. He did a much better job than I would have expected. The entire piece came out better than I imagined.

The bathroom may be finished as soon as next weekend, then maybe I can get back to carving.



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tfisherart
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Joined: Oct 08, 2005
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From: Satellite Beach FL
Posted: 2005-10-23 4:00 pm   Permalink

John,
I just checked out your site, great work. Man of many talants.


 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-10-25 01:05 am   Permalink

Gorgeous! Love the look of the window. Its gonna look awesome with the sun behind it. Sweet design, and sweet execution. Cool
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exotica59
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Joined: Oct 17, 2004
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Posted: 2005-10-25 05:46 am   Permalink

That is so beautiful. I love it!

 
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Kava King
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From: Kensington-on-Avondale
Posted: 2005-10-25 07:44 am   Permalink

That's gorgeous. If my wife sees this post I'm in trouble- she has been talking about a stained glass window for our bathroom for some time now. The difficulty factor in the mermaid's hair must've been around 11!

 
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Raffertiki
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-10-25 3:02 pm   Permalink

It hasn't been hit by direct sun yet, but this weather should clear up in a few days. It was also my wife's idea for stained glass. Luckily I got to design it.

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GMAN
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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From: My Island
Posted: 2005-10-25 3:33 pm   Permalink

Raffer,

That is awesome. I can't imagine what it was like trying to make that. Wow!

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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-10-25 4:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-10-23 14:16, Raffertiki wrote:
A lot of things fell into place for this. For example, the stained glass guy's friend with the kiln was inspired enough by the design to insist on painting the face, body, and arm pieces himself.



How could he not be inspired by such a great design by you. It looks amazing Raff.
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