Handmade Fused Glass Sun Catcher - Bumble Bee
These handmade fused glass bumble bee glass sun catchers make lovely gifts. They are a hexagonal shape, hand cut from art glass and decorated with small pieces of transparent and opaque glass to represent a large bumble bee with flowers and leaves. The bumble bee has lots of texture - each one is cut from glass and hand painted with glass enamels. The wings have an iridescent sheen.
These pretty sun catchers have been photographed against a white background with overhead artificial lights, but the glass colours will vary on different computer screens. The aqua background colours look quite bright against a white background and will look a little more subtle when hung in sunlight in a window. The camera cannot capture the way that transparent fused glass glistens in sunlight.
Each sun catcher is a genuine 'one off, and because they are hand made, and painted with enamels before being constructed by hand. So there may be slight variances to the images shown on the website. A nylon hanging thread has been threaded through the top of each sun catcher, and this has been threaded with faceted glass beads. These suncatchers have been fused in a kiln to create a soft, rippled texture on the glass so they glisten in sunlight and also feel very tactile!
Each suncatcher has a large bumble bee, with iridescent wings. You can choose the flower colours from:
Aqua Flowers - a mixture of aquas and pale turquoises.
Red Flowers - with opaque and transparent red flowers.
Pastel Flowers - with peach, lilac, pink and pale aqua flowers.
Yellow Flowers - with opaque and transparent yellow flowers.
Multi Coloured - a mixture of colours including red, aqua and pink and peach.
Approximate Sun Catcher Size: 9-10cm diameter x 0.5-1cm (depth) on a short thread with faceted glass beads.
Each sun catcher will be dispatched carefully wrapped in paper tissue, inside an ivory coloured cardboard gift box with a lift off lid, sealed with a paper raffia ribbon.
Natroma Fused Glass Designs are handmade by Sarah (Natroma's Founder). I enjoy being creative and our Natroma products are hand made because I enjoy working with my hands. I originally began glass fusing in 2016 because I wanted to make unique glass soap dishes for my handmade soaps. I've developed my experience and knowledge of working with glass in the kiln and now make a wider variety of fused glass items. I love the way fused glass sparkles and glistens when it's displayed in sunlight in the Natroma shop. My inspiration comes from holistic imagery and the natural beauty in my garden and local countryside.
I use a variety of transparent and opaque glass to create my designs and they look beautiful when hung in a bright window. I design each piece and cut my selected glass by hand. Many of my pieces are hand painted with glass enamels, before adding more glass to add texture. Each design is fired in a kiln for up to 24 hours reaching temperatures of up to 800C. I carefully control the firing process so the glass melts and forms a texture before it is slowly cooled. The final glass pieces are polished and the shiny glass surface is tactile, so you can run your fingers across the surface and feel the shape of the flowers, bees and vegetation. Each fused glass piece is finished by hand, and is threaded onto a strong nylon thread with faceted glass beads. I hope you enjoy owning these unique hand made fused glass sun catchers or perhaps gifting them, as much as I enjoyed creating them.
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Available from our shop at Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge. Once your order is placed, please await a 2nd e-mail to confirm we have packaged your order and it's ready for collection. Please note our shop opening hours - we are not open every day of the week.