Handmade Fused Glass Sun Catchers - Ladybirds
These larger sun catchers are part of limited edition series that contain a tiny ladybird in each piece of glass. Every sun catcher is handmade, completely unique and the exact design will not be repeated. You will receive the suncatcher in the image. As with many of my fused glass designs, these suncatchers are intricate with lots of small pieces of glass that have been fused to create texture on the suncatcher. Most of the design is made from transparent coloured glass so when they are hung in bright sunlight they really glisten.
These fused glass sun catchers have been photographed inside the workshop, lying down against a white background. This means the glass colours will look a little paler once the sun catcher is hung in a window, but it's the only way to show off the design without any background distractions. The glass is mainly transparent, so the images have had the background removed to try to show off the glass as well as possible. Some of the fused glass has an iridescent sheen, but each piece has a shiny glossy finish. The suncatchers are available to inspect if you visit us at the Ruskin Glass Centre.
Approximate Glass Size: 14-16cm (tall) x 5-6cm (width) x 0.5-1cm (depth) on a thread with faceted glass beads (overall height including glass 25cm).
These are larger pieces of glass so will be heavier than our other sun catchers and require a secure fixing. Each sun catcher is supplied on a clear thread so it can be hung on the wall or in a window.
Each sun catcher will be wrapped in tissue and packaged in a matt silver box (lift off lid and white wadding cushioning) to protect the glass during transit
Large Fused Glass Sun Catcher Ladybird Designs: There are 3 images so each suncatcher can identified by the white number at the bottom of the glass.
Item 1 - 2 butterflies with daisies
Item 2 - 2 butterflies with flowers
Item 3 - Sunflowers
Item 4 - Pink and aqua flowers
Item 5 - Foxgloves
Item 6 - Pink flowers with butterfly
Item 7 - Daisies with butterfly
Item 8 - Cow Parsley
Item 9 - Daisy Meadow
Natroma Fused Glass Designs are handmade by Sarah (Natroma's Founder). I'm not an artist, but I enjoy being creative and working with my hands. I originally took up glass fusing in 2016 because I wanted my soaps to have their own unique glass soap dishes. As I've developed my experience and knowledge of working with glass in the kiln, I've started making a wider variety of items. I love anything that's pretty and decorative (anyone visiting the Natroma shop will know that I love purchasing pretty, sparkly items for our shop!), and fused glass really sparkles and glistens when it's displayed in sunlight. I've taken inspiration from holistic imagery and the natural beauty in my garden and local countryside, to create a range of small decorative glass sun catchers.
I use a variety of transparent and opaque glass to create miniature scenes, that look beautiful when hung in a window. I design each piece and hand cut my selected glass into small shapes, and these are constructed into mini scenes. Sometimes I paint the glass 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, and 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 insects, flowers and vegetation. Each piece is finished by hand, and is threaded onto a strong nylon thread with pretty faceted glass beads.
Each fused glass sun catcher is hand made by me, so it will be completely unique. There are many designs of these bumble bee and butterfly sun catchers, which are available for inspection in our Stourbridge shop. For the website, I am making a few of each design, but each piece will have it's own uniqueness. Each design has been photographed inside against a white background with overhead lights, but the glass colours will vary on different computer screens. The sun catcher will look a little paler once it is hung in a window and the camera cannot capture the way that transparent fused glass glistens in sunlight. The images on this page will hopefully give you an idea of the designs, but the item you receive will be a genuine 'one off, and there may be subtle differences compared to what you see on this page. In particular, the bees will always be unique since they are hand cut, painted with enamels and then constructed on each panel with varying shapes on their wings. The glass beads are faceted to give a nice sparkle on each sun catcher and may vary in colour and shape. I hope you enjoy owning these unique 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.