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« on: March 17, 2005 04:17:45 PM »

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This fall I spent a lot of time collecting and pressing leaves in my new flower press--now I have hundreds of them in a box.   I came up with a few uses for them, these coasters are one of them.  I made some with silver colored edges and some with copper.  I love the way they look laid out flat or all stacked up.  Can you tell fall is my favorite season? 






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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2005 04:24:13 PM »

really beautiful - those would make excellent gifts!
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2005 04:30:23 PM »

Those are absolutely gorgeous! I think they would look so cool on a table because of course you can see the table underneath. And lovely colours. I also love fall.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2005 04:35:27 PM »

Those are awesome! Did someone watch Craft Corner Deathmatch?
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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2005 04:43:18 PM »

Beautiful! Are they wrapped with that foil tape? I keep meaning to look for it but don't know where to buy it- those are so beautiful, I'd love to try to make some!
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2005 05:28:43 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments!  I will make a couple of extra sets for hostess gifts, especially for the fall.  I've tried doing flowers, but I don't seem to have the knack for laying them out.

Beautiful! Are they wrapped with that foil tape? I keep meaning to look for it but don't know where to buy it- those are so beautiful, I'd love to try to make some!

Yes--copper foil tape and "silvered" copper foil tape.  (Silvered on both sides, otherwise you'll see silver on the outside and copper through the clear glass, might look interesting though...) I do stained glass, and copper foil is used when doing Tiffany style stained glass. I tried using foil that was a bit wider than I use in stained glass, but found that half-inch wide foil made it a whole lot easier, especially since the leaf veins made the glass layers a bit farther apart than when using pressed flowers.  You can buy the foil at stained glass supply shops, though they may have to order the wider size.  The foil can be on the expensive side, prices fluctuate with the metal markets.

Did someone watch Craft Corner Deathmatch?

Is it on Style channel? I don't think I get that channel.  Would be fun to see!
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2005 07:03:05 PM »

they are beautiful!

Are the circles I see in the corners little nubbies on the bottoms of the coasters?
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2005 07:08:23 PM »

they are beautiful!

Are the circles I see in the corners little nubbies on the bottoms of the coasters?

Thanks!  Yes-they are little vinyl protectors I just came across. Far less intrusive than most of the one's I've seen.  They're thinner than a dime and way clear.
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2005 07:52:56 PM »

I'm in love with these  Smiley

Is the glass held together by the copper alone?  Or is there an adhesive involved?  (I've never worked with glass..)

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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2005 08:47:21 PM »

I'm in love with these  Smiley

Is the glass held together by the copper alone?  Or is there an adhesive involved?  (I've never worked with glass..)

Thanks!  These are just held together by the copper foil tape, they are really easy to make.  When you use this tape to do stained glass, you wrap foil around individual pieces of glass and solder the pieces to hold them together. 

If you have any interest in creating with stained glass give it a try.  I love it, have taught my husband and several friends who all love it too.  I had always wanted to be able to make stained glass and found out my mother was taking a class locally, so she signed me up to take the classes with her.
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