I made this for my swap partner in the Small Destash/Buy Nothing Swap. The challenge of the swap was like it said: Buy Nothing! you have to use what you already had in your supplies.
After doing a bit of cyber/Craftster stalking of my partner, I found that she really liked owls. I recalled that I had this really cool "night sky" sort of glass and that awesome brown/black/orange/white glass and the idea was born.
What you can't tell from the picture is that the lighter colored glass around his eyes is not soldered INTO the piece. I layered on it on top, glued it down for stability then soldered it to the center and then tinned the outer edges. Then I layered the iridescent, glass blob eyes on top of that. Sort of a 3D effect, if you will.
I packaged him the best that I could for his trip to his new home in Sweden. But sadly along the way, my swap partner tells me that he got a teeny tiny crack down on the right side near the branch.
She said it's hardly noticeable.
I doubt I would've ever made an owl for myself....but found this to be really fun! I might have to make a few more.
Thanks for looking! Hope you like him too!