Saturday, August 29, 2009
One of a kind stained glass for the diehard Yankee fan! Handcrafted in the Tiffany copper foil method, the second panel features dark blue glass for the lettering, and opaque white glass for the remainder.The first panel features a clear muffle glass instead of the white. The choice is yours. The panel is framed in zinc and includes a black chain for hanging.
The panel featured measures 8" x 10" and sells for the listed price of $50. We do make the panel in larger sizes. Just ask for pricing.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
First Step Designs has now launched its' own greeting card line. The blank cards are made of high quality cardstock, original photos and come with matching envelopes. Why settle for a mundane drugstore card when you can impress with an original photo art card? The series/subjects available are: flowers, springer spaniel and woods/Old Forge, NY. Greeting cards retail for $2 each.
Or feel free to contact us if you'd like your very own photos turned into greeting cards.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Show your pride with this 100% handmade in New York stained glass Pride Bar. The piece measures 15" x 3" wide, with 6 brilliant rainbow colored pieces of glass framed with solid metal. A black chain is included for hanging. The frame can be ordered in either black or silver, and the bar can be ordered to hang either vertically or horizontally. The bar is also weatherproof and could be hung outside as well. This is truly a one of a kind item, and makes a wonderful gift. The Pride Bar retails for $25 each.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
In keeping with our focus on nature, here we present our butterfly series. Each of these pieces is no less than 6" high and contain some brilliant and eye catching color combinations. The hooks and antennae are solidly attached, and these lovelies are ready to shine. The butterflies shown here range from $25-35 retail.
These flowers are an original creation of First Step Designs, and are one of our hottest sellers. They come in several sizes, ALL colors, and either hanging or stemmed. The hanging flowers come with a hook, ready to catch the light in any window. The stemmed flower is solidly attached to heavy gauge copper, glass leaves attached and the entire assembly is wrapped in floral tape. They will stand approx 18" high when supported in a vase, or may also be hung using fishing line or ribbon. Hanging flowers retail for $16 each and stemmed flowers for $22.
This is one of Joe's abstract panels. It contains 37 pieces and measures approx 12" x 12". It is framed in metal and hung with black chain. While this exact piece is no longer available, we do have many panel designs to choose from, or are happy to work with you to design your own custom stained glass panel.
Let Pete the Parrot bring the beauty of the tropics to your home! He stands a full 18" high and 6" wide, and we used all colors of the rainbow. There is reinforcing wire carefully hidden throughout the piece, so Pete is sure to last for years to come. A hook with black chain is included. Pete the Parrot retails for $50.
The iris stands about 6" tall and uses a wispy pink glass, with twisted copper wire for a stem. The hook is artfully hidden in the back of the piece, as to not interfere with the overall beauty of the flower. There are many color choices for the iris, purple being one of the most popular. The iris retails for $22.
This Abstract piece is tastefully done in in a complimentary color scheme using American made Uroboros glass to represent the earth. Hand cut and ground, the workmanship shows down to the smallest detail - the hook was placed on the back of the piece as to not interrupt the flow. The piece is 11" high and 6" wide. While this exact piece is no longer available, let us create one of your very own. The abstract piece retails for $28.
In keeping with our heritage, we always like to give a nod to the Irish. We have a full range if Irish themed stained glass, from basic shamrocks to more intricate Celtic knots. We also have a full range of Irish panels to choose from. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com for ordering info.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
For all you wild "Hat Ladies" out there, we offer several styles and colors. Retails for $26 each.
by Jenny Joseph
WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I SHALL WEAR PURPLE
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
Taken from the book
When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
Editd by Sandra Martz
Papier Mache Press--Watsonville, California 1987