Prism Patch's handmade realistic stained glass "Majestic Maple" leaf window suncatcher is an original design. To be fair though mother nature played a key role by providing the actual silhouette and size of this piece. This Canadian national symbol makes a timelessly authentic home décor element to display year round. It is also a popular Christmas gift sent to loved ones abroad. One is impactful on its own, but stunning when grouped together in the same colour tone or by displaying a combination of three leaves together, each one in a different colour.
You can choose from a variety of colours, all with a textured surface that sparkles in the sunlight and creates depth as the colours glow on cloudy ones. The glass is hand cut from one continuous piece of glass, paying close attention to cutting the pattern lines in a particular order to achieve a finished product with seamless colour and texture flow. The stem is made from hand twisting two strands of copper wire together, bending it to shape and cutting it to length - making them all one of a kind. The solder drop on the curled tip of the stem adds a nice finishing touch.
MATERIALS: Textured stained glass, copper foil, copper wire, solder, patina, wax, clear fluorocarbon line
SIZE: Approx. 25cm x 14cm (9.8" x 5.5")
I find that when maple leaves start turning color in early autumn they renew our interest and energy in the landscape around us when many of the flowers and plants have become tired and faded. They can be found in an array of vibrant colours but to me are most beautiful in a blazing combo of marbled amber and red.
When symbolism is linked to a gift, it makes it extra special and the maple leaf's are timeless. The maple symbolizes balance, promise, longevity, generosity and intelligence. This is directly linked to the trees ability to live for hundreds of years, adapt to different soil types and climates; produce oxygen; store carbon; produce sap as a food source and pollen in early spring for honeybees; timber for furniture/shelter...it just keeps giving.
What does the maple leaf mean to you and who do you think in your life would also love to receive one as a gift?
*The popular Louis Tiffany construction method of stained glass is made with connective solder that contains lead. Always display out of the reach of children and wash hands after handling it.