Blue Jay Fused Stained Glass Suncatcher

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  • Sold Date: Oct 18,2008
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Blue Jay Stained Glass Suncatcher Blue Jay
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lue Jays are among the handsomest of birds with their backs and prominent crest in blue; belly and face white; a black necklace; wings and a long rounded tail a bright blue with bands of black and edged in white. They often bury seeds and acorns, and since many are never retrieved they are, in effect, tree planters. These noisy and bold birds are seen all year throughout most of the North America, although they are migratory and travel in large loose flocks in spring and fall.

The eye of this fused glass piece is created using vivid dichroic glass so it glitters even at night. Each northern cardinal is hand-crafted individually and may differ slightly from the photograph shown. This distinctive hand made fused glass art piece makes a wonderful gift for the Chrismas holiday season, or for bird watching enthusiasts.

Range: Resident east of Rockies, from southern Canada through the United States to the Gulf of Mexico. Slowly encroaching westward.

Points of Interest: The Toronto Major League Baseball (MLB) team is named the "Blue Jays". The Blue Jay is the provincial bird for: Prince Edward Island. The Blue Jay is not on the endangered species lists of either the Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, the World Wild Life Federation, or Greenpeace but in the past century, Blue Jay populations have declined sharply. These song birds produce a raucous "jay-jay", harsh cries, and a rich variety of other calls. One is almost identical to the scream of the Red-shouldered Hawk. They also produce a musical "queedle-queedle". The Blue Jay's classification is: Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Aves, Order: Passeriformes, Family: Corvidae, Genus: Cyanocitta, Species: Cyanocitta cristata Blue Jay's are related to Magpies, Crows, and Ravens. The Blue Jay has two cousins, the "Steller's Jay" and the "Scrub Jay"

Style: Suncatcher
Size: 5½" L x 2½" H x 3/16" D
Colour: Blues/White/Black/Grey/Dichroic glass eye

Fused Glass Designs Hot Glass Kiln

nlike traditional flat stained glass designs or Murano (Venetian) blown glass, our hand crafted fused glass designs have soft rounded edges and smooth flowing surfaces that gently bend the light into an enchanting sparkle. Our glass designs are produced by placing different pieces of stained glass in contact with each other in an arranged pattern then firing them in a kiln at a temperature high enough to fuse them into one piece of glass, usually about 1450°F. The Egyptians and the Romans (Venicans )were highly skilled in the arts of fused glass and when the Roman empire fell around 500 AD the art form was lost. Fortunately fused glass techniques had a resurgence during the late 20th century.

Most of these original fused glass items that Stages and Stores creates are sun catchers. Suncatchers are designed to be hung in windows or as Christmas tree ornaments. We also create fused glass brooch's and magnets. Brooch's have a pin bonded onto the back of the glass for attaching the item to your clothing and magnets have a very powerful (1.5 lbs. strength) rare earth magnet attached to the glass item.

Stages and Stores

TAGES AND STORES, Inc. is an arts & crafts studio established to bring to the world the best Newfoundland & Labrador arts & crafts. We are located in the remote community of Change Islands, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland, Canada and we are a member of the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador. When you make a purchase from us you will be directly supporting the Change Islands Stages and Stores Heritage Foundation . Click for more details on our company and the Change Islands Stages and Stores Heritage Foundation.

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