On the Facebook group, I saw a neat panel with a color combination that I liked.
This panel is relatively long and skinny. I wanted to modify the design to fit a conventional size stained glass panel, maybe 12 inches wide and 16 inches tall. I started doing my modified panel design in Google Sketchup.
Since this panel design is symmetrical, I first developed the design for the top RH quadrant, then copied it to the rest of the panel. This was my 1st attempt.........
I wasn't happy with the small red circle area........it was not wide enough.........with respect to the rest of the design. I modified this part of the design to make it fatter, so it looked better proportionally to the eye.
I was happy with the design, so I went ahead and printed it out from Sketchup. I was a little surprised how big the panel was in paper format. 12x16 or so is a "normal"size for a stained glass panel.........12 x 21 is on the large size. I don't see any way to reduce the height if I keep all the elements in the design.
If I scale it by 83.33%.............it drops the size down to 10x17.5. I will scale it in Sketchup, then print out in paper and see how it looks.
In the photo below, the coffee cup is to give the photo scale.
I made some corrections to the design. I will use amber, not orange glass, so I changed that color also.
I decided to use the small size round top lead. I was worried the flat top lead would not work well on the small curved pieces.
I used all Hobby Lobby Glass on this project.
I really like the geometry and the color combination of this panel. I was going to donate it via a charity auction, but I might have to keep it!