My best friend’s mom was an amazing stained glass artist. She had an incredible eye for great glass and was a masterful craftswoman. When she died, the glass in her collection was up for grabs. I knew I wouldn’t take up the art in earnest, so I concentrated on the “scraps” that would may have otherwise ended up in the recycle bin. The glass has been in a box in my closet since then. Whenever I’ve thought about using it in a project, I’ve tried figure out a way (without soldering because I don’t want to add that skill to my repertoire and without glue because I just don’t want to) to combine multiple pieces to make one larger piece. In addition to the problem of connecting pieces, there was the issue of not wanting to make further scraps by cutting the scraps up. Finally, years later, it occurred to me (sometimes I’m a bit slow) that I don’t need to combine pieces — that each scrap can be a single piece. I also reminded myself that I can crochet just about anything.
Materials used: stained glass scraps, yarn, ribbon, wire and a touch of glue (to hold ribbon on the edge of the glass).