Our teacher, Alice, found out I had a thing for fleur-de-lis, so she surprised me with this tonight in class. I decided to change it up a bit, as we agreed it looked a little squatty, plus she always encourages us to make up our own patterns whenever we can.
I immediately knew I wanted to use clear glass for the background, however there were only smaller pieces available in the bin we have to select from. Until Alice presented me with this gorgeous embossed piece and told me the story behind it. It's called Thistle, and it was part of a collection given to her by her dear friend Ann, before she passed away back in 2000. Alice told me the piece had good karma and she would be glad to see it used in my project.
I found these aqua colored glass baubles at Goodwill recently and will use them to add some color to the clear glass. I think my changed up fleur-de-lis looks more traditional now.