When creating the items, I use the same methods Tiffany and Handel used over a century ago to create their works of art.  The only difference is that we have modern, easier to use equipment.  It starts with a sheet of glass, a design is drawn on it and then “cut out”.  In the cutting process you are actually making a controlled break.  The pieces are then smooth and shaped on a wet grinder so that they fit your pattern.  Form this point, either copper foil or strips of lead are wrapped around each piece so that the pieces may be joined together with solder.    They are again fitted to the pattern and then soldered together.  From there they are cleaned up, have patina applied and you have a finished work of art.  Most of my inspiration comes from nature because its so beautiful  and reproduces beautifully in glass.