Make this gorgeous cactus plant stem with gemstone "flowers"! This stained glass cactus plant digital download contains full instructions, color choices used in the sample, and patterns for making the plant stake and using either cabochon or tumbled gemstones for the two flowers. It also includes a pattern if you want to use glass instead of gemstones. The finished stake measures 4" wide by 9" tall, without the stakes you'll choose to add to the bottom. This is a stem pattern, and so the pot shown in the pictures is how it will be used once completed - the pot is not part of the pattern. More details below!
ITEM: This listing is for a *digital pattern* and contains multiple pattern pages (clean and numbered) and full instructions for creating a gemstone cactus as pictured. You can use glass, two round cabochon 1" gemstones (25mm), or equivalent sized tumbled gemstones or objects as long as they are flat on one side (the back). A full required materials list is below. You must have at least a basic understanding of how to make stained glass pieces, soldering, and working with copper foil to make this project. This listing contains only the digital download with pattern and instructions, no physical materials.
LICENSING: This download includes both a hobby and commercial license. Patterns cannot be reproduced, published (other than printing for personal use), or shared. If you do sell your finished work, please give a credit to Noelle Barnes/GlassyRock Arts as the designer.
SIZING: The finished stake measures 4" wide by 9" tall, without the stakes you'll choose to add to the bottom. It prints out on 8.5x11" letter or A4 paper.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Paper for printing, basic stained glass tools, glass, hobby came, flux, solder and soldering iron, copper foil, brass or copper rods (100mm or 4” long and either 2mm or 3mm thick), patina (if desired), two 1-inch (25mm) round cabochon gemstones or equivalently sized tumbled stones with flat backs, and two sizes of copper foil - one that is the normal size you use for glass, and one that is slightly wider - 7/32 or 1/4 inch is my recommendation. You will also need at least a 4" pot for "planting" this stem once you're done - the base where it meets the pot is much less than 4" wide.
SKILL LEVEL: Early intermediate and beyond.
DELIVERY: After your purchase (thanks!), this site will present you with a link to download your PDF. You'll receive a confirmation email and an email with download instructions.