Friday, May 18, 2012

Stepping Stones

Some of you may have seen these before
but I have been asked to share them again.

Two years ago,
a friend of mine that is talented with
stained glass art,
came and taught me how to make stepping stones.
We sifted, yes, sifted, about 180 pounds of concrete.
Teresa cut the glass pieces
and she and her daughter taught
Becky and I how to place them
in their forms.

These are what was made that day...





They are a lot of work
but so worth it!
Thanks, Teresa.

30 comments:

Buttons said...

These are beautiful Jill have a great weekend. B

Gloria Hood said...

So pretty! We have made a frog one!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

These are so pretty! I have a kit for one in the basement but we haven't made it yet. Wonder if I could fit all 3 boys' hands on it?

Julie Marie said...

Oh Jill, those are so beautiful!... I would love them in my garden, and I know they look perfect in yours... I am so happy you are showing some of your wonderful creations!... xoxo Julie Marie

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty and welcoming.

Paula said...

Your stepping stones are very pretty. The only ones I have I bought and they are shaped like Texas.

Charade said...

I bet they make you happy to walk across your garden. Wish I had them in my front yard.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Beautiful! A friend of mine makes these, but I've never tried it. They DO sound like a lot of work!

Chatty Crone said...

I have different stepping stones all around my back year to get from one place to another. They were at least $10 a piece!!!!!!!!!

Yours are beautiful - but I have no idea how you made them!!

Beautiful like you!
sandie

Em Illustrator said...

They are very beautiful :-)
Have a lovely day!

Eva

Debbie said...

they are soooo beautiful and still looking so wonderful!!!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

How cool and creative!

TexWisGirl said...

wow! those are awesome!!

Madi and Mom said...

They are gorgeous...I bet they are on the pathway to your magical garden.
Such happy stepping stones
Happy Friday
Madi and Mom

Furry Bottoms said...

Those are really nice! I have a kit to make one of those... and boy is the box HEAVY. We didn't have enough glass, so had to put it all back in the box and hold it until we got more stained glass pieces. I thought it'd be fun to do!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

These are so beautiful!!! Enjoy your weekend.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

These are beautiful!!! love these stepping stones and will have to look into making some-not sure about all that concrete, sure my honey will be thrilled...lol
Have a great weekend

Donna said...

Oh my, Jill!

These are just beautiful! I am partial to the butterflies and dragonflies, but your flowers are beautiful, too!

Aren't these just a blast to make!?

Thanks, Jill, for sharing.

Blessings for a wonderful and creative weekend!

Hugs,
Donna

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Oh they are so lovely Jill.

Hope all well with you and your lovely family

Have a good weekend.


x Fiona

Beth said...

Just beautiful What a joy to look at.

Nancy said...

So pretty and definitely one of a kind! :)

Lisa said...

Those are beautiful - love the dragonflies.

I have a couple of stepping stone kits that I bought a Michael's a couple of years ago when my cat died...I think we were planning on making stepping stone memorials or something but we never got around to doing them. I think that might be a project for this summer!

Ellie said...

Wow, these are amazing. You are so clever with the things you do.
Well done!!!

Lynne said...

Very nice Jill . . . I went to a garden tour once where they had a garden path made of stones such as these that guests made and brought to a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Lovely to see and great idea . . . are you making more this year?

Susan said...

Wow, those are awesome!!!!!

Teresa said...

Jill, that was such a fun day! Lots of work but very fun because of the wonderful company! Anytime you want to make more let me know! I'll show you how to cut and grind the glass. We could even do a bird bath. I've always wanted to do one of those ;-)

Michaele said...

Oh Jill I would love to try this! You guys did awesome.
p.s. I would never step on one : )

Rohrerbot said...

Thanks for reposting these. Jill, I love your garden art for outside. I imagine it really adds a lot of personality to the garden space. I am still lacking in that department....I'm slowly making changes....but let me repeat that again....slowly:) It all costs money and people like to steal so I have to thief proof it all. Have a great Saturday!!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Wow! Those are beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

Super! I like these a lot!