Crystals

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Four-piece crystal.

I rather like 3D geometric designs. My first experiment was an octohedron made of four equilateral triangles. Although impressive looking, it's not that difficult. The only tricky part is assembly, which is described in Crystal Assembly.

stained glass pieces
Six-piece crystal.

Although the octohedron is nice, I felt it didn't quite have the appearance I was looking for, I next tried a twelve sided shape using six isosceles triangles. This design turned out a lot nicer, but assembly was a little trickier. With a bit of practice, though, I was able to assemble one of these from start to finish in about two hours. In all, in December 2007, I made more than a dozen for Christmas presents.

stained glass pieces
Six-piece crystals.