So I thought I would do a post on just the glass plate flowers themselves. I have included pictures of most of the plates I have made this summer. At the end of the pictures that I will share below, I have included a video on my process of making the plates if you are interested. I make the plates outside, and there are plenty of "country noise effects" throughout my video, lol!
I won't narrate below each picture below, you can just scroll through and enjoy :)
I've had quite a few people ask me how to make these plates, and so here is a short video tutorial for you to watch if you are interested in how they are made. It is an easy process, but there is some work that goes into gathering everything you need to make the flower. This was my first attempt at narrating a video tutorial, while holding my camera in my hand, so bear with me in this, lol!
I hope you enjoyed the video, and if you love china as much as I do, this may be a fun way to display plates and china that otherwise would be hiding in a cabinet. These plates have brought a lot of joy and whimsey to my garden this year. I have also used a lot of cracked china that otherwise could not be enjoyed, yet these pieces can live on in the beauty of my garden despite their broken, chipped state.
As I use these beautiful pieces of china, I don't feel so bad cutting into a plate that is already chipped or otherwise marred, as I give it new life. This is a beautiful analogy too, just as the Lord can take our chipped, broken, marred and scarred life and under His gentle handiwork and care, use us for something new and wonderful again. There is no end to the enduring creative love of the Lord, and the purpose He has for our lives. He is the Great Potter, and under His hands, and in His care, we can be made into something new again, to further benefit His kingdom.
But now, O ,
you are our Father;
we are the clay,
and you are our potter
we are all the work of your hand.
Blessings to all who have visited here and shared in this joy of mine today :)
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