Bumblebee Crafts

Arts and Crafts from the Boat

New Fenders for Bumblebee

New Fenders for Bumblebee

The existing fenders on Bumblebee were mostly polypropylene and had been battered and squashed to the point that their capacity to do any ‘fending’ was much reduced. So several large coils of manila rope were ordered and a new set of side fenders have now been made, together with a large button fender of an unusual design.

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Chi-Rho Stained Glass Roundels

Chi-Rho Stained Glass Roundels

I made ‘Chi-Rho’ roundels using a combination of Victorian and modern stained glass.

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Glass Panels for Boat Lighting

Glass Panels for Boat Lighting

I replaced our existing ceiling lights with backlit stained glass panels. Here’s how I did it!

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More Stained Glass Lanterns

More Stained Glass Lanterns

Upgrading lanterns using a range of glass types and small soldered panels.

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Microscope Slide and Paper Panels

Microscope Slide and Paper Panels

Using microscope slides and decoupage paper to make soldered glass panels!

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Rainbow Lantern

Rainbow Lantern

Upgrading a candle lantern into something a bit more exciting with rainbow stained glass panels.

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A Bumblebee for Bumblebee

A Bumblebee for Bumblebee

What better way to start the blog for Bumblebee Crafts than with a handmade bumblebee?

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