Celtic Knot Roundel

Just for a change from beads, I thought I'd post a picture of a piece I did about 10 years ago. It's a roundel made using tracing black with an old fashioned pen and fired in the kiln to fix the , what is essentially, powdered black glass suspended in a medium. Once fired the paint is permanent and tracing black work forms the starting point for lots of the older church windows as it is one of the pigments used to add detail to a window. The outer edge of the circle of glass was sandblasted to make it show up. The full sized pattern is placed under the glass and the tracing black, as it's name suggests, is used to trace what's underneath. All it needs is a lot of patience and care and voila!Celtic Knot Roundel: Knot on clearCeltic Knot Roundel: Knot on clear