I freaking HATE this pattern! When I first made this piece I was completely new to all aspects of stained glass (patterns,cutting glass, grinding etc). I made a pattern that I thought would be easy due to all the straight lines. In theory, this is still a reasonable
assumption but there are some pieces of this pattern that I wish would DIAF. The pattern itself is completely flawed in multiple ways. There are some pieces that cannot be cut traditionally and require excessive amounts of grinding. When I originally cut the pieces out; I did not take the proper care and therefore are the wrong length and width pretty regularly.
When I first decided to do this project over again I considered redoing the pattern
all together. I was afraid that would open up a whole new can of worms and just cause me to have two Autobot logos without any way of determining how I have evolved as an artist. So I decided to keep the original pattern and try and improve my technique. Now that I know what a crap pattern I was working with originally, I wish I would have done a complete redo.
I have now completed cutting all the glass and the grinding and I wish, wish, wish I could throw it all out and develop a case of selective amnesia about this whole project. I can only hope that my copper foil and soldering skills have improved and this will project will redeem itself.