This eagle is about 29 X 16. I drew this from a picture I had. I fused the stars into the blue glass for the body. The feet and eye are also fused. The clear textures are mountains with a stream. The clear makes the eagle stand out. There are over 500 pieces of glass in this, mostly in the wings.
I made this for a friend of mine that served in the military, and is one of the most patriotic people I know. The theme song on his phone is God Bless America. This was the best gift I could give him, and one I know he will cherish forever.
I am submitting this for your contest. I have been doing glass of all sorts for about 15 years. This is stained glass, with black patina. The body, eye, and feet, along with the blue wing pieces, have been fused, to achieve the look I wanted.