Welcome to Bonnie Saunders' "Official" Store, a wonderful source for a growing collection of unique, high quality pieces that derive from a combination of Bonnie Saunders' artwork, her artisanal expertise and her photography.
As the sole proprietor of Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders, you may know of Bonnie's artisanal work as she supports those who risk their lives to protect us. This includes:
~ Canadian Armed Forces
~ International Association of Firefighter
~ Canadian Coast Guard
~ Police Services and so many more.
This site however, shares the "artistic" side of Bonnie, which originates with her coloured pencil drawings. Inspired by all things beautiful, Bonnie's launch begins with 2 pieces - the Purple Pansy and the Bald Eagle, the first two of many yet to be revealed, that are to be enjoyed, worn, adorned, played with and shown off!
How I Got Started
"It all began with one plate, which featured my own hand drawn art of 2 pears which I then applied to a clear glass plate and transformed with a rich crackle effect. This crackle effect is extremely finicky but I mastered it over the years and as the "plate lady", I am now renown for this rich look to my pieces. With the encouragement from a dear friend, I showed this particular plate, "a one of a kind" piece, to two people in particular. That got the ball rolling...
My very first plate featuring my own original colored pencil artwork of two pears.
In 2001, I decided very carefully for the right name and that is how "Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders" began!
I enjoy the tricky transformation process as it is something that took a long time to master, therefore I make sure that each pieces gets signed once completed.
OVER THE YEARS I HAVE ENJOYED MANY HONOURABLE MOMENTS WHICH ARE NOW GREAT MEMORIES.
Meeting Prince Edward
I was extremely honoured in 2003, when the Lloydminster Centennial Committee commissioned me to design and produce a Limited Edition of one hundred Commemorative Collector Plates to Celebrate 100 Years for the city of Lloydminster.
I designed and drew these Alberta and Saskatchewan Centennial Collector Plates featuring the Alberta Wild Rose and the Saskatchewan Tiger Lily. These were gifted by the City Of Lloydminster to each of the Western Premiers of Canada in 2005.
SUPPORTING THOSE WHO PROTECT US
Approval for the RCMP Crest
In 2007, I obtained a licensing agreement to produce RCMP Crest Plates (this was not an easy task). Over the years, they have made great personalized gifts for graduating members of the RCMP!
"I bought a plate for my son’s graduation. It is truly a work of art and he really appreciated it. He especially liked the fact that his name and regimental number were on the frame. Bonnie was very helpful throughout the whole process and it was a pleasure to deal with her. She even called after the graduation to see if it had arrived safely and on time. I had the plate sent right to Depot so he would receive it on his graduation day and it worked beautifully. Thanks again Bonnie!"
Edmonton Oilers Hockey Great Paul Coffey
I was commissioned by the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Association to design and create a Limited Edition of 70 Collector Plates to honour Edmonton Oiler hockey legend Paul Coffey's retirement in 2007.
Here he is shown with the one I gifted to him. He received #7 of 70.SUPPORTING THOSE WHO PROTECT US
What a memorable day that was! June 14, 2008.
"The Commanding Officer of the Cameron Highlanders, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Patchett presents His Royal Highness Prince Philip with commemorative regimental plates. Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa visited His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Colonel-in-Chief Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa on November 19 to thank him for the royal honorific name "Duke of Edinburgh's Own" he recently bestowed on the Regiment."
SUPPORTING THOSE WHO PROTECT US
International Association of Fire Fighters
I am so proud to support those who protect us with a portion of my sales being directed to specific funds as featured on my other website: glasstreasures.com.
WHO ARE THE RECIPIENTS OF BONNIE SAUNDERS' ARTWORK?
The recipients of Bonnie's work include all walks of life: the traveller; the gardener; the cabin owner; the hunter; the professional; the homemaker; service personnel; the animal lover; everyday people; people who enjoy life, and LOVE how incredible they look with these eye catching accessories and more!
Have questions? Feel free to contact Bonnie at any time by emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You won't find Bonnie's work anywhere else so browse around and have some fun! THERE ARE MORE ART PIECES BEING RELEASED in the future, so be sure not to miss out on them! Best way to not miss is to subscribe.