Album - Rancho Way, Petaluma

July 1996 through January 2004

Vangie founded Aurora Colors as a sole proprietorship in 1996 and immediately purchased .com and .net urls, and trademarked Aurora Colors. Family and friends encouraged her to start the business after she made some unusual stained glass jewelry but lead free solder wasn't readily available at that time and so she 'let go' any ideas regarding foiled stained glass jewelry. Designing and building windows or sun catchers was much more interesting and fun anyway. Occasionally she did a repair, but her studio time was limited to weekends and evenings as she had long commute hours from Petaluma to San Francisco. 

Back then her name was Vangie Becerra (maiden name) Trenchard. Vangie is short for Vangeleen. 

Petaluma Farmer's Market 1998
booth frame
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Moonshine sun catcher
Sun Colors sun catcher
No sales - WONDERFUL time!
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Window repair
Window repair
Victorian sun catcher
Rain Colors
Rain Colors
Moonshine
Sun Colors
Rain Colors
Rain Colors
Commission - butterfly box
Commission - glass slipper
High Noon leaded sun catcher
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"Tawny's Egret" under construction.
Vangie excited about a job.
Necessary heating system!
Proud Parents - early 2003
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