This window had the largest bevels I’ve worked with to date. Measuring approximately 5′ x 18″, it was brought to me after suffering a near fatal tip over. And I’m pretty sure the fragile/bendy condition of the original lead actually saved it from massive damage as all of the bevels except a small one were all in tact. The original frame (encased in wood for transport) was left as is. Oddly, the two support bars were inserted into the front […]
I copied this design from a set of very old windows that were completely falling apart. The border of this new panel includes salvaged clear/wavy glass (from an early 1900’s piece) and features milky blue/purple colors and opalescent white accents. The colors change quite a bit depending on the amount of light.
I designed and built these custom windows using water glass for everything except the borders which are seeded clear and a confetti type glass in the corners. You can get a closer look at that glass HERE. I’m happy to know these will be seen every time someone goes up or down the stairs of the home. Thank you.
It’s inevitable. After 80-100 years of life, leaded windows begin to give way to mother nature. Becoming brittle, collapsing and of lack of weather proofing are 3 good reasons to have your windows redone. Properly insulated leaded windows will get rid of cold drafts and save you money. The frames around these still need repainted, but the new leaded glass is ready for winter.
Restoring this window was a new challenge. In addition to the cracked pieces and collapsing lead, the image in the center was something I had not run into before. Rather than being painted, it was a photo (or some other type of material) encased between two pieces of clear glass. The length of time it lasted was impressive, but if you look closer, you can se how it was shifting downward and to the right. It had dissolved into a thousand […]
Finally finished this leaded glass window for the front of our house. I used two types of seeded glass with the center area being more opaque. A piece of rebar was added across the center for strength and support. The next step is to take out the old window, something I haven’t done before, replace it with the new piece and add an outer layer of insulated glass for protection. YouTube here I come.
I made this simple piece to hang in a kitchen or small size window. It features white glue chip and antique glass, measures 14″ x 4 3/4″, not including the top chain. I plan to make a series of these in different color schemes.