Summer is a great time to take care of leaded windows that are in disrepair. In this case, there were four of them in Sea Cliff. Two outer and two inner vestibule sidelights. As you can see, they needed a little work. Much of the glass was broken, the lead was hanging on by a string and for reasons I don’t understand, there were no support bars on the outer panels which caused them to bend more than they should […]
My first light box. After tearing this very old large window completely a part (282 pieces of glass), replacing the lead, giving it a new, custom frame, staining and making a LED light box for the back, it’s finally finished. I can’t begin to tell you how many sleepless nights there were when I realized I had to flip it over more than once (without breaking anything) in order to get the job done. That and several other caveats taught me things I didn’t […]
Categories: original design
Along with stained glass repair and design, I also restore wood window frames. This one was purchased by a neighbor with the intent of adding it to a new mud room. Suffice to say it was in need of a little TLC. Fortunately none of the glass was damaged and all of the work focused on restoring the wood and replacing the glass with new glaze. I’ll add one last pic when it is installed into their new room.
The green lamp is 8″ x 4″ and powered by two AA batteries which makes it easy to put on a shelf or anywhere electricity is not an option. So far i’ve gotten about 30 hours of use from one set of batteries. The pink-purple-ish night light is 9″x5″ and powered by a small solar charged LED unit. The panel is hidden in a false bottom created with thin strips of black glass. The unit is removable and can easily be recharged. Different colors and […]
This piece is over 100 years old and was cracked in transport from the dealer to my neighbor. I replaced a broken clear piece in the middle by cutting out the old lead, scraping off a lot of oxidation and soldering. While I couldn’t find a perfect match for the cracked piece, we came pretty close. With that done, I added an outer border so it can be mounted in the front door of their home. The photo with the border is a first […]