My high school, Omaha Central High, recently had to replace the beautiful glass in their auditorium chandeliers because a lot of the panels had broken over the years. Fortunately they saved the old panels and asked me to think of ways I could reuse the glass for fundraising items and donor gifts. I ended up making a stained glass window for their fundraiser using purple nuggets and “C’s”. I also made a lot of hearts with a little “C” hook and jewels in the middle. I loved being able to contribute to my school in this way!
This stained glass window repair was a challenge – 28 pieces were broken! Windows break like this for various reasons. This one was sat on. I was really happy to bring this window back to life for the owner who didn’t think it could be done.
These beautiful windows were in very bad shape when I went to the house to check them out. They looked like a piece of furniture or something had smashed right into them. A big challenge in doing stained glass repairs I think is finding replacement glass to match the broken or missing pieces. I don’t like replacing glass unless it’s a very good match. Thankfully Kokomo’s Mississippi clear ripple glass was the perfect match for these windows. One of my biggest peeves about repairs is cleaning off paint from stained glass windows. Ugh!
I’ve just completed a big renovation of my website! My Custom Windows section is now arranged by category. Organizing my work this way makes it much easier to browse and see the wide range of windows I create.
The next big difference is my Custom Fused Glass Images section- and I have to thank Brian Wetjen for his initiative in totally reworking this section by offering an online order form for custom images! Custom images fused into glass make for incredibly unique gifts and keepsakes for special photos. Be the first to order one online!
My store is now located on Etsy. I’ve spent the past several months adding my work to the store so most everything I have for sale in my studio can be purchased online.
Brian basically converted my previous website into WordPress so that I’d be able to easily manage content, blog posts, update my galleries and send periodic emails. It was a huge undertaking, but went incredibly smooth and he helped to make it fun. I hope you enjoy browsing through my updated site. Thanks for your interest!