If I were to make a window for my bathroom, this would be it. I am a huge fan of rondels and this look in particular. When I met with the homeowners, the bathroom had an octagon window with a stained glass window in it that was like a stock window with no character. They replaced the window with a rectangular shaped window and I make the glass to fit. The design was a combination of things I heard from both the husband and wife about what they wanted. The window’s clear rondels let in a lot of light and distort so they don’t need to worry about the neighbors seeing in – one of the benefits of using stained glass!
I recently installed two windows in a bathroom as part of it’s renovation. I love how the mirrors reflect the glass making it seem like there are more windows. Replacing the shutters with stained glass really opened up the space and adds beautiful light to the room. I love how this bathroom renovation turned out. It was fun to be a part of!
I’m very excited about making these windows. I absolutely love rondels and abstract design and that’s exactly what this client wanted. I’m very fortunate to have a great glassblower in my building – Ed Fennel at Crystal Forge. My client and I are working closely with him to pick out the exact colors. Ed also likes to have involvement because it gives customers a real sense of ownership and understanding of the work. Since my customer had the time and interest, she was with him most of time during the making of the rondels and he really got her involved! I am waiting for a few more rondels and then I’ll be able to start cutting glass and shaping the rondels to fit the spaces. I’ll post progress and completion pics soon!
I made this custom stained glass window for a couple who live near Grand Island, Nebraska – about 2-1/2 hours from my studio in Omaha. During our design consultation, they showed me a picture of a window they liked and I created a custom design inspired by that window specifically for their space.
I love how it turned out with the different clear textures and the bevels. You can see how closely the finished stained glass window compares to the drawing shown above. Having a detailed drawing ahead of time, along with glass samples of what will be used in the finished window, you can get a good idea of how a stained glass window is going to turn out.