Stained glass window installation is a lot easier than most people may realize. Most of the custom stained glass windows I install are fitted inside the existing glass windows and held in place with wood trim painted or stained to match the interior wood. This method preserved the energy efficient seal in existing windows and is also easy to remove if the homeowner wants to take the windows with them if they move. I’ve been working with Eloy for close to six years on installations. We are a good team. I trust him with my windows – which wasn’t easy at first because they take so much time to make!
I recently installed this window in a church in Clarkson, Nebraska – about one and a half hours from my studio in Omaha. All of the correspondence was online, including design approval. I went out to the church once to measure the window, figure out how to install it and make sure the glass color selection was good. If it were too far away to drive, I could have mailed the sample pieces and contacted a carpenter in the area to do the measuring and install. I have crated windows and sent them ground mail in the past and it’s worked out just great. This was a small job, but it made a big impact for the church’s sanctuary. The window is visible to most of the room and was the only window not decorated with stained glass. I thought a cross would work perfect in the space and the mosaic-like background complemented the other stained glass windows. I added 12 amber rays to signify the whole church, since there were 12 tribes of Israel and 12 apostles. There are also 12 months of the year and 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit. The final touch to the design was when I found in my box of random jewels an amber square jewel for the center of the cross.