These are some of my favorite windows. The acupuncture studio has 2 rooms. I used the same design, but reversed the image and used different glass. One room is the blue room and one is the green room. It’s amazing the difference having stained glass windows adds to the calming feeling of the space. If the owner ever moves, all she has to do is take clips out that are holding the windows and take them with her. In the future they could be framed in wood and hung in any window or room.
This was a really fun window to be a part of. My Aunt designed it for her good friend who lives in Texas and I executed it. I had the sheet of mouth blown glass for years just waiting for the right window to be a part of. The design originally was made using a rondel from Kokomo Glass, but it accidentally broke. It ended up being the best thing to happen because the rondel Ed from Crystal Forge made for me was just perfect. Once the window was done, I crated it up and off it went. I can’t wait to see it hanging in their living room. Once they send the picture, I’ll add it to the blog!
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’ve finished and installed my favorite windows so far. I had to cut most of the rondels to fit my design and leading some of them was really challenging. Parts of the glass was so thick that they wouldn’t fit into the lead channels so I had to foil and solder them into the windows. One of the rondels was a little wonky, so there is actually a space in the window to allow for the part of rondel that stuck out too much. I love how the gray waterglass helps to connect the colors in the rondels with the clear baroque glass. These windows are installed right up against the existing glass windows and I used clear clips to hold them in – and easy and effective way to install stained glass windows.