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!
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’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.