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 finished making 50 fused glass coasters with an Omaha image and “Omaha, Nebraska” etched onto the front. I made the image smaller so that it wouldn’t have to be cropped. Fusing images into glass is a great way to preserve an image for a unique gift. I’ve got information and an order form on my website at http://paintedlightglass.com/custom-fused-images/
Check it out for your next great gift or keepsake!
When a woman with long blonde hair walked into my studio and set this window on my table, I was immediately intrigued. Turns out, the window was made by her grandfather of her swimming. She was slightly embarrassed because the swimmer is naked, but it was obviously very sentimental and special to her. The window was broken up pretty badly, her cats were somehow involved, and she was concerned that there was no hope for it. I love repairs like this. Because the window was made within the last 20 years, I was able to find exact matches for most of the glass. I couldn’t find a match for the hair, so I ended up making overlays on the badly broken up pieces- leaving some broken pieces alone in others that weren’t structurally a problem. I love this part of my job – bringing sentimental windows back to life.
I absolutely love millefiori glass. I had been fusing with millefiori for years before I actually got to visit Murano, Italy in 2004 and one of the glass blowing factories where they are made. It was there that I got a variety of millefiori that I hadn’t seen before – more of a contemporary styled millefiori. I love the traditional flower millefiori, but the contemporary is pretty unique!
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