stained glass windows for home

Stained Glass Windows for Home

When you hear someone say stained glass what do you immediately think of? A church or a cathedral, right? A stained glass window is big and bright with bold colors depicting scenes and figures from the bible. Not true, think of Frank Lloyd Wright or many homes from the Prairie Modern Architecture.

A custom stained glass window does not have to be large or complicated to make an impact in the home. A simple design using high quality materials is all you need to create a beautiful handmade stained glass window at an affordable price.

Here is one project for a small interior window in the bathroom of a home in Northern Michigan measuring approximately 44″ tall x 16″ wide.

stained glass windows for home
stained glass windows for home
stained glass windows for home
stained glass windows for home

The Process

When we start a project we go one of two ways. The first way is the client goes through our portfolio, selects a design and we customize it to the size of the window opening. We provide the client photos of the stained glass design and glass samples if necessary. Everyone is confident in the outcome. No surprises.

The second way we work is to give the client something new. A design that is consistent with our aesthetics’s but still new and different. I do not have a photo of the completed design. We work with sketches and samples. Everyone must trust one another during the process. We are looking for surprises.

Our client wanted something new for their interior glass windows. Our first step is sketching design options. I am very found of incorporating trees and tree branches in my design. The twist in this design is adding the glass chunks to suggest flowers or leaves. Not literal depictions of flowers and leaves but just the suggestion of a flower or leaf.

stained glass windows for home

Originally I really wanted to make the window with white opalescent glass and shaping the chunks of dalle de verre glass into leaf pedals. The client selected a blue opalescent glass and blue chunks of dalle de verre. To prove my point and show how great the white opalescent glass will look, I made a sample panel.

While I do like the white opalescent glass I really love the blue glass. And I really don’t like the pedal shapes. Just too literal for me.

stained glass windows for home
stained glass windows for home

Like all our stained glass windows every step in the fabrication is done by hand. We cut the glass by hand, we assemble the glass pieces by hand and solder all the joints by hand. Custom, hand made stained glass for the home is what you get.

stained glass windows for home

Details

The design is very simple. There are only two different types of glass. Not a very complicated window. But if you look closely you will notice the chunks of glass are hand beveled. They are three dimensional. Therefore those beveled pieces catch light coming through it from the back of the panel, light raking across the surface of the panel and light bouncing directly off the panel. All light interacting with the chunks from different angles causes the window to really sparkle.

stained glass windows for home

Finished

This is an internal stained glass window for the home. The stained glass panel does not overwhelm the space. This is a piece of art built into the home like a door or cabinet or countertop. It is part of the home now.

Want to see more designs? Check out our portfolio