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NO Bevels or Clusters For Sale Here
I DON'T sell bevels. I only use them in artworks I make for my clients.
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Ok... now that we've gotten rid of the many people who contact me wanting to buy bevels for their own glassmaking - or at least most of them - let's talk about bevels as a possible option for your leaded glass panels...

There are two ways of creating leaded glass artworks that contain bevels, [1] custom-made bevels and [2] stock bevels. Custom made bevels can be fabricated in any shapes and sizes, but are expensive because the cost is about $1.00 to $1.50 per inch for the circumference of every piece of beveled glass. Examples of custom-made bevels in my own work can be seen in this custom beveled entry or this custom beveled staircase window. Contact me if you wish to discuss artworks using custom-made bevels.

The high cost of custom-made bevels causes most clients who desire a beveled look to choose stock bevels instead. Stock bevels are already made beveled pieces of glass the come in [1] clusters and [2] geometric shapes. 

CLUSTERS are sets of bevels that form a pattern or design. Many are symetrical, but animals, flowers, and other designs are also available in beveled glass. Sometimes even colored beveled glass. 

GEOMETRIC shaped bevels are sold by the box, rectangles, squares, circles, ovals, diamonds, etc. These are often combined to make simple or elaborate borders, and can even be used to make overall designs.

Sometimes bevels, clusters or geometric, are also available as glue-chipped bevels. These are bevels where the face (the unbeveled part) has been textured. So even though the outide (beveled) edge of each glass piece is still clear, resulting in the classic look of bevels, glue-chipped bevels are more private than regular bevels.

These stock bevels or clusters of bevels (or both) are usually combined with non-beveled glasses - either clear textured glasses or colored glasses, or both. Examples of stock bevels in my artworks can be seen at the following pages:

Now that you have a sense of what beveled options there are, the next step is CHOOSING BEVELS YOU MIGHT WANT.

The LINKS below will take you to images of geometric bevels and beveled clusters that are generally available. The object is to make a list of bevels that you like, and forward that list to me, whereupon I will respond with any forseeable issues and/or a price.

As you're looking at the images of bevels and beveled clusters, please keep the SIZE of your stained glass artwork in mind. Select beveled clusters that will fit nicely into the artwork you are considering without looking like they were aqueezed in. If you are unsure whether a cluster is the wrong size, include it in the list of possibilities you give me, and we'll discuss whether it fits well enough for further consideration.

PLEASE TAKE NOTES. It's a lot to look at, so I've tried to make it easier by [1] separating the types of bevels onto different web pages, and [2] clearly numbering each image.

The more you can tell me about the bevels you like, the quicker I can find them myself. Some people give me just the catalog number, which is ok. But quicker for me is when someone emails something like, "image 12, second row, fourth cluster." (Then we're already friends becuase it means you actually read this.)

Once you've gathered the info for the clusters you like, please email this information to me. With this input and the basics of your setting (size, shape, light level, privacy level), I can review your desires and get back to you with input on which bevels I think might fit best. I would also provide pricing information for each of the selections chosen. If that quote was agreeable to you, a minimal down payment would be followed by me creating one or more scale drawings showing the bevels you have selected and incorporating whatever other relevant information we had discussed. Then, I would create a private web page showing the drawings and email you the URL so you could review and comment on those designs. This feedback and redesigning would continue until you were happy with the result. An example of a set of beveled designs I did for a client can be seen here.

THE LINKS

Small Bevel Clusters
Medium Bevel Clusters
Large Bevel Clusters

Bevel Border Designs - combine with geometric shapes to make ornate borders
Geometric Bevel Shapes - squares, circles, diamonds, rectangles, etc.
Miscellaneous Bevel Shapes - beveled leaves, flowers, animals, religious icons, etc.
Elements - small
bevel clusters designed to combine into larger designs (example - here)

Once you have a list compiled, you can email me here