we've gotten rid of the many
people who write to 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...
ways of creating leaded glass artworks that contain bevels, 
custom-made bevels and  stock bevels. Custom made bevels can be
fabricated in any shapes and sizes, but are expensive because the cost
about $1.00 to $1.50 per inch for the circumference of
of beveled glass. Examples of custom-made bevels can be seen at page56.htm.
if you wish to discuss artworks using custom-made bevels.
cost of custom-made bevels causes most clients who desire a
beveled look to choose stock bevels instead. Stock bevels are readily
available, already made beveled pieces of glass the come in
 clusters and  geometric shapes.
Clusters are sets of bevels that form a pattern, usually symettrical and usually done on clear glass. Sometimes they come as glue-chipped bevels, which are more private because the clear-glass faces of each piece have been etched with a frost-like pattern.
Geometric shaped bevels
means rectangles and squares, circles and ovals, diamonds, etc. These
are often combined to make simple or elaborate borders, and sometimes
used to make overall designs.
Stock bevels are usually
surrounded by non-beveled glass - either
clear textured glass or colored glass. Examples of stock bevels in
my artworks can be seen at the following pages:
cluster center designs surrounded by clear and colored glasses:
cluster center design surrounded by clear glasses and geometric bevels:
- Beveled geometric
Now that you have a sense of what beveled options there are, the next step is CHOOSING BEVELS YOU MIGHT WANT ME TO USE...
The LINKS below will take you
to images of individual 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 my thoughts
about which selections might work best and why.
As you're looking at the
images of bevels and beveled clusters, please keep the SIZE of your
stained glass artwork in mind. Try to select beveled clusteres that
will fit nicely into the artwork you are considering having made. 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  separating the types
of bevels onto different web pages, and  clearly numbering each
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
example of a set of beveled designs I did for a client can be seen here.
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