a panel I created for a bathroom window. This stained glass
design uses lots of inside corners to make a simple design more
impressive. Inside corners in stained glass designs can be risky
because not all craftspeople have mastered this art form well enough to
be able to do them quickly, precisely, and in a way that the
glass pieces - the ones that have the 90-degree angle cut into them -
break during the construction process or at some later time.
panel was constructed with 1/4" and 1/2" lead came. The outer edge
is 1/4" zinc came, which provides additional strength. This panel was
mounted (along with the clear glass that was already there) in a
bathroom window that cranks open, which means that the stained glass
will open along with the rest of the window. To accomplish
this sort of mounting (after the crank-open window is already in
place), the panel is held up against the clear glass with tiny nails.
Then, a bead of caulk surrounds the tiny space between stained glass
and window frame. Finally, the outer zinc (and the caulk and the nails)
are painted to match the rest of the woodwork.
The glasses here were all chosen for privacy and to match the decor of
the bathroom. The "colored" glass pieces are solid black and shades of
gray, not brown as some of them appear in this photo.
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