set of windows is made with stock (pre-made) diamond and half-diamond
bevels. A clear, textured glass is used as a border. In this way, the
proper size panel can be made without "custom" bevels, keeping the cost
Diamond bevels are definitely a
classic leaded glass look. In fact, the term "leaded glass" is often
misused to refer to just such a look as this, probably because the
beveled glass itself used to have a much higher lead content,
facilitating the creation of lots of nice rainbows when direct sunlight
passed through the bevels. Nowadays, "leaded glass" most often means
the use of lead came to hold the glass together (a pre-formed I-beam of
pure lead that allows the glass to fit into its two channels) as
opposed to copper foiled glass, the other method for holding the glass
P.S. Although there is less lead content in
modern-day bevels, they still create an adequate number of rainbows to
satisfy even the most discerning rainbow lover!
If you're considering a custom artwork that includes bevels, read more about the use of bevels in my artworks.