I’ve found that one of the things that people love the most about stitched glass is the ability to “indulge” a bit and indulge in a bit of whimsical style. This is very true of all kinds of stained glass: home stained glass window panes, church stained glass windows, and commercial stained glass. Commercial stained glass, in particular, has seen a huge surge in interest over the past couple of years, largely because of the amazing, fresh styles of commercial stained glass studios such as here in Scottish. Window panes from such studios are available in just about every kind of style imaginable, with some even more quirky or offbeat than others.
Let’s start with some of the most popular commercial uses for stained glass window panes. First off, I love these new kitchen cabinets that are being designed and made out of stained glass. While they may seem overly decorative, they are very useful. They have a very contemporary feel, but also offer some pretty awesome functionality. These kitchens shine when it comes to efficiency and cleanliness. If you are interested in this type of this, I highly recommend it.
The second use I’d like to mention is the naming process, which is used with many different kinds of stained glass art. Caming is done by taking individual coloured glass chips and grinding them into small bits, which are then allowed to flow or collect on paper that has been rolled. The result is beautiful, intricate designs that are truly timeless. If you are interested in learning more about this process, I highly recommend this book.
One of the most fascinating facts about stained glass panels that I was able to find out about recently is how they can be passed down from generation to generation. This means that you can have an entire family’s history contained within the glass panels of a single lamp. This isn’t something that many people think about, but it is incredibly important to know.
Last but certainly not least, another popular aspect of this blog is the fact that I was able to attend a reunion of stained glass window restorers. There were several members of the group who are in the restoration business, each with his or her specialties. What I learned from those experiences is that people often want their window restoration completed as quickly as possible, without spending a great deal of money. What they don’t realize is that sometimes it is best to go beyond repair and try to fix what is wrong.
As you can see, there is a lot that this blog post can teach me. In particular, I was able to learn that doing some simple repairs on your windows, even when they are past the point of being considered “past the repairable” is a great way to maintain the beauty of the interior of your home. It is also a great way to save money in some cases. I highly recommend that anyone interested in restoring stained glass take a look at this blog and consider their options.