When someone says “stained glass,” people most commonly think about windows. These huge, colorful windows that can be found in churches and historical buildings throughout the world are the only way stained glass is used. This material is actually used to make one-of-a-kind gifts that can be given for any sort of holiday, birthday or… Read more »
Stained glass was once only used as an alternative for traditional glass windows in churches. The colors and images depicted religious figures and became synonymous with classic, renaissance buildings. After years of manufacturing and popularity, stained glass windows fell out of the spotlight. Luckily, they are making a comeback and are now being used for… Read more »
Traditionally in reference to the stained window panes often seen in churches, stained glass has over a thousand year history. These panes are painstakingly designed and assembled using metallic salts for coloring and led framing inserts, sometimes smaller than a dime, for the desired results. Craftsman would dedicate tedious man hours to assembling stained glass… Read more »
When stained glass windows are a part of your property, the right ventilation is a necessity. Hot and cold temperatures can cause the glass to expand and contract often leading to cracks. Throughout the days, weeks and months following, cracks can grow and end up shattering the entire piece. Proper and maintained ventilation however, can… Read more »
The first confirmed man-made glass was in Egypt, in the form of handmade glass beads created as jewelry. Research suggests Egyptians or Mesopotamians were the first to start making glass jewelry and other accessories. It was however the Romans who perfected the art of creating small colored glass items. Archeologists found the Romans started to… Read more »
Stained glass windows add an element of beauty and charm to a building that can’t be replaced by any type of alternative. They control light, add color and often times tell a story. The ancient origin of these translucent pieces of art can be traced to the Egyptians thanks to their colored glass beads. The… Read more »
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