Custom Order Stained Glass Light House

custom order stained glass light house
#0503w Light House
16 3/4″ x 35″
custom order

I recently created this custom order stained glass light house for a customer in Michigan. The number shown along the base of the light house, 1773, is the customer’s street address.

The customer had an idea of what he wanted and he gave me an approximate size for the finished piece. The client presented his idea of a light house and the setting of a somewhat rocky shore line. From his idea and specifications, I drew a sketch to represent his idea and how it would appear in glass. With his approval of the sketch, I set out to create a pattern based on the sketch. With the pattern approved, I then created the custom piece.

Creating the Custom Order Stained Glass Light House

When creating any piece of stained glass it is important to understand what can be accomplished to best represent the customer’s idea. The dark grey rock features are comprised of pieces of grey glass that vary slightly in color. I used the different shades of the grey colors to develop shape and depth. I used lead came to outline each of the rocks. By varying the shades more depth and shape can be achieved.

I used a brighter shade solid blue for the water. The sky is created from stained glass that offers a shading pattern to express the idea of clouds and depth.

To create the upper sky I began with straight cuts of glass put together with the lead came. This gives the illusion of a working light house, streaming light in all directions. I used a sunlight yellow shade of glass to create the illusion of light in the windows at the top of the light house.

I created the original design made more personal to the customer by using his street number as the address along the base of the light house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custom Stained Glass Kitchen Cabinet Panel

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10.5″ x 24″

Add a pop of design to your kitchen with a stained glass kitchen cabinet panel. When it is time to update your kitchen, why not consider removing the center panels of the upper cabinets and replacing the panels with a custom created stained glass kitchen cabinet panel? Whether you choose to do one, two, several, or all of your cabinet panels, I can create the perfect fit for your kitchen. Draft a design and color scheme that complements your kitchen and email the information to me. I can create a custom panel that is all about your style and your kitchen.

Example of Stained Glass Kitchen Cabinet Panel:

The panel shown above:

  • 10.5″ x 24″
  • Made with Spectrum Baroque black/white/clear glass and Spectrum grey water glass
  • Inserts into the cabinet frame.

While the panel shown is an abstract design for a modern kitchen, I will work to help you design and select colors that will make your kitchen unique. All I need to begin work on your kitchen update is the panel dimensions, your color scheme, your style and your ideas. If you need help in deciding what will complement your kitchen, email pictures of your kitchen as it is. I will put your style, color scheme and theme into a creation for your approval.

Look forward to hearing from you. —- Carolyn

 

Leaded Bevel Glass Valence

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29″ Leaded Bevel Glass Valence

$195

I created the leaded bevel glass valence from stained glass to diffuse the light as it shines through the upper window.

The valence measures 29″ in length and 8″ in width. To make the valence I used

  • five (5) 4 inches X 4 inches square cut bevels,
  • five (5) 1 inch by 5″ rectangular bevels and
  • seven (7) smaller 2 inches by 2 inches bevels to complete the creation.

To add texture and diffusion I chose a hammered clear textured glass. The variety of bevel glass squares combined with the hammered clear texture creates an eye catching piece that can be used in multiple areas.

Multiple Uses for Bevel Glass Valence

Originally, I thought of using this bevel glass valence as a complement to a smaller window, such as one in a bathroom or as a focal point over any narrow window. Once I saw the light beaming through the finished piece I realized that this leaded bevel glass valence will work beautifully over a bar of lights over a vanity in the bathroom.

For some rooms that overlook a private area, using several of these valences could serve as the only window treatment necessary. I can see these used in a day room or sun room that overlooks a pool or garden area. This would create a finished look on the interior of the home without obstructing the view.

Custom Design for Your Valence

I designed and created the leaded bevel glass valence shown as an example of the many uses of stained glass. I will custom design a valence to fit your color selections and size.

Please call or email to discuss colors, size, design, and pricing on custom orders.

Valentine Candle Holders

small Valentine candle holders

large Valentine candle holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select:

  • Large candle holder, size 4.5″ x 5″, only $96; OR,
  • Small candle holder, 2.5″ x 2.5″, only $56

To see more candle holders and/or to purchase, CLICK HERE.

Valentine Candle Holders in Two Sizes

I created these red heart Valentine candle holders as special gifts for Valentine’s Day. My goal is to create something special that will last. This year I created an affordable gift that can be used year round. Add these Valentine candle holders to the dining table for a romantic dinner. Draw a hot bubble bath and surround the tub with candles in these Valentine candle holders. Or, add a warm glow to the bedroom.

Don’t fall into the same old gift box. Purchase your special Valentine a gift that will last year after year, reminding him or her of you time and time again. Anyone can purchase a box of chocolates or a bouquet of flowers, both good gifts, but show him or her that you put some thought into the gift this year by selecting my specially designed and crafted Valentine candle holders. There is nothing that shows love more than a gift made by hand and carefully selected.

They come with a white glass candle votive. The red glass is English Muffle Selenium Red. The background glass is a texture clear that added sparkle to a flickering candle.

If you are looking for romance on the most romantic day of the year, select one, two, or several of these holders, add candles, and the rest is up to you.

Art Nouveau Style Stained Glass Iris Window

art nouveau style stained glass iris window

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Art Nouveau Style Stained Glass

This custom order for a bathroom window seemed to ideally capture the Art Nouveau Style stained glass design. I created the design to accentuate flowing lines. I enjoythe Art Nouveau style and particularly enjoy incorporating the style into my custom designs.

The window measures 30.5 inches by 29 inches.

The texture of the background opaque glass itself complements the flow of the lines of the blue-green iris and it provides light without invading privacy. As noted, the background glass also has the flowing lines and is called “everglade”. I always work to select not only the colors that fit the design but a texture that is appropriate.

I used Youghiogheny pale green Stipple glass to create the flowing leaves. For the iris blooms I used blue-green spectrum glass. In keeping with the Art Nouveau style the leaves wander around the interior of the window. I created the flowing leaves to provide balance in design.

I used 3/16 inch lead came for the window and a 1/2 inch zinc to provide additional strength as the window will hang over an existing exterior window.

Working with people on custom projects is one of the great joys of my work. Most of the time I am given an idea of the theme and style and I then incorporate the clients preferences and home decor style into the final design.

Bevel Cluster Window Panel

15.5" x 31.5"

Bevel Cluster Window Panel:

  • Measures 15.5″ X 31.5″
  • Item Number: #0478w
  • Only $250.00

To purchase this Bevel Cluster Window Panel, CLICK HERE, for more details.

I realize that the purchase of a stained glass work is an investment. The buyer wants to be sure he is getting quality artwork so if you have questions or would like to speak with me directly, please go to the contact page. My phone number is provided if you wish to call, my email if you wish to send a note, or to leave a comment.

This stained glass bevel cluster panel will look lovely in any home. The style is classic and the colors are neutral. The panel has a combination of clear bevels and glue chip bevels. The background glass is made by Youghiogheny and is called ‘ice white” stipple. It is leaded using the copper foil method.There are hooks incorporated in the zinc framing for hanging with chain or fishing line.

About the Artist:

I sign and date all my work by etching into the glass in the lower right corner.

I have worked with designing and constructing unique works of stained glass art for over 40 years.   My designs are influenced by places I have lived from the mid west to the southwest. With over 1000 images on my website and hundreds of pieces in Visions Gallery I have many in stock and available for immediate shipping.

Additionally, I have have been sought after as a master of stained glass restoration from church windows to residential pieces.

In the gallery I also sell a full line of stained glass supplies with a wide variety of glass.

Mushroom Stained Glass Valance

6" x 29"
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mushroom stained glass valance
6′ X 29″  $303.00

CLICK HERE for purchase information.

Mushroom Valance construction:

This mushroom valance panel would look lovely in a kitchen or garden room. The upper edge of the panel is free form with a lead u channel.This method gives is a unique look which will stand out from a typical square framed glass piece. It is done using the copper foil method.There are hooks incorporated in the zinc bottom and side framing. for hanging with chair or fishing line..The background glass is a German antique. The mushrooms are amber opalescent and the foliage is wispy green.  This is a “one of a kind” creation by Carolyn Insler.

About the Artist:

All of Carolyn’s work is signed and dated by etching into the glass in the lower right corner. She has worked with designing and constructing unique works of stained glass art for over 40 years.   Her designs are influenced by places shes lived from the mid west to the southwest. She has over 1000 images on her web site and many are in stock and available for immediate shipping.  Carolyn also sells a full line of stained glass supplies with a wide variety of glass. She is also sought after as a master of stained glass restoration from church windows to residential pieces.

shipping information:

If shipping is required great care is taken in packing. Over the years Carolyn has shipped to over 30 states in the U.S. and a number of countries.  Each crate is custom made with wood with plenty of internal packing to ensure a safe transport. Smaller items such as this Stained Glass panel , will be double boxed with ample padding for shipping.

Stained Glass Black Cat looking out a window




11.25" x 22"
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Stained Glass Black Cat
$288
11.25″ x 22″

Black Cat construction:

If you have any cat lovers on your list this year this is the perfect gift. This Stained Glass Black Cat panel is made with stained glass using the copper foil method. It is 11″ x 22″ and is available for sale at $288. The cat is made of opalescent black. The sky is made with cathedral blue and the tree is made with wispy brown and amber Specturm. The tail that extends beyond the frame is secured by U shaped lead. Hooks are embedded in the lead line on the back for hanging with chair or fishing line. Carolyn’s creations are “one of a kind” .

About the Artist:

All of Carolyn’s work is signed and dated by etching into the glass in the lower right corner. She has worked with designing and constructing unique works of stained glass art for over 40 years.   Her designs are influenced by places shes lived from the mid west to the southwest. She has over 1000 images on her web site and many are in stock and available for immediate shipping.  Carolyn also sells a full line of stained glass supplies with a wide variety of glass. She is also sought after as a master of stained glass restoration from church windows to residential pieces.

shipping information:

Free shipping for the remainder of 2016.

If shipping is required great care is taken in packing. Over the years Carolyn has shipped to over 30 states in the U.S. and a number of countries.  Each crate is custom made with wood and Sinternal packing to ensure a safe transport. Smaller items such as this Stained Glass Black Cat would be double boxed with ample padding to ensure safe transport. Visions Stained Glass is located at 400 E Main Street, Suite #200. Call 423-255-3341 or go to https://www.visionsgallery.com

 

Red Trees Stained Glass Light Box

 




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Tree box construction:

This box is hand made tree box is done in Bamboo by wood artist Jim Roche of Chattanooga Tn. It is lined with led lighting. The glass insert is made with spectrum red/orange streaky which turns true red when the light is on. It is made to plug into a normal outlet with a switch on the back to easily turn it on and off.  The trees are made by puddling lead between the glass background.This is a technique rarely used as it is difficult to achieve. The dimensions are 19.5 inches x 8 inches x 5 inches.

About the Artist:

All of Carolyn’s work is signed and dated by etching into the glass in the lower right corner. She has worked with designing and constructing unique works of stained glass art for over 40 years. This piece is titled “red forest” after the science fiction movie “Twelve monkeys”.

Purchase and shipping information:

It is available for purchase for $400. If shipping is required great care is taken in packing. Over the years she has shipped to over 30 states in the U.S. and a number of countries.  Each crate is custom made with wood and internal packing to ensure a safe transport. Visions Stained Glass is located at 400 E Main Street, Suite #200. Call 423-255-3341 or go to https://www.visionsgallery.com

Carolyn welcomes custom orders too. She will design something “one of a kind” for you, or remake an existing design from her web site to your shape/dimensions/colors.

 

Stained Glass “Cruise Lady”

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Description of Stained Glass Cruise Lady:

This exquisite stained glass “cruise lady” hanging panel is 16″ x 23″.

The glass used for the elegant lady’s dress is a highly texture teal Kokomo, and the skin tone is Spectrum brown water glass. The feathers in her hat are made with grey glue chip glass. The window is made with the copper foil construction method. The frame is made with 1/2″ zinc framing which has hooks incorporated in it. This would be the perfect gift for that special person on your list who would like to add elegance to their home.

To purchase this beautiful art work, please visit the product page.

Please note that this piece is one of the Elegant Ladies collection. To see more of the collection, click here.

About the Artist:

For over forty years, Carolyn Insler has created many stained glass designs. Her work has been purchased and shipped all over the United States and as well as over seas.She was a long time member of “In Town Gallery” in Chattanooga Tennessee and had a solo show featuring window such as this with a elegant women as the theme. The show was titled “Glassy Ladies”. Her new location on 400 East main street in Chattanooga has many of these designs available for purchase. Custom orders are welcome. She will remake one of her designs to fit you space, or take your idea and develop it in to a one of a kind creation. Carolyn also sells a full line of stained glass supplies with a wide variety of glass. She is also sought after as a master of stained glass restoration from church windows to residential pieces.

Shipping Stained Glass:

It is important to take extreme care in shipping stained glass. Custom wood crates are made for large works and  double boxing for smaller pieces. If you do not need shipping, stop in the shop Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. The studio/shop is located on the second floor of 400 E Main Street, Chattanooga Tennessee 37408

 

Stained Glass Cardinal Panel

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 Stained Glass Cardinal Panel #0483m

 

This small cardinal  stained glass panel is 10″ x 11.5″. The cardinal is made with Armstrong Red Opal. The background glass is Spectrum clear baroque which has a pleasant distortion as you can see in the sky and clouds behind it. This piece is available for purchase for $85. Free shipping to the contiguous U.S. is offered for the month of November, 2016.This stained glass window was  made using the copper foil method with a 1/4″ u shaped lead to the frame. There are hooks incorporated in the lead line on the back of the piece for hanging.  This is a “one of a kind” design.

About the artist

Carolyn specializes in “one of a kind” designs. She has a scece for what glass types and textures work well together as well as colors that compliment the design. She has constructed and shipped her work to almost every state in the union as well as several countries.

Carolyn has worked with designing and constructing unique works of stained glass art for over 40 years .All of her work is signed and dated by etching into the glass in the lower right corner.

Location:

Visions Stained Glass is located in Chattanooga Tennessee at  400 E Main Street, Suite #200.  The studio and retail shop is on the second floor of an old brick industrial building in down town Chattanooga. Hours are 9:30 to 5: 30 Tuesday through Saturday.

If your are looking for a custom order get design ideas that can be remade and customized in any shape/dimension or color. Or find something ready to ship within the “In Stock” pages. When you  order through the web site (www.visionsgallery.com) go to the order page to pay with Pay Pal for a secure transaction.

Shipping:

All shipments are carefully prepared. Small items such as this are well padded and double boxed. Larger panels require wood crates that are custom made to fit your window to ensure a safe transport. Call 423-255-3341 or email [email protected] to discuss your project.