Making stained glass windows begins!
I posted images last January of the patterns I chose for making the stained glass for the cupola windows in our new house. I blogged in February about how to transfer a pattern to contact paper. And I posted about my glass shopping trip in April. Now the real work begins! I am starting with the bear panel as I think it will be the easiest. I pulled out the glass that I bought and made decisions about which colors and textures to use for the different areas of the bear’s head and the background. I drew directional arrows on the contact paper pattern since some of the glass has color streaks running in one direction. I want the pattern to be consistent thru out the panel. I also wrote which glass color to use on the corresponding contact pattern piece. It is time consuming to do this kind of documenting but it can save a lot of time in frustration later. After getting this done I was able to get down to cutting the pattern out. I decided to go for the boarders first and work my way in. Cut pattern, peel off contact paper backing and stick pattern on glass. And repeat! Next time I will be cutting again but it will be the glass!
That bear design looks like it is going to be super cool! My husband and I have been wanting to try making something like this for a while. Do you think we should create a design or find a design that is already been made? Also, where should we purchase the glass? Thank you!
I am sorry to take so long to reply to your post on my website. If you haven’t already found a pattern I would look at stained glass pattern books. You can look up the artist that drew the bear pattern online. Unless you draw well (which I don’t) I highly recommend using a pattern. I get most of my glass online as the nearest glass store is 1&1/2 hours away. Anything in Stained Glass is a good source and if you live near the store in New Jersey you wouldn’t have to pay shipping. Also Armstrong Glass carries a good supply of stained glass.
Again I am so sorry I didn’t answer your post in a timely manner. I have been transitioning to an Etsy shop and I am no longer selling on the website so I don’t check the website very often. You can contact me at my email which is firstname.lastname@example.org.