The Beauty of
Hand Beveled Glass
picture, and set of windows, has a story that needs to be told.
When I started beveling glass, around the late 80's, I noticed a house
in Fenton that had two nice sidelites. It also had the most
hideous piece of commercial "privacy" glass in the door. I have
always wondered about it.
a few years ago a friend told me that the elderly gent that lived there
had passed away, the family was having an estate sale, and the same
friend told me she had heard the doorlite was in pieces in a box in the
basement. I went to the estate sale, got in the basement, and
there is was, a mess. but it was there. The daughter did not want
to sell it, but gave my card to the new owner.
The door had the leaded glass removed sometime before 1950, as he had
pictures of the place from then, and the leaded, beveled glass was gone
from the door.
It took a while to do the job, after the new owner said let's do it.
5/16" glass through out, and with an obvious yellow tint.
Took a while to find all the glass I needed to do this. that was
relatively scratch free. But the results are stunning. There will
be more, and better pictures of this set. I really like the way
it came out.
I am not going to talk about how many pieces I re-made, far more than I
below are other examples ,