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GarrysGlass Stained Glass Art Gallery


Garry's Glass - Sign
Sign 22 x 26

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Left Panel - Impatiens Flowers
Impatiens 26 x 26

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Polar Bear - Window Insert
Polar Bear Window Insert 32 X 28

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Rose Flowers
Roses 26 x 11

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Pineapples - Window Insert
Pineapple Window Insert 24 X 45

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Door Window Insert
Door Window Insert 6 X 20

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Polar Bear
Polar Bear 26 x 26

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Sunset Memorial
Lake Sunset Memorial 27 X 31

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Pink Orchid - Flowers
Pink Orchid
Oval 14 X 22

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Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
24 X 33

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Yellow Lab
Yellow Lab
Round 22 X 22

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Black Lab Mix
Black Lab Mix
Round 22 X 22

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Lion Head
Lion Head
Round 14 X 14

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Trinity with Roses
Trinity
Round 22 X 22

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Wooden Sailboat
Wooden Sailboat
20 X 31

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Wild Hare
Wild Hare
Round 22 X 22

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Polar Bear
Polar Bear 2
26 X 26

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Lioness
Lioness
Round 14 X 14

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Round Polar Bear
Polar Bear 3
Round 24 X 24

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Another Wooden Sailboat
Sailboat 2
27 X 35

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Lion Head 2
Lion Head 2
Round 14 X 14

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Red Tail Hawk
Red Tail Hawk Round 14 X 14

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Cowgirl
Barrow Racing
Cowgirl 28 X 35

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Just Like being in Key West - Purple Butterfly
Butterfly 26 x 26
Jeffrey Allan's

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White Butterfly
Butterfly 26 x 26
Jeanine Ann's

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Green Butterfly
Butterfly 26 x 26
Jacinta Marie's

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Classic Child Gazing
Child Gazing
24 x 34

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Classic Sailor Nurse
Sailor Nurse Embrace
21 x 34

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Classic Elvis
Elvis
29 x 33

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A New Classic Hanging Coming
Clue - Transportation


Ballerina
Ballerina 30 x 46

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Sun Bather
Sun Bather
46 x 35

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Cabinet Door Insert
Double (2) 10 x 20

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Hutch Door Insert
Hutch Door
15 x 30

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Right Panel - Impatiens Flowers
Impatiens 26 x 26

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Polar Bear Window Insert
Polar Bear Window Insert 32 x 28

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Sample - Impatiens Flowers
Impatiens 11 x 26

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Floral Door Insert
Floral Door Insert Insert 23 x 67

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The Next Mystery Insert here
No Clue!

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Monarch Butterfly
Butterfly 26 x 26

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Blue Butterfly
Butterfly 26 x 26

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Purple Orchid - Flower
Purple Orchid
Round 14 X 14

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Pink Orchid - Flowers
Pink Orchid
Oval 14 X 22

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Bald Eagle 2
Bald Eagle 2
24 X 33

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Your Dog Here


Your Dog Here


Personalized Soccer Ball
Soccer Ball
Round 14 X 14

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Mermaid
Mermaid
18 X 26

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Cheerleader
Cheerleader
Round 14 X 14

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Scroll
Scroll
17 X 20

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Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee
Round 14 X 14

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Timber Wolf
Timber Wolf
Round 14 X 14

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Girl Dancing
Let's Dance
Round 14 X 14

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Ballerina
Ballerina 2
Round 14 X 14

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Carousel Horse
Carousel Horse
Round 14 X 14

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Music
Music
Round 14 X 14

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Cowgirl
Barrow Racing
Cowgirl 28 X 35

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Purple Butterfly
Butterfly 26 x 26
Jennifer Lynn's

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Pink Butterfly
Butterfly 26 x 26
Joni Lynette's

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Blue Butterfly
Butterfly 26 x 26
Kristine Renae's

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Classic Marilyn
Marilyn
24 X 34

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Classic Buffalo Nickel
Buffalo Nickel
Round 22 X 22

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A New Classic Hanging Coming
Clue - Light


A New Classic Hanging Coming
Clue - Light


Shower Scene
Shower Scene
30 x 40

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Cabinet Door Insert
Single 9 x 20

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All Gallery Items - Listed Alphabetically

Stained Glass Ideas: Decorating, Designing, Gifts, Memorials

A little about the stained glass artist's background.

Interested in an existing or custom stained glass art piece?

My Email Address - garry@garrysglass.com

Current & Coming Events

Past Events

Nightly Stained Glass Art Show - Garry's Front Porch - Details

Garry's Glass is featured in Northeast Journal TV Show

My Leaded Stained Glass Art Show - Bemidji, Minnesota - Details




View My Stained Glass Art Gallery

A well planned and crafted piece of stained glass can be very satifying to those of us who appreciate beauty, art and color. This Sign in my front yard includes a stained glass hanging I constructed to advertize my craft. All the stained glass pieces displayed on this web site use lead came rather than copper foil for their construction. The lighting for these photos was less than ideal, so they don't do real justice to the actual piece.


Stained Glass Window Inserts

I personally enjoy designing projects that consist of living things with their natural shapes and colors. These window inserts - left and right, built for my living room bow windows, blend together the beautiful colors that New Guinea Impatiens offer. Besides color, there is a variety of glass characteristics and textures to choose from when developing a design - transparent, translucent, opaque, etc. These inserts are attached with tabs screwed to the inside window frame. However there are other methods available depending on window style.

(stained glass window insert - impatiens - flower)


The Polar Bear Window insert on the left and right is shown before and after installation respectively. This piece is unique in that it's all clear glasses of different textures. It functions as a privacy window, but allows for light. This insert was designed for and in calaboration with a great couple, Kris and Ron Ulbrich of White Bear Lake. I enjoyed building it for them and they loved the result as well. They said they'd be happy to show it off to any new prospective clients of mine. I might take them up on that!





(stained glass window insert - polar bear - animal)


The sample insert on the left, the deep red Roses, are a striking contrast from the subdued and pastel colors of the impatiens.






(stained glass window insert - roses - flower)
(stained glass window insert - impatiens - flower)


The Pineapple Window insert on the left is shown after installation. Again, it's all clear glasses of different textures including the beveled glass arched border. It does offer a some privacy, but more importantly offers beauty and interest to the space. This insert was designed for a North St. Paul couple and was meant to coexist with glass decor in their front and back doors. Nancy and Bob were very pleased with the finished product. I'm proud of it too!

The Floral Door insert on the right is shown before installation. Because of it's size, it was difficult to photograph in my studio. I'll be waiting for Dennis to install it in his sunroom and share a photo of this beautiful piece. It's crated and ready for shipping to Dennis and Cara - all the way to Sequim, Washington. I'm also hoping for some positive feedback. This was the largest commission I have taken on to date. It was a 3 month effort from conception to completion. Besides it's size, there are 550 glass pieces and 26 different glass colors and textures present.








(stained glass window insert - pineapple)
(stained glass door insert - flowers)


The Abstract Door Window insert on the left was designed by Rhea (a friend). I took her to my stained glass supplier to choose the glass. I put it together for her and David and they installed it in their front door. It was a fun experience and we were all happy with the outcome.







(stained glass door window insert - abstract)


Stained Glass Window Hangings

The window hangings, the Red Tailed Hawk and the Monarch Butterfly, are shown in painted wood frames. Both of these pieces have translucent hammered clear glass as the background. As you can see, there is a wide variety of texture and color used here to replicate or enhance the subjects. These pieces can be hung from the top window molding or from the ceiling.

Natural light is by far the best environment to display stained glass, but artificial light can also enhance the piece. You may get a different effect from an east vs west facing window or a south window in the Northern hemisphere.

(stained glass window hanging - hawk - bird)
(stained glass window hanging - butterfly)


Although the White Polar Bear window hanging on the left is not all that colorful, I think it's kind of cute. I live in the town of white Bear Lake where many residents have various versions of polar bears decorating their yards. So I thought why not a stained glass polar bear!

The Blue Butterfly window hanging on the right was commissioned by a great carpenter couple that were doing some work on our house. After seeing my work they were interested in a Christmas present for their daughter - thus the blue Butterfly. I attempted to find a glass color that matched a real blue butterfly - I think it came close.

(stained glass window hanging - polar bear - animal)
(stained glass window hanging - butterfly)


On the left is a Lake Sunset window hanging. This work was commisioned as a memorial to a co-worker of St. Mary's of the Lake Parish Life Center staff. I was given a few details to inspire the content - the parish logo (cross over a lake), that she was a very social person and that her favorite color was pink.

Orchids come in many beautiful shapes and colors. The Purple Orchid window hanging on the right is one version. This particular round hanging uses quarter inch 'U' shaped copper came for the perimeter.

(stained glass window hanging -sunset - memorial)
(stained glass window hanging - orchid - flower)


The Pink Orchid oval window hanging on the left and right are photos of the same stained glass piece. The left photo was taken with the hanging in a window with a natural background. The photo on the right was taken in the same place, but with a white background.The colors chosen here are intended to give the work a soft and gentle feel. I think it works!

Curved shapes are generally quite pleasing to the eye and can even enhance the subject - in this case, the orchid. This oval hanging is built using quarter inch 'U' shaped copper came for the perimeter.

(stained glass window hanging - orchid - flower)


The Bald Eagle stained glass hanging on the left was inspired by some local factors. On my morning walk for coffee, I'll occasionally see a resident of our 'White Bear Lake' searching for prey. We also have a lake named 'Bald Eagle Lake' in the neighborhood.

Although the Bald Eagle is a majestic bird, the lack of color presents a challenge when capturing its image in stained glass. I introduced some grays and blues to enhance the beauty of this creature. Note that this morning he has found his prey and is going in for the kill.

I reused my design for the Bald Eagle 2 on the right, but substituted a multi-colored amber glass for the body and wing tips instead of the black as on the eagle to the left. I like it!


(stained glass window hanging - bald eagle - bird)


I'm sure you'll agree that the Yellow Lab is a very popular dog for many reasons, but color would not be at the top of the list. In the stained glass portrait on the left, I've enhanced it by exagerating the markings with other natural colors and added a bright red collar. I'm quite happy with the result.







(stained glass window hanging - yellow lab - animal)


My donation to the White Bear Lake Area Education Foundation, Fall Fund Raiser, silent auction, was the Yellow Lab above with an option of a custom portrait of their own dog. To my surprise, Julie, the winning bidder chose a custom stained glass portrait of her Black Lab Mix. Once again a color challenge. I chose to use grays and blues to give it some color then personalized it with Lilly's collar and tag. It looks especially good when the light is right.





(stained glass window hanging - black lab mix- animal)

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The Lion Head window hanging on the right is a gift for grandchild number one of twelve. She played Nala in The Lion King production at a London West End Theater. I was excited to see the final product here because the colors were so striking. What do you think?

The Soccer Ball stained glass window hanging on the right is a gift for grandchild number two of twelve. He is quite an accomplished young English football player. (Of course in the UK and Europe, soccer is called football and American football is known as gridiron.) I've tweaked the Great Britian Lion "Team GB" 2012 Olympic football logo and superimposed it on a soccer ball. It turned out kind of cool I think.

(stained glass window hanging - lion - animal)
(stained glass window hanging - soccer ball - one-of-a-kind)


The stained glass image of the Trinity on the left came to me in bits and pieces. I've done roses before, but I was interested in doing different colored roses together. One thought led to another and I'm hoping God is pleased with the result - I am!

While living in Australia some years ago, I spent a few days at a caravan park in Mackay, Queensland. This town is on the South Pacific coast and adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef. While scuba diving around the reef with an underwater camera I was startled by something breaking the surface of the water. To my shock and dismay, it appeared to be a mermaid surfacing for a bit of a look around and then disappeared back into the coral. I've tried to capture that Mermaid in stained glass here on the right. Her colors are not bright like the coral, but she certainly stands out in a crowd.

(stained glass window hanging - trinity - one-of-a-kind)
(stained glass window hanging - mermaid - one-of-a-kind)


Although I'm not a sailor myself, I can still appreaciate the peacefulness of a quiet sail and the beauty of nature. Here on the left is an old salt with his old Sailboat in stained glass. I think the various shades of amber work well for the wood, don't you?

On the right is a gift for grandchild number 3. Have you ever seen a Stained Glass Cheerleader? Well here's one out of uniform flying high on her Florida hometown beach displaying her gymnastic talents. Being multitalented, we expect she'll fly high in life as well.





(stained glass window hanging - sailboat - one-of-a-kind)
(stained glass window hanging - cheerleader - people)


The item on the left is an attempt to bring to life the black silhouette of the Wild Hare Bistro's logo - (Bemidji, Minnesota). I chose some wild colors that even a mother hare may not be able to love! Wild is the key word. This is a gift to the Wild Hare Bistro for exhibiting my stained glass art. I'm not sure the management can handle the colors either!

I needed an "About the Artist" posting for my Bemidji Art Show, so I thought why not present it as a stained glass hanging. Here on the right is a Scroll containing my info. I wanted to work the orange glass in because it goes so well with the amber - thus the quill-pen. Actually this arrangement could support most any type of posting - a menu for example.

(stained glass window hanging - hare - animal)
(stained glass window hanging - scroll - one-of-a-kind)


On the left is the second version of this White Polar Bear. I've used clear water glass for the background rather than the hammered glass and a different blue for the ice. He's another proud bear! Version one sold at my Church's silent auction.

Here on the right is a stained glass Bumble Bee for grandchild number four. She is an artist in her own rite, so I think she'll appreciate the color scheme - yellow is her favorite. Since it's an insect, it can freak out the faint-of-heart - my wife included.


(stained glass window hanging - polar bear - animal)
(stained glass window hanging - bumble bee)


The Lion may be the king-of-the-jungle, but behind every King is a Queen that's just as beautiful. This Lioness window hanging is a gift for a good friend in Australia. The subject was from a Safari photo taken by his dad. Delivering this is good excuse for a trip to Sydney!

The Timber Wolf window hanging on the right is a gift for a grandson that's really into basketball. I've modified the local Timber Wolf's basketball team's logo a bit and put it in glass for him. For you locals, you'll notice that I've also taken some liberties with the colors.

(stained glass window hanging - lioness - animal)
(stained glass window hanging - timber wolf - animal)


On the left is the third version of this White Polar Bear. This seems to be a popular item - not just in White Bear Lake! I modified my design for a round presentation - I think it works. The glass/color scheme is the same as version 2 except the dark facial features are dark/light amber rather than black. He's another proud member of the bear family! Version one sold at my Church's silent auction, version 2 at my Bemidji show and this guy may go to charity.

On the right is a jump I captured in glass by and for grandchild number six of twelve. She is fast becoming an accomplished dancer - Let's Dance. Six more "Gifts from Papa" to go.

(stained glass window hanging - polar bear - animal)
(stained glass window hanging - dancer - people)


Here on the left is Sailboat 2. It was decided that a subject like this would be of interest at the White Bear Lake Area Education Foundation October fund raiser being held at the White Bear Yacht Club. I wanted to capture the boat reflection in the water - not sure I got it right - like real water, it changes with the light and time of day.

On the right is Ballerina 2. This is a "Gift from Papa" for grand child number seven of twelve. She is into fashion and somehow I arrived at this. I think the result is simple, but classy. Blue and pink are favorite colors.

(stained glass window hanging - sailboat)
(stained glass window hanging - ballerina - people)


Matty, a California customer, wanted a replica of my original Lion Head created for a granddaughter. He shared his story about the passing of his mother, who was a Leo, and that he was giong to hang this Lion Headin his father's kitchen window to help his dad cope with his loss. I was touched. I built the clone and shipped it out - I hope it does the job.

Grandchild number 8 wasn't too particular about the subject of her 'Gift from Papa', but wanted her favarite colors present. Thus the purple and yellow Carousel Horse on the right. She was very happy with it as am I!

(stained glass window hanging - Carousel Horse - animal)


Allison, a Georgia customer, wanted to purchase my original Red Tailed Hawk, however it was a bit more than she wanted to spend. After some discussion I purposed a smaller design of the same subject which she loved. I changed some colors and textures from the original. It was to be a Birthday present for someone. I had a short deadline, but we made it! Here it is folks.

It took a little negotiation to finalize the subject for the 'Gift from Papa' for grandchild number 9. Eventually her mom mentioned that she would be resuming her music lessons soon. That sparked a design idea. The item on the right is simply called Music and she loves it! I think it's kind of cool myself.

(stained glass window hanging - Music)

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My son commissioned me to do a stained glass Barrow Racing Cowgirl for a friend. He had a photo, but we agreed on another I found on the internet. I did however modify the facial markings of the horse to personalize it a bit. Everyone was pleased with the result - including me. Once again I had difficulty getting quality photos, so I'll include one with natural background and one without. Artists have a tough time making money, especially when there's a family discount involved! I truly enjoyed doing it though.







(stained glass window hanging - cowgirl - horse)

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Butterfly Stained Glass Window Hangings

These Butterfly window hangings are a bit special to me. My wife convinced me to do a stained glass piece for each of our children. Since together we have six children, I decided to design this butterfly and vary the color scheme to create six versions of it. Each piece is personalized with their first and middle initial.

The purple butterfly on the left is the first of the six. The background here is clear water glass. I've started with the eldest child first. Versions three and four will be a challenge to deliver, because these daughters live overseas. I'll keep posting the next version of the butterfly as they are completed.


(stained glass window hanging - butterfly)


Both the White and Pink Butterflys are completed and packaged for shipping as baggage with my overseas daughters. They will take them back home tomorrow (London and Sydney respectively) after their Thankgiving visit.







(stained glass window hanging - butterfly)


Here on the left is Butterfly number 5. Green is this daughter's favorite color, but not necessarily mine. However, this particular green is beautiful. Unfortunately the color almost appears aqua in the photo. Butterfly number 6 on the right is the last for the children. As you see it is actually aqua blue with yellow flowers, but no initials.






(stained glass window hanging - butterfly)

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Stained Glass Classic Hangings

There are some things that appeal to almost anyone. They stand the test of time and never go out of style. I'll attempt to capture what I consider "Classic Images, Pictures and Photos" in stained glass.

The "Child Gazing" on the left is the first for my classic category. She is gazing through a railing and full of wonder. She is dressed to the nines and in a classic pose. I may not do this image justice, but this is my best effort.

Here's "Marilyn" on the right with her dress blowing - a blast from the past!

(stained glass classic hanging - child gazing)
(stained glass classic hanging - marilyn)


This "Sailor Nurse Embrace" on the left reflects all the emotions raging as WWII comes to an end. This is but one example taking place in Time Square, New York City. It was great fun developing the color scheme from a black-and-white photo.

This is my version of the "Buffalo Nickel" on the right. It's the only coin with "tails" on both sides! If you prefer the buffalo facing left, just flip it over! Once again, I enjoyed choosing the colors and textures of the glass. I like it.

(stained glass classic hanging - Sailor Nurse Embrace)

(stained glass classic hanging - Buffalo Nickel)


There's been rumors around for years that Elvis is truly alive. I haven't really bought into that, but I decided to make it a reality.







(stained glass classic hanging - Elvis)


More Classic Items Coming Soon!

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Stained Glass Hanging Room Dividers

These larger framed pieces I've designed are intended as ceiling hangings. They would be hung by chains from vaulted ceilings. Besides being art they can act as room dividers - for example to define a dining room from a living room. Currently I have three pieces all with the female human body as the subject. Although they may be a bit provocative for some, they do offer beauty and color and generate interest and conversation.

The Ballerina features a brillant red dress and a multiple colored border. The Shower Scene features a shaded and shadowed body with multiple textures and colors making up the background.

(stained glass ceiling hanging - ballerina - people)


The Sun Bather features the tanned body on the wooden dock against the background of the bright sky and water. The umbrella and tote bag add some needed color. I think the bright red hair brings a vibrant contrast to the piece.





(stained glass ceiling hanging - sun bather - people)

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Stained Glass Cabinet Door Inserts

I designed these Cabinet Door inserts to fit my family room built-ins. I incorporated lights inside the cabinets to display the glass. This design is a departure from living subjects and instead features geometrical rather than natural shapes.


(stained glass door insert - one-of-a-kind)


Tom built a gorgeous piece of furniture and for the final touch he wanted custom glass inserts for the four Hutch Doors on the left. We incorporated some beveled glass that I suggested and he loved the idea. Tom claims that the glass doors are now the focal point of his piece! I like happy customers!

On the right is a photo of the finished Hutch. Tom began building this beautiful piece of furniture 30 years ago after taking dimensions off an existing piece in a furniture showroom. Before he could complete it, he was distracted by his job which took him to Canada and other places. Since retiring, he was intent on finishing it ( I think it was a promise to his wife as well as himself).






(stained glass hutch door insert - one-of-a-kind)


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