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    The Five Amazing Modern Stained Glass Accounts to Follow on Instagram

The Five Amazing Modern Stained Glass Accounts to Follow on Instagram

Though it often has a reputation for being outdated, stained glass is currently experiencing a renaissance. This old art form is now enjoying new popularity, particularly on social media sites like Instagram. Home to some of the best examples of contemporary stained glass work, Instagram provides endless inspiration for anyone interested in this craft. To help get you started, we’ve compiled a list of five must-follow accounts from talented artists working in this medium today!

Modern Stained Glass Instagram Artist 1

@lumie.glass

This artist’s use of soft colors and simple shapes creates beautiful, otherworldly stained glass wall hangings. Additionally, her minimalist approach is not only aesthetically pleasing but also part of her wide appeal.

Modern Stained Glass Instagram Artist 2

@sunnyday_windows

This artist has taken vintage-style stained glass and given it a beautiful new spin. Utilizing bold geometric shapes and contemporary color schemes, she creates stunning wall hangings that are perfect for any 21st-century home.

Modern Stained Glass Instagram Artist 3

@dewsreign

This glass artist creates magical stained glass windows utilizing ancient Arabic designs. His strong use of colors makes his artwork eye-catching and gives it a contemporary feel.

Modern Stained Glass Instagram Artist 4

@luluandglass

This glass artist transforms gorgeous everyday items into lovely works of art. Her most popular products, however, are her lovely stained glass hair combs.

Modern Stained Glass Instagram Artist 5

@scottish.stained.glass

This firm produces a lot of stained glass windows, both contemporary and antique. They are our parent company, and although everything they do is amazing, their most stunning work is their modern stained glass architectural installations!

Modern Stained Glass Designer in City

For over 25 years, our firm has been creating stained glass. We are the number one choice in the city for traditional or contemporary stained glass design. Contact us now for a [...]

St. Edward’s Church: Custom Stained Glass Feature

We’re excited to announce that our most recent custom church stained glass project is now officially complete. The successful project was for St. Edward’s Church in Pennsylvania. The church wanted to create a special tribute piece for the memorial of their pastor that had passed away. They also wanted to address functionality by replacing the large window overlooking the main street, so they could conceal this view during their services. St. Edward’s interviewed many companies and decided to go with ours for this important project.

The Custom Stained Glass Process for St. Edward’s Church

The church set out for this project about two years ago during the pandemic. We relied on electronic communications for the design process when normally this would be done in person. We created a variety of versions of the tree of life design they requested. During the review process, our team overheard Father Rick discussing his idea of creating another stained glass window that showed his favorite Bible teaching – Jesus on the Sea of Galilee. We thought it would be worth a shot so we created this design for presentation. The Father and church both loved the design and decided to move forward with this one. We wanted to create dimension in the panel and did so through painting and shading. We also wanted to add some diversity to the other figures shown with Jesus and painted calm seas as a metaphor for the calm after the storm. Regardless of some of the installation challenges, we were still able to successfully create a continuous, cohesive panel design.

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Stunning Hotels with Stained Glass You Can Find in Colorado

Colorado is home to some very beautiful hotels, many of which contain stained glass windows. These majestic creations invite light, color, and beauty into hotel interiors and are a major draw for tourists. Below, we’ve shared our list of the top 5 hotels with stained glass in Colorado.

Church Stained Glass Restoration: The Rising Church

We’re excited to announce the completion of our church stained glass restoration this last month. The Rising Church located in Arvada, CO was built in 1913 and is celebrated for its homeless outreach. The small community church has original stained glass windows throughout. One night, someone walking by the church thought they heard a noise coming from inside. They decided to throw rocks through the windows to stop the commotion inside. Fortunately, there wasn’t anyone inside the church but the result was severely damaged windows.

Our Church Stained Glass Restoration Process and Challenges

We began with an on-site assessment of the damage. 90% of the windows had been vandalized so we brought these back to our studio for restoration. These panels were soaked for up to two weeks so we could take them apart easier and get all the dirt and grime off of them. We then cataloged all the glass that was in good condition and replaced the damaged pieces. In order to achieve a perfect color match, we used glass from our existing inventory and utilized custom glass manufacturing. The challenge with these windows is that we had to resize them. The original windows had lead missing in order to fit the original windows. We resized them properly and shaved some of the windows down on-site in order to create the right fit. Exterior protective polycarbonate was also created in order to deliver optimal protection. This was custom built with ventilation.

Work With Colorado Springs’ Top Church Stained Glass Restoration Studio

Colorado Springs Stained Glass is honored to be the top church stained glass restoration studio serving the state of Colorado. Our team is always here to provide assessments, recommendations, and evaluations for your stained [...]

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    Does your Colorado Springs stained Glass need to be restored? Find out here!

Does your Colorado Springs stained Glass need to be restored? Find out here!

Stained glass is an art form created by tinting colored glass with paints, pigments, and dyes. It has a beauty that makes it ideal for church and chapel adornment. It’s also long-lasting and durable, so it’ll last for years to come. Even though it has a long life expectancy, it won’t last forever without maintenance or repairs. When the caming, wood frame, grout, and glass begin to fail the window will need more repairs.
Gaps In Your Colorado Springs Church’s Stained Glass Window That Show Daylight
Gaps of visible light shining through the leading between glass pieces are an obvious indication that it’s time to restore your Colorado Springs church stained glass. This form of wear and tear, regardless of size, must be dealt with immediately since it indicates that the lead has been stretched, putting the window at risk of being structurally unsound.
Buckling, Bowing, And Sagging Of Your Colorado Springs Church’s Stained Glass
If your church’s stained glass windows are buckling, bowing, bulging, or sagging, it’s probably time to have them restored. In this case, the worst-case scenario is that the window might collapse and even harm a congregation member. Small shards of glass will begin to fall out with time, increasing the cost of future repairs and eventually causing the entire piece to fail. In either event, this is an issue that must be addressed as soon as possible by a professional.
Chips And Cracks In Your Colorado Springs Church’s Stained Glass
The most prevalent repairs to church stained glass windows are chips and cracks in the glass. A repair like this usually only affects the beauty and luster of your church’s stained glass. However, cracks may also signal that the [...]

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    Stained Glass restoration: Do it Yourself or Hire A Stained Glass Expert?

Stained Glass restoration: Do it Yourself or Hire A Stained Glass Expert?

Churches have beautiful stained glass, which symbolizes the history of various religions in the United States. We have several magnificent churches in Colorado Springs with stunning stained glass to match. These pieces of art must be conserved so that future generations may enjoy them. Stained glass restoration is time-consuming and expensive; therefore, some congregations may want to undertake it themselves. The good news is that when it comes to stained glass maintenance, you can do a few simple tasks yourself. More substantial repairs and restorations should be handled by a professional though.
DIY Church Stained Glass Maintenance
The majority of church stained glass repairs may be completed by a seasoned stained glass artist. However, there are a few things groundskeepers may do to preserve the glass and keep it looking nice for churchgoers.

Light Cleaning Of Your Stained Glass: Like any other window, stained glass becomes dirty and dusty with time. Stained glass does not need to be removed for simple cleaning. To clean, simply use distilled water and a light cloth to gently rub away the dust stand grime. If the windows are painted, be sure they are fired, otherwise, you could remove the paint when cleaning.

Maintain wood frames around the Stained Glass: The wood frames used in your Colorado Springs church’s stained glass windows are important components that keep the whole structure steady. For this reason, moisture sealant and paint should be applied to keep the wood in good working order. Apply these sealants as directed but avoid getting them on the glass or lead. They might cause harm to the appearance of the glass and even remove painted stained glass finishes.

Replace missing or loose putty when needed:   Your church maintenance employee can [...]

Is Stained Glass Restoration Worth it?

Choosing whether or not to restore your church’s stained glass is a difficult decision. These inspiring connections to your church’s past mean a lot to congregants who are very attached to them. We frequently make the case for church stained glass restoration in Houston based only on the congregation’s affection for these relics. However, there are also more practical reasons to have it done.
Stained Glass Restoration Improves Glass Luster
Over time, the colors in your damaged stained glass windows may fade due to weather and dirt and debris accumulation. In fact, when we return repaired stained glass to churches, it appears brand new. Once the restoration is complete, the many hues look more vivid and deeper than before—restoring the window to its original splendor.
Stained Glass Restoration Reinforces Support Structure
Restoration of damaged stained glass windows isn’t only about aesthetics. It’s also about making sure your Houston stained glass continues to endure a long time. If your stained glass is more than 100 years old, the lead has most likely become brittle. Lead that is old and brittle will bend under the weight of the glass causing sagging and eventual failure. Modern lead additives are used in contemporary lead to extend the life of church stained-glass windows by 200 years or more.
Stained Glass Restoration Improves the Function of Your Stained Glass
We encounter stained glass flaws and fissures on a regular basis here in Houston. Stained glass windows, like any other window in your church, have a practical role to play. They keep bad weather out and heated and cooled air in. If you have a crack or hole in your church’s stained glass windows, they are not functioning correctly. This might result [...]

Leaded Glass for Privacy in Your Colorado Springs Home

Stained glass has been beloved for centuries and has often been thought of as a lost art form. This highly versatile medium is making a comeback for all property types ranging from residential homes to event centers. When it comes to investing in stained glass, many property owners often only see its value when it comes to the beautiful, one-of-a-kind aesthetic that it offers. Both stained glass and leaded glass can provide numerous benefits for homes and virtually any property type. For those interested in leaded glass for their Colorado Springs homes, you can also enjoy the incredible privacy and functionality they provide.
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    Update Your Bathroom with Stained Glass for your Colorado Springs Home

Update Your Bathroom with Stained Glass for your Colorado Springs Home

Your bathroom is one of the most intimate rooms in your home. It should be someplace where you can unwind at the end of a long day and feel free to be yourself. But if you have a bathroom window that overlooks your front yard or a neighbor’s home, you may not feel like you have the secluded, peaceful space you need to relax. That’s why you should consider updating the bathroom of your Colorado Springs home with stained glass! Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite ways to use stained glass for bathroom renovations.
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    Futuristic Fundraising Ideas for Church Stained Glass Restorations

Futuristic Fundraising Ideas for Church Stained Glass Restorations

Stained glass is something that many Colorado Springs churches take pride in and it has meaning to their congregation. These windows often represent the history of a church so preserving them is important for that reason alone.  However, stained-glass preservation is expensive and almost no church has the money to do it on hand.  Luckily there are several modern ways churches can now raise funds online for their church stained glass restoration.
Why Churches Should Use Modern Technology to Fundraise for Stained Glass Restoration
While not all churches have a lot of extra cash on hand, the stained glass restoration projects for their iconic windows are worth it. As we’ve seen working with many different congregations in our time restoring these beautiful pieces of artwork–churches always find raising funds was well worth it.  Happily, technology has made fundraising more accessible than ever before too! Check out some modern ideas below.
Online Fundraising Ideas for Church Stained Glass
Fundraising is certainly not a new concept for non-profit organizations. But we wanted to outline some of the most successful things we have seen local Colorado Springs churches start doing.

GoFundMe: One of the newest ways to raise money for causes is called GoFundMe. This website allows people and organizations to crowdfund for things they care about, which can be either personal or charitable in nature. The setup process is fairly simple with a few details like how much you want your donations raised goal to be as well as an introduction video that shows where all this money will go towards – whether it’s food, education programs, or even medical supplies! Sharing the project on social media just got easier too with their new Facebook integration feature–now [...]

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