The Blue Wave

Saint-Gobain glass from France, is the most beautiful glass in the world. Glass with a Soul and a perfect choice for this North Carolina oceanfront home. Sunrise will be lighting this Blue Wave, creating beams of colors to match this ocean view. Nothing short of magic to begin one’s day.

My patron, Linda Staunch, was interested in a glass panel that carried movement and flow that could harmonize with the teal and turquoise tones of her beach house. The frame for this custom stained glass panel needed to be as light and airy as the existing environment. 

The idea behind this creation was to create a strong enough framework and still allow the watery wave to continue moving beyond the visual restrictions of a completely wooden frame. Mahogany wood top and bottom with aluminum square metal sides allow for a softer and delicate feel in helping this Wave move beyond its borders. Being an interior window, this panel will never have to worry about strong winds, hurricanes, and other extreme weather conditions that living on the ocean can create.

Linda sitting in on bench with blue wave stained glass panel installed

Finished and ready to install.

Framed and finish stained glass window panel

A “sneak peek” for all the BFFs (Best Friends Forever). It was a surprise luncheon and I had just finished cementing the Blue Wave. All the BFFs loved it.

4 women looking at the stained glass window panel

Cutting the glass and assembling the design.

Laying stained glass pieces on design

Traditional lead came and soldering.

Laying lead and soldering stained glass pieces

Making the Pattern: As always I begin with creating an original pattern. The design takes the most time and once I am completely satisfied, the rest are simply steps to completion. Cutting the glass, leading each piece, soldering, glazing, and framing. Last, but not least, is the installation process, finishing up with a walk on the beach.

Stained glass pattern on paper
Finished stained glass window installation

Michaele Lee Rose

About Michaelé Rose Watson

Michaelé Rose is an innovative, modern artist creating conceptual art in mixed media and a custom stained glass expert, specializing in Architectural Stained Glass Restoration.

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