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.
Finished and ready to install.
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.
Cutting the glass and assembling the design.
Traditional lead came and soldering.
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.