Choosing A Stained Glass Style For Your Beaumont
Thinking about adding stained glass to your Beaumont Church? Or maybe restoring the existing stained glass? But have no idea where to start? Well, that makes sense since almost no “regular Joe” knows much about the ancient art of stained glass. Likewise, you probably don’t know (but want to) what types of stained glass options are available for you. No need to worry, we here at Custom Stained Glass Houston, can help you sort things out because–it is our business to know all about this lovely and lasting. And frankly, it is something we just love to talk about. Read below for some popular and pleasing ideas for stained glass to grace your Beaumont church and enchant parishioners of your Beaumont church for decades to come.
Stained Glass Options For Chapels And Churches In Beaumont
Opalescent glass is a piece of glass with mixed colors in it. Typically there are two to five that are used in the process. This gives glass depth and many gorgeous color combinations. Plus no two pieces are alike! This type of glass treatment contains a white opaqueness so that the glass is not see through it and it perfect for areas where you want diffused light–like entryways.
This type of stained glass is transparent and usually is only one color. It has incredible clarity and is wonderful for creating a high-end, striking stained glass look. As the name implies this type of glass is often used in cathedral windows but is wonderful for pictorial scenes, symbols, and memorial plates too!
Hand-stained glass, like the name states, is stained/painted by hand. It is typically reddish-brown or black and great for creating life-like scenes. This is because after an artist applies a layer of stain to a piece, they finish by carefully tapping or brushing in highlights–giving the piece amazing depth. This glass is perfect for pictorial scenes depicting natural symbols or human faces because of the amazing detail and shading.
Different from leaded glass, faceted glass has its own very unique look. This reason for this is because– it is a thick glass that is faceted or chipped on the surface. This type of faceting makes for amazing light play off the glass. Faceted glass is held together with epoxy which allows the spaces between the glass adding even more to its depth and glow.
Custom Stained Glass Houston For Church Stained Glass In Beaumont
All of these types of glass treatments are ones we use at Custom Stained Glass Houston, not only to create new church windows but in restoring windows to their former glory. Reach out to us today for information and pricing on stained glass creation, installation or restoration on your Beaumont church.