we've gotten rid of the many
people who write to me wanting to buy bevels for their own glassmaking
- or at least most of them - let's talk about bevels as a possible
option for your leaded glass panels...
ways of creating leaded glass artworks that contain bevels, 
custom-made bevels and  stock bevels. Custom made bevels can be
fabricated in any shapes and sizes, but are expensive because the cost
about $1.00 to $1.50 per inch for the circumference of
of beveled glass. Examples of custom-made bevels can be seen at page56.htm.
if you wish to discuss artworks using custom-made bevels.
cost of custom-made bevels causes most clients who desire a
beveled look to choose stock bevels instead. Stock bevels are mass
produced, and come in  patterns (usually symmetrical) called
"clusters" and  geometric shapes. They are usually
surrounded by non-beveled glass - either
clear textured glass or colored glass. Examples of stock bevels in
my artworks can be seen at the following pages:
cluster center designs surrounded by clear and colored glasses:
cluster center design surrounded by clear glasses and geometric bevels:
- Beveled geometric
CHOOSING BEVELS YOU MIGHT WANT ME TO USE...
The LINKS below will take you
to images of individual bevels and beveled clusters that are generally
available. The object is to make a list of bevels that you like, and
forward that list to me, whereupon I will respond with my thoughts
about which selections might work best and why.
As you're looking at the
images of bevels and beveled clusters, please keep the SIZE of your
stained glass artwork in mind. Try to select beveled clusteres that
will fit nicely into the artwork you are considering having made. If you are unsure whether a cluster is the wrong size, include
it in the list of possibilities you give me, and I will get back to you
with my thoughts concerning its advisability for your beveled glass
PLEASE TAKE NOTES. It's a lot
to look at, so I've tried to make it easier by  separating the types
of bevels onto different web pages, and  clearly numbering each
Start by writing down
the image number. Then write down either  the catalog number or
 the position on the image where the bevels you like are located
(such as, "image 12, second row, fourth cluster.") Do this for all
of the clusters you like, and forward this information to me. I will
review the list and get back to you with input on which bevels I think
might fit best for your artwork and why. Along with input on why one
set of bevels might be better than another would be pricing information
for each of the selections chosen. If that quote is agreeable to
you, I would then create one or more scale drawings showing the bevels
you have selected
and incorporating whatever other relevant information you have
provided me. Then, I would create a private web page showing the
drawings and email
you the URL so you can review and comment on those designs. An
example of a set of beveled designs I did for a client can be seen here.
Small Bevel Clusters
Medium Bevel Clusters
Large Bevel Clusters
Bevel Border Designs - combine with geometric shapes to make ornate borders
Geometric Bevel Shapes - squares, circles, diamonds, rectangles, etc.
Miscellaneous Bevel Shapes - beveled leaves, flowers, animals, religious icons, etc.
Elements - small bevel clusters designed to combine into larger designs (example - here)
Once you have a list compiled, you can email me here