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chinese luck symbol in stained glassThis stained glass version of the Chinese symbol for Luck is currently for sale. This artwork was as hard to make as it now is to photograph. I'm sure I will replace these photos with better ones when I am able to get some.

While this first photo might impress you, wait until you scroll down farther on this page and you will see all that is missing in this photo.

This artwork is made with 1/4" and 1/8" lead came. The extensive spiral overlays are made from lead and backed with brass wire to make them strong. The dark blue-green border looks right here... none of the other colors do.

chinese stained glassYou may not believe it, but this is the same artwork ====>

This photograph correctly shows the swirled peach background glass and the light gold pieces (both of which looked totally white in the photo above).

The luck symbol at the center of this design is an olive green which also looks about right in this photo.

The idea for this artwork came from an image I found while doing research online, and subsequently bought the rights to from dreamstime.com.

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These next 3 photos give a glimpse of how hard this design was to make in stained glass.

stained glass luckThis  photo shows the pieces of glass laid out and ready to be leaded into place. There were a lot of inside points in this project, that is, places where a 90-degree indentation had to be ground into the glass (I don't use a glass bandsaw). In some places there were two of these next to each other, requiring a small square to be ground out of the neighboring glass. As with all of my artworks, I cut all of the pieces before starting the construction phase. For this project, my accuracy was right on, and I did not have to re-cut any of the pieces while putting this one together.

stained glass progressThis next photo shows the process of leading the pieces of glass into place. Every inside point required cutting two pieces of lead at 45-degree angles.

While I don't usually build my artworks on a full sized pattern of the design, I do make a pattern of the circular lines for a complex project like this one. Building it on top of the drawn circular lines ensures that everything comes out perfect.

stained glass processHere is another view of the lead construction phase. After this is completed, the joints where leadlines meet are soldered. This is followed by the making of many overlays, which are also soldered into place.

One more photo below...

chinese lucky stained glassThis last photo shows this Chinese Luck Symbol in stained glass as it appears hanging in my living room window. I added it at the end because it does not correctly show many of the glasses.

The stained glass measures 30" in diameter. The custom made oak frame brings the overall size to 34.5". The oak frame is oiled, bringing out the natual grain of the wood. The frame can still be stained. Options there are wood colors like walnut-brown or mahogany-red, or just about any color including almost black. A frame like this could also be painted or lacquered. Staining would be included in the purchase price; paint or lacquer would cost a bit more.

This artwork is $3200.00. Contact me for a quote that includes insured shipping. If you live within 200 miles of Denver, I will deliver and hang it for free. Everyone else gets as much consultation as needed to walk them through the hanging process.

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