Beveled Glass

Written by Laurie Nichol
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Leaded glass, etched glass, beveled glass -- it's becoming more common nowadays to get as decorative with your windows as you do with the rest of your home. More and more custom doors and frames are sporting unique glass designs. It's a creative way to bring new light and life into your foyer, living room, or anywhere else in your home that could use a refreshing change.

Beveled Glass Effects

When light passes through beveled glass, the effect is similar to that of stained glass windows. But with beveled glass, the light passes through clear, uncolored glass, and takes its liveliness from the variety of textures and bevel-cuts. The play of light that enters your home is truly transforming.

There are many studios that can create these custom-made pieces. Most people opt for hand-beveled glass, since the surfaces reflect light in many different colors, with the effect of a prism. Machine-beveled glass creates too uniform a surface, and only casts "white" light.

What can you create with beveled glass? The artistic options are many -- any kind of design you wish can be achieved. From original patterns and family crests or initials, to custom-created scenes -- "paintings" in light and texture. The window design options are as limitless as your imagination.

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