Red Stained Glass
Red Stained Glass - Why it's awesome!
Red stained glass is awesome! Here's why... I think I've already mentioned on other Squidoo lenses that I am a stained glass artist. I have been making stained glass on and off for approximately 13 years now. I started out when I was in high school and I took an adult night class in it pretty randomly. I was hooked in no time at all. I got all the tools needed and started making stained glass like a fiend! After a few years I was good enough to sell my art - not for any profit really but mostly to recover costs to keep making more suncatchers and windows and to help just fund more stained glass artwork to help myself continually improve.
As you can see, I'm a big proponent of this awesome type of art! What I like about looking at and making stained glass is that you can have pretty much unlimited imagination and creativity with it. Anything an artist can think of is able to be made. I think red stained glass is one of the best styles. The main reason I like this color of glass is that it is so striking! There is just something stunning about a red and clear (or white) art deco or antique replica stained glass window that draws the eye.
Sunlight catches the red glass so vibrantly and it makes a great contrast to patterned clear or white glass. Red stained glass also goes well with bright blue pieces too!
Red stained glass can be used in pieces for people to buy for a few different holidays. Valentine's Day is one obvious choice as is Christmas. However - you can also find red glass art for any occasion - including birthdays and the Spring and Summer! This lens will focus on some of my favorite red pieces of stained glass - suncatchers, panels, windows, and hopefully some other random types as well.
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Types of Red Stained Glass
On this page, I will feature a few different types of red stained glass (and glass art in general). First of all is real stained glass. These are made in two different styles - both copper foil method and lead came stained glass (traditional glass work). This is made up of individually cut pieces of glass.
Next - and a subtype of real stained glass - are suncatchers and lamps. These are done in the same technique but different styles. Suncatchers usually have free-form borders instead of wooden or metal frames like stained glass windows.
Red stained glass window clings are another type of gift you can find here. These are usually much cheaper than real stained glass but often quite detailed. Sometimes these are only in the $20 or less range (compared to hundreds of dollars for similar priced real glass art).
My Favorite Red Stained Glass Items For Presents
Here are my five favorite red stained glass items from Amazon. There are so many great art glass pieces to choose from that it was hard to whittle it down to just five but here you go. I'll share some other close seconds late on!
Not purely red but red and yellow stained glass go really well together.
This looks like a replica stained glass, but looks great nonetheless.
How Stained Glass Windows Are Made
More Great Red Stained Glass Windows And Suncatchers For Sale
This is one of my favorite types of red stained glass - simple lines that intersect - reds, blues, and yellows (and clear glass too)!
This is a nice curved transom window. It looks like faux stained glass to me but don't you think the red highlights are great?
A nice little red stained glass heart suncatcher - perfect as an "I Love You" gift on Valentine's Day or Christmas!
A beautiful red rose!
Why not learn to make red stained glass items on your own?
I absolutely love making stained glass. Sometimes I go a year or so without making anything - usually if life gets in the way. However, you'll be surprised at how relaxing of a hobby it can be. It is really not too hard to learn how to do it but it takes a fair amount of practice to get the hang of all the steps and to truly become a stained glass artist. Here are a few books that can help you learn how to make stained glass. If you do this then you won't have to keep buying expensive glass art for your loved ones (like on Valentine's Day or Christmas). You can start making great art for them - which will be much more appreciated. You will find books and kits to get you started with the simple "bake it" type of faux stained glass, a glass fusing kit for beginners, and a few great books on how to make real stained glass. Why not learn to make a red stained glass hart for your loved one?
Basic Stained Glass Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (How To Basics) [Spiral-bound]
Stained Glass For Dummies [Paperback]
Colorbok MaKit, and BaKit, Glittering Suncatcher Kits, Kittens
Make a Stained Glass Kaleidoscope (The Stained Glass How To Series) [Kindle Edition]
Fuseworks Beginners Fusing Kit
A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass: * Fused * Slumped * Cast [Hardcover]
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For me, it's how striking the red stands out against a clear background. These can be a stunning combination of colours!