How much does it cost to have a panel made?
A very difficult question to answer, it is similar
to asking “how much does a car cost?” There
are many, many variables. Size is not a major
factor in cost. The actual cost of the glass used
is usually only a small portion of the overall
panel cost. Cost is determined by the complexity
and/or the number of pieces in the panel. The more
pieces the more labor, in turn the higher the
price. As always price quotes are free!
Does stained glass fade in the sun?
No, color is in the glass not applied to the
glass. When stained glass is made minerals and
metals are added to the molten mixture to create
colors. The colors are everlasting they will never
fade or change colors.
Is working with lead safe?
Most often lead is absorbed through carelessness.
Lead is seldom airborne, so most exposure comes
from lead being transferred from the hands to the
mouth, nose, or even eyes by touching or rubbing.
You should never eat or smoke when working with
lead came or soldering. The smoke you see when
soldering comes from the flux not the solder. The
soldering process does not get the lead to a high
enough temperature to vaporize the it. Remember,
always wash your hands thoroughly anytime you work
with solder or lead came.