Use Beveled Glass in Stained Glass Windows
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Philip_Mainhood/38677]Philip Mainhood
How often do you look into a stained glass window and think that it has beautiful color, and the design is great, but it is missing something, something that would make that stained glass window absolutely shine? That's what it is - Shine. The window is missing shine and sparkle. The best way to achieve sparkle and shine in a stained glass window is to add bevels.
Don't get me wrong, without color stained glass can be very boring, and can be missing depth. But to truly finish a good design, the sparkle of beveled glass can create a beautiful array of colors that add so much to a design, that a person would wonder why every stained glass window doesn't have bevels.
Bevels come in many different designs, The ones seen most often are rectangles, and beveled edges like you would see on glass table tops, however, what some people don't know is that bevels can be done in any shape. Your imagination is the limit for what can be beveled. We have done many types of bevels; we have bevel clusters that are horse heads, peacocks, humming birds and butterflies. There are many options when it comes to bevels, the designs are endless.
The main point to note about bevels is that they can do more than just make a fancy border, that is a safe option in a design, bevels can look good as boarders, however, bevels can also be a center piece in a stained glass window, they can bath a room in a radiant spectrum of colors from the sun. That should not be hidden and blended into a background, that should be incorporated into your design, and possible be made into the focal point of you design.
Many people shy away from Bevels because they can be raise the cost of a design, to be honest it's true, it can raise the cost, but were talking about around ten dollars, not hundreds of dollars. Bevels are surprisingly cost effective for improving a design, and raising it to the next level. [http://www.us-stainedglass.com]Us-StainedGlass.com has more about Beveled Glass and [http://www.us-stainedglass.com]stained glass windows. You can get a quote on how much it would cost to make your dream stained glass window for every room in your house.
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