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Home Stained Glass Elements and Styles

With so many stunning options for stained glass windows, it can be hard to decide which one is perfect for your home. Thankfully the specialized process of creating custom designs out of the few distinct components used in these works is something that we professional designers specialize in!

If you’re looking to incorporate a stained glass window into your home, this post is for you. We’ll be taking a closer look at some of the most popular elements and detailing how they can enhance the design and aesthetic of your space. By the time you finish reading, you’ll have all of the knowledge necessary to determine which features are right for your custom stained glass window!
Stained Glass for Fort Collins Homes
Stained glass is an ideal way to add a timeless, enchanting style to your home. Whether you favour antique styles that feature spiritual symbols or contemporary motifs with abstract shapes and vivid colours – the choices are truly limitless! Not only does stained glass offer exquisite aesthetics, but it also offers privacy whilst allowing natural sunlight into your living space simultaneously. Different materials can be used in creating these pieces of art ranging from rich hues , leaded cames as well as dazzling tiles. You can even commission custom creations specifically designed for your unique urban abode!
Why Stained Glass Works Well in Fort Collins Homes
With its timeless allure, stained glass is making a triumphant return in contemporary Fort Collins residences. Adding an air of sophistication to any space, this type of artistry can be effectively utilized for doors and windows; creating a cozy setting with its brilliant hues while adding a touch of class.f

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    The Five Amazing Modern Stained Glass Accounts to Follow on Instagram

The Five Amazing Modern Stained Glass Accounts to Follow on Instagram

Nowadays, people are beginning to see stained glass as something modern instead of vintage. If you go on social media, particularly Instagram, you can see incredible works of art that talented stained glass artists have created. From the mesmerizing colors to the one-of-a-kind designs, these five artist accounts will surely leave you in awe!
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Stained glass wall hangings created by this amazing artist are characterized by subtle hues and basic forms. Her minimalist approach is not only lovely but part of her wide appeal.
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This artist didn’t follow the same old stained glass playbook. Instead, she used forward-thinking geometric shapes and colors to make wall hangings that fit perfectly in modern times.
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This artist’s bold utilization of colors in his ancient Arabic style shapes creates magical and eye-catching stained glass windows with a modern flare.
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By far, this artist’s most popular items are these gorgeous stained glass hair combs. Her style is playful and whimsical, and she obviously loves to create lovely everyday objects out of stained glass.
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Our parent company is known for its beautiful stained glass windows, both modern and vintage. However, their most stunning work is their modern stained glass architectural installations!
Modern Stained Glass Designer in Fort Collins
For over 25 years, our company has been creating stained glass. We are Fort Collins’ top choice for traditional or modern stained glass creation. Get in touch with us right now for a free contemporary stained glass design consultation!

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    How Wedding Venues Use Stained Glass to Create a Unique Space

How Wedding Venues Use Stained Glass to Create a Unique Space

Getting married is one of the most amazing things you’ll ever experience in life. Weddings are magical, a special time that you share with your soulmate celebrating the love you have for each other. You deserve to have the perfect wedding. That’s why you should consider decorating your venue with stained glass. Stained glass makes wedding venues come to life with light and color. Not only does it instantly elevate the look of any venue, but it also exhibits a beauty that’s unforgettable and timeless. In this article, we’ll discuss the various ways you can use stained glass to make your Fort Collins venue look stunning.
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Beautiful Examples of Stained Glass to Visit In Europe

With the holidays upon us–some people are planning to jet set for the holidays and a trip to Europe to soak in some culture is a popular trip. If you are one of those people–congrats to you! There are of course a lot of things to do in Europe and one thing we suggest, being the company of a European immigrant, is to check out the stained glass. We absolutely adore the stained glass culture abroad and it is something that greatly influences our work. Of course, we are a tab partial to Scottish works of stained glass art–because that is where our owner Martin Short learned the craft. But we also know there is amazing stained glass across the world and all over Europe. So, on your European travels this holiday season, should you be near any of the locations below, be sure to check out some of what we consider the most notable stained glass these areas have to offer.


The Augsburg Cathedral: A Romanesque church built in the late 11th Century these windows are one of the most ancient examples in situ are. Containing portraits of Moses, Daniel and other biblical figures prophets are elegantly depicted surrounded by marvelous marble borders. 


Christ of Wissembourg: Another example of ancient stained glass this work of art was also constructed in the late 11th Century. While not as magestic as much cathedral stained glass–the rich history makes it something worth seeing. An excellent example of why stained glass is often called the “poor man’s bible”, this gorgeous portrait of Christ likely came from a Benedictine abbey in the north of Alsace and was likely used to tell the story of Christ’s love. It now sits in [...]

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What Gives Stained Glass Its Color?

The stained glass manufacturing process can be facinating– from delicate glass painting to creating pieces with varying textures, there’s a lot of production that goes into every stained glass window. Customers looking into creating their own custom stained glass have a lot of options to choose from in regards to color, style, texture, and design. Have you ever considered what gives stained glass its color? The colored glass manufacturing process is very interesting and may actually surprise you. Here’s how you make colored glass:
The Stained Glass Color Production Process
Glass is created through a mixture of sand and scraps of broken waste glass, called cullet. Any glass that’s recycled for glass creation is referred to as cullet. When cullet and sand are sifted then placed into a furnace, a variety of additives are combined for glass creation. The furnace is heated to over 2900 degrees Fahrenheit in order for the cullet and sand to reach their melting points. The ancient Romans and Egyptians discovered that adding certain ingredients to this molten hot mixture could create colored glass. Gerber, an 8th-century chemist, discovered that metal oxides were the key to creating colorful glass. With today’s advancements in technology, we now utilize metal oxides, sulfides, and other compounds to create different colored glass options. Here are some of the more common additives required for developing colored glass:

Cobalt oxide: blue/violet
Gold chloride: red
Cadmium sulfide: yellow
Sulfur: amber/yellow
Antimony oxide: white
Chromic oxide: emerald green
Uranium oxide: green/fluorescent yellow

Work with Fort Collin’s Number One Source for Colorful Stained Glass
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    3 Amazing Historic Stained Glass Looks for Hotels In Fort Collins

3 Amazing Historic Stained Glass Looks for Hotels In Fort Collins

For hotels in the Fort Collins area, deciding which stained glass is right for your commercial establishment is the key to design success. This is especially true for historic hotels, where keeping an antique vibe is critical. You want your stained glass to mirror the authenticity of your throwback theme. This helps you continue to draw in visitors who come to you for that very reason. We here at Fort Collins Stained Glass have a lot of experience in this type of stained glass. So, we have collated some of our most popular vintage looks for hotels and even vintage homes here in Fort Collins to use as inspiration
 Historic Stained Glass Ideas For Fort Collins Hotels
 1. Mackintosh Stained Glass: The iconic designs from artists Charles Rennie Mackintosh include the Mackintosh Rose also called the Glasgow Rose. It is incredibly recognizable and is featured prominently in many works of art worldwide. However, Mackintosh moved easily from design style to design style, so any stained glass work mirroring his works will fit well in your Fort Collins hotel or hospitality venue. 

 2. Greene & Greene Stained Glass: A lot of architecture here in Colorado was made at the turn of the last century–right around the time, the Greene and Greene business was thriving. This is why the Greene and Greene or Craftsman style stained glass will fit perfectly into historic hotels here in Fort Collins. The designs of these two talented brothers have never gone out of style and can be seen in homes and businesses all over Colorado. A unique native beauty appearance–sometimes geometric, sometimes with flowing lines– makes up to these types of stained glass windows. But there is always incredible attention to detail and color. 

 3. Prairie [...]

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    Creative Ways Stained Glass Windows Can Add Sophistication to Fort Collins Homes

Creative Ways Stained Glass Windows Can Add Sophistication to Fort Collins Homes

Whether you’re planning on selling your home in the future or you’ve found your forever home, making improvements around the house is a great way to improve equity. Home renovations offer a wonderful ROI that can really offer so many benefits. Rather than take on a huge home renovation project that can be inconvenient to the whole family, little projects can have a similar effect. Finding creative ways to add stained glass throughout your home can be rewarding. This is an ideal way to add sophistication to your Fort Collins home.
The Advantages of Sophisticated Stained Glass for Your Fort Collins Home
Sophisticated stained glass can be added to any room of your home to complement your existing decor and design. It is great for any room that needs a little something extra and can serve as a functional, beautiful piece as well. Stained glass can complement entryways, kitchens, dining rooms, basements, family rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, cabinetry, and much more. Sophisticated stained glass can double as a privacy solution for your property. There are many different glass choices for obstructing unwanted views into your property, adding functionality for your home. Keep unwanted looks out of your home without the need for tacky window treatments that also obstruct natural sunlight.
Work with Fort Collin’s Preferred Sophisticated Stained Glass Studio
Fort Collins Stained Glass is honored to be the preferred sophisticated stained glass studio serving the Northern Colorado area. Work with our team of stained glass artisans to achieve that level of sophistication throughout your home. We also provide free consultations to better understand your space and intended decor. We’re happy to sit down with you to sketch out your ideas and create an incredible investment.

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A Look at Marc Chagall:  Stained Glass Artist

Marc Chagall The Fine Artist
The famed artist Marc Chagall is well known in by nearly any art lover in the world.  You too have likely heard of him. A Russian-French artist by birth, his creations grace galleries, churches, home, and school worldwide.  He was an early modernist–although he was not exclusive to that style. His vast painting portfolio of work includes “The Poet or half-past three” pictured below.

As mentioned above he was mostly associated with the modernist movement but was definitely known for amazing work in a number of stylistic categories. Likewise, he created art in many different formats painting, book illustrations, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries art prints notwithstanding.
Marc Chagall The Stained Glass Master
A prolific artist known for his intuitive use of color, Marc Chagall was also, a stained glass artist.  In fact, Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows grace chapels and schools around the world But, Chagall didn’t start working in stained glass until his 70’s–which is amazing considering how many pieces he created and sheer talent of his stained glass work.  It is also no surprise that he was such a success in the stained glass medium either because, in all of his artwork, Chagall was incredibly in tune with light and color–a skill he easily transferred to stained glass creation. This attention to exactly how and where light would shine through his stained glass windows coupled with the clever exploitation of glass properties to instill the most amazing colors–were the keys to his overwhelming success.  
Marc Chagall Stained Glass For Churches
Chagall did quite a few church stained glass windows though his artistry was not solely bestowed upon churches.  Although he did do many church stained glass [...]

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Beautiful Examples of Stained Glass Throughout Europe

Stained glass has such an interesting, deep-rooted history that goes back centuries to Europe. Modern-day stained glass artisans can really learn a lot from these historic pieces of stained glass. Understanding all the different techniques can really implement a new artistic style and offer inspiration for current stained glass pieces. Stained glass throughout Europe offers some beautiful examples that can really provide such beauty and historical value. One of our favorite examples of stained glass in Europe is the Gothic style stained glass windows housed in Sainte-Chapelle.
Sainte-Chapelle Historic Stained Glass Windows
Sainte-Chapelle is a famous, historic church that is located in Paris, France. This incredible Gothic-style church is home to 1113 stained glass pieces that make up 15 stained glass windows. Each of these 15 stained glass windows is almost 50 feet in height, drawing the viewer’s eyes upward toward the magnificent details. The 1113 stained glass pieces are all different and unique, portraying a significant scene from the New and Old Testament. In addition to biblical scenes, some historical events in France are also captured through these incredibly detailed works of art. The stained glass features almost make the building look as if it was completely built out of glass, lending an incredible open feel that’s traditional to historic churches and their intention of stained glass.
Sainte-Chapelle Inspired Stained Glass for Your Fort Collins Church
Fort Collins Stained Glass is proud to be the leading custom stained glass studio serving the Fort Collins area. Churches from all different denominations can all take advantage of the amazing benefits that custom stained glass has to offer. Sainte-Chapelle offers endless inspiration in both design and symbolic messaging, providing a great source for churches. Experience more [...]

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    3 Things To Consider Before Having Your Church Stained Glass Restored

3 Things To Consider Before Having Your Church Stained Glass Restored

Stained Glass Restoration Tips For Fort Collins Churches
You may have noticed that any of the beautiful Fort Collins churches fortunate enough to possess their original stained glass windows are definitely starting to look worse for the wear. Due to manufacturing constraints at the time, stained glass made in the early 20th century begins to deteriorate at the 80-100 year mark. Besides missing panels claimed by neglect and the weather, bowed frames may be apparent, as well as sagging in the leading or cracks in the glass panes.  Fear not, though, for these iconic stained glass fixtures in Fort Collins churches can be renewed and restored for another 150-200 years with our know how. As with all restoration undertakings, here are a few things for your church to consider.
What Will Your Fort Collins Church’s Stained Glass Restoration Cost?
A full restoration of church stained glass can reach easily into the thousands of dollars.  But, this not only restores the splendor and preserves it for future congregants and admirers, but contributes to the maintaining the rich historical endowment of Fort Collins as well.  When initiating a stained glass restoration project, we urge you to get a full and thorough estimate of the time and costs associated with the program.
How Long WIll The Restoration Take?
We at Fort Collins Stained Glass, a first-rate church stained glass repair operation, understand very well the time and attentive care needed to repair stained glass to its former glory.  This is no quick overnight fix! So, should you decide to undertake stained glass restoration on your Fort Collins church, please be certain that your church can make do with the temporary windows that will be in place from [...]

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