Suncatchercreations

Suncatcher Creations Stained Glass Art

Chattanooga, Tennessee · 517 Sales

Suncatchercreations

Suncatcher Creations Stained Glass Art

Chattanooga, Tennessee 517 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Toni Rose

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Announcement   Boutique Stained Glass Art Gallery, specializing in stained glass, 3-D suncatchers, stained glass origami cranes and horses, orbs, Moravian stars, butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds, mosaics, moon goddesses, Dichroic fused glass, jewelry and stained glass window panels as well as unique gifts. I hope you find something to tempt you, tease you, arouse your passion or lift your spirit!

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Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

Boutique Stained Glass Art Gallery, specializing in stained glass, 3-D suncatchers, stained glass origami cranes and horses, orbs, Moravian stars, butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds, mosaics, moon goddesses, Dichroic fused glass, jewelry and stained glass window panels as well as unique gifts. I hope you find something to tempt you, tease you, arouse your passion or lift your spirit!

Toni Rose

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Toni Rose

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Glass is neither Solid Nor Liquid.

There is a mystery to glass. It is a jewel-like substance made from the most ordinary materials that are transformed by fire. It captures light and glows from within. Glass is a form of matter possessing gas, liquid, and solid-state properties. It is most like a super-cooled liquid and should always be held vertically.Glass, is actually neither a liquid-supercooled or otherwise-nor a solid. It is an amorphous solid state somewhere between those two states of matter. Glass is then a stable supercooled liquid, one that will remain in that form indefinitely.

Prior to recorded history, man learned to make glass and color it by adding metallic salts and oxides. These minerals capture specific portions of the spectrum allowing the human eye to see various colors. Gold produces stunning cranberry; cobalt makes blues; silver creates yellows and gold; copper makes greens and brick red.

I love working in glass and all that can be created from the medium. It poses many challenges. Perhaps that's what I love most about it.

The first step is to create a design on paper that considers overall structural integrity and cutability. Then a template is created allowing space for the lead.

Cutting glass can seem magical to those who don't know how it’s done, and downright frustrating to those who have tried it without training or the proper tools.

Glass has a tightly packed and firmly bonded molecular structure particularly receptive to vibrations. When one molecule receives kinetic energy and vibrates, so do all of its neighbors. The entire sheet vibrates uncontrollably and shatters under the pressure. Proper glass cutting technique takes advantage of this structure by creating a fault line in the material. When the glass vibrates, it breaks apart smoothly along the fault. A carbide wheel cutter is used to score the glass or a ring saw is used for pieces that are impossible to cut with a wheel. Since glass wants to break straight a "C" is the hardest to cut.

The glass is smoothed on a grinding wheel to remove sharp edges and inaccuracies in shape. The grinding also helps the adhesive copper foil to adhere to the glass. Each piece is individually wrapped and burnished. Flux is applied and the pieces soldered together.

Some of the items I sell are quite expensive, if you really want something that you would need to make payments on over a few months, contact me.

Custom orders are difficult to fill with my limited space but feel free to contact me as I'm happy to assist and if I can not accommodate you, I can refer you.

Thank you for your time and interest.

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

General Information:

Please be careful not to torque or pinch glass while unwrapping or handling your new piece of stained glass. Do not pull wrapping apart but cut with scissors. It’s best to balance piece in the palm of your hand, the cantilevered pieces are very fragile.

Panels are best kept upright or vertical.

Be sure to wash your hands after handling as it’s leaded.

To clean your glass, mild dish soap is best. Oxidation of lead can be corrected with glass wax.

Although very durable, it’s probably wise to replace the mono-filament yearly as it gets brittle and stretches in the sun. .A surgeon’s knot is recommended as a strong knot.

Enjoy your stained glass, it can be an heirloom if handled gently.

Shipping

DAMAGED ITEM:

I ship mostly Priority mail, Larger pieces UPS.

Please leave me your phone number if you purchase a stained glass panel as UPS requires it for shipping.

Please inspect the item as soon as possible. If damaged, keep all packaging and contact me immediately..I can not be responsible for any breakage after 2 days of receiving item. A claim needs to be filed and proof that the item was securely packed. Contact me right away so I can help you. I will need you to email photos of breakage and packaging to me, I will also need your phone number. No refunds will given until insurance claim is finalized. Most items arrive safely.
tearose708 [!at] aol.com

Please let me know your glass arrived safely, as I always worry.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom orders are difficult to fill with my limited space but feel free to contact me as I'm happy to assist and if I can not accommodate you, I can refer you.I sometimes do special orders, and wholesale....we'll talk. Feel free to email me!

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you’re purchasing a gift, I can include a message and ship directly to the recipient. During checkout, leave me the instructions in “message to the seller”. I do not include invoices in my packaging as you have a copy and many of my items are purchased as gifts. Unwrapping them can get messy.

Payment plan possibility

Some of the items I sell are quite expensive, if you really want something that you would need to make payments on over a few months, contact me. I'll try to work with you over a 3-6 month period.