Over the years I have made many stained glass panels using bevel clusters in the shape of a Fleur-de-lis. Some of the images shown here are on other pages on this site. However, this page brings together all images using the Fleur-de-lis cluster into one place on my site.
On the left is a 14" by 17" window hanging. The glass used in Spectrum Light Amber Artique® surrounding the bevel cluster and a border of Spectrum Medium Amber Rough Rolled glass. The panel is set into an American Cherry frame with a natural finish. The frame appears very dark in this image.
On the right are two sizes of small inserts for older style wood windows. Each Fleur-de-lis is surrounded by Spectrum Clear Artique® glass. The perimeter material is a narrow zinc U came. This is sized to be completely under the window putty that holds the panes in place.
The third image, on the left, is of a glass blank with a blue Fleur-De-Lis pattern fused into the glass. The blank is two layers of art glass. The bottom layer is Spectrum White Opal while the top layer is Spectrum Clear glass. Both are fuse certified glass. The fleur-de-lis pattern is painted onto the white opal with the aid of a stencil. The "paint" is actually a mix of finely ground glass, of the desired color, and water. When the glass is brought to the fusing temperature, about 1350 degrees, the blue glass powder bonds into the glass.
The panel's size is 9 1/2" by 7 1/2".
During the fusing of larger pieces of stacked glass, as in this design, air is often trapped between the layers and forms bubbles within the final fired blank. They usually form in patterns around design elements. In this case the glass paint, which was finely ground glass particles, appears to have defined the places where the bubbles were trapped.
The panels hanging hook is high temperature steel wire that was fused into the glass blank.
The Fleur-de-lis layout has been one of my most popular transom designs as well. The images below show a number of transom layouts using different borders and glass colors surrounding the central Fleur-de-lis bevel cluster and the accent side star bevels. For details related to transom panels please see the page devoted to transoms that can be accessed from Custom Glass Designs page.
The bevel cluster that depicts the Fleur-de-lis comes in two sizes. When surrounded with the lead came the larger size is approximately 9" high while the smaller one is 6.5" high. The two sizes allow for a transom Fleur-de-lis layout to fit into height openings as small as 7".
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