Custom Design Process

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Capture a Memory in Stained Glass


      Producing a Custom Design involves a process of transforming your idea

      into a beautiful Stained Glass image.  The unique qualities of Stained Glass -

      texture, light and color - will make a fine addition to your home. 


-  Present Your Idea

Contact Gerard with your idea.  He can work from a photo or will discuss any

ideas you may have.  Communications can be made by email, phone, mail or

personal visit.  Careful measurements are discussed for the Stained Glass piece

to meet your specifications for placement.  During this consultation step, Gerard

will submit a cost estimate and delivery schedule.  Upon agreement a down

payment will be required and then Gerard will proceed with a design rendering.


-  A Drawing

The next step of transforming your idea is a drawing.  The drawing will show

you the shapes and color suggestions.  It cannot give an exact representation

because Stained Glass has color and texture not easily represented in another

medium.  To aid in this process, glass samples are provided with the drawing.

This is the time you can make changes to the design.

     This step also includes finalizing any architectural elements and size

specifications.  With your final approval of the drawing and a second payment,

Gerard will begin the Fabrication of your Custom Stained Glass Design.


-  Fabrication of Design

Glass selection and ordering begins the transition from the design rendering            

to the fabrication process.  Gerard's Studio is equipped with hand and

power tools to insure high quality production of Stained Glass designs.

This includes:  Light table and drafting tools, Hand Glass cutters,

Power saw for detail cuts, Grinders, Copper Foil machines and

Leading equipment.

      Gerard will notify you a week before completion.  The final payment

and special shipping and handling charges are due at this time.  Upon

receipt, Gerard will arrange the delivery of your Custom Stained

Glass Design.