Frequently asked questions:
Shipping seems expensive- why?
Stained glass art can be heavy and shipping rates are determined by weight and size. Within the US, I manually set shipping rates according to weight and destination state. Some areas within a state may be cheaper for me to ship to than others (for example shipping to northern Texas costs less than shipping to southern Texas for me). If the purchase of your shipping label is a dollar or more cheaper than what you paid I will always refund the difference!
How should I care for my stained glass art piece?
Over time, your art piece may oxidize and start to look a little dull. A quick polish should brighten up the glass and solder- I prefer to use Mothers carnuba liquid cleaner wax. For pieces that have copper metal due to use of a copper patina, I prefer to use Clarity brand finishing compound. Follow the polishing instructions according to whichever product you choose! Remember- always handle with care!
Does your art contain lead?
Yes! I use lead-tin solder on all of my art pieces and pure lead came as a framing material on some (this will always be noted in product descriptions). This means you should wash your hands thoroughly after handling your new piece of art and keep out of reach of children.
Will the color of the plants fade in the botanical pieces?
Yes! I don't use any dyes or artificial means of preserving color so they will fade. They may turn shades of tan, yellow, brown, white, or even translucent. If maintaining color for as long as possible is important to you, I recommend hanging your botanical piece in an area that receives indirect or no sunlight. The more sunlight that the piece receives, the quicker the plants will lose their color (this could even happen in a matter of days!).
Do you offer wholesale or consignment?
At this time I am not accepting any wholesale or consignment accounts.
How should I hang up my piece?
I always recommend using nails or screws to hang pieces directly from the wall or window frames. You can also hang your pieces from the hardware that is already a part of your windows, such as a hinge window lock. I offer some unfixtured arch pieces, which I typically display by simply leaning in the window- just be sure the place you choose is a window that isn't frequently opened and is out of reach from pets and children to limit the chance of drops and damage. I do not personally recommend suctions, as they lose their ability to stick to the window due to temperature and seasonal changes.
Do you accept custom design orders?
I do not typically accept custom orders, although if a particular project pitch speaks to me I MAY consider taking on a commissioned art piece. It doesn't hurt to drop an email so head over to my contact form if you have something in mind!