Debbie Bean - Panel - Rays Iridescent
Lead stained glass suncatcher carefully made out of individually cut iridescent textured glass and soft pink and sienna brown colored stained glass pieces that were joined by soldering lead came strips and framed in zinc for sturdiness.
The textured pink and iridescent glass becomes almost transparent when hung in a window but shows it’s color when hung on a white background.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR STAINED GLASS
Stained glass requires special care due to the artisan nature of the work. Simply dust most of the time and when needed, wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth. I recommend using distilled water only as hard water could spot the glass. Don't over wet the cloth, spray the glass or allow water to leak between the glass seams. Never submerge your stained glass in liquid, use a scouring pad, steel wool or anything that contains ammonia or abrasive cleansers.
For leadwork and trays, a patina or darkening of the lead and solder is a natural part of the process. Waxing with a soft cloth can help preserve the original finish, but overwaxing copper patinas may damage the finish.
Unless specified, all stained glass pieces are intended for indoor use. If hanging outside, remove hemp cord and hang piece from jump ring or attach waterproof twine to desired length.
Traditional stained glass contains lead in the panels. Although the risk is minimal, please be sure to keep out of the reach of children and wash your hands after handling the lead as a precautionary measure. According to Proposition 65, "This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm."