Let The Light Dance
Our Bevelled Glass designs are created using small pieces of glass to create beautiful glass patterns. These patterns can be supplied as single or double-glazed glass for windows and doors. There are hundreds of stock patterns to choose from to create unique panels. With the addition of diamonds, squares, rectangles and teardrops, the design limitations are truly endless.
Bevelled glass is one of the most popular forms of decorative glass today and we create stunning glass panels for customers around the UK and the world. Our bevelled glass designs can also be combined with stained glass overlay borders and centres. This helps add colour to the panel which can personalise the glass to your tastes.
Our glass studio has created many custom-bevelled designs for clients’ front doors and landing windows through the years. A beautiful window or door can become the focal point of any home. Combining Gluechip textured bevels with a Gluechip background overlay produces a beautiful effect that can only be appreciated when seen ‘in the flesh’.
American Bevelled Glass
One of the most popular requests we receive is for our American Bevelled Glass style. These designs are mainly made using hundreds of small rectangles and square pieces. The reason we call this style ‘American bevelled’ is because this style of covering whole panels with lots of bevels has long been a fashion of American glass. You may have seen stunning bevelled glass doorways in some Hollywood movies and TV shows down the years.
Designs For All Size Panels
Some of the largest orders we have created have been for American Bevelled glass designs featured in our galleries. The great thing about using rectangles and squares is the patterns can be adjusted to fit most glass sizes. The pencil bevels come in many different widths and lengths so our glass artists have endless possibilities when creating patterns. As with all orders, we create computer-generated proofs of how your glass will look before we make it. You can see an example of a drawing for a previous client here. That job was one of the largest orders we have received and the order contained hundreds of individual bevelled glass pieces throughout the seven panels. All orders are created with toughened safety glass so you know our bevelled glass will stand the test of time.
Each time we create a job, we tag the customer’s drawing so visitors can see what other clients have ordered. We also tag some of the finished photographs of glass commissions and you can view jobs like the one above in the American Bevelled Glass Tag.
View Our Bevelled Glass Past Works
We have created many commissions over the years and some of our Past Works can be viewed in the gallery below. The Past Works gallery gets updated regularly with customers’ photos of their new glass. There are many Charles Rennie Mackintosh-style projects to view along with modern and abstract patterns for windows and doors.
Browse Our Bevelled Glass Galleries
The Leadbitter Glass website contains many Bevelled Glass patterns ideal for windows and doors. Our main gallery shows various bevelled glass patterns for different door styles and you can change the door colour to visualise your preferred pattern in your type and colour of door. Visit our main bevelled glass gallery below, to view some beautiful glass styles for your home or business.
Why not dream up your perfect glass door or window design? You can select clusters and shapes from our extensive bevel library to create your unique style. There are hundreds of different glass pieces featured in the gallery for you to choose from.
If any of the clusters or shapes appeal to you, we can create a computer-generated image using your chosen bevels and borders. The image will be shown in your exact glass sizes and we do this for all orders placed. Contact the studio now to find out more about this unique design service.
All bevels featured in our bevel library come with exact dimensions in mm so check they will fit your glass sizes. You will know straight away if your preferred glass bevel will fit in your window or door.
View the Bevel Library.
The Benefits Of Modern Bevelled Glass
Although the manufacturing technique has changed over the years, the materials have stayed the same. Bevels are created using hand-made glass pieces and clusters assembled onto one piece of toughened glass. In the olden days, the small pieces were held together using lead with no base glass. This technique is like a jigsaw so it’s nowhere near as rigid as a toughened glass panel.
The modern procedure has many advantages over the original technique. Energy conservation is a big concern in today’s world and our glass can be created as double-glazed units. Even our single-glazed toughened glass is a lot more environmentally friendly than the older technique. Using one solid sheet of toughened glass reduces the possibility of the cold weather coming into the home through the ‘gaps in the jigsaw’. Some shapes and clusters can be ordered in bronze, blue or green coloured glass but all come in clear glass. There are also a few bevels available with a Gluechip face which does look amazing.