Chickadee Window Panel
Chick-a-dee-dee-dee sings these curious little fellows!
- Contoured fused glass
- Realistic detailed bird
- Approximately 7.25″ in diameter (18.5cm)
- Kiln-fired for durability
- Stained glass border
- Durable chain to hang in window
The Chickadee Window Panel is a tribute to the friendliest of songbirds. Watching you quizzically, this Chickadee is a delight to add to any window in your home.
This stained glass window panel is created by mixing fused glass elements, along with traditional stained glass techniques. Hand shaped and painted pieces create a lifelike bird for your window.
How it’s Made:
We create our stained glass window panels using multiple steps. First, we cut and shape the clear glass for the background. Next, each of the pieces for the bird are cut and shaped to fit. We use various types of grinders to achieve the perfect shape. Once the glass pieces are cleaned, we paint the background design and the detailing of the feathers. Once the details are just right, we arrange the multiple layers of glass like a puzzle.
We fire the pieces to a low temperature to allow a textured contour to the surface of the glass. This creates a delightfully touchable piece of art. During the kiln firing, the glass is annealed which relieves internal stresses within the glass. This creates a stronger and more durable piece of glass.
Once the glass cools, we cut the coloured border to fit, and wrap each piece in a copper foil. Next, the pieces are soldered together. Lastly, we add a lead border for a clean and crisp finish.
Each panel in the Birds of a Feather Collection hang from approximately 3 feet of sturdy chain. We recommend hanging your Chickadee Window Panel using hooks in or above the window frame. Suction cups are not recommended.
See the other feathered friends we have created in the Birds of a Feather Collection.