Rainbow Stained Glass Heart Suncatcher

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About this Product

Illuminate your space with the beauty of our Rainbow Stained Glass Heart Suncatcher. Crafted with precision and care, this exquisite piece is a testament to artistry and adds a touch of love to any setting.

Key Features:

  • Vibrant Design: Each meticulously crafted heart combines a tapestry of hues, from the fiery embrace of Ruby Red to the regal depth of Chambord Royal, creating a mesmerizing display of color mastery.

  • Symbolic Connection: The arcs of colors symbolize a strong connection, while the dark patina finish adds sophistication to the piece.

  • Enhanced Light Play: Hang this heart in your favorite space and experience the magical transformation of sunlight into a radiant spectrum of colors, adding a captivating visual appeal to any room.

Why Choose Our Strong Signal Heart:

  • Versatile Decor: Perfect for windows, entryways, or any space in need of a vibrant signal, this suncatcher adds a touch of beauty and connection to any environment.

  • Thoughtful Gifting: Whether for yourself or a loved one, our Strong Signal Stained Glass Heart makes a unique and meaningful gift, conveying a message of love and connection.

Specifications:

  • Materials: Glass, copper foil, solder, lead came, wire, monofilament.

  • Dimensions: Approximately 6"x6".

  • Care Instructions: Included with each order for easy maintenance.

Elevate your surroundings with the enchanting allure of handcrafted stained glass. Add a touch of sparkle and magic to your space while symbolizing beauty and connection. Place your order now and let the transformation begin!

Thomas Critchlow Art Glass

Meet the Maker


Hello and welcome! I'm Ailsa, the creative mind behind Thomas Critchlow Art Glass.

Decades ago, I found inspiration in my grandfather's mesmerizing stained glass suncatchers, beautifully crafted to dance with sunlight. The memories of my grandmother's joy and the magical colors inspired me to carry on his legacy.

Crafting Timeless Beauty:

In my studio, I breathe life into patterns, carefully selecting each glass piece to preserve timeless beauty. Using a blend of the traditional lead came method and the Tiffany-style copper foil technique, every piece becomes a testament to beauty and passion. Meticulously soldered, cleaned, patina-finished, and polished by hand, each artwork is packaged with care, ready to bring magic into your space.

My Journey:

With the support of my husband and children, I retired from a long career in Nursing to start a stained glass studio! More than a business, my studio is a celebration of tradition, creativity, and the enduring allure of stained glass. What began as a personal fascination has evolved into a commitment to sharing the beauty of stained glass with the world.

Craftsmanship with a Modern Twist:

Every piece is a labor of love, crafted with skill and care. I prioritize high-quality materials, often choosing USA-made glass and supplies when available. Adorned with intricate copper wire details or left to let the glass speak for itself, the results are stunning ornaments and artworks that seamlessly blend tradition with innovation.

My Mission:

Bringing the magic of stained glass into your daily life is my mission. Be it a captivating window panel, a custom-made ornament, or a unique piece of art, I aim to enrich your space with the elegance and color that only stained glass can provide.

A Celebration of Art and History:

Whether you're an experienced collector or discovering stained glass for the first time, explore my collection and uncover the beauty within each piece. Thank you for considering Thomas Critchlow Art Glass for your artistic journey.

Warmest regards,

Ailsa Thomas-Getts

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How it’s Made


  • Using a meticulously hand-drawn template, I carefully trace the intricate design onto sheets of glass.

  • Each piece undergoes precise hand-cutting and meticulous smoothing to eliminate any sharp edges.

  • Following a visit to the washstand for the removal of oil and debris, the glass is left to dry, preparing it for the next steps.

  • Copper foil tape is then carefully applied to the edges and burnished for optimal adhesion.

  • Returning to the workstation, the piece undergoes the intricate processes of soldering and the application of fine details.

  • After a second visit to the washstand, a rich dark patina is applied if needed, transforming the metals from silver to a luxurious, deep brown.

  • The piece receives a final wash before being left to dry completely.

  • Once dry, your artwork is meticulously buffed to a gentle shine before being thoughtfully packed and shipped to you!

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Shop Policies

Variations:

  • The colors and patterns displayed on your screen are representative of the art you will receive.

  • Each item is handmade and crafted with care and attention to detail. The artisanal nature means that slight variations in size, color, and design naturally occur. These nuances contribute to the uniqueness of each piece, ensuring that no two items are exactly alike. Celebrate these subtle differences as a testament to the authenticity and craftsmanship of your new handmade products.  Embrace the unique character of each piece.

Caring for Your Stained Glass:

  • To clean your glass, use a soft cloth and wipe gently. If using a cleaner, ensure it is non-ammonia and non-abrasive, and use a soft cloth for gentle wiping. A drop or two of mild dish soap works well.

  • Avoid vinegar, ammonia (common in many glass cleaners), and acid-based cleansers, as these can harm the came and solder that hold the piece together. Abrasive materials may remove or scratch the patina on the metal.

  • For hanging, we recommend using a picture hanger, nail, or cup hook at the top of your window sill. Please refrain from using suction cups, as they are not reliable and may fail.

  • When storing, wrap the piece in tissue paper and then padding material/box, as bubble wrap and plastics can potentially damage the came and solder.

  • As a precautionary measure, please wash your hands after handling stained glass pieces due to the lead content in solder and came.

  • Care instructions are included with each order.

Shipping:

  • Shipping for stained glass work is via USPS Priority Mail, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. USPS Priority Mail includes tracking.If you require alternative or upgraded shipping options, please reach out before placing your order.

  • Small items (stickers, patches, etc.) are sent via USPS First Class, fitting into a standard envelope.

  • International shipping is NOT available.

  • Your order is carefully packaged, and I expect it to arrive in excellent condition.

  • We will send an email confirming your order and tracking information.

  • Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is any issue with your order. I want you to love your new art as much as I do! Your satisfaction is a priority, and I am here to assist with any concerns or questions you may have.

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Shop Reviews (2)

I just received my second order from Thomas Critchlow Art Glass and now have another beautiful piece of art to add to my collection! I highly recommend this artist !!! Order from Ailsa and you won't be disappointed. 5 Stars *****

nancy @ YKnot Handmade

01/08/2024
Such a stunning creation by an incredibly skilled glass artist! I was amazed when opening the package, discovering a delightful array of thoughtful extras that Ailsa included. I wholeheartedly endorse this artist for any gift occasion or for those looking for something special for themselves. Thank you Ailsa!!

nancy @ YKnot Handmade

12/28/2023
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