Handmade stained glass panel of a Barbershop circa 1915 which was located in Eatonville, WA. With permission granted, I created the stained glass panel using this historical picture. According to the local website: Eatonville was home to an upscale barber shop around 1915. The local barber not only had all the latest equipment, tonics and comfortable chairs, there are also fans, floral decor.
In the corner is seat to have your shoes shined, including a spittoon. The local historians state the barbershop burned down in a fire in 1915.
Pictures are printed on special laminate film with a printer which uses iron oxide toner. The special laminate film acts as a carrier to hold the pigments in place as it melts into stained glass at extreme temperatures over 1400 F in the kiln. Once the glass picture is allowed to cool for several hours, it is ready for building the frame.Each piece of stained glass is wrapped with copper foil and then soldered together at 700 F using the age old Louis Tiffany technique. A copper patina is applied to the solder lines. A brass frame is wrapped around the piece for stability. Decorative swirl hooks with glass beads are soldered on for hanging. What makes this technique unique is that is will last forever... The iron oxide pigments used to make the picture does not decompose and is permanently melted into the glass. Glass itself takes a million years to decompose.
The photo will not fade nor will it rub off. The special process of melting images on glass results in a peachy-rust color commonly known as sepia. Basically, iron oxide pigments from the printed image permanently fuses into stained glass at high temps resulting in a vintage style picture.
Tiny imperfections are to be expected such as a pinpoint size of missing pigment, but is barely noticeable. This is due to the extreme heating process. STAINED GLASS COLORS: Red White Blue Amber.
Stained glass art is my passion and I promise to put my heart into creating your project. Occupational style antique pictures in glass to forever be enjoyed. The item "Stained Glass Barbershop Americana Window Suncatcher Sign Vintage Print Photo" is in sale since Friday, February 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Stained Glass Windows". The seller is "cheapmosaictiles" and is located in Kosciusko, Mississippi.This item can be shipped to United States.