Hello World! Have you heard of leadlights or leaded lights? Leadlights are decorative windows made up of small sections of glass encased in lead cames. There is a distinction made between leadlights and stained glass windows. Stained glass windows are generally associated with the ornate windows of churches and other buildings of like architecture. Leadlights can be found in commercial and domestic architecture and defined by its simplicity. However, the traditional technique for both leadlights and stained glass into lead cames is the same with the exception that usually the glass in stained glass is colored.
You can blame this post on one of the Fixer Upper episodes I watched the other day. In this particular episode, one of the clients purchased some windows at a antique shop that were quite unique. They weren’t stained glass, but the technique was the same without the colored glass. Enter leadlights.
Aren’t they pretty? I believe they have a little bit of a bevel to them. I imagine you would want to be extra careful with these windows since having them damaged would entail having a repairman from a professional leadlight repairs shop come out and repair the window onsite.
Replacing all of the windows in our house is on my to do list, so I have been looking at options that would fit our budget and the style of our house. In the meantime, I could find an ornate leadlight window and hang it on the wall as a decorative piece. I like that idea! What do you think?
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