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56 Uses of Stained Glass

From Green-Hued Eatery Interiors to Melted Bead Lamps

— July 1, 2012 — Art & Design
This collection of uses of stained glass explores much more than the not-so simple history of the art technique, which has been around for more than 1000 years. Yes, over 1000 years. Its classic location is in cathedrals or churches all around the world, however, its location is not fixed when it comes to being an inspiration for artists, designers, architects, etc.

From all-green restaurants and melted bead lamps to Star Wars-inspired stained glass windows and airy fashion editorials, these uses of stained glass have no limit, especially in the art and design worlds.

Some of these innovations are as simple as the DIY "stained glass" you used to zealously paint as a child, while others, are as complicated as the Canterbury Cathedral.
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Stained Shade Lighting
Stained Shade Lighting
Magnus Pettersen's Tint Lamp Pairs Two Unlikely Materials
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Stained Glass Rifles
Stained Glass Rifles
Shanti1971's The End of Revolution is a Rather Intricate AK-47
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Religious Iconography Phone Booths
Religious Iconography Phone Booths
‘Confessional' by Laura Keeble Boasts Beautiful St
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Circular Stained Glass Portraits
Circular Stained Glass Portraits
Tosgos Depicts Batman Foes in an Abstract Mosaic Manner
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51
Arachnid Art Projects
Arachnid Art Projects
Emil Fiore Creates Amazing Works of Art Using Found Spiderwebs
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50
Ghostly Girly Editorials
Ghostly Girly Editorials
AnOther Magazine’s Spring and Summer 2012 Issue is Hauntingly Beaut
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49
Blinged Out Insect Ice
Blinged Out Insect Ice
The Van Cleef & Arpels Butterfly Function Watch is Creepy Crawly
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48
Ghoulishly Tasseled Bags
Ghoulishly Tasseled Bags
The Borba Margo AW10 Collection Looks Like It's Splattered in Blood
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47
Multicolored Raychitecture
Multicolored Raychitecture
The Lux Nova by EASTON+COMBS is Inspired by Gothic Stained Glass
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Geeky Stained Glass
Geeky Stained Glass
The Motherboard Stained-Glass Window is an Eco-Friendly Form of Worship
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45
Autobot Glass Art
Autobot Glass Art
Timothy Miller's Stained Glass 'Transformers' Isn't for Church
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44
Stained Glass Lighting
Stained Glass Lighting
The Triangle Light Objects by Krall for Universal Display
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43
Fauna-Formed Reflectors
Fauna-Formed Reflectors
Dennis Smith's Fluxglass Animal Mirrors Reflect Nature
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42
Stained Glass Frankensteins
Stained Glass Frankensteins
Classic Monster Mosaics Revives 1930s Horror Characters
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Apple Appreciation Graphics
Apple Appreciation Graphics
Ivan Durgutovski Celebrates the Red Fruit with Colorful Icons
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40
Stained Glass Chronographs
Stained Glass Chronographs
The Broke USB Watch is a Colorful Way to Pass Time
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39
Religious Relic-Inspired Art
Religious Relic-Inspired Art
Studio Job Presents 'The Birth' at a Cigar Factory-Turned-Gallery
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38
Stained Glass Chairs
Stained Glass Chairs
The Random8 Dichroic Armchair by Pitaya Casts a Pretty Reflection
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Colorfully Illuminated Abodes
Colorfully Illuminated Abodes
The Armin Blasbichler Studio Design's the 'der Muslhaufen' House
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36
Patriotic Gelatin Goodies
Patriotic Gelatin Goodies
These 'Stained Glass Jello' Creations are Perfect for the Fourth of July
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35
Sparkling Bejeweled Collars
Sparkling Bejeweled Collars
The Oil Collar by Alexey Gabilo is a Large Glass Accessory
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34
Imaginary Illuminations
Imaginary Illuminations
Jessica Eaton Creates Fictional Rainbows With Filter Sample
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33
Flexible Fighter Illustrations
Flexible Fighter Illustrations
Mark Gmehling's 3D Artwork Fights for Fame at Lorrach Exhibit
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Stain Glass-Inspired Accessories
Stain Glass-Inspired Accessories
The Tateossian Jewelry 'Yerevan' Cufflinks are Glamorously Chic
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Stained Glass Baking
Stained Glass Baking
The Mosaic Cake is Art Made Delicious
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Sacrilegious Shockvertising
Sacrilegious Shockvertising
The Latest Print Ads for Borgia are Sinful
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Glamvertising in Hitchcock Inspired Ads
Glamvertising in Hitchcock Inspired Ads
Christina Aguilera for Stephen Webster
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Stained Glass Architecture
Stained Glass Architecture
The Tom Fruin 'Kolonihavehus' is a Colorful Sanctuary
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Spiral Stained Glass Pendants
Spiral Stained Glass Pendants
Artisan Ling Glass Creates Unique Swirly Accessories
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Stained Glass Comic Covers
Stained Glass Comic Covers
Brandon Michael Barker Re-Creates Classic Covers Worthy of Churches
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Funky Sci-Fi Lamps
Funky Sci-Fi Lamps
The Boba Fett Stained Glass Lamp is a Star Wars Lover's Dream
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Dorky Detailed Designs
Dorky Detailed Designs
Jian Guo Creates Stunning World of Warcraft Stained Glass-Style Art
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23
Titanium Typing Machines
Titanium Typing Machines
The Steampunk-Style Alchemist Bronze Keyboard
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22
Artful Natural Buildings
Artful Natural Buildings
Earthen Hand Designs and Teaches Natural Building Techniques
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Sweetly Spiritual Shoots
Sweetly Spiritual Shoots
‘Sanctuary' by Kirra Jayde is Innocently and Youthfully Relig
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20
Cement Sunglasses
Cement Sunglasses
These Concrete Glasses for the Concrete Show Make for Heavy Seeing
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Stained Glass Superhero Lamps
Stained Glass Superhero Lamps
This Iron Man Helmet Light is Inventive and Intricate
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Bohemian Workspaces
Bohemian Workspaces
Design Collective Commune Opens the Commune Community Shop
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Steampunk Gothic Desktops
Steampunk Gothic Desktops
The Archbishop by Datamancer
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Geeky Stained Glass
Geeky Stained Glass
Window Designs by Nerds
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Urban Art Exhibits
Urban Art Exhibits
McDonald's Stained Glass & More
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Jewelry from Pottery Shards
Jewelry from Pottery Shards
Broken Plate Pendant Company
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Intricate Egg Sculptures
Intricate Egg Sculptures
The Bbstudio Eggshell Carvings are Insanely Delicate and Beautiful
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Branded Mosaics
Branded Mosaics
Coffee Flowers Made of Stained Glass & Starbucks Frappucino Caps
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Melted Bead Lampshapes
Melted Bead Lampshapes
Recycled Mardi Lights by Unique Products
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Classic Contemporary Boats
Classic Contemporary Boats
The Firmship is a Traditional Boat with Modern Trappings
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Upcycled God Homes
Upcycled God Homes
The St. Nicholas Church House is a Remodelled House of the Holy
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Star Wars Saints
Star Wars Saints
Patrick King's 'Imperial Saints' Shows Stormtroopers in a New Light
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7
Stained Glass Shoes
Stained Glass Shoes
Kraken Mosaics' 'Space Case' is a Psychedelic Cinderella Shoe
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Brooding Gothic Babes
Brooding Gothic Babes
The Melissa Rodwell Chapel Series is a Dark Take on the Occult
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Stained Glass Xrays
Stained Glass Xrays
Church Windows by Wim Delvoye
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Geometric Avenger Art
Geometric Avenger Art
Polygon Heroes Morphes Comic Characters into Stained Glass Graphics
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Stained Glass Princesses
Stained Glass Princesses
Mandie Manzano Beautifully Re-Imagines Disney Characters
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Sexy Stained Glass Beds
Sexy Stained Glass Beds
Red 'Hot Bed' by Xander Blue
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Naughty Stained Glass
Naughty Stained Glass
Eroti-Glass ‘They Call Me Wilson' Art Is Clearly Sexy
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