Custom Stained Glass

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Michael Cover Originals
Custom Stained Glass

I specialize in stained glass in solid wood frames of all sizes. I make my own designs and I make all the pieces by hand.  I also make window inserts, specialty pieces and suncatchers. I can make and design almost anything that you desire. Estimates are available for any project.
After living on the big island of Hawaii for four years we now live in Michigan to be with family. All my Hawaiian designs will continue to be available along with new designs for the Michigan area. I can ship most pieces anywhere in the USA.
My work can be found at the following places:
Kona, HI
Kona Oceanfront Gallery, 75-5770 Ali’i Dr., Kailua-Kona HI 96740
The Harbor Gallery, 3665 Akoni Pule Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743
Maui, HI
Martin and MacArthur Gallery, 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea, HI 96753
Martin and MacArthur Gallery, 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy. G1, Lahaina, HI, 96761
Oahu, HI
Martin and MacArthur Gallery, Grand Hyatt Kauai, 1571 Poipu Rd. #12, Koloa, HI 96756
Martin and MacArthur Gallery, 1815 Kahai St. Honolulu, HI, 96819 Kauai, HI Martin and MacArthur Gallery, Grand Hyatt, 1571 Poipu Rd #12, Koloa, HI 96756

How it's done

First of all I have to find the right wood. Then I let the wood speak to me as far as what goes inside it. Next I make the design for the peice and draw out the pattern that I will use. The next step is to layout the pattern on the glass that I will be using. I then cut the glass according to the pattern and grind each piece until it fits with the other pieces. Once all the pieces are ground down to fit, I use a copper foil and apply that to all the edges. I fit the pieces together in their final places and solder both sides. I place the finished glass work in the back of the finished wood piece and I use a silicon sealant to hold it in place.

Shipping of the artwork

I use Fedex for all my shipping needs. I surround all pieces with a layer of styrofoam and then bubble wrap. On larger pieces I add a thin piece of particle board on both sides for additional protection. I then create a cardboard box to ensure a tight and secure fit. Some of the pieces are not suitable for shipping due to size, weight, or unsupported glass outside the frame. Each item is insured for the purchased value.