Any use for broken stained glass pieces?

I love colored glass in windows. You can imagine how sad I was to come home to a broken antique window I had planned to inset in my front door. Is there anything I can do to keep some of the design pieces? Or should I just try to sell it on Craigs lust to someone who does stained glass?
q any use for broken stained glass pieces , repurpose building materials, repurpose household items, repurposing upcycling
q any use for broken stained glass pieces , repurpose building materials, repurpose household items, repurposing upcycling
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jul 10, 2016
    There is hope . You can redesign the piece with a glass cutter and reglue with epoxy.
  • Valerie Valerie on Jul 11, 2016
    I am so sorry to hear about the broken window. I would contact one of your local people who specialise in stained glass work and get a quote for its repair. If the quote proves to be too expensive I would keep as much of the glass as possible and see if you can make a random design on an old window, and then use it as a decorative element either against an existing window or in the garden. See the attached post for some inspiration:
  • 169756 169756 on Jul 11, 2016
    I did stained glass for years. Personally, I wouldn't go to the expense of getting this re-done. I'd separate the lead from the glass and make a mosaic out of it.
  • Denise Palmer Denise Palmer on Jul 11, 2016
    I love making what I call "broken mirror mosaics". I use broken mirror, old plates, mugs, glass, etc. to create a new piece of art. Dragonflies and butterflies & flowers are my favorite... examples at
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jul 11, 2016
    To spend the money for a proper repair would be an expense not worth it unless it had historic value, and this one does not meet that standard. A home made repair would end up a zombie and is not what I would want greeting my guests on my front door. Put it in a box and offer it up to the Craig's List gods.
  • MadameRã MadameRã on Jul 11, 2016
    •Im an actual Artist so i know how to just about make anything out of anything... However the idea i tried to come up for you was to make it as easy as possible,& what to use it for: Firstly to fix, the end project will be for inside use only, get yourself good quality electrical tape, keep it in the colour blend so green is what i'm suggesting. Also get yourself some ecco friendly nail varnish remover(its base ingredients are done differently), & with cotton wool that you can cut into pieces, grab that so to clean carefully all the pieces..*. Keep the pieces as they are... With your green electrical tape, carefully line around each piece/do it twice even. You will need some decent clear craft glue, some glass paints of the similar colours,& a small pastic jar of pearlized fine glitter.• Now i would proceed to paint clear craft glue over the edges of where you have taped, all pieces(do one side at a time so you have time for each side to dry)* when painting this it wont matter if you go over the edges some, the whole idea of this is to tidy up broken areas by making it universal looking. When all has dried, on the side that you wish to display , paint the areas with your glass paint; how about making it look effective,& easier to do than with just brushes, use make-up sponges(a mixed bag at a 2 dollar shop will give you a variety to play with), choose your sponges & literally sponge on the glass paint; YES this will give it a different affect from what it was orginally for, & this is the aim. •Doing your colours:& areas seperately, after sponging a section then gently sprinkle the refined pearlized glitter product; if there isn't a sprinkle head then just pick up little amount & place between thumb & pointer finger so you are going to sprinkle like if you were putting salt on your dish, this gives an amazing look: now repeat this with all sections... When totally finished they will be beautiful pieces to place in your indoor pot plants, & preferably where light will reflect. You do not need a sealant for the glass paint with secure that...& if you would like to clean up the joining pieces inbetween,either with a steady hand paint with an enamel green paint, or do what i'd do & find a nice green nail varnish, even adding dots to the edges that were taped for a even extra effect... Or to make simple use permanent green markers... I have done something like this before when seeing a small window being thrown out from a house getting pulled down, the window was worse than the picture i can see so i know if you try your own method of fixing , to make specialized pot plant additions, you will thank yourself. And BTW, you can pick all products @ good prices from craft shops,& you only need a little of everything from what i can see.* lean your pieces against your plants, or add a rock so it can be leaned on, even a nice looking stick, that you can paint green perhaps/or leave it on its own, or lastly just put a piece of the design into the pot itself(after your pieces are made & dried properly, nothing should harm most plants, but i would go with leaners:)))Happy Crafting for a healthier positive feel...& Dare to be different:) Kind thoughts Madame Ra
    • Katherine Howard Jones Katherine Howard Jones on Jul 11, 2016
      Wow. Thank you so much for the wonderful and detailed instructions. I have actually used glass paint before for "faux" stained glass within the liquid lead boarders, so maybe I can do this! Thank you for your time and support
  • Julie Julie on Jul 11, 2016
    If you can't repair it maybe you can find someone who can. If not you could make a mosaic stepping stone, birdbath, etc. Lots of ideas on here.
  • Jill Kinkade Jill Kinkade on Jul 11, 2016
    Buy (you may already have) enough terracotta pots to glue the broken pieces on for a very decorative pot. You needn't use them for plants; they are pretty enough to bring inside and use as storage containers. Happy crafting.
  • Laz8217810 Laz8217810 on Sep 06, 2016
    use the broken pieces as a top to an old table top, then just grout it with silicon that dries clear, and voila! you now have a new antique looking table.!!!
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