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Pricing for a stained glass panel is based on several factors, not just the size of the piece. A primary factor is the complexity of the design.   
A large but simple panel with few individual pieces may cost far less that a smaller panel with an intricate design of many small pieces.   An intricate piece of work requires far more time to cut and build than a simple panel.

Other factors in arriving at the cost of a stained glass panel are: the choice of glass used, square footage,  total number of pieces, and assembly technique.  The Tiffany style foil method allows for finer detail but requires more time than a traditional lead construction.  Also, any manufactured additions such as bevels and jewels, or natural "found" items such as agate  will be a factor.

There are many variables to the final cost, but this formula can be used as a reference point to get a ballpark idea of the cost for your custom stained glass panel.  For a simple panel such as this one the pricing is as follows:

Size 20 x 30 = 

4.17 sq ft

 

4.17 sq ft  x                  $60.00* per sq ft

standard glass

$250.00

Design Factor: Simple     $3.00* per

32 pieces

$96.00

Assembly Factor: Lead   $1.00* per 

32 pieces

$32.00

 

Total Price

$378.00

*The square foot charge varies and is based on the price of the glass you choose.

*The per piece charge for design and assembly factors are also varied. 

Designs containing flowers, birds and organic depictions require more pieces.  On a smaller panel with numerous pieces, the Tiffany foil method is commonly used. 

If you have a set budget  there are alternatives to design and glass selection that would lower the cost. Many patterns can be adjusted to lower the number of pieces and still be quite lovely.  I would love working with you to design a piece of stained glass art that fits your budget and one that you will treasure for years to come.
 
*Design fee applied to client provided pattern or book pattern   $125 flat fee
Includes: Onsite window measurement and consultation (100 pieces or less)
Pattern sizing and minor modification  
Glass selection trip to supplier with client, if requested
       
*Design fee applied to custom design art glass window, hanging, etc $35 per hour
Includes: Custom glass design    
Onsite window measurement and consultation  
Glass selection trip to supplier with client, if requested
       
       
Design fee applied to first window of same design & glass only
50% deposit required for all contract work
 Additional charges will apply if changes are made after final approval
Additional materials charge for Dichroic and like priced glass
For the installation of large panels, a finish carpenter is recommended. References are available.

 

 
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Last update July 16, 2009  ~ Dragonfly Art Glass,   Sue Ellen Miller,   San Diego, CA
 
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