Stained Glass Basic Facts and Jargon
Strictly speaking only glass to which paint and stain have been applied should be called stained glass. Panels made out of coloured glass no matter how intricate, are simply referred to as leaded or decorative.
Windows containing only rectangles or diamond shaped pieces are said to be made of quarries.
Tie bars or saddle bars are metal rods that help support the panel.
Don’t worry if you mix these terms up – it really doesn’t matter!
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