Mucross House Crystal Window
We at Dreoilin Glass had the privilage to be asked to replicate a number of panels in the Crystal Window and restore it to its former glory.
The process is called Wheel Engraving or Brilliant Cutting.
A stone wheel is used to cut the design and a Wood Wheel is used with Pumice Powder for the first polish then finally a felt wheel using Cerium Powder to give its final brilliance.
Glue chip glass is a texture that looks like frost during the winter or fern like pattern on a window pane. This attractive random pattern is created by applying hot animal glue to the sandblasted surface of clear float glass and as it dries, the glue shrinks and cools removing flakes of glass from the surface. Glue chip glass technique can be used with clear or tinted glass as well as mirrors. If extra strength is needed it may also be tempered.
Many windows and doors use this technique to add elegance to its environment. It has been used occasionally in signs and in stained glass windows since the early 20th century. Glue chip special properties allows every design to be different, giving a uniqueness to every piece of glass or mirror
As the glue dries, and contracts, it pulls flakes of glass off the surface in a random fashion. Glue chip glass is very popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.
Colour Chart for Glass Splashbacks