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Stained Glass

Stained Glass in approximately 6-inch x 6-inch square sheets for use in mosaic art. AMERICAN MADE! Our stained glass is premium quality with richer colors and much less variation than typically found in Asian glass. High pigment density. Opaque when used on opaque surfaces. Stained glass can be cut into tile quickly and easily with our Mosaic Glass Cutter, but you can also use the Pistol-Grip Cutter and Running Pliers to cut long straight strips and curved shapes. Stained glass can have sharper edges than regular molded glass mosaic tile, so care must be used in cutting, handling and grouting. STAINED GLASS VARIES IN COLOR AND PATTERN BY SHEET. Do not order if you cannot tolerate variation. Read more about stained glass and how to use it for mosaics at the bottom of this page.

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Premium Mosaic Art Glass Assortment 2 pounds art glass 18-AS
Premium Mosaic Art Glass Assortment 2 pounds
Price: $21.31
Premium Mosaic Art Glass Assortment 2 pounds
2 pounds of assorted shards of premium mosaic art glass
stained glass reddish orange streaky 81-s
Reddish Orange Streaky 81-S
Price: $4.20
Reddish Orange Streaky 81-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass dark green amber streaky 1233-s
Dark Green Amber Streaky 1233-S
Price: $3.09
Dark Green Amber Streaky 1233-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass mint opal 31-so
Mint Opal 31-SO
Price: $3.09
Mint Opal 31-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass light blue-country blue 4143-so
Light Blue-Country Blue 4143-SO
Price: $3.09
Light Blue-Country Blue 4143-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass light green opal streaky 3233-so
Light Green Opal Streaky 3233-SO
Price: $3.09
Light Green Opal Streaky 3233-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass black cathedral 25-s
Black Cathedral 25-S
Price: $3.09
Black Cathedral 25-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass midnight blue (darkest purple) 4718-s
Midnight Blue (Darkest Purple) 4718-S
Price: $4.20
Midnight Blue (Darkest Purple) 4718-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass dark green streaky 3318-s
Dark Green Streaky 3318-S
Price: $3.09
Dark Green Streaky 3318-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass red yellow streaky 175-s
Red Yellow Streaky 175-S
Price: $4.20
Red Yellow Streaky 175-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass opal orange streaky 1888-s
Opal Orange Streaky 1888-S
Price: $4.20
Opal Orange Streaky 1888-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass soft purple opal 99-so
Soft Purple Opal 99-SO
Price: $4.20
Soft Purple Opal 99-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass deep orange red 88-so
Deep Orange Red 88-SO
Price: $4.20
Deep Orange Red 88-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass orange-y streaky 87-so
Orange-Y Streaky 87-SO
Price: $4.20
Orange-Y Streaky 87-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass pink purple opal 906-s
Pink Purple Opal 906-S
Price: $4.20
Pink Purple Opal 906-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass light blue opal 41-so
Light Blue Opal 41-SO
Price: $3.09
Light Blue Opal 41-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass cobalt blue streaky 4218-s
Cobalt Blue Streaky 4218-S
Price: $3.09
Cobalt Blue Streaky 4218-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass baby blue opal 40-so
Baby Blue Opal 40-SO
Price: $3.09
Baby Blue Opal 40-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass deep mint opal 33-so
Deep Mint Opal 33-SO
Price: $3.09
Deep Mint Opal 33-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass opal pink streaky 166-s
Opal Pink Streaky 166-S
Price: $4.20
Opal Pink Streaky 166-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass amber streaky 2318-s
Amber Streaky 2318-S
Price: $3.09
Amber Streaky 2318-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass honey amber streaky 1724-s
Honey Amber Streaky 1724-S
Price: $4.20
Honey Amber Streaky 1724-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass almond 18-as
Almond 18-AS
Price: $3.09
Almond 18-AS
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass antique ivory opal 18-vs
Antique Ivory Opal 18-VS
Price: $3.09
Antique Ivory Opal 18-VS
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass white opal 18-s
White Opal 18-S
Price: $3.09
White Opal 18-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass light teal green 44-so
Light Teal Green 44-SO
Price: $3.09
Light Teal Green 44-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass purple gray streaky 191-s
Purple Gray Streaky 191-S
Price: $4.20
Purple Gray Streaky 191-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass purple cobalt streaky 1946-s
Purple Cobalt Streaky 1946-S
Price: $4.20
Purple Cobalt Streaky 1946-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass pale ultramarine streaky 4018-s
Pale Ultramarine Streaky 4018-S
Price: $4.20
Pale Ultramarine Streaky 4018-S
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
stained glass pewter blue 45-so
Pewter Blue 45-SO
Price: $4.20
Pewter Blue 45-SO
6 inch x 6 inch stained glass sheet for mosaic art
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American-Made Stained Glass for Use As Mosaic Tile

Our stained glass is made in America by several manufacturers (Armstrong, Kokomo, Spectrum and Wissmach) and is some of the most beautiful art glass made anywhere in the world, including Italy. Here is a great opportunity to buy American-made products and support high labor standards and high environmental standards. Furthermore, you can do it without sacrificing selection or quality, AND THE PRICE IS COMPETITIVE WITH THAT OF MOLDED GLASS TILE MADE IN CHINA.

Stained Glass is non-porous and can be used outdoors, but we don't recommend it for flooring. We don't recommend buying these sheets for use as 6 inch tile either. The sheets are cut by hand using a straight edge, but there is variation in size and the straightness of the cut. We sell the sheet as material for cutting small mosaic tile, not as finished tile.

Stained glass is made for use in decorative windows and not as tiling. We have thought long and hard about what the safety and usage implications are of this fact, and the one issue that seems relevant is really no different from using regular molded glass mosaic tile: If a mosaic becomes damaged where there is sharp broken broken glass mounted to a surface where it could cut someone, then use the fine edge of a marble file to smooth the edge until you can replace the tile.

Product Coverage

Each sheet covers approximately 1/4 square feet when uncut. When you cut it up, you will gain additional coverage from the grout gap, but you might also lose some from cutting waste.

Compatibility

Tile thickness is approximately 1/8 inch, which is NOMINALLY the same as the 3/8-inch and 3/4-inch glass mosaic tile we sell, but stained glass tends to run a little bit thinner than the vitreous and is more variable in thickness. That being said, mixed-media mosaics and even mosaic table tops are routinely made from dissimilar materials with even greater differences in thickness.

Cutting Tile

All stained glass and glass tile can be cut quickly with minimal force using our mosaic glass cutters, and that is the tool we use in our studio to cut irregular rectangle and triangle shapes for use in our mosaics. However, some people want to cut more uniform squares or rectangles to mimic the machine precision of molded tile. (It seems odd to make anything by hand in a way that makes it looks like it was made in a factory by machines since you will actually be using more labor to make the thing look less interesting, less original.) However, if you do need uniform square tiles cut from stained glass, you would use the Pistol-Grip Cutter and a ruler to score the glass, and a pair of Running Pliers to snap it. These are also the tools you would use the cut the sheet into curved pieces, including complex "S-shaped" curves.

Cutting Components or Tiles?

Note that stained glass art often makes use of custom-cut pieces that define entire figures or components. In mosaic art, figures and components are almost always built up from multiple tiles unless the object in question is particularly small. These two different modes of building images are different esthetically. From the years of customer artwork that we have reviewed, we have noticed that it is best to stick to one approach or the other for a particular piece of art and not combine them. Thinks of it this way: If most of your mosaic is made from individual tiles where no individual tile is a hand or face or tree, it can look strange to have one individual hand, face or tree that is all one piece custom-cut from a sheet of stained glass.

Smoothing Sharp Edges

Stained glass often produces sharper edges than molded glass mosaic tile when cut. At our studio, we use the fine edge of a marble file or a rubbing stone to knock off any razor edges remaining after cutting.

Product Specifications

  • STAINED GLASS VARIES IN COLOR AND PATTERN BY SHEET. Do not order if you cannot tolerate variation.
  • Price is for one sheet of stained glass nominally 6 inch x 6 inch
  • Sheets are cut by hand using a straight edge and are not always perfectly square.
  • Sheets are cutting stock for making small mosaic tile and are not sold as finished mosaic tile.
  • Thickness: nominally 1/8 inch with variation usually around +/- 1/32 inch.
  • Pigments: colorfast metal oxide.
  • Semi translucent. Opaque when used on opaque surfaces.
  • Coverage: 1 sheet covers approximately 1/4 square feet.
  • Cuts relatively easily with mosaic glass cutters.
  • frost proof
  • impervious to liquids
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
  • NOT suitable for floors.

More Information

For more information on how to design mosaics and use tile to create artwork, see our page of Frequently Asked Questions
or our List of How-To-Mosaic Pages, which are topic specific.

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