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Advanced beveling techniques

Most stained glass artists are aware of the standard 1/2" bevel around the perimeter of the glass. One technique that I have enjoyed using is to bevel the piece to a peak, but not down the center.

To illustrate what I mean, take a look at this drawing:

Standard 1/2" bevel

This piece represents a standard 1/2" bevel around the perimeter.

Same piece with bevel offset

This piece represents the bevel to a peak, but off center.

Notice how different the look is, even though the actual piece is from the same pattern.

Another nice look is to vary the peak to deliberately not follow the edge of the glass:

Leaf shape with wavy brake line

It is a nice look for leaves.

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