Stained glass has been with us for more than a thousand years. People are fascinated by the beauty of light which passes through the artwork and the visible radiation of light into a room. Most people think of the traditional cathedral and church windows.,Stained glass artwork was created to help communicate stories to the masses of people who could not read. Books and other written works were restricted for the few and were not available to the general public. The artists assembled pieces of glass paintings which were held together with lead to tell religious stories or to depict spiritual beings.,Today, stained glass kits are available and there are many books about this subject. As an artist and craftsman you have the choice of using selected materials for small or large projects depending on your skill level and tool choices.,There are many projects which can be done with stained glass. Expenses will be dependent on your selection.,Stained Glass Project Ideas:,There are some hazards working with glass and if you wish to avoid this medium other materials may be substituted.,