Category Archives: Gift Ideas

Gifts that can be purchased at Stained Glass Express

Stained Glass Birds on a Branch

These absolutely fabulous branches are available already made up or as a kit (branch and a pattern) for you to make yourself. Also – no one is going to tell you that you can’t buy a branch and put anything you want on it! Your own creativity is the limit you face!

There are three branch types:

  • hummingbird branch
  • curved, up branch
  • curved, down branch

They are best displayed in a window frame so your glass can get light. They measure approximately 14 to 15 inches in length.

Also available is this dragonfly. How great!


We currently stock these finished stained glass birds on a branch:

We stock the following kits (includes a pewter branch, pattern for birds, leaves and berries, detailed instructions, wire, mounting screws):

Baltimore Oriole Pair


Blue Jay


Cardinal Pair


Chickadee Pair






Gold Finch Pair




Nuthatch Pair


Tufted Titmouse Pair


~ Janet





Winter 2015 Issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly is Here!


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Just arrived…the Winter 2015 “Wildlife Issue” of Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine.

Available for purchase in our online store and in our Manchester store.

Exciting projects in this issue for all skill levels:

Stained Glass

  • Snowflake Magic
  • Birdhouse
  • Abstract Peacock
  • Dolphin Sunrise
  • Spirit of the Fox
  • Cardinals
  • Giraffe
  • Big Wave
  • Call of the Wild (three wolves)
  • Golden Gate

Jewelry/Screen Printing

  • Screen Printed Glass Pendants

Fused Glass

  • Birds of a Glass Feather
  • Glass Gecko
  • Desert Fritscape
  • Fused Painted Pony
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Tortoise Shell Tray
  • Love is in the Air (glass hearts)

Buy It Now!

Blown Glass Pumpkins Are In!

Did you know we have our very own pumpkin patch at SGE? OK, not the ones that you make pie with or carve! But really, we have a LOT of pumpkins for you to pick from here in our store!

Featured Artist: Lucie Boucher

Each quarter, we feature a Maine glass artist in our Waterville store. Our Featured Artist for this quarter is Lucie Boucher.

Lucie and her husband, Bernie Huebner, own Stone Ridge Glass in Waterville, Maine. Now in their eighth year of business, they offer three product lines: custom fused and stained glass including sandblasting and painting, cast lead crystal sculpture, and Glasscapes – their original glass art creations. Lucie and Bernie believe that the only relevant bio is their joint bio. A formal résumé would list five advanced degrees and an employment history including everything from hairdressing and firefighting to teaching at all levels from kindergarten through graduate school. By the time they came to glass, they were long past the age to go to art school. But as experienced teachers, it followed naturally that they would make their way largely self-taught.

Please visit for more information.

Make sure to take a look at Lucie’s display the next time you visit our store.

All items pictured below are available for sale.

Birdbaths are Here!

Lovely glass birdbaths are now in stock at our Waterville store. Come in and check them out!

Gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! We have great glass gifts for any mom. Stained glass art, fused glass art, candles, birdbaths, jewelry, blown glass and much, much more!

The Stained Glass Express Gift Card would make a great gift too! Gift cards can be used in our store to buy any items from our gift line, sign up to attend a Friends Night Out, take a class or buy more supplies if she’s already working in art glass!

Open Monday-Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Tips from the Glass Academy: Adventurine Stars Fused Glass Project


Spectrum Glass has a new fused glass project available…Aventurine Stars! This project guide includes fun patterns for three different stars.

Download the instructions here.

Check out our selection of Spectrum Aventurine glass by clicking on the links below:

Valentine’s Day is a Week Away!

We are stocked up on wonderful glass gifts for Valentine’s Day! Jewelry boxes, suncatchers, jewelry, blown glass heart-shaped ornaments and much more!

Visit our Facebook page for even more gift ideas!



Glass Patterns Quarterly Now Available at SGE

We have the Winter 2014 Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine now in stock. This issue is all about WILDLIFE!

Available for purchase in our online store and in our Waterville store.

Projects in this issue:

Big Horn Ram – Stained Glass
Bluebird of Happiness – Fused Glass, Etching
Northern Lights – Fused Glass, Frit Painting
Swamp Cat – Stained Glass
Mama Panda and Cub – Fused Glass & Mosaic Combo
Falcon – Stained Glass
Lock and Key Keepsake Box – Fused Glass
Moose – Stained Glass
Desert Coyote – Fused Glass
Wood Ducks – Stained Glass
Rooster – Stained Glass

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“Make a Heart” January Supplies Sale!

On sale this January and just in time for Valentine’s Day…six adorable heart bevel suncatcher Inspiration Kits! Neatly packaged and ready for purchase in our Waterville store or online.

Click here to view all kit details on our Supplies Sale page.

Looking for even more inspiration? Check out these Inspiration Kits from SGE!