What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Wizard of Windows


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Today, I’m thrilled to bring to you the gorgeous panels made by stained glass master Derek Schmid.

Hand crafted using Spectrum Stained Glass made in the U.S., the panels are one-of-a-kind, and many are custom orders. And unlike other stained glass makers I’ve profiled, this company sends the panels vinyl framed, insulated, pressed between two layers of window glass, and ready to install. Their legit windows combined with Schmid’s artistry make a powerful combination!

Both the website and the Etsy shop have pages and pages of original designs which can be purchased as is or customized. And clients are encouraged to request their own designs as well.

I’ve seen plenty of talented stained glass artists, and I’ve seen quite a few decorative insulated window companies, but I don’t think I’ve ever seem the two concepts come together so beautifully.

You can see more of Schmid’s spectacular designs on the company website ( – now that’s a URL worth some $!) and in their Etsy shop.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “The Wizard of Windows

  1. These are stunning! I have always had an obsession with stained glass windows. It is such a delicate yet gorgeous medium. ❤

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  2. These are wonderful. I always wanted to learn how to do this, but the cost of starting seemed so prohibitive. I love the willow tree blowing in a circle. And of course anything with birds.

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  3. Beautiful art. Hal

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  4. Pretty pretty. So colorful!
    I made one ,well sort of,for my kitchen. It is a fake but fun to paint. One of the colors fads out and that is disturbing.

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  5. Oh my gosh Donna, they are truly breathtaking!!

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  6. Insulated stained glass? What a fantastic idea. Why has no one thought of doing that before. I love the peacock design, the octopus, and the sugar skull.

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