The Sand Man Studio

white stained glass holy spirit descending dove over tongues of fire with neutral mosaic backgroundHere you will find the widest selection of stained glass crosses available. These unique mosaic crosses are completely handmade, can be crafted in the colors of your choice, and make a great gift for any special occasion or person (including yourself).  Many different designs are available including my newest additions to the cross gallery: Luther's Rose, Holy Spirit Dove of Peace, Saint Bridget's Cross and Firefighter Emblem.  So take a look around and see which pieces inspire you.  If you have any comments, suggestions or questions regarding pricing and availability please let me know.

Method

stained glass red rose on a heart-shaped vine with green mosaic backgroundI have been involved in the stained glass craft for a number of years. I originally started in the more traditional copper foil method making window pieces and lamps. More recently, however, I switched to a method of combining stained glass with a product called Hydrostone to make mosaic-style crosses, stepping stones, tabletops and wall pieces. All of my work is done entirely by hand, no power tools of any sort are used in the process. At this point, because of their popularity, I currently focus primarily on stained glass crosses, however, many of the designs can also be depicted on ceramic tile for wall hanging or stand alone display.

 

red heart centered in a stained glass frame with a blue ceramic tile mosaic background cross"True Love" (shown here) is my very latest cross. The main design consists of a red resin heart centered in a stained glass frame. The free-form mosaic background was created by using blue mottled ceramic tile. This is a one-of-a-kind piece which will not be duplicated. Sold! No longer available.

 

pink breast cancer awareness ribbon with a red heart centered in a stained glass mosaic cross October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so, in observance, I created the stained glass cross you see here - Breast Cancer Awarenss Ribbon. The ribbon can be depicted in other colors not only to show an awareness of the various types of cancers but also of other causes.

 

two stained glass hearts and one rose on a mosaic crossWhile you are visiting why not click on the plug-in below to listen to a song I wrote for my brother-in-law to thank him for all the years of love and devotion he gave to my sister. It tells the story of their life together - how they met; starting out; raising a family; and, sadly, the illness. It is their love story but perhaps might hold meaning for any other loving relationship as well. The music was composed and is sung by Ms. Geri Pieper. She is joined in harmony by Ms. Pam Wille.

 

You Were Her Rock Too (A Song For Art)

Lyrics by Tom Sandusky, Music by Geri Pieper, all rights reserved

Though simply just a distanct glance, you never had a doubt
That she would be the one for you or how it would work out
You were no more than a young boy, but you were sure, sure of what you knew

That true love really does exist and dreams really do come true.

So you started on your journey, you had little more than hope;
A tiny house your shelter, and two jobs to help you cope.
The family would grow quickly, five children born from love;
You taught them the important things and what to be proud of.

Your love was the guiding force that brought safety to this place
And changed a young girl in pigtails into a lady full of grace
You gave her all she needed, much more than you ever knew;
You considered her your anchor, but you, you were her rock too.

Through many years together, two people became one;
And you showed the best example of how true love should be done.
When the bad news came you fought it with all your heart and soul;
And her rescue from that evil became your only goal.

Your love was the guiding force that brought safety to this place
And changed a young girl in pigtails into a lady full of grace.
You gave her all she needed, much more than you ever knew;
You considered her your anchor, but you, you were her rock too.

But sadly it was not to be, the time for her had come;
She left her mark on all of us, and better for it we'd become.
No doubt you miss her dearly now, your love for her still strong;
Just know she found true happiness, with you she did belong

Your love was the guiding force that brought safety to this place
And changed a young girl in pigtails into a lady full of grace.
You gave her all she needed, much more than you ever knew;
You considered her your anchor, but you, you were her rock too.

You gave her all she needed, much more than you ever knew;
You considered her your anchor, but you, you were her rock too.
Yea, you were her rock too.

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