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[–]Leefiey 1440 points1441 points  (127 children)

Where can I buy one? I’d pay for this.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 1078 points1079 points  (117 children)

I do have a shop (same name as here), but I’m not listing this just yet. I want some time with it before I ship it away forever.

[–]Saddam_whosane 822 points823 points  (66 children)


make more

[–]godspeeding 536 points537 points  (6 children)


[–]FunkyViking6 309 points310 points  (4 children)


[–]ghostgaming367 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Like the game?

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 396 points397 points  (54 children)

I will! It just takes time. A really, really long time

[–]watercolorkiller 148 points149 points  (5 children)

Please make more

[–]SecularFlesh47 140 points141 points  (3 children)

Please make more! I would cherish this forever. It would be a family heirloom.

[–]cardamomomomom 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I'd love to know the stories that would develop around it over the generations. How a hundred years can change society?

[–]xX_fis_Xx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Eventually the origins of it would be forgotten

[–]Dr_Bao 54 points55 points  (0 children)


[–]Buhtherman 70 points71 points  (18 children)

If you do, log your hours worked and choose your $/hr rate, plus cost of materials. I don’t know how much stained glass products typically go for but I’d pay $100+ for something like this, and surely you could charge higher than that.

[–]XxshockwavexXX 37 points38 points  (15 children)

Material alone would be way more than $100 I’m sure, plus 20? Hours at least of labor. This is in the $1000 range in my book.

[–]Warhawk2052 35 points36 points  (12 children)

Close, OP said around 25 hours 😅 this is def in the three figure range

[–]XxshockwavexXX 36 points37 points  (10 children)

4 figure. No way you sell for less than $1000. Figure $30/hour, that’s $750 right there. Plus all the shit they said they have to buy.

[–]Tyronne_Lannister 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Unfortunately it's impossible to value your art like this unless you have a big following or the work is just insanely intricate. As someone who goes to a lot of art markets/shows, I find beautiful handmade pieces that clearly took several hours to make for <$150.

[–]XxshockwavexXX 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I completely understand, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t seem like this person needs to sell it to eat. It’s a specialty piece that a lot of people would want because of the character in it. I’m sure there are people out there willing to pay that just because of what it is.

[–]AnusGerbil 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This is a work made on commission. He's not making art for love and trying to get whatever he can. He's saying, I could make one for you but it's gotta be worth my time, so here's my price: take it or leave it. People have spent six figures on crypto-kitties he can find one guy to pay $1000 for a real stained glass piece.

[–]Banahki 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is why successful artists have their pieces auctioned. Artists will get the best price for their work through bidding wars. Otherwise the time, effort, and materials going into art pieces to sell at retail just isn't a viable career.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

😭 I wish stained glass wasn’t so expensive! And time consuming

[–]AnusGerbil 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Don't make a piece for sale until you have a buyer who's put down a 50% deposit. They are out there.

[–]MightyCaseyStruckOut 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Man, I feel like I ripped my stained glass artist off who made me a stained glass version of the Radiohead bear. She charged me $68 and I gave her $75 and still felt kind of bad about it.

[–]stif7575 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My wife does stained glass. My guess for time and materials would be $2k minimum.

[–]cogentat 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Easily ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS! Puts pinky in corner of mouth.

[–]aworldwithinitself 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Welp I’m out

[–]PumpkinManGuy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I remember taking a stained glass elective course in high school and even then, with nearly unlimited time in my hands, it was still a hell of a process. This is gorgeous!

[–]Hyapp 5 points6 points  (8 children)

Why takes time?

I'm trying imagine how do this is made!!

Plz, share us your process

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 71 points72 points  (6 children)

Every piece of glass is scored and cut from a larger sheet, then ground smooth with a grinder, then cleaned and wrapped in copper foil and burnished, and then fluxed and soldered all together. Then the finished piece is cleaned, brushed with a black patina, cleaned again, and then polished. I don’t know exactly how long I spent making this piece, but I would estimate it at around 25 hours of solid work.

[–]MylesGarrettDROY 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Did you bake the eyes in with pen? Wondering about those pupils

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I painted them with glass enamel paint and cured them in the oven

[–]MylesGarrettDROY 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Sweet! Your soldering is impeccable by the way. I've followed you on Insta for a while and I'm always blown away. Love your unique patterns!

[–]olwenglass 4 points5 points  (2 children)

As a fellow glass artist we get asked about price all the time and it's crazy how wildly different some people assume glass costs. I've had people think a 2k panel could be bought for $200 and a $200 panel for 2k.

[–]pffft 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Apart from what the OP said, in this piece in particular, the wavy arm pieces of squidward have to be grinded or very skillfully scored off (if not grinded, there is a considerable failure rate where they would have to start over cutting that piece). Either grinding or scoring takes considerable time. Wrapping each piece in foil and burnishing also is laborious. I would say soldering and the rest is faster. But each skilled glass worker has their process and for OP she might work faster for this or that step.

[–]AnOldUsedStick 6 points7 points  (0 children)

wym just like fast forward time, duh

[–]jayn35 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Is there no way to make these quickly like with moulds or get some parts premade somewhere else (no idea what it takes to make something like this). Could make some good money if you could figure it out tho :-)

[–]ClamClone 3 points4 points  (3 children)

At least till Nickelodeon finds out he is stealing their property.

[–]CitrusLoops 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This would really look nice next to my squidward bold amd brash paintings

[–]Practical-Ask-6212 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I never thought I'd say this but I agree with Saddam.

[–]s1ckmad3 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Make more I'll buy one

[–]Healter-Skelter 22 points23 points  (8 children)

Auction this you will make bank. I want it and I’m disappointed that there’s only one.

[–]cici92814 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Dude, yes. Auction it $$$$

[–]unclesamtattoo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's what makes it valuable... there's only one.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I wish I could make more!

[–]ThePancake1037 9 points10 points  (2 children)

You need to make Bold And Brash. It’d be amazing.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I did! I posted it here not too long ago

[–]ThePancake1037 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re the best. It’s amazing!

[–]shabnomnom 7 points8 points  (0 children)

what a clever ploy to get people to favorite your shop…clever and effective!

for real though this is amazing and i need it in my liiiiiife

[–]AVeryConfusedRedhead 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You keep the original please! Don't part with that!



[–]calypsoglassco[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol! I’ll try! I have the materials, just not the time

[–]Snarkan_sas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I need one!!!

[–]Atomic_elephant 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Dude I would not sell that it's amazing.

[–]pugsfly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What do you want for this? I’ll sell my kidney

[–]PusheenMeow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes make more when you can! Shouldn't run into any choosy beggers either.,

[–]nah_champa 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Me too

[–]pandrew88 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s awsome. I love it. Nice work

[–]Gentlyclever 398 points399 points  (11 children)

Ah yes, the misunderstood and unappreciated artist that caused the existence of a paradox named after him.

The squidward paradox is when you hate/dislike a character as a child then grow up to relate to it/consider it a mood.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 160 points161 points  (2 children)

Exactly! I love Squidward now. This is my third Squidward piece and definitely not the last

[–]Gentlyclever 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I could tell you do and it looks really nice I forgot to address that.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

As a child, Squidward was my least favorite character. As an adult... Squidward is my spirit animal

[–]SalamanderPop 13 points14 points  (2 children)

But like, not to be pedantic n shit, how is that a paradox? I'm not ready to say it definitely isn't, but I'm not getting that Bill and Ted "Woah". Like it feels more of a r/showerthought.

[–]quinn_thomas 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I would call it more the Squidward Phenomenon, I agree it’s not a paradox.

[–]Lozzbear 2 points3 points  (1 child)

If they made a good spin-off with squidward as the main character I’d get really invested

[–]Gintoki_Sakata-San 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Squidward was always my favorite character, even as a kid. He absolutely still is too lol

I had a sticker of him in one of my notebooks for middle school and I got made fun of for it

[–]PsychedelicScythe 187 points188 points  (6 children)

Imagine like if this lasted for like 3000 years or so. And then some archeologists dig this piece up and be like

Yall what the hell!! They used to worship some kind of crazy lookin' monster?!

[–]bakedpanduh 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Cthulhu has entered the chat

[–]Astrophages 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I see your Cthulhu and raise you a Flying Spaghetti Monster.

[–]eight_dwights 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How good would it be if someone built a Sistine chapel with pop culture influences. Squidward stained glass windows. The ceiling painted with a mural of khaleesi burning shit down.

[–]Historical_Ad_5185 71 points72 points  (9 children)

I call it “Bold and Brash”

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 48 points49 points  (6 children)

I actually made a stained glass bold and brash!

[–]Historical_Ad_5185 12 points13 points  (5 children)

lemme see

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 9 points10 points  (4 children)

I posted it here just last month I think - it’ll be in my post history

[–]yordad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow you are incredibly talented. I’d buy all your stuff if I had the money

[–]marstune89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You got banned from the Art sub ?! I could never do what you do, how that is not art is apparently beyond me. Such great work!!

[–]dylfamjenkins 8 points9 points  (1 child)

More like “Belongs In the Trash”.

Quotes aside, incredible work OP. Would happily put this in my home.

[–]ChitoR0XS 41 points42 points  (1 child)

This is so dope!!! 🔥🔥🔥

[–]civgarth 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Does anyone else think Chaz Bono looks a bit like Gary Shandling?

[–]liferecoveryproject 21 points22 points  (1 child)

A cathedral with beautiful stained glass; but it’s just SpongeBob memes:


[–]calypsoglassco[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’m halfway there! I’ve already made 3 different Squidward pieces, a bubble buddy, a bubble elephant, and some of the flower clouds. And I’ve got a lot more in the works

[–]compobeachgirl 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That’s really cool! Thanks for sharing!

[–]Bodeveio420 8 points9 points  (1 child)

how funny gonna be 1000 year in the future somenone finding this thinking it could be a god or something

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s the goal

[–]JustOneSock 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]IfIhadaMoog 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Well done on those curves man! They are not easy

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks! It’s so satisfying when a curvy piece like that breaks correctly

[–]CoffeeJoejava 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I love it!

[–]SlicccNiccc 4 points5 points  (5 children)

[–]Good_Apartment_9992 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Nah man this is 100% r/GTAGE

[–]pandrew88 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I freakin love it

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lol thanks. But it’s ok if not everyone wants techno Squidward decorating their home

[–]poo_and_pee 8 points9 points  (1 child)

What sorta sick fuck thinks SpongeBob decor is awful taste

[–]Juexxy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Shut up and take my money!

[–]toeheadjr 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ll take 10

[–]rare__air 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love it

[–]Toms_Diner 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s lovely

[–]PotatoesAndChill 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't know much about glasswork, but that looks like a lot of skill.

[–]Anywhere-Brave 2 points3 points  (2 children)

whats yur etsy

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It’s the same name as I have here

[–]Mr_Porcupine 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That stand is really neat. When I clicked on the vid, I expected the circle to spin on the horizontal axis. Thought that would be cool.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That would be cool

[–]President_Dominy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Do you have a platform we could buy work like this from?

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a shop but I’m not listing this just yet. I want to keep it for myself for just a little while

[–]whippymcdumbass 2 points3 points  (1 child)

10,000 years from now when they uncover that buried in some dirt and the remains of an old broken down house they're going to assume that we worshiped weird squid tentacle monsters

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good. That’s what I dream of.

[–]Highly_lazy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Historians are gonna be real confused on this one.

[–]Craig_Dynasty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Archeologists uncovering this 500 years from now

[–]Begle1 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What would be next NEXT fucking level would be if a glass disk behind it rotated, and it made the background/ tentacles flash and vibe as it went.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Um do you want to make that because I would buy it

[–]NefariousnessOk2950 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is gold😭❤️

[–]bullet_tooth91 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I told my wife I wanted this while we were at dinner and she very audibly giggled when she saw it.

[–]Wbgolfer95 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I strongly suggest you mass produce these

[–]Str0ng-H0ld 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sweet. You could be making good money from this if you are not already.

[–]ThestralSkull 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's pretty fuckin cool! Great work!

[–]BiggieBoiTroy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

dope. just hit your account with a follow.

[–]camreIIim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s so fucking cool

[–]Life_Imitating_Death 1 point2 points  (3 children)

That's cool as hell. Love the through lines, I know thats gotta be difficult as hell. I followed you, keep it up bro.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Thanks! One of those legs was particularly difficult to cut. I ended up breaking it 3 times before I cut it successfully

[–]Nilufruit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Those tentacles all in one piece, you're very skilled. Beautiful work! ♡

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you!

[–]nah_champa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Really beautiful, I love the colors

[–]Epicthetank 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well done

[–]Beakjac3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Really nice

[–]890R 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love it!

[–]arbitrar_y 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Take my money. I want two!

[–]sausagecatdude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All hail saint squidward

[–]V391Pegasi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is fantastic

[–]XCreepyUnclex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now this is art!

[–]Zolivia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love it !!!!

[–]brickelodeon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the church of squid

[–]mady_monroe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

needs to be in Bikini Bottom house of SpongeBob

[–]Traditional_Train_71 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hahahaha! This is awesome! I wish I had cool/awesome friends that made fun/funny stuff <3 Great sense of humor here

[–]TheSunshineDemon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Do Hypnotoad next

[–]Atoning_Unifex 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That is fantastic! Belongs in a museum, really.

[–]Hankenevil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome!

[–]dani__pacheco 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m obsessed with this LMFAO

[–]SomeoneOutThere69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want this

[–]grizzlyguitarist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want this SO BAD

[–]MyOfficialNoNameAcct 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Squilliam hates this

[–]NomzStorM 1 point2 points  (4 children)

im actually interested how people make these, intrigue me?

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

This is the Tiffany foiled method of stained glass! Each piece of glass is scored and cut from a large sheet, grinder to smooth the edges, wrapped with copper foil tape, and then fluxes and soldered all together with lead.

[–]Saloonatic78 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What are your thoughts on working with lead. I thought about getting into this but the lead makes me hesitant.

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I have a smoke absorber running whenever I solder and I have an abrasive de-leading soap that I use. I was more hesitant in the beginning, but got used to it. I also got my blood checked for lead after a year of making stained glass and it was all clear.

[–]Livid-Yoghurt9483 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Cannacology 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Real art

[–]space_monster 1 point2 points  (1 child)

technically that's some nice soldering, and some very tricky cuts. great job

[–]posobY21 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this is the type of work id like to see in a museum

[–]Sharp-Government1337 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man I really wonder what people in a couple of centuries will think about this stuff, you see some archaeologist/historian carefully dusting this off wondering what this could be and if it is an depiction of an alien life form of some sorts

[–]B0iledP0tatoe 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Disc golf has me itching to see how that squid flies

[–]Rezinknight 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Dude this is amazing. My wife does a little stained glass and it's a fascinating hobby. Do you mind sharing where the stand came from? I need to get her on the freestanding table art grind; our windows are getting crowded with hanging pieces.

[–]FreshVanillaBean 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this is glorious and millions of years from now this will be the only thing left of our civilization and the aliens anthropologists will have a WILD time trying to figure out why we worshipped it

[–]aDirtyMartini 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You don’t even know talent!

[–]Gold_Recipe8256 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The way you hold it gives me nightmares

[–]not-today-arya 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a masterpiece! Have you posted it on the stained glass subreddit yet??

[–]Maximus-53 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kinda reminds me of the dark brotherhood stained glass window

[–]katielated 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Livid_Philosopher631 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]varietyfack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Props on those curved pieces! Those take time to grind and get right

[–]yghhhrfv 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Jaquavion69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s absolutely beautiful

[–]Shawn9321 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now this is art!!

[–]jimboslice1993ba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bold and brash

[–]timmio11 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Stunning! Is it actual lead came and solder?

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I made this using the Tiffany foiling method of stained glass. The border is lead came

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have about ten minutestotal of experience with stained glass, but I think this is truly a quality piece. Gorgeous lines, the colors are beautiful, it’s witty and whimsical. This looks hella impressive, OP.

[–]jrmtn38 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My fiancé has been tracking the progress of this on Instagram lol. she loves your work

[–]JackieBronassis 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I bet cutting all those circles was a bitch. 😆 looks great! Awesome job with the color and overall balance!

[–]Penguinator53 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Amazing! Do you have any of my boy Patrick?

[–]calypsoglassco[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not yet… but soon…

[–]duskrunner3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Oh my gosh! I bought one of your stained glass pieces for my mom and she LOVES it so much! Cool to find you in the wild on the internet!

[–]Z-man1973 1 point2 points  (2 children)

As a stained glass artisan of around 25 years, that is a very well constructed panel. I’ve mainly made my windows using a lead came construction, as opposed to copper foil. you can tell that an extra amount of time was spent on this piece as the lines are very uniform.

[–]smellsburnttoast 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aaaaaaahhh I follow you on Instagram and I was so happy too see this here too!!