Just finished repair work on three (2 1/2 x 5 ft ea. ) stained glass windows that I created and fabricated.... 27 years ago! That sure sounds like a long time! A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. I don't think I would have the patience to draw and fabricate these today. No stress cracks! All breakage was externally applied and now repaired.
Drapery glass as much as an inch thick was used in the tulip tree blossoms, lotus blossoms, and waterfall which made soldering the backside of these panels a real pain.