At least once a month, I get a call from someone asking if I repair broken windows. A while ago I did but once my business picked up, I had to decide what things I enjoyed doing and repairing broken windows wasn't one of them. Part of what I find very satisfying in glass work is translating an idea into a finished product and, with a repair, there isn't much of that. In the best scenario, no one knows the repair was ever made so I decided to work with broken windows only when the goal is to re-purpose them into something else. A customer brought me this large, old broken window and asked if I could use the intact pieces to make gifts for her family for the holidays. As you can see, taking it apart is messy work but now I have a number of sections that I am re-working into two jewelry boxes and two smaller hanging stained glass windows. There is a lot of labor that goes into this but for the customer, having a family treasure remade into beautiful items that her family members will cherish is one of the most special gifts to give.