Bear Glass is the 4th generation family business specializing in Glue Chip glass. We stock the largest variety of flat glass in a variety of sizes and color, customizing your glue chip glass. Alongside of glue chipping we can also fabricate your glass to your needs, from cutting to beveling and more, making Bear Glass your one time glass shop.
Glue chip glass is a texture that looks like frost during the winter or fern like pattern on a window pane. This attractive random pattern is created by applying hot animal glue to the sandblasted surface of clear float glass and as it dries, the glue shrinks and cools removing flakes of glass from the surface. Glue chip glass technique can be used with clear or tinted glass as well as mirrors. If extra strength is needed it may also be tempered.
Many windows and doors use this technique to add elegance to its environment. It has been used occasionally in signs and in stained glass windows since the early 20th century. Glue chip special properties allows every design to be different, giving a uniqueness to every piece of glass or mirror
As the glue dries, and contracts, it pulls flakes of glass off the surface in a random fashion. Glue chip glass is very popular for backgrounds in windows and cabinets and is especially beautiful combined with bevels and bevel clusters.
399 20th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Ph: (718) 832-3604
Fax: (718) 832-0786