Many people know some family members or friends who are at least somewhat artistic. I myself have some friends who are able to paint well enough to have their artwork showcased in galleries! But - do you know any stained glass artists? It is always convenient knowing someone who can make stained glass suncatchers and windows for one reason - they can make you gifts and also you can commission them to make presents for you to give other people!
So, if you don't know anyone who makes stained glass, why not get one of your artsy friends stained glass kits for beginners and nudge them in the right direction. Pretty soon you just might have yourself a nice glass lamp as a thank you gift in return!