Stained Glass for Beginners – Part 2: Foiling and Soldering Tools

Welcome to Part Two! Now that you know all the basic cutting tools (if you didn’t catch my last post read it here Stained Glass for Beginners - Part 1) I’ll tell you about the basic tools you need for the foiling and soldering process.The bonding agents:Copper Foil: this is essentially copper tape; available in different widths … Continue reading Stained Glass for Beginners – Part 2: Foiling and Soldering Tools

Stained Glass for Beginners -Part 1: Cutting Tools

Stained glass projects are really fun and surprisingly, it doesn’t take a huge investment to get started.  My goal is to get you familiar with the language and necessities so you can decide if it’s the right art form/craft for you.  There are two ways to assemble stained glass; the foil method and leaded came method, the foil method … Continue reading Stained Glass for Beginners -Part 1: Cutting Tools

Weekender Project: Fall Pumpkin Stained Glass Suncatcher

Where did the year go? Fall is in full swing and Halloween is right around the corner, if you're lagging on your seasonal decorations, spend some time on a fun festive stained glass project this weekend.  This Fall Pumpkin Suncatcher makes a autumnal decoration and you can alter the pattern to make it a jack-o-lantern for Halloween if … Continue reading Weekender Project: Fall Pumpkin Stained Glass Suncatcher

Choosing Solder for Stained Glass Projects

Confused about which solder to choose? Don’t be, we’ll melt that confusion away. There are several types of solder to choose from; the most common combination for stained glass applications are tin/lead combinations. The first number in the combination refers to the weight of the tin component and the second to the weight of the lead component:63/37 – … Continue reading Choosing Solder for Stained Glass Projects

Weekender Project: Stained Glass Mission Style Picture Frame

If you are new to stained glass and need a fun and simple project, why don’t you try your hand at making a picture frame, more specifically this Mission Style Frame. Picture frame projects are great starter projects for stained glass beginners and they can be modified for intermediate and advanced stained glass artists too! … Continue reading Weekender Project: Stained Glass Mission Style Picture Frame