How to Properly Solder Your Stained Glass

Soldering Your Stained Glass Properly Using a soldering iron to create beautiful stained glass art is a great way to express your creativity. In this article, we will cover how to properly use your iron, as well as how to create beautiful and three-dimensional pieces of stained glass. Clean Your Iron Whether you’re soldering stained glass or other metals, you need to clean your iron before soldering. This helps keep your iron clean, prevents you from transferring oxidation and preserves your tip…

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Painting Stained Glass – Not as Mysterious as it Seems

Painting Stained Glass You may have mastered stained glass construction, but stained glass painting seems like a mystery and looks difficult. Most stained glass crafters know little about the process and the materials needed for painting stained glass, but it should be just another step in the whole process of creating beautiful stained glass windows. Some people have a misconception that stained glass is clear glass that has been painted to a desired color. Actually, stained glass is colored while it is…

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Stained Glass Lead Came Technique

Lead Came Technique for Stained Glass The material used to keep individual pieces of glass together is called “lead came”. It is an H-shaped channel that the glass pieces are inserted into and then soldered together. Lead is malleable and can be bent to fit the shape of the glass. The highest quality lead used for making windows is 99% pure, and with time, the outer layer will oxidize and assume a white hue, but that does not compromise the metal’s durability…

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Designing Stained Glass – Unleash Your Inner Artist and Create a Masterpiece!

Designing Stained Glass Do you have an eye for art and creativity? Do you want to express yourself through unique designs and vibrant colors? Then stained glass may be the perfect craft for you. Stained glass is an art form that dates back centuries, and it’s still going strong today. You can create beautiful stained glass pieces that will be admired for generations to come. It’s a great way to unleash your inner artist and create a masterpiece that will be cherished…

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Copper Foil and Lead Came Techniques

Using Copper Foil or Lead Came for Stained Glass Using the Stained Glass Copper Foil Technique is a fun way to add a bit of interest to your glass art project. But before you dive in, you should be prepared with the basics of the technique. Lead or Copper Foil? You can use lead or copper foil for stained glass to achieve artistic additions to your art piece, however, you should be aware that not all designs lend themselves to these two…

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