SLIDESHOW: Fixing Stained Glass Panel

Posted on May 3, 2015

SLIDESHOW: Fixing Stained Glass Panel

Sometimes, older pieces develop cracked pieces of glass, and need to be fixed. In this case, we have a hanging stained glass panel with several pieces of cracked glass. This particular panel is copper foiled segments, soldered together, and wrapped in lead came. We will have to dismantle the piece, clean and re-wrap the salvageable glass, cut our new pieces, and reassemble the project. We added a few new lead lines to this hanging panel. The pieces that cracked, did so because gravity created tension in certain spots. We will also re-foil the...

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SLIDESHOW: Cementing Leaded Stained Glass

Posted on April 14, 2015

SLIDESHOW: Cementing Leaded Stained Glass

Lead stained glass projects refer to the type of bracing used to hold the glass beads and pieces together, not the glass itself. Lead stained glass projects use a H-shaped type of molding, with grooves on both sides, called lead came. The glass pieces slide into the grooves on either side. Because there are differences between the glass and the grooves (referred to as “the heart”) of the lead came, a special type of cement is used to fill the gaps and hold the glass in place without breaking it later. This cement has nothing to do with...

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How To Fix Lead Gaps On Stained Glass Pieces

Posted on April 1, 2015

How To Fix Lead Gaps On Stained Glass Pieces

Working with lead came is very different from working with copper foil when constructing a stained glass project. You have to cut the lead to precise measurements, but often times, these are hard to judge, and there are small gaps in the solder joints. This is how to fix small lead line gaps when you get to the soldering stage of your lead stained glass project. Video Transcription: Okay, so I’ve made this project, and I see a gap here. And so what I’m going to show you today is how to basically fill in that gap to where it meets. This might...

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A New Beginning

Posted on December 5, 2014

A New Beginning

Several years ago, I worked with stained glass on a daily basis. It was a passion for me — creating something beautiful with my own two hands. But as life progressed, it was something that I fell away from doing. That happens to so many of us — letting our dreams and things we love doing slip through our fingers and we seldom even realize it is happening. Over the last couple of years, my circumstances continued to evolve. I had the opportunity to return to making stained glass full-time, and I was determined to never let my passions go ever...

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