How To Make Stained Glass
Stained Glass Copper Foil Tutorials
Learning how to make stained glass is easier if broken down into bite-sized pieces. The Copper Foil Technique Tutorials below guide you through each process, one at a time, in a logical sequence.
They start right at the beginning with some creative designing tips and pattern ideas. By the time you get to the final patina and polish tutorial, you to will be an expert too!
I’ve selected the best videos I can find on the web to make learning how to make stained glass easy for you.
Copper Foil Tutorials
|Decorative Soldering Transform your gifts with this pretty decorative soldered edge. Wow your family & the Etsy crowd!|
|1. Measuring Tutorial See how to measure a window opening accurately. Skip this stage if you are not making stained glass to fit into a window or door.|
|2. Designing or Finding a Pattern Follow these 5 design steps to create your own unique stained glass designs. Or simply find a pattern here to get you started.|
|3. Cutting Pattern Pieces Make sure your glass fits together by following this simple tutorial. Once you make perfect templates from your pattern you will get better fitting stained glass. With helpful information on pattern cutting shears.|
Reduce wastage in your cutting. Drawings, photos and a video make accurate cutting easy for you. Money-saving tips showing how to cut stained glass without waste.
|4a. 5 Easy Ways To Cut Glass, giving you the skills to cut any shape you need. Includes expert advice on when best to use each method, and a troubleshooting section.|
|5. Copper Foil Tutorial Learn tips and secrets to help you wrap foil and burnish to perfection. Includes information on all the different types and widths of foil. With video.|
Achieve a lovely smooth solder seam. Solder your piece together neatly by following this simple making tutorial. Packed with annotated photos and helpful video.
|7a. Soldering Edges Learn how to finish off the outside of your sun catcher professionally with a lovely rounded soldered edge. Suitable for those making sun catchers or small hanging panels. Includes one of the most inspiring videos on the web!|
|8a. Fixing Hooks to Sun Catchers A simple ‘how to make stained glass’ tutorial showing how to add hooks to your stained glasswork. Includes making your own hooks from recycled wire.|
|7b. Zinc Framing Tutorial Strengthen your larger hanging panel or stained glass window with a neat zinc frame. Shows how to cut mitred corners and solder the seams to the edge. With useful video.|
|8b. Adding Hooks To Zinc Frame Show of your work to the world. Learn how to attach discreet hooks to the corners of your panel. Includes making and tinning the hooks. Packed with unique photos.|
|9. Patina And Polish Tutorial The final stage. Polishing your lead came panel until it sparkles! With information on which type of patina to use and how to stop that ugly white residue building up. Includes video.|
More How to Make Stained Glass Tutorials
- How to Square a Stained Glass Panel
- A brand new tutorial showing how to cut glass circles. And that’s without an expensive circle cutter 🙂
- And another bonus. Are you confused about which shapes you can and can’t cut? Bamboozled by how to split designs into ‘cuttable’ pieces? Then go to my cutting stained glass shapes page, which has three slideshows to help you.
A word of warning, making stained glass can be dangerous!
You’ll get used to the alarming skull and crossbones image that adorns the packaging of all you buy… Remember, it’s there for a reason, and while I can tell you about each process, I can’t be there to ensure your safety, and can take no responsibility for any accidents you may have.
Be sure to seek advice from individual sellers/manufacturers before using any dangerous materials or equipment.
How To Make Stained Glass – Resources
The Art of Stained Glass has many good tutorials. There’s one on Stained Glass Selection which I think is particularly helpful.
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