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Stained Glass Lead Came Tutorials

These making stained glass instructions focus on the wonderful technique of leaded stained glass. If you want to make a larger panel with strong lines and surface texture, then these Lead Came Tutorials are for you.

This making technique can be combined with the copper foil technique. It is especially good for geometric panels and external panels that need to be waterproof.

 

Making Stained Glass – Lead Came Tutorials

diagram measuring lead came 1. Measuring for a Window Learn how to measure the opening for your window or door panel accurately. Skip this step if you’re making a free-hanging panel.
cactus stained glass pattern 2. Designing or Finding a Pattern See how easy it is to create a design from your favourite photo. Or you can choose a pattern choose a pattern here to get you started quickly.
templates cut for lead came 3. Cutting Templates Make accurate cutting pieces from your pattern with this simple making
stained glass tutorial. Information on leading shears and why you need a gap between each shape.
cut glass and template piece 4. Glass Cutting These instructions take you through each of the cutting stages in detail. Includes cutting deep curves and using grozing pliers.

With helpful video.

cutting stain glass over table 4a. How To Cut Glass in 5 easy ways. Cut any shape you like after learning these foundation skills.
Packed with labelled photos and including a troubleshooting section.
making stained glass with lead came 5. Leading a Came Panel Make leading up easy with this detailed tutorial.
Includes stretching the came and expert troubleshooting tips.
soldering lead came joint 6. Soldering Lead Came Solder your panel together neatly by following this simple stained glass making tutorial. With problem-solving answers and video.

 

black cement on green glass 7.Cementing or Puttying Learn how to make your stained glass panel strong and waterproof by using black cement. Information on cheap brushes and easy ways to clean.
green stained glass on light box 8. Polishing Tutorial Showing the best way to polish your lead came until it sparkles to perfection!

Applique

green forest glass applique Applique Tutorial Making stained glass applique panels using leftover cullet. Learn which glues work best, how to grout neatly and clean up easily.

Health and Safety

Everything about making stained glass is dangerous. While I can suggest basic safety considerations (wearing safety glasses, latex gloves and working in a well ventilated space) I can’t be there to insist!

I strongly recommend reading the individual manufacturer’s instructions and taking their advice.

See Milly at work in a video showing her making a panel  for an artistic project. And it is very ‘arty’!

I had to have most of the cutting and leading done before the filming, so don’t follow this for logical method! It will give you a good idea of how the lead came process works, though. See what you think.

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