When you first learn how to make stained glass you grasp the basics quickly but as time goes on there are many questions you’re not sure about. These missing pieces in your skill set nag away at you and stop you improving.

You know the ones I mean, this type of question:

  • what temperature should I use for better stained glass soldering?
  • how do I stop my panel growing and growing and get a perfect fit?
  • what’s the best way to hang a panel neatly and securely?

My mission at Everything Stained Glass is to fill in these missing pieces of knowledge for you. To help you round off your skills and make better stained glass.

I'm Milly Frances, long-time stained glass artist and instructor. I'm here to share all the stained glass making ’stuff’ that’s hard to find on the web and not covered on YouTube.

Along with a range of proven online classes, I offer a selection of FREE videos and tutorials giving beginners and improvers the itty bitty pieces of knowledge needed to make stained glass.

It's time to fill the gaps in your knowledge and improve your skills.

student with stained glass panel
Make stained glass with confidence

Tips, Tricks and Inspiration

How To Make Stained Glass Tutorials

Step-by-step Tiffany-style

By stained glass student Stacey Symington
Learning how to make stained glass is easier if you take one step at a time. These Copper Foil Tutorials guide you through each process starting at the beginning with designing tips and pattern ideas.
By the time you get to the final patina and polish tutorial, you'll be an expert too!

Improve your soldering

soldering stained glassWith video and close-up photos showing you how to achieve a smoother seam.

Patina and polish

stained glass patina instructionsThe final stage. Polish your stained glass 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.

Decorative soldering

decorative soldering for stained glassAdd a special 'something' to your gifts with this gorgeous decorative soldered edge. For more experienced learners looking for a challenge!

Cutting glass circles

cutting glass circlesWatch this video to learn how to cut a perfect circle using just a cutter and grozer/breaker pliers.

Best Stained Glass Tools

All the stained glass tools you need

tools for stained glassChoosing stained glass tools is one of the real pleasures of stained glass. But what if you’re not sure which tools you actually need and which ones to buy?
Here’s where you’ll find reviews and recommendations to help you choose the best essential tools that will last for years to come.

THE best soldering iron

Hakko soldering iron

Find out about the top performing stained glass soldering iron here.

Stained glass kits

start up kit for stain glass

You might choose to buy a ready-made kit instead of selecting the tools individually. Make sure the high quality stained glass kit you choose contains everything you need.

Grinder reviews

wizling stained glass grinderCut down on waste and achieve precision fits with a stained glass grinder.  Discover which grinder comes out top for value and quality.

A look at glass cutters

glass cutter with grozer pliers and green glassEnjoy cutting stained glass and reduce breakage by choosing the best glass cutter.

Popular Stained Glass Tutorials

Step-by-step lead came

Milly Frances leaded stained glass windowThese stained glass instructions focus on the wonderful time-honoured 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 is especially good for external panels that need to be waterproof.

Step-by-step glass painting

stained glass painting of green man

These instructions cover everything you need to know about stained glass paintingranging from different types of paint and how to choose the right one for you; step-by-step guides to painting techniques and advice on buying materials and suppliers.
There are clear and detailed instructions for those who have never done painting before, alongside more advanced tutorials for the more experienced.

Keeping safe

stained glass safety advice

Vital tips on keeping safe in your studio. Think of it like your house insurance - you might not ever use it the knowledge but just having it gives you a warm glow. And it leaves you free to create without worry. Keep safe!
*No wine was drunk, cigarettes smoked or chocolate eaten in the making of this photo.

What Students Think

"Milly taught me I CAN do this. I feel very confident about the skills I've learned & am already starting a new piece."

Kathy Saulton

South Dakota, USA

"I'm learning so many tricks and tips I hadn't thought of before. Your course and videos are so great."

Cindy Miller

Colorado, USA

Sharing Stained Glass Gems

Over 20 years ago I was missing a creative spark in my life and it was stained glass that helped me find it. I took a couple of short courses and was immediately smitten. You can read more about me here.

As I deepened my experience and skills I realised it was the little bits of missing information that helped me make stained glass I was truly proud of. Those hard-to-find answers that aren’t easily found on the web.

And where does this leave you?

Scooping up all the bits of missing information and improving your stained glass making, that’s where!

I hope you’ll find many small gems that help you make stained glass to be truly proud of.

Milly Frances working in stained glass studio

Reader's Beautiful Stained Glass

stained glass butterfly by lori tellman-jones
Butterfly by Lori Tellman-Jones
round stained glass window
By John Adams
Stained Glass Poppies
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