Welcome to Plating. What do you think of when I say that word? If it’s ‘FOOD’, you’re in good company! Thankfully for us, it applies to both food (lovely) AND stained glass (even more lovely). … (read more)
Say goodbye to lumpy solder lines and start creating wonderfully smooth solder seams by following these simple instructions. You’ll find out about a magic tip cleaner too!
Find out the secrets of getting a sparkling finish to your stained glass. Cleaning, polishing and patina are the last steps; make sure you do yourself and your work proud!
Tips for Using Mirrors in Stained Glass Mirrors can be used very creatively in copper foiled stained glass work. You can use them as a regular looking glass, or incorporate them into lamps or panels. … (read more)
Make Your Own DIY Stained Glass Display Stand This ingenious idea was shared by Janusz Niedzielski who designed and made this lovely stained glass rose stand. He has very generously written a detailed plan AND … (read more)
When soldering stained glass copper foil you’re aiming for a slightly rounded, smooth seam. There are lots of factors feeding in to your success with this! The main ones are: how hot your iron is … (read more)
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 … (read more)
Squaring Stained Glass – Making Your Panel Fit Squaring stained glass is a combination of accurate cutting and constant checking. This tutorial is for those who struggle with making sure a copper foiled panel is … (read more)