Milly’s Free Stained Glass Videos
Often we need to see a stained glass technique before we understand how we can improve. Here is a selection of my free stained glass videos so that you can start correcting those niggling mistakes and start making stained glass you’re proud of.
How To Deal With Imperfections in the Glass
You know when you’re halfway through making a score and you suddenly hit a little snag in the glass that stops your cutter wheel in its’ tracks? What do you do? Click here to rescue a score with confidence
A Cutting Trick To Help Your Accuracy
What happens if you’ve tried and tried but STILL can’t cut stained glass as neatly as you’d like? You’ve tried the obvious but nothing works. This video shows a technique that you may not have thought of. Have a look at it and see if it helps you cut your glass shapes more accurately. Feel free to comment at the bottom of the page if you have any other ideas 🙂
Using the Correct Amount of Pressure When Cutting Glass
The key to a perfect cutting score is not a mystery. The trick is to press only as hard as you need. Here’s a nifty test to help you to use the correct pressure when making a score. Click here to use the right cutting pressure
5 Ways to Run the Score
There isn’t one method to fit all situations… you need them all at your fingertips to cut shapes easily and accurately. Click here to learn the 5 ways
Holding Your Glass Cutter
Are you holding your cutter in the way that suits you best? Take control of your cutter and build confidence with your cutting with this 2 minute video
Using the Tapping Method For Glass Cutting
You’ve made the score and you just can’t separate the glass. What do you do? You can’t go over it again and you don’t want to waste the glass. Help! Click here to learn how to use the tapping technique to separate glass. 3 videos covering easy, intermediate and difficult tapping techniques.
Cutting Glass With Scissors – Just For Fun
It can’t be possible. Can it? Join in the fun with me as I give you PROOF that you can cut stained glass with a pair of regular scissors. Not true? Then click here to believe your eyes
How to Cut An Accurate Circle in Glass
Circles are gentle shapes that add a lovely organic feel to a stained glass panel. With Milly’s help you can learn to cut a perfect circle with just a cutter and a pair of grozing pliers. You don’t even need a grinder.
More Cutting Videos
How to include TINY details in your stained glass designs without cutting hundreds of fiddly pieces
If cutting LARGE sheets of art glass scares you, here’s a video on cutting large sheets to change all that.
Stained Glass Cutting Thin Strips – learn how to cut pointed and thin pieces without breakage
Making the Most of the Grain of the Glass – cut glass to enhance the feel of your panel. Also includes tips for not wasting glass.
Stained Glass Videos On Soldering
Soldering stained glass is one of the processes that EVERYONE wants to improve. Well most people, anyway! Have a look a the selection of stained glass videos below and see if any will help you achieve a smoother solder bead.
Using The Iron Tip To Control Heat
Most people don’t use all the different edges of the soldering iron tip. Your stained glass soldering will improve if you start learning this trick. I guarantee it! Click here to see how to control the iron’s heat
Soldering Beaded Edges
Click to learn how to solder a lovely rounded edge on your sun catchers and finish them off a treat 🙂
How to Tin Your Own Wire
Save $$ by tinning your own wire for adding details to your stained glass. Click here to see the tinning wire video
Filling Gaps Before Soldering
If you find you have gaps despite all your efforts at cutting accurately, this video shows how to fill the gaps before soldering. Obviously it’s best to avoid unsightly gaps and recut the glass but sometimes this just isn’t an option.
Stained Glass Video on Soldering Lead Came
If you’re struggling with getting neat soldered joints on your leaded panels there are techniques to help you. Have a look at this video, it shares tricks to get the solder to stay neatly where you want it to be. Once you get the hang of it you can say goodbye to solder blobs that blob everywhere!
Stained Glass Tool Ideas
5 Tips For Cheap Tools
Stained glass doesn’t have to mean mega-bucks. There are lots of tips that can help reduce the amount you spend on tools and materials. Click here to see 5 cost saving tricks for stained glass
The Best Circle Cutter and How To Use It
If you’re thinking about purchasing a circle cutter but are anxious about buying yet another tool that gathers dust, this video will get you cutting circles in 5 minutes. No more misshapen suns for you!
Essential Stained Glass Tools Video
I’m very interested to see if you agree with me about what you really need to make stained glass using the copper foil technique. This video lists each of the essential stained glass tools with explanations. Feel free to comment below if there’s anything I’ve missed!
Decorative Stained Glass Videos
Vintage Plate Ideas
Everyone has a vintage plate from their family. The great news is that you can incorporate it into an ingenious stained glass panel. At the same time you’ll be creating a family heirloom. Click here to see what you can create with a vintage plate. I guarantee you’ll be amazed.
Signing Your Work
Lead Came Videos
How to Cut Neat Angles in Lead Came
Lead came is a strange material. It squashes and doesn’t cut at the correct angle. There are many ways to conquer lead came. Don’t let it beat you! Click here to see how to cut accurate angles in lead came
Other Video Tutorials
Foiling Thick Glass
If your copper foil is too narrow and you don’t have any wider foil this copper foiling trick here will help you.
Foiling Tricky Shapes
Fixing copper foil errors
Fixing common copper foil mistakes like foil not centered or jagged edges