Stained Glass Windows
- 1) Choose a pattern.
- 2) Number each piece on both copies of the pattern.
- 3) Color the cardstock pattern and the paper pattern. Color in the same direction that the glass ought to flow.
- 4) Cut out the cardstock pieces with pattern shears.
- 5) Reassemble the picture.
- 6) With rubber cement, glue each pattern piece to the corresponding glass, aligning it with the streaks in the glass.
- 7) Cut out each piece of glass and reassemble the image.
- 8) Grind the edges of each glass piece.
- 9) Soak the glass clean.
- 10) With a marker, write numbers on the glass pieces.
- 11) Foil the edges with copper foil tape.
- 12) Use a fid to flatten the foil and make it even.
- 13) Arrange the glass pieces on a board, using horseshoe nails to secure them in place.
- 14) Brush liquid flux on the copper. Keep it away from open wounds!
- 15) Solder little dots on the joints to keep the pieces in place.
- 16) Remove the nails.
- 17) Solder the seams of the glass. Flip and repeat.
- 18) Solder the jump rings.
- 19) Clean the glass.
- 20) Choose the color of your solder: silver, copper, black.
- 21) Patina for copper and black.
- 22) Edge with lead came or solder.
- 23) Finish with cream.
- 24) Place wire through rings.