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Choosing the Best Size of Copper Foil for Stained Glass
One issue that many stained glass hobbyists face is choosing the right size of copper foil for the project they're[...]
How to Clean Stained Glass Soldering Irons
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Stained Glass Patterns You Need For Fall Decor Projects
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Stained Glass Tools for Beginners
You Need to Start working with the Copper Foil Technique. Deciding which tools to buy when you're starting out in[...]
Steven Michael (a.k.a Dichroic Glassman) ; Bringing people to the light
When deciding on who to feature next on the blog, I got to thinking about all the artists I've followed[...]
The Inspiring Work of Julie Feigum
​Not Your Average Stained Glass Artist ​This is the first post of it’s kind on the blog, and it’s aim[...]
When Copper Foil Won’t Stick To Your Stained Glass
Have you ever experienced this situation? Where ​no matter what you do, the copper foil won’t stick to your stained[...]
Stained Glass Grinder Unboxing – Glastar Super Star II
​Choosing a stained glass grinder can be a little intimidating, especially when you're new to the craft and don't know[...]
Copper Foil for Stained Glass
One of the main steps in the process of the copper foil technique of stained glass is to actually apply[...]
Organizing Your Stained Glass Patterns
​Organizing Stained Glass Patterns ​Stained glass hobbyists and professionals​ learn many skills to make stained glass. Yet, organization is the[...]
How to Tin Copper Wire For Stained Glass
​How to Tin Copper Wire ​​Tinning wire is a fairly basic skill that will become second nature the more you[...]
Stained Glass Gifts : Say Goodbye to Overwhelm
​Stained Glass Gifts: Say Goodbye to Overwhelm With the gift-giving season nearing, I wanted to address the dreaded topic of[...]
Halloween Stained Glass
​Fantastic Stained Glass Art for Halloween​ ​If you like to decorate with glass art as the seasons or holidays change,[...]
Grinding Stained Glass to Fit: Help or Hindrance?
For newbies who've never taken stained glass classes before, it's obviously hard to picture how much the grinder can help[...]
Came Around Your Stained Glass Projects: Do You Need It?
A question that one of my readers asked recently was “Do I need to use came on my projects?” Finishing[...]
How To Solder Hooks to Stained Glass Suncatchers
​​How to Solder Hooks ​to Stained Glass Suncatchers Something that isn't always obvious is ​how ​to solder hooks to smaller[...]
Applying Black Patina to Solder
​Applying Black Patina to Solder ​Adding black patina to your stained glass projects can really make the glass colours ​come[...]
How to Repair a Broken Copper Foil Panel
​How to Repair a Broken Copper Foil Panel​It's truly unfortunate ​that ​accidents happen and beautiful​ copper foil window panels get[...]
Are You Framing Your Windows with Zinc Correctly?
​Are You Framing Your Windows in Zinc ​Correctly?Zinc framing around a stained glass window should be part of the structural[...]
Reinforcement for Stained Glass Hinge Points
​​Reinforce Hinge Points ​in Stained Glass ​If you’ve ever experienced a hinge point in your work, you know the disappointment[...]
Stained Glass Hinge Points
Hinge Points and How They Affect Your Stained Glass ArtI’ve been seeing a lot of chatter lately about hinge points.Far[...]
Learning From Challenging Projects
Have you ever noticed how pushing yourself to take on a new challenge in a project can result in the[...]
Stained Glass Paint: Which Type of Paint to Use
​There are a myriad of ways to add details to your stained glass projects including decorative solder, wire work, and[...]
Choosing the Type of Stained Glass to Use
When first starting out in stained glass, the sheer variety of choices can feel overwhelming and might leave you with[...]
Strip Cutter: Do You Really Need One to Cut Glass Into Perfect Strips?
SaveSaveThere are many tools and gadgets available to help you with cutting your stained glass or fused glass ​and it[...]
How to Cut Glass: Getting the Right Pressure
How to Cut Glass: Using the Right Amount of Pressure One of the first things you learn when making stained[...]
Use Grozing Pliers & Running Pliers to Break Glass
​How to use Grozing Pliers & Running Pliers to Break GlassBreaking glass to the perfect shape needed to fit your[...]
Choosing a Glass Cutter
​Choosing the Right Glass Cutter​There are many glass cutter styles out there and it can be hard to know which[...]
A Good Fit for Stained Glass: How Close Should the Pieces Be?
​​A Good Fit: ​​What to look for before soldering​It's a common question asked by many stained glass ​hobbyists, "How close[...]
Decorative Solder: How To Add Extra Details
​How to Create Simple Decorative Solder If you've ever wondered how to add extra details to your stained glass pieces,[...]
Tutorial: Make a Mold from Fiberboard
SaveMakers of fused glass know all too well how limiting it can be to not have the right shape of[...]
How I Made My Own Slump Molds
SaveLiving in the County of Glengarry, my home and studio are only a short drive to Maxville, Ontario, home to[...]