Stained Glass Tips
As with many things with the craft of stained glass, tools are also a personal preference but in this article I will share with you my favourites and explain why I've chosen them. For anyone that asks me for a recommendation of which soldering iron to buy, I will always suggest the Hakko FX601 or the Weller 100. But which soldering iron is best? Weller 100 vs. Hakko FX601 Let's
When first diving into the world of copper foil, the styles and selection may be a bit intimidating, but I promise you, it won’t take long to feel comfortable about your choices. Backing Colour Firstly, copper foil comes with different coloured backings. The adhesive side of the tape can be left copper, made black or made silver. The purpose of this is to ensure a cohesive look to your project.
With the copper foil method of stained glass, precision is needed to make everything come together perfectly. Although foiling can sometimes feel mundane, it is an extremely important step in the process.Copper foil is placed around all edges of each piece of glass and pressed down along the front and back. Since solder will stick to copper and not to glass, this is a necessary step to allow the assembly
One issue that many stained glass hobbyists face is choosing the right size of copper foil for the project they're planning. The choices can seem a bit overwhelming until the reasoning for why to choose one over the other presents itself.One reader wrote to me and said, "Hi: I am wanting to set up my home glass studio and I have a question about foil widths. As I am shopping
The Living Sun Glass blog is reader-supported. When you buy through links on the blog, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. It happens to everyone from time to time where you start fighting the soldering iron as you make stained glass instead of the iron doing all of the hard work for you. When this happens it's possible that your soldering iron tip just needs
Have you ever experienced this situation? Where no matter what you do, the copper foil won’t stick to your stained glass? It’s a common occurrence. I’ve even had this happen numerous times over the years. So how do you deal with it? In this post, I explain what to consider when problem-solving this issue. This post contains product links are affiliate-connected which means that purchasing through these links helps to support