Stained Glass Tips

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.

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

One of the main steps in the process of the copper foil technique of stained glass is to actually apply copper foil strips to the outer edges of the glass. For some people, this comes easily. While for others, it’s a painstaking process of misaligned copper foil ​needing to be pulled off and re-positioned numerous times, potentially followed by mumbles and grumbles of all sorts. For those who really struggle,

Read More