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debbieklann
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Debbie
Madras OR
USA
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Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  3:01:38 PM  Show Profile
I recently took 3 different classes through our local art studio to learn how to make stained glass. The picture posted below is a short snapshot of how it is made.
Glass usually comes in either 2 or 3mm thicknesses. After deciding on a pattern, you will cut the pattern out and trace or tack the pieces onto your glass. There is a special glass cutter that drips a small amount of oil as you are making your cut. Cuts have to be in straight lines. Another tool will help snap the excess glass off if it is a large straight cut. I found that wavy glass is not easy to cut!
After your pieces are cut, you will use a wet grinder to smooth the edges of all pieces.
You will then wrap each piece with foil wrap. Each edge will need to be painted with flux to allow the soldering to stick.
Pieces are placed on a special mat and then tacked together. Once that is finished, you will solder all edges together. The foil will be covered with the soldering.

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Blessed in Colorado
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Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6497 Posts

Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  3:29:45 PM  Show Profile
That is so interesting Debbie, I can not wait to see the finished project. I know that you have been wanting to learn how to make stain glass. Enjoy and have fun.

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
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and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

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Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
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Posted - Mar 22 2024 :  7:03:15 PM  Show Profile
So interesting, Debbie!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Mar 25 2024 :  12:30:18 PM  Show Profile
Wow Debbie, that is so neat. It sounds like a fun and informative class.

Krista
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Nancy Joplin
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Nancy
Ontario California
USA
185 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2024 :  1:21:27 PM  Show Profile
I love stained glass! I have not created any pieces in many years! I will be looking for classes in my area soon...can't wait to get back into it!

Nancy 8352
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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Apr 06 2024 :  4:28:56 PM  Show Profile
Fascinating, Debbie! Let us know how it all turns out for this project.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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katmom
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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Apr 06 2024 :  9:43:59 PM  Show Profile
Oh Debbie, I always wanted to take a class in stained glass art.. but alas, never did...
Enjoy and show us your creations.. lucky you..


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