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Project

SG names

Project Description

What are you most proud of? finding a way for my hobby to sort of pay for itself. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make your pattern large enough for the pieces to be easily cut. Most of my finished panels are at least 6" tall.

What you will need

  • Stained glass
  • glass cutter and breaking pliers
  • grinder
  • glass foil
  • tin/lead solder and soldering iron
  • flux
  • zinc came for framing.

Q&A with stitchywoman

CeciliaB. asked:
Hi really like your craft. I want make one for my daughter and I wondering if should I draw the letter first and after the lines? Thank you
stitchywoman answered:
I do. I make the names on my computer and using a workable font, type up the name or whatever, make it the size I want, put a box around it (leaving 1/2 in. on all sides), then print it out. Once it's printed, I draw the vining in with a pencil so I can change it as I go if I need to, then trace what I end up with in ultra fine black permanent ink (won't run or smear if it gets wet). I trace through the glass, so the black makes it easier to see on a light table. Hope this helps! :)