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Stained Glass Orca

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Category Gardening
Type Home Decor
Style Outdoorsy
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What materials did you use? Tiffany style of stained glass using copper foil and solder. Various types of glass including a bevelled whale. Beads and seashells.

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What are you most proud of? This is the first time that I have used anything other than just glass. I had some shells that I had collected off the beaches of the island and thought I'd try using them as well. By adding them at the very end of the procedure I was able to ensure they remained intact.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Experiment with your own ideas. A good basic knowledge of the art of stained glass is a must.

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06/14/2013 Flag

Unfortunately, I haven't investigated online classes. What I have found, though, is that most places that sell the supplies also provide classes. There are also some wonderful books on the market that outline all the supplies you need and provide basic instruction as well.. The book I started with is with a friend right now or I could give you that information. The actual cutting and grinding of the glass is very easy and only requires practice. There are many very simple pattern books on the market that are good to start with, as they have very few pieces in them. I woud just start with some inexpensive glass such as window glass to practice cutting. Even if you were able to attend only one or two classes, you'd be able to pick up the basics. Hope this was some help for you.

06/21/2013 Flag