I'm learning the art (or is it a craft?) of stained glass. At this weblog, I record progress, note useful links, and document flesh wounds.
The Art League
Weisser Glass Studio
Virginia Stained Glass Co.
Glass Galleries Links List
The StoreFinder: Stained Glass Store Front
Nancy's Beginner Tips and Tricks
Splinter Removal Tips
Beaded Unity Candle
Green Tiered Lamp
December 15, 2002: Gloat While the Gloating's Good
It turns out that the trick to seating the long squiggly green piece properly was to, well, cheat. I slid the zinc frame bordering the panel on the left off the workboard, so that I could slide piece B2 up and out of the construction, so that I could bend back the uppermost end of the long curve of lead, so that I could slide the green piece straight down into its curve from above. Then put back the stuff I'd removed. And now all these pieces are tight. I mean, there's not even the slightest sliver-gap of space showing between lead and glass, there at the lower edge of the green. SWEET.
Long curvy lines are so tough to lead and to fit---it doesn't look like I've accomplished much since the last photo, but still I think this is a good stopping point for now, so that I can walk away from it feeling competent and clever, for a change.
Posted by Michelle on December 15, 2002 02:33 PM
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