By: James McDonell
The centuries-old method of assembling stained glass involves connecting the various shapes with bulky strips of lead called came. An innovative technique using copper foil offers stained glass enthusiasts an easy-to-learn, easy-to-do alternative to working with lead came.
Stained Glass Craft Made Simple shows how anyone — even a beginner — can make beautiful stained glass objects using the copper-foil method. Connecting the glass pieces with the thinner, more pliable copper foil is easier on the fingers, and the material itself allows for more intricate, delicate designs. Because the copper-foil seams are soldered over the entire length rather than only at the joints, stained glass designs made with this technique can withstand the weight of hanging better than those made with lead came.
This expert manual provides thorough instructions with 44 photographs, drawings, and diagrams to explain every step of the copper-foil method: patterns and pattern cutting, scoring glass, grozing, foiling, soldering, framing, patinas, and more. A complete list of equipment and material makes it easy to get started. Helpful hints explain how to choose and purchase glass to enhance your design. A substantial bibliography recommends reference books as well as many sources of patterns for projects and designs in a selection of styles.
The copper-foil method is so simple to use and produces such attractive results that anyone interested in the colorful craft of creating stained glass — beginner or expert — will want this handy guide available at home or in the studio.
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