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Good for Stained Glass Projects
Easy to Cut
Consistent Pattern and Texture
Spectrum Waterglass is a natural surface texture created by stretching the hot glass sheet while it is still in a pliable state. The result is gentle, rolling waves that resemble the surface of a lake or stream. Ideal for backgrounds, water and sky scenes.
Iridized finish is created by flash-firing a uniform, micro-thin layer of metallic crystal to the glass surface, creating a radiant jewel-like color across the sheet. Iridescent is similar to a vintage Mother of Pearl color, an art glass favorite since the turn of the century.
Photo above is a general representation of glass colors. Colors may vary. Sizes are Approximate.
Basic Principles of Solder 1. Solder is a tin/lead alloy with the exception of lead-free solder which is a tin-copper alloy. The 3 basic types of solder used for stained glass are 50/50 50% tin/50% lead - most commonly used in box and lamp assembly 60/40 60% tin/40% lead - most commonly used in lead and copper foil assembly 63/37 63% tin/37% lead - most commonly used for decorative soldering The higher the ratio of tin to lead, the easier to the solder will flow at lower temperatures. 2. Solder will not stick to glass alone, so each piece of glass must be wrapped in copper foil. 3. Solder needs a flux to flow smoothly and bond to other metals (i.e., copper foil or lead came). NOTE Use only solid-core solder. Never use acid or rosin core solder for
Even More Elegant Lamps to Create. Whimsical designs from the Aanraku Studio are sure to light up any home with beautiful color and design. Includes outdoor scenes, animals, seasonal and floral patterns. Table lanterns are made with flat panels, so the are quick and easy to crate. All shown finished and in color. Images below from book. Insider tip Enlarge patterns by 120% to 130% to have a perfect fit with #7646 triangle wood lamp base (sold separately).
Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the November 2013 edition of Stained Glass News. In addition to information packed articles, every issue of Stained Glass News features the newest items for glass artists. Read on to learn more about these exciting supplies. 1. Papyros Kiln Shelf Release Paper in Precut 13" Rounds Time seems to be in short supply these days, especially during the busy holiday season. Save time and say goodbye to wasted shelf paper with Papyros Precuts. The convenient 13" round pieces are die-cut to fit your 14" – 16" kiln, so youll never be stuck trimming shelf paper when youd rather be cutting glass and creating. Each piece offers the full benefits of this favorite kiln liner – it holds up, often for several firings, and clean up is a snap. At Delphi, you