Tips & Techniques

In today's world Delphi stands out by offering friendly, personalized, and expert service. Our staff knows stained glass, fusing, mosaics and jewelry crafts because we love creating using these techniques. In fact, some of us are even teachers. Here is a sampling of the many questions and comments we have received from you and would like to share with you. Don't be surprised if you discover a letter of your own.

New Help Comments

Reinforcing Stained Glass Windows Comment

by raeglas18 on Apr 17, 2019

1 Post

Hello! I am creating to larger pieces, I have never made anything so large before. One will be 26x18 and the other 56x17. Do I need to install reinforcement to these pieces? What do you recommend I use for reinforcement? Thank you for the help!

General Tips Comment

by Karina Foster on Apr 01, 2019

198 Posts
Top Contributor Gallery Artist

@ To assemble the glass, you can opt to use zinc H channel came if the design works well with a rigid came (few curved pieces). If your design is more intricate or has more organically shaped pieces, assembly with lead came or copper foil would be suggested. The lead free came that is flexible has a low melting temperature and unfortunately cannot be combined with zinc came or other lead-free solders which require a higher working temperature.

Special Events & Classes

classes and workshops

Delphi offers a huge variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced classes in a wide variety of art glass and jewelry crafts. Classes are offered in different formats, from one 2-1/2 hour session, to all day classes, to multiple week sessions. Browse the schedule below to find the class that's right for you! All classes are in Delphi's state-of-the-art classrooms in our Lansing, Michigan location. Sign up for a class or request more information by calling 800-248-2048 or 517-394-4685.

Visit Delphi Creativity Center

Delphi Center : Visit Us

See finished examples of every technique, and try not to be overwhelmed by all the project ideas. Get tips from the pros to make your projects even better, take a one-day workshop, or even learn a new technique in our demo areas. There is always something creative going on at the Delphi!