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How to Handle Your Old Lead Came

How to Handle Your Old Lead Came Even the savviest glass artist will often find random bits of lead came around their studio. Some can be used in new glass art pieces but others are simply unusable. When you have unwanted scrap came, there comes a time when you’ve got to dispose of it. But lead is a heavy metal. Throwing it into your garbage can create a dangerous situation. In certain exposure levels, lead can be poisonous to people and animals too. Lead poisoning can lead to severe symptoms that damage the nervous system and even cause blood or brain disorders. If this sounds scary, that’s because it is. So many people throw old batteries and other items into their trash without a second thought. At Delphi Glass, we urge you to do the responsible thing for lead came scraps and dispose of them properly, not just for your health but also for the

Window Panels: Zinc Or Lead For The Edges?

I am making pattern 8054 Roses & Ribbons which has a size of 24" x 18". Should this project be framed with H-lead or zinc? The project will be placed into a wooden frame upon completion. Perhaps I have been reading too much, I have come across a few articles where repair work has had to be done on windows because the zinc could not stand up to the task and bowing of the glass, etc. resulted. For this project I am using the lead method instead of copper foil. HELP. Dont let articles like these discourage you; there are several reasons why this may be happening and all can be prevented. Its possible for a panel which measures more than 18" to 24" vertically to buckle regardless of whether it is framed in lead or zinc. First of

NEW Delphi Art Glass Classes

NEW Delphi Art Glass Classes We believe that Delphi Art Glass classes can lead to a lifetime hobby and thousands of hours of enjoyable creativity. Guests enjoy a fun art glass class with other students while learning new tricks and techniques. Our experienced and enthusiastic artists guide students step-by-step to create their own works of art. Delphi Art Glass classes are a fun and creative hands-on group experience. Students share ideas and learn skills and techniques in an enjoyable, creative community environment under the guidance of experienced art glass instructors. We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artists. Its a colorful, casual party atmosphere where youll leave your cares behind and go home with a one-of-a-kind project created by you. Visit Delphi Glass http //www.delphiglass.com/ https //www.facebook.com/delphiglass https //twitter.com/DelphiGlass https //www.pinterest.com/DelphiGlass/ http //www.delphiglass.com/blog Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/DelphiGlass

Don't Miss Delphi's Winter Open House

Don't Miss Delphi's Winter Open House Delphis Winter Open House is one of our most popular events of the year. Free to the public, visitors can attend previews of many of our most popular classes - even new classes. Dont miss this exciting chance to meet our fabulous instructors and network with other artists. When Saturday, January 14th 2012, 10am to 4pm 10 00 am - 11 15 am Free Flameworking Previews Glass Bead Making / Beads on Minor / Intensive Bead Workshop / Intro to Boro/Boro Jewelry / Decorative Blown Glass Spheres / Marble Making 11 30 am - 12 30 pm Free Stained Glass Previews Beginning Lead Came / Lead Came Construction / Cutting Art Glass / Soldering Made Easy Bandsaw Magic / Designing & Installing Kitchen Cabinets Beginning Stained Glass / Copper Foil Studio / Tiffany Lamps / Panel Lamps 12 45 pm - 1 15 pm Free Jewelry Previews Beginning Metal Clay

Lead Tips

Lead Tips Id like to start working in lead came. I already have tools for copper foil, what else do I need? To work in lead came there are a few additional tools and supplies that will be needed or helpful. Start with a good basic instruction book or DVD.  Try checking out Stained Glass Basics if you prefer a book.  Some of it will be review, but it also has a good section on lead came and repairs.  Traditional Leaded Glass Windows or Get the Lead Out are two of the many DVDs available at Delphi. Both are informative and walk you through the process of building a lead came panel. Add a few basic tools to your workshop. The first is a pair of lead nippers or a lead knife, which are used to cut the came accurately for a good fit. A lead stretcher such as our Stanton Lead

Beginner Lead Stained Glass Start-Up Kit

Beginner Lead Stained Glass Start-Up Kit Learn to make traditional stained glass with our Beginner Lead Start-Up Kit. This kit includes all the supplies needed to start your own Leaded Stained Glass Window

Cutting a Pattern Properly

Cutting a Pattern Properly When cutting out a pattern, where do you cut? With the proper scissors, is it on the line or left or right of the line? If, by proper scissors, you mean the three-bladed pattern shears, you want to cut by placing the center blade of the shears right on pattern line. The two outside blades will then cut the pattern on either side of the center blade. This removes a small strip of paper between each of the pattern pieces. You need to make sure youre using the right shears for the method of construction youve decided to use. Foil shears allow for two thicknesses of copper foil. Lead shears have a thicker center blade which allows for the heart of lead came. If you are using regular scissors (that dont have the extra blade) you will need to cut twice, once on each side of the line, for your

Lead Came Assembly

Pattern and Glass Cutting When cutting glass for a leaded glass window, a 1/16" allowance must be made for the "heart" (center) of the lead came. This is normally done by using 3-bladed pattern shears for lead to cut out the pattern templates. Once you have an accurate pattern with lead allowance, cut the glass in the usual manner. Tools, Terminology and Safety "Came" is the term for the extruded lead channel used to form the framework of a stained glass window. Lead came comes in two basic shapes, each one named after the alphabet letter it looks like. "H" came is used to join two pieces of lead together; "U" came is usually used around the outer edge of a window, unless the window is to be installed into an already existing window frame. If this is

How to Measure and Cut Lead Came | Delphi Glass

How to Measure and Cut Lead Came | Delphi Glass Delphi instructor Steena Gaut demonstrates how to measure and cut lead came for a stained glass project. All you need is the came, a ruler, and a pair of lead nippers. http //www.delphiglass.com/lead-came-supplies/boxed-came/

National Book Lover's Day Gives Me an Excuse to Celebrate

National Book Lover's Day Gives Me an Excuse to Celebrate National Book Lovers Day is a lesser known holiday - much to my disappointment. Its celebrated on August 9th every year. I love books. I love books so much that in my house, every day is Book Lovers Day. Im hoping youll join me in celebrating for this one day at least though. A book is a gift you can open again and again. Garrison Keillor A home without books is like a room without windows. Horace Mann Books have always held a special place in my heart. They open up a world of new possibilities to me. Each time I come back to a book, I bring fresh experiences and perspective to it, which lets me take something new away from it. Art books are no different. In addition to the bones of the process, the invaluable instruction that they present, they offer an opportunity to dream and create.

How to Use No Days Glaze | Delphi Glass

How to Use No Days Glaze | Delphi Glass Delphi instructor Steena Gaut demonstrates how to use clear No Days Glaze in a stained glass panel project. No Days glaze is a no-wait alternative to cement or putty for your stained glass projects. http //www.delphiglass.com/lead-came-supplies/came-supplies/5-32-clear-no-days-glaze

Glass Works Stained Glass Studio, NC

Glass Works Stained Glass Studio, NC When Mike Hartwig and Kevin McDaniel opened Glass Works Stained Glass Studio in 1997, they made it their goal to create a place where do-it-yourselfers could feel comfortable. Whether artists came there to buy supplies, ask questions or learn something new, Mike and Kevin wanted to offer it all.Both men had more than 25 years of experience in stained glass work including design, construction, repairs as well as teaching classes and operating a stained glass retail business. They knew what artists needed to be successful. In that same vein, they constantly sought to offer their customers new and exciting products and services to keep them interested. What inspires me most is being of help to our customers, Mike said.Whether it is someone looking for a piece of leaded glass for their home or church or just looking for that certain item to complete their own project. The products we

How to Use the Power Max 2 Glass Grinder

How to Use the Power Max 2 Glass Grinder When fitting glass pieces together for foil or lead came stained glass projects, it is important to have a smooth and precise fit. http /pz9uUb

How to Use Two Pieces of Mirror Back-To-Back

How to Use Two Pieces of Mirror Back-To-Back Can I use two pieces of mirror back to back in a window so it will look nice from both sides? Yes, you can. Like any pieces of mirror you use in a panel, youll want to use a sealant of some kind (ask your supplier for a recommendation) on the edges and back side of each piece before placing them back to back. The sealant is used to help prevent black rot a discoloring of the mirror caused when something nasty, most likely the flux, gets between the mirrored surface and the glass itself. The sealant is applied after youve cut and ground each piece of mirror to its final shape. Once the mirrors are cut and sealed, hold them back to back and wrap a wide foil (probably 3/8 if youre using 1/8 thick mirror) around the edge of both pieces together. You now have a piece thats

From Rural Workshop to World-Renowned Studio

From Rural Workshop to World-Renowned Studio Bayou Sal Glassworks began in early 2005, as a backyard studio in an unused workshop 17 miles outside of Franklin LA. Owners Paul Weiss Jr. and Russ Peltier had hopes that their glass working skills could occasionally supplement their household income, but didnt have grand expectations since they lived in such a remote rural area. They first made a few windows for friends and family members, and soon people were requesting that they teach classes. They held their first class in the spring of 2006 with three students. As word got around, more students enrolled, and as more custom orders came in, the part-time hobby became their main source of income. In 2008, the studio had to be enlarged to meet their growing needs. As 2010 draws to a close, their work beautifies homes from New York to California, and from Oregon to Florida. They are currently commissioned by

13 Tips for a Tidy Craft Space

13 Tips for a Tidy Craft Space We scoured the web, asked our Delphi artists, questioned our fans on Facebook, and finally came up with 13 easy-to-implement tips for keeping things clutter-free. Feel free to share your own in our comments section below. 1. Choose an area with good lighting. If you have a window, keep the area clear, so light can flow in nicely. 2. Partition off the craft area (contain the craft creep) with a screen or furniture. 3. If you havent used something in 2 years, consider donating it to a school or senior center, selling to a buy-back program or tossing it. 4. Label everything. 5. Consider what tools and supplies you need the most. These should be easily accessible. Store the rest in clear bins. 6. If your space is limited, go vertical. Install a slat wall for easy shelving. From our Facebook fans 7. Scrapbooking paper shelves are also great for

How to Stretch Lead Came | Delphi Glass

How to Stretch Lead Came | Delphi Glass http /H6sKOI See how to use a lead stretcher to make the work easier. Steena Gaut, a Delphi Artist and long-time instructor, shows you how. DelphiGlass.com offers tools and supplies stained glass, fusing and other creative arts. To see the tool featured in this video, please click on the following link http //www.delphiglass.com/lead-came-supplies/came-saws-tools/stanton-lead-stretcher?source=sm

Feeling Blue: Getting to Know Artist Maggi Blue

Feeling Blue: Getting to Know Artist Maggi Blue How did you get started in fused glass art? It seems that fused glass is really just one step in a progression of mediums that started while I was dabbling in ceramics. I am not formally trained in fine arts (I was a fine arts major for my freshman year in college before the fear of failure set in and I switched to communications) so all my art training has been personally pursued. A number of years later, I must have happened across a warm glass site or a book and the deal was sealed. I did a Craigslist search the next week and immediately found someone in Bangor looking to sell her glass fusing studio for $400. Everything I needed to get startedkiln, glass, gloves, shelf paper etc. It was almost eerie how easily I happened across exactly what I was looking for - especially in Midcoast Maine (which

How to Solder Your Stained Glass | Delphi Glass

How to Solder Your Stained Glass | Delphi Glass Glass soldering is an essential part of any stained glass project to join your glass pieces together. http /p9CYJ4 Delphi Glass Tip Lead solder is best for large projects such as stained glass windows or panels. Use lead-free solder on projects that will be handled often or by children and in all soldered jewelry projects. DelphiGlass.com offer thousands of supplies for stained glass and other glass crafts. Please visit us at http //www.DelphiGlass.com or ask our glass experts questions at our toll-free project helpline at 1-800-821-9450.

Mark Hall: Leaving His Mark on the Glass World

Mark Hall: Leaving His Mark on the Glass World We recently asked our Facebook fans to send us photos of glass art from their gardens. We received some especially interesting photos from glass artist Mark Hall. Impressed as we were, we realized that Marks talent goes far beyond the confines of his garden. He is self-taught and has mastered German leading techniques, hand beveling, mirroring and sandblasting among other techniques. He fine-tuned hisskills while studying abroad in Germany at Derix Glass Studio,at Pilchuck School of Glass in Washington, andwith The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. He and his wife, Leslie, now work together at Hallmark Glass. How did you get started in glass? In 1976 my brother informed me hed started a business, and I was his partner. Surprised, I asked, Whats our business? He responded, Stained glass. I knew nothing about it, so I learned how to make a window on our first

Fused Stained Glass Pendant

Fused Stained Glass Pendant Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention, and sometimes invention comes when you have nothing to lose. Early in my career, I had three metal-clay-and-fused-glass pendants fail in a single day. The glass cabochons simply shattered and fell away from the silver after the pieces were fired because I had neglected to cut an expansion hole underneath the cabochons. Augghh. Lesson learned. But now I was left with three ugly pieces of silver, each with small pieces of glass permanently fused into bizarre locations on the surfacea loss I could not afford. Weeks later, after tryingunsuccessfully to remove the glass, I decided to try fusing glass in patterns onto the surface of the pendants. The results were surprising, and the Stained Glass process was born This technique begins with any fired metal clay with a flat surface. Small shards of fusible glass are then attached to the silver. After