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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

Cutting Mosaic Backgrounds

Cutting Mosaic Backgrounds 1. Make the glass strips as wide as youd like your mosaic chunks to be. Strips about 1/2 to 3/4 usually work well. 2. Snip small pieces off the strip. Aiming your mosaic cutter straight across the strip will produce squares and rectangles. Aiming the cutter at an angle (the same angle each time you cut) will give you diamonds. A combination of aiming straight across the strip and at alternating angles will produce triangles. 3. Once youve aimed the cutter, just squeeze the handles until a piece of glass breaks off. Or, you can snip pieces off a larger piece of glass. Cut near the edge and work towards the middle. This will produce random moon shaped pieces, which you can use to fill in small areas of background. They also make nice leaves.

Delphi Glass: How to Upload Your Artwork to the Artist Gallery

Delphi Glass: How to Upload Your Artwork to the Artist Gallery Delphi Glass was founded on the belief that making art glass projects should be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone, from budding craftspeople to professional artists. We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Delphi fulfills its commitment to the arts by assisting creative projects of individuals and supporting the development of educational programs in schools and communities. Throughout the year Delphi hosts some of the biggest events in the art glass community. Learn about our annual Art Glass Festival and juried contest at https //www.delphiglass.com/gallery/agf_info See all our Upcoming Classes & Events here https //www.delphiglass.com/page/workshops_main 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

Holding Small Pieces In Place While You Solder

Holding Small Pieces In Place While You Solder 1. Make sure that your pieces are clean and dry. Cut a piece of clear contact paper, remove the backing and lay it sticky-side-up over the pattern. 2. This is a perfect way to hold cut glass, globs, jewels, or marbles in place for tack soldering. As you can see in the photo, you can even move the sheet around and, if you are careful, you shouldn’t disturb the glass at all. 3. Tack solder the pieces to each other as you normally would. Then, remove the contact paper and finish soldering the front before turning the project over and soldering the back. Reprinted with permission from Stained Glass News. All rights reserved.

Reinforcing Stained Glass Windows

Reinforcement is necessary on larger windows. As a rule of thumb, a window more than three square feet should be reinforced. Either reinforcing bar or rod may be used for support. Be sure to consider this when designing the window so that the reinforcement does not intrude or compromise the design of the finished work. In either case the reinforcement is soldered to the back of the panel in one of two ways. The bar should be pre-tinned before use. You will solder the bar in several places at intersecting lines on the window. Rough the areas to be soldered on the bar with steel wool. Apply flux and coat the areas with solder. Doing this will make soldering the bar to the window much easier. Place the bar on edge and solder to the window in the predetermined areas. When using rod, a length of pre-tinned wire is first

How to Use the Delphi “Glass Finder” Tool

How to Use the Delphi “Glass Finder” Tool Delphi Glass was founded on the belief that making art glass projects should be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone, from budding craftspeople to professional artists. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge about the crafts our customers enjoy. We also understand the need to find the right tools to complete your beautiful projects. Our aim is to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Our online tools do just that. Delphi Glass has over 2,000 styles of glass, so don't let finding the perfect piece discourage you. Allow our glass finder to help find just the right glass for your project. Our Glass Finder can be found by typing http //www.delphiglass.com/GlassFinder or scrolling to the bottom of our website at http //www.delphiglass.com/ and clicking on Glass Finder. When to Use Our Glass Finder Is your go-to green out of stock? The glass finder can help you select something similar. Are you trying to find something gorgeous to coordinate with a stunning sheet youve already got? Narrow the search by color, by brand, by transparency and more to see the top picks. Weve all been there - you have the perfect pattern and a vision of

Regular Solder vs. Lead-Free Solder

Regular Solder vs. Lead-Free Solder I have some questions about Lead-Free Solder. Does it tarnish over time? Can you use patina on it? Does it flow like regular solder? Is it better than regular solder? We are sure that you arent the only one with these questions. Lets start with the question of whether or not its better than regular solder. Since the harm from lead is caused by ingestion, any project that will come in contact with food or food containers should be made with lead-free solder. In addition, anything that is handled, like jewelry or kaleidoscopes, should be made with lead-free solder. Hands have a terrible habit of making it into the mouth before they get washed. So, yes it is better than regular solder in these situations. As far as working with solder, you should be diligent about cleaning your hands after touching any solder. Dont eat, drink, smoke, or do anything

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc: About Y-96

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc: About Y-96 Delphi Glass offers a large selection of Youghiogheny Glass online and at our store in Lansing, MI. Youghiogheny Stained Glass is recommended by glass artists for its beautiful, unique color pallet. Perfect for glass restoration and reproduction work, Youghioghenys mottled glass is nearly identical to what was used during Louis Tiffanys time. Stipple art glass from Youghiogheny Glass is a premium, hand-made glass that disperses light in a unique way producing crisper, more vibrant colors. Yogi glass is famous for its color mixes. The colors are crisp and vibrant, making it a favorite of glass artists. Discover it for yourself. Youghiogheny (pronounced Yock-uh-gain-ee) is a gorgeous glass. If youve never worked with Stipple, you will be amazed at its crisp and vibrant colors. Where other glass mixes may bleed together, Stipple keeps true greens, red, magentas and pinks you wont believe. An excellent Tiffany reproduction glass. 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 For more information about Youghiogheny, visit http //www.youghioghenyglass.com/ Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/user/DelphiGlass

Protecting Stained Glass from the Elements

Protecting Stained Glass from the Elements I want to make some copper foil and lead projects for use outside. How do I protect them from the elements? If you construct your project using the lead technique, there isnt anything else you need to do. The cementing process weatherproofs the project. If you use the copper foil technique, you will want to make sure that there is something to prevent the copper foil from pulling away from the outer edges of the project when it gets wet. This can be accomplished by using a rigid metal channel (zinc, copper or brass) or by soldering a reinforcing wire around the perimeter of the piece. Another thing you should consider is using mosaic techniques. Either the direct or indirect methods are great for outdoor projects. Your supplier will have information on these techniques if you are unfamiliar with them. Whatever technique you choose to employ, it is best to

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc: About Stipple

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc: About Stipple Delphi Glass offers a large selection of Youghiogheny Glass online and at our store in Lansing, MI. Youghiogheny Stained Glass is recommended by glass artists for its beautiful, unique color pallet. Perfect for glass restoration and reproduction work, Youghioghenys mottled glass is nearly identical to what was used during Louis Tiffanys time. Stipple art glass from Youghiogheny Glass is a premium, hand-made glass that disperses light in a unique way producing crisper, more vibrant colors. Yogi glass is famous for its color mixes. The colors are crisp and vibrant, making it a favorite of glass artists. Discover it for yourself. Youghiogheny (pronounced Yock-uh-gain-ee) is a gorgeous glass. If youve never worked with Stipple, you will be amazed at its crisp and vibrant colors. Where other glass mixes may bleed together, Stipple keeps true greens, red, magentas and pinks you wont believe. An excellent Tiffany reproduction glass. 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 For more information about Youghiogheny, visit http //www.youghioghenyglass.com/ Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/user/DelphiGlass

Is My Piece of Glass Cracked?

Is My Piece of Glass Cracked? How can I tell if a piece of glass is cracked? Did you ever notice the workers in your local glass shop tapping on a sheet of glass before they move it? They do that to see if it has any cracks. Cracked glass has a very different sound when tapped than intact glass does. This will be the best way to tell if your glass is broken. However, you should try it out on some other sheets before you try it on a piece that you think may be broken. Once you have heard a cracked piece, you will know what it sounds like. Hold the sheet from the top edge with one hand. Hold it out and away from your feet, just in case. Gently tap the sheet with one of your knuckles. A solid sheet of glass with no cracks will have a solid, clear ringing sound.

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc Delphi Glass offers a large selection of Youghiogheny Glass online and at our store in Lansing, MI. Youghiogheny Stained Glass is recommended by glass artists for its beautiful, unique color pallet. Perfect for glass restoration and reproduction work, Youghioghenys mottled glass is nearly identical to what was used during Louis Tiffanys time. Stipple art glass from Youghiogheny Glass is a premium, hand-made glass that disperses light in a unique way producing crisper, more vibrant colors. Yogi glass is famous for its color mixes. The colors are crisp and vibrant, making it a favorite of glass artists. Discover it for yourself. Youghiogheny (pronounced Yock-uh-gain-ee) is a gorgeous glass. If youve never worked with Stipple, you will be amazed at its crisp and vibrant colors. Where other glass mixes may bleed together, Stipple keeps true greens, red, magentas and pinks you wont believe. An excellent Tiffany reproduction glass. 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 For more information about Youghiogheny, visit http //www.youghioghenyglass.com/ Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/user/DelphiGlass

Setting Up Your Stained Glass Workshop

Setting Up Your Stained Glass Workshop I am about to set up my new workshop. I was just wondering what you think are the most important things to include? Since every situation is different, we cant give you specific answers, but here are some things that you should give some thought to. We think that the two most important things in a workshop are safety and comfort. You obviously want everything in your workshop to be as safe as possible. Ideally, you will want to have proper ventilation, plenty of lighting, safe storage areas for glass and chemicals (do you have children?), grounded electrical connections, no extension cords, safe disposal for glass and supplies (trash cans as opposed to plastic bags), and easy to clean surfaces (no carpet on the floor). Comfort is the next most important consideration. The height of your work surface is very important. If you arent comfortable, you wont be able to

Layout Frames

Layout Frames Easily create perfectly shaped projects in any size with these precision-cut layout frames. http //www.eglassgarden.com

The Correct Way to Mitre Lead for Diamonds

The Correct Way to Mitre Lead for Diamonds Can you please tell me the correct way to mitre the lead for diamonds? Diamonds can be tricky. This diagram shows the way we would go about cutting the lead for a diamond. We find the easiest way to decide where to mitre the lead is by drawing lines on the diamond connecting the opposite points. Then, put a piece of lead on the glass and extend that line onto the lead. Now remove the lead and cut it where you marked. Replace it on the glass, lining it up where it belongs and mark the other end of that piece of lead. Cut it, replace it, and continue until all of the pieces of lead are cut. Reprinted with permission from Stained Glass News. All rights reserved.

Interview with Glass Artist Joseph Cavalieri - Part 1

Interview with Glass Artist Joseph Cavalieri - Part 1 Joseph Cavalieri is a world renowned glass artist who is known for his unique style of glass art and glass painting. One of his most notable pieces is The Simpsons dying on a cross stained glass series. We got a chance to interview Joseph to find out what inspires him after he recently taught a glass painting class at the Delphi Creativity Center. This is the first video of a 3 part video series. The second video can be seen here https //youtu.be/KfUtUIV_cU0 . The third video can be seen here https //youtu.be/sgiPpVwZorA . About Delphi We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Delphi fulfills its commitment to the arts by assisting creative projects of individuals, and supporting the development of educational programs in schools and communities. Throughout its history, Delphi has worked towards these goals of fostering the creative arts by providing instruction, supplies, inspiration and customer support. We continue to look for new opportunities to expand our mission to bring creative experiences to more people. Visit Delphi Glass for more information https //www.delphiglass.com/

What is Tinning?

What is Tinning? In my reading I keep seeing mentions of tinning. What is it, and how do I do it? Tinning is the term used to describe the action of putting a thin coat of solder over something else, for instance copper foil, a brass vase cap, or a soldering iron tip. One reason may be to protect the metal from the air, which is usually in reference to a soldering iron tip. The other purpose may be to color the metal underneath, which we’ll address here. You may have seen it suggested that you tin all exposed copper foil on the surface of a panel before running a solder bead. (You will need to apply flux before tinning and again before running the bead.) Some people feel that this allows them to run the final bead more easily because all of the foil edges are already covered. Other people prefer to

Interview with Glass Artist Joseph Cavalieri - Part 2

Interview with Glass Artist Joseph Cavalieri - Part 2 This is the second video in a 3 part series with glass artist Joseph Cavalieri. In this part we learn about the kind of work he enjoys the most and what he would like to do in the future. The first video in this three part series can be seen here https //youtu.be/f_1vtdTB-sc . The third video can be seen here https //youtu.be/sgiPpVwZorA . About Delphi We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Delphi fulfills its commitment to the arts by assisting creative projects of individuals, and supporting the development of educational programs in schools and communities. Throughout its history, Delphi has worked towards these goals of fostering the creative arts by providing instruction, supplies, inspiration and customer support. We continue to look for new opportunities to expand our mission to bring creative experiences to more people. Visit Delphi Glass for more information https //www.delphiglass.com/

Avoid Getting Stiff and Sore

Avoid Getting Stiff and Sore I really enjoy stained glass, but after I work on a project for a while, I get stiff and sore. What am I doing wrong? We all enjoy stained glass and most of us find it to be a relaxing hobby. But did you ever finish a project, step back to look at it and realize that your back hurt, or your hands feel tight, or you have a splitting headache? Did you know that many of these symptoms can be avoided by applying a few simple rules of ergonomics. You most likely have heard the word, but did you know that it’s just a fancy way of saying, “fit the task to the person?” There are many ways to accomplish just that, and you’d be surprised how simple it really is. Most people are so intent on what they are doing (enjoying our favorite hobby. ) that they don’t

Interview with Glass Artist Joseph Cavalieri - Part 3

Interview with Glass Artist Joseph Cavalieri - Part 3 This is the third video in a 3 part series with glass artist Joseph Cavalieri. In this part he tells us about advice hes been given from his peers, and advice he gives to his students. The first video in this three part series can be seen here https //youtu.be/f_1vtdTB-sc . The second video can be seen here https //youtu.be/KfUtUIV_cU0 . About Delphi We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Delphi fulfills its commitment to the arts by assisting creative projects of individuals, and supporting the development of educational programs in schools and communities. Throughout its history, Delphi has worked towards these goals of fostering the creative arts by providing instruction, supplies, inspiration and customer support. We continue to look for new opportunities to expand our mission to bring creative experiences to more people. Visit Delphi Glass for more information https //www.delphiglass.com/

Beadmaking Basics

Beadmaking Basics When I found Cindy Jenkins book Making Glass Beads back in 1998, I was immediately hooked on the idea of making glass beads. Id never seen handmade glass beads nor had I ever seen anyone make one. I was absolutely fascinated and I still am. Back then, the information was tough to find, but its much more popular now. I hope the following information will ease you into the fun world of making your own glass beads. Glass beadmaking is probably one of the easiest mediums to get started in when it comes to the tools and equipment you will need. Lets start by looking at the basic equipment Torch A good beginning torch is the Hot Head Torch which was made specifically for beadmaking. It burns hot and clean and runs off of a small MAPP gas tank (see description below). Work Surface Find an old table or desk.

Create Your Fused Glass Own Glass Christmas Village

Create Your Fused Glass Own Glass Christmas Village Get into the holiday spirit by creating your own fused glass Christmas Village. Watch as we create our own Village based on a local Michigan town, Harbor Springs. The village you see here was created using Delphis Exclusive Christmas Village Molds, assorted stained glass for the trees, and other village embellishments purchased at a local craft store.

Connecting Your Torch to the Work Table

Connecting Your Torch to the Work Table Heres how to safely connect your torch to the work table. 1. Collect the hardware. Youll need an L-bracket, one or two large adjustable hose clamps (big enough to fit around the Map gas tank) and a C-clamp (if you dont want to screw into your work surface). 2. Attach the L bracket. Screw the bracket directly into the table on the surface. If you prefer not to screw directly into the table, you can use a C-clamp to secure the bracket. Make sure it is tight enough to keep the bracket from slipping. 3. Secure the tank with hose clamps. Place both large adjustable hose clamps behind the vertical leg of the L-bracket before screwing the L-bracket to the table front. Place the MAPP gas into the hose clamps and turn the screws until the clamps are snug around the MAPP gas cylinder. Using two clamps will prevent the

Delphi Glass - Holiday Creations Slideshow

Delphi Glass - Holiday Creations Slideshow Get Inspired to create your holiday themed glass art from these creations taken from our artist gallery. You will find fused glass, stained glass, jewelry, flameworking, mosaics and more.

Combining Fabric or Paper with Your Glass

Combining Fabric or Paper with Your Glass Did you know that you can sandwich fabric (or paper) between glass just like you do with pressed flowers? It sure opens up a lot of possibilities for creating one-of-a-kind projects. Heres how 1 Cut two pieces of thin clear glass (ideally, single strength or thinner) to match your pattern piece. Dull the edges of each piece, if necessary, with a fine grinder bit or scythe stone. 2 Carefully clean the surfaces of these pieces that will be on the inside of the sandwich. Once you have sandwiched the fabric inside the glass, you wont be able to clean the glass again. 3 Cut a piece of fabric to match the glass pieces you cut. 4 To create your sandwich, place the fabric on the bottom piece of glass (clean side up). Add the top piece of glass (clean side down). Now hold your sandwich together with a couple of

Finish Foiling Fast with the Table Foiler

Finish Foiling Fast with the Table Foiler The Table Foiler is a tool that every stained glass artist should have in their arsenal, as it can cut foiling time in half. The Table Foiler removes the paper backing, applies, and crimps the copper foil to stained glass. It can accommodate copper foil in 3/16, 7/32, and 1/4 sizes.

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

Easy Foiling with the Glastar Foiling Machine

Easy Foiling with the Glastar Foiling Machine The Glastar Foiling Machine makes foiling easy. Stained glass artists love this tool as it helps them apply copper foil smoothly and evenly. The Glastar foiler can use 3/16, 7/32 or 1/4 copper foil. Note Studio Pro Copper Foil does not fit the mounts for the Glasfoiler. Use Venture Tape Copper Foil with the Glasfoiler to complete your foiling fast.

What to do About Foil Sticky Back Goop

What to do About Foil Sticky Back Goop I may be the only person this happens to, but why does the foil sticky-back goop squish out onto the glass when I solder? Nice description. The sticky-back goop is the adhesive that holds the copper foil to the glass. The reason that it squishes out is because it is melting from getting too hot. This is a common problem for people just learning to solder. It takes practice to lay a nice bead of solder. Beginners usually need to go back over the bead several times to make it neat. In this case, the entire area that you are soldering is getting heated up which may be causing the adhesive to melt. Try letting the area cool down before you fix up the solder bead. If you are lucky enough to lay a perfect bead of solder on the first try (good for you. ), the melting problem may

Get Started with the Stained Glass Start Up Kit

Get Started with the Stained Glass Start Up Kit The Stained Glass Start-Up Kit includes all the tools needed to start making stained glass projects. Along with all the necessary supplies the Stained Glass Start-Up Kit also includes and instructional DVD and pattern to help you with your project.

Help! My Patterns Are Growing...

Help! My Patterns Are Growing... My panels always grow, even though I use pattern shears. Should the pieces, once cut and ground, fit in the white part of the pattern leaving the black lines to represent lead or foil? That is exactly where the pieces should fit. But as you have found out, sometimes thats easier said than done. Lets take a look at all the places your pieces can grow 1) Making a copy of your pattern for cutting out pattern pieces. First, determine if the line width on your pattern is appropriate for copper foil or lead. When tracing the pattern, try a few different felt pens until you find one that is the appropriate width for the technique you are using. The wrong width pen may cause the pattern pieces to be either too big, or too small. A good way to determine the appropriate width is to make some test cuts

Premium Stained Glass Start Up Kit Features

Premium Stained Glass Start Up Kit Features Get started in stained glass with the Premium Stained Glass Start-Up Kit. The kit features all the supplies needed for making stained glass project using the best tools and glass. An instructional DVD and Pattern is included in the kit to help you with your first project.

Does using a wider foil on my project make it stronger?

Does using a wider foil on my project make it stronger? Does using a wider foil on my project make it stronger? Your project may be a little bit stronger with a wider foil since a wider solder line will tend to keep a seam from bending or flexing more than a narrower one. However, its not enough of a difference to be a major consideration in choosing a foil width for your project. The more likely reasons for choosing one foil width over another are as a design feature. You may want wider or narrower solder lines in certain areas of your project. to account for thicker or thinner glass. Youll need to choose an appropriate width of foil to have your solder line remain a consistent width. If you think strength or structure is a problem, some reinforcing other than just a wider foil is going to be necessary. For minor reinforcing, ask your supplier for a reinforcing strip.

100 Piece Bevel Panel Creation Time Lapse

100 Piece Bevel Panel Creation Time Lapse Special thanks to Diamond Tech Crafts for production assistance. http /1DjyNcc

Removing a Frozen Grinder Head

Removing a Frozen Grinder Head The grinding head on my grinder is frozen on the motor shaft. How do I remove it? You may find that you can move the grinder head down, but not up and off, the shaft. This is due to the shaft becoming larger for one of two reasons. First, glass, dust and debris accumulate on the shaft. This coating builds up and makes the shaft larger. The second possibility is a nick or scar on the shaft, causing the same thing. In either case, push the bit down to get it out of the way. Then, using a fine steel wool, gently polish the motor shaft (with the motor running) for about a minute. The bit will usually then just lift right off. If this attempt does not work, you can apply an anti-seize liquid or spray (such as WD-40) onto the grinding head and motor shaft. Wait 10 or

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

How to Clean Up Solder Splatters

How to Clean Up Solder Splatters After I finish soldering, there are little splatters of solder stuck all over my panel. How do I clean these up? Doesnt it look just terrible. You wonder if it will ever get clean. But dont worry, it really isnt as bad as it looks. Any of the splatters that are not connected to a solder seam can usually be removed with your fingernail (after the solder has cooled. ) or a soft stick, like a craft stick (top left). Be careful not to use anything sharp that could scratch the glass. This includes most steel wool (except 0000). Most scrubbing pads for dishes will work, but you should try them on a piece of scrap glass. You dont want to scratch your project now. Any splatters that are connected to a solder seam will need to be refluxed and melted off. Trying to lift it off with your soldering

Copper Foil Studio Preview | Delphi Glass

Copper Foil Studio Preview | Delphi Glass Improve your skills and techniques when making stained glass in our 3 day Copper Foils Studio class. Learn from veteran stained glass artist to cut faster and more accurately, foil and solder more flawlessly, Patina and Polish to perfection. Watch our short video to see what you can expect in the Copper Foil Studio class.

Tiffany Lamps: You Can Do It!

Tiffany Lamps: You Can Do It! Thanks to a wide assortment of patterns, molds and instruction, its easy for hobbyists to make Tiffany style lampshades. We should mention right away that when we refer to Tiffany Style Lamps, were talking about lamps that are made on a mold (or form the terms are interchangeable). If a mold isnt needed, the lamp would be considered a Flat Panel Lamp. Making Tiffany style lamps is actually quite similar to making stained glass windows. The main difference is that after youve cut and foiled the pieces for your lamp, you solder them together on a mold, instead of on a flat surface. This is what gives the lamp its rounded shape. Most of the pieces in a Tiffany lamp need to be quite small to conform to the rounded mold. Thats why this type of shade, by its nature, has a considerable number of pieces. Most popular designs

How to Cut Glass - The Basics | Delphi Glass

How to Cut Glass - The Basics | Delphi Glass Whether youre making a stained glass project or glass fusing project one of the essential skills is knowing how to cut glass. In this demonstration we will be showing the tools and the techniques for cutting glass using handheld glass cutters, running pliers, and breaking pliers.

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

Installing Handy Hangers for Stained Glass & Fused Glass

Installing Handy Hangers for Stained Glass & Fused Glass For stained glass, hangers install simply and securely inside the framing thus becoming an integral part of the panel itself. Includes instructions. Handy Hangers can also be used in fused glass projects. Simply fuse the hangers between the glass layers and hang. http /16GOh05

Stained Glass Stylists, NJ

Stained Glass Stylists, NJ Stained Glass Stylists of Waretown, New Jersey has become a haven for would-be artists as well as experienced artisans. Theyve been around for 14 years now, and owners Butch and Jane Gathright say theyre not going anywhere. Butch started in stained glass almost 25 years ago. There was no one to teach me how to do the craft so I became self-taught, he said. Having endured the hardships of learning on his own, he made it his mission to help others learn the craft. Over the years Ive seen many people go from having never touched a piece of glass to opening their own businesses, he said. Stained Glass Stylists offers classes in stained glass, kiln-formed glass and more. They also sell a variety of supplies in-store and online. In addition, they specialize in repairs and custom work. For more information visit their website or find them on Facebook

Stained Glass 101 DVD Free Preview | Delphi Glass

Stained Glass 101 DVD Free Preview | Delphi Glass Full DVD description - Delphis Stained Glass 101 guides you step-by-step through a simple but elegant panel project. Learn the basics of the copper foil method of stained glass, including glass cutting, copper foiling, soldering, finishing and framing. Begin a new craft with confidence, with all the basic instruction you need to successfully complete your first stained glass project. Learn insider tips and techniques from Delphis stained glass expert and long time instructor, Roy Kapp. 70 minutes. http /1a78YQu

Dealer Spotlight: Abstract Stained Glass

Dealer Spotlight: Abstract Stained Glass When John Falibota of Girard, Ohio, told his wife he was going to take a stained glass class, she couldnt stop laughing. John had a life-long fear of cut glass. If a glass broke in the house, he wouldnt go near it for fear of cutting himself. But over time his fear subsided, and in 1984 he and his wife, Marlene, started attending craft shows and eventually opened their very own stained glass store in 1999. Their 1,200 sg. ft. store provided classes and supplies as well as fulfilled custom orders. Seven years later, they moved to an even larger store (2,375 sq. ft.) and added imported blown glass and Russian glass animals to their inventory. Due to the tough economic climate, John and Marlene recently moved again to a smaller store (1,600 sq. ft.). They dropped the imported glass and returned to their roots-teaching, supplies and custom work. They

Soldering 101 DVD Free Preview | Delphi Glass

Soldering 101 DVD Free Preview | Delphi Glass Full DVD description - Long time Delphi instructor, Steena Gaut shares tips and techniques for achieving great solder lines. This video is perfect for anyone looking to improve their work and is also an ideal refresher for anyone who has been away from the craft and is planning on resuming their hobby. 25 minutes. http /18sDjXI

Dealer Spotlight: Avalon Stained Glass

Dealer Spotlight: Avalon Stained Glass Twelve years ago Arlene saw an ad for a two-week workshop on stained glass. Arlene Wright-Correll and her husband Carl Correll had just retired from 43 successful years in business, the last 7 spent building and then running their own B&B and campgrounds on the Appalachian Trail. When Arlene approached her husband about taking the class together, Carl thought she was crazy -- he couldnt even cut glass. But being the good husband he was, he went along with her idea and became what Arlene affectionately calls, the Stained Glass Frankenstein Monster. For 12 years now, Carl has created and taught the art of stained glass. The couple began Avalon Stained Glass School & Creativity Center in December 1998. Between the two of them (currently ages 75 and 77), Arlene and Carl teach approximately 22 workshops in stained glass, leaded glass, etched glass, fused glass and all kinds of

Features of the Gryphon Miter Saw

Features of the Gryphon Miter Saw Make accurate repeat cuts up to 45° in either direction on the saws large 13 x 15 adjustable table with protractor scale. A Thumbscrew clamp holds work securely to the fence while cutting and a built-in blade shield keeps fingers safe. The ultra-thin abrasive blade coupled with the 1.1 hp motor produces clean and fast cuts. http /Rg6xjW

Clearwater Stained Glass Studio, FL

Clearwater Stained Glass Studio, FL For an art glass enthusiast, discovering the Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater, FL is like a fried foods addict finding the fairgrounds. Its sensory overload. Large panels hang from the ceiling, small panels are posted on lightboards, and a large mixed-media piranha looms in the front window. You could spend hours in the 2400-square-foot studio and not find all of the art glass treats sprinkled around. Owner Kathleen Bromley is like the Willy Wonka of this proverbial chocolate shop. Her studio, located on US 19 attracts tourists, snow birds and locals of all ages, and she has diversified her offerings to appeal to multiple audiences. We went to visit Kathleen at her studio while a class was in session. Her students were learning how to make glass kaleidoscopes. She broke away from teaching long enough to introduce her staff and give us a quick tour. She, like her shop,

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/

ZN Stained Glass: Capturing Creativity

ZN Stained Glass: Capturing Creativity Think of it this way youre attempting to capture something that doesnt actually exist. A mythical creature that can change shape, even meaning at any given time; and youre expected to do it, again and again, over and over, til the end of time. Sounds all kinds of easy, right? Its actually about as easy as it sounds. Creativity is the mythical creature, Im the person thats supposed to capture it. Thats my life as an artist. More specifically, a stained glass artist. My love of glass started at a very young age--the exact age doesnt matter--but I know I was short enough to be patted on the top of my curly head by hundreds of people while they called me small boy since I was too painfully shy to introduce myself. I was dragged through hundreds of cathedrals and museums here and abroad. I saw the works of