Saturday, September 17, 2011

Leaded Glass Class: Pattern Prep

Jeff started his Leaded Glass Class yesterday! Here is a quick summary of the process they taught him for preparing the pattern.

First he chose a pattern and used carbon paper to trace two copies of the pattern. One was on regular paper, the other on heavy paper that can stand up to water from the glass grinder.

Then he got to go pick out glass from the scrap box. Always fun.

Next he cut one of the patterns apart with a special pair of scissors which removed a thin strip of paper to allow room for the lead came.

Then they had him glue the pieces on the appropriate pieces of glass. They recommended using Elmer's Washable School Glue, which is supposed to survive the cutting and grinding process.

Stay tuned for Part 2: Glass Cutting next week....

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