First thing this morning, Sharon tried to blacken the zinc border using the steps found in this Delphi Glass tutorial. Unfortunately, it was pretty much a failure. The metal would "turn" black when she applied the copper sulfate, but as soon as she wiped off the excess chemical the black just came off with it. After about 5 tries, she gave it up.
There is something not quite right on some of the glass pieces; the last border edge does not fit in correctly. We'll have to make some adjustments. Though, since the outside glass border must be 2-inches to match the bevel squares, we have make all the adjustments to the center 6 glass pieces. It's time consuming to unassemble and reassemble the panel and a bit frustrating....
The little grey bits showing through the glass are small pieces of felted wool fabric. They lift the pieces of glass off the table level and help line them up with the channels in the lead came.
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