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« on: July 21, 2005 09:13:03 PM »

Hi!

I have recently become interested in stained glass. I have taken one intro class to stained glass, so I have some basic idea of how to do it.

But I have come to realize that I do not enjoy working on large scale items and I am looking into doing some stained glasses jewelry(concentrating on pendants and then continuing on to other types).

I was wondering if anyone out there would be willing to let me pick their brain and answer some questions I have. Questions like what the best type of solder to use (which I am assuming is lead-free solder) or what the best type of soldering iron would be best.

So if there are any stained glass workers out there that wouldn't mind a beginner asking them some questions, please let me know.


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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005 10:26:37 AM »

Here is a site for you, These people live, eat and breath this stuff. Most are very friendly and helpful. I've met alot of them in person and all are very helpful.

http://liartglass.com/

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005 11:36:36 PM »

Thanks! That seems like a good site, except that they don't accept Hotmail email address to register and that is all I have....maybe I will open another email account....but just for this website?? hmm ill think about it... Huh

Thanks for replying though!! It was much appreciated!
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2005 08:47:07 AM »

I've come to the same conclusion myself recently and have done some lovely small pendants made out of scrap glass. I'm also particularly into microscope slides at the moment - I've been cutting them up and sandwiching bits of old maps between them. I use lead-free solder and a standard stained glass soldering iron. If you've got any questions ask away and I'll do my best to answer them.  Smiley
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