Stained glass has been a dream of mine for years, and finally in early 2019, I got a chance to try it. Having no prior experience, and with just youtube videos and books I figured I had enough knowledge to at least get into a little trouble…so I jumped right in.
Learning how to work with the glass along with the skill of cutting and soldering was harder than I thought it would be. There is little room for error when it comes to measuring your glass and came. Soldering needs it own chapter when it comes to using it. Countless times I went to apply it after flux only to have it turn into a globular mess.
Shown above is my first project. A cantering horse made with opalescent glass. I drew out the pattern from a sketch I had of a free cantering horse. From sketch to cut is a process in itself too. Just because you can draw it doesn’t mean you can get the glass to work the same. I figure with time I will improve and hopefully that happens sooner rather than later. :o)