Monday, February 8, 2010

Stained Glass Class No. 2

Our teacher demonstrates the art of soldering on one of her pieces. The first step was to wrap copper foil around all the pieces, apply flux and then you're ready for the solder.

Then she passes the torch to me. It was very hot. 700 degrees F. If you linger a little too long on the seam you are soldering, you run the risk of cracking your glass.

Phew! It survived. She told me the messy parts will come right off.

This was just the first pass with the solder. Each side will get two passes. After that, the entire outside of the piece will be ready to wrap in the came. Still having fun!


Low Tide High Style said...

Looking good and glad you didn't burn yourself, yikes!

Kat :)

Fabulously french said...

It is gorgeous, well done you.

Leeann x

Brabourne Farm said...

How fabulous to be learning to do something so exciting and beautiful! Leigh

Piecefulafternoon said...

Looks like a fun class! Great color.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Looks like fun . . stained glass is so beautiful. Enjoy the class.

Elenka said...

Could you tell me the exact name of the flux you used? Thanks.
It's fun, isn't it!

Fearless Nester said...

Elenka, I can check on that next class...all the materials were included for our first we haven't purchased anything yet, per se. If you enlarge the image where I'm working on my piece, it's that little white bottle with the brush in it, but I don't think it's clear enough to read the label! I'll let you know what I find out.

Ange said...

You are so brave soldering. It's something I must learn soon!!
Love the green in your terra cotta pot up above too ;-)