Another Wednesday evening, another stained glass lesson 🙂
To see where I was at the end of my second lesson, see my second lesson post.
I’m definitely getting better at cutting glass. I can now cut it closer to the lines and my cuts are cleaner. I only had to tap a few pieces to get them to separate and I used the grinder much less than last week. One piece was a pain as it went very thin at one end and it snapped a bit early for me, twice! My tutor said one of them was ok though.
After cutting the same piece a couple of times last week I decided to tick off the ones I had cut as I went along.
I was a bit indecisive as to colours of glass to use in one part:
Both of these photos are taken with my chipboard in the background, so you can’t see the colours perfectly. I went for the second one, but cut glass for both versions.
I finished cutting all of my glass tonight. Ta Dah!
I could keep fiddling around with the yellow and colourless glass, but have decided to stop.
Now it’s time to start leading. My tutor set up my easel(?) and showed me how to lead it. I didn’t get very far, and need to recut one piece already as I’ve cut it too short. This is what that looks like now:
There are three pieces of glass there! I’ve secured them in place using nails, but I will need to recut the lead between the colourless and purple glass. Then I will cut down the lead on the right. I’m going to work along the bottom to start with. I only had about 10 minutes to do the leading, so couldn’t get much done.
I have two lessons left in this short course. I hope I can get it finished!