At the very end of Lesson Three, I was shown how to lead my glass. I’ve decided that I prefer cutting glass to leading!
At the start of this lesson I struggled to get the lead to fit as when trying to get lead to go past more than one piece of glass, I found that they kept slipping. After a while I (with a bit of help) figured out when doing a longer piece I had to undo the supporting lead as I went along. I also am an expert at either cutting the lead a little too short or crushing the end. I managed to figure out how not to crush the end as the class progressed.
1 hr 15 mins into the class this is where I had got to:
As I continued I had to place glass in places where a lot of lead meets. That is a challenge! I also had a big scratch on one clear piece, so I had to cut the piece along the line and trim it down a bit to allow the lead space. Almost at the end of the class I managed to cut myself quite deeply on my fingers when trying to place the last purple piece in place as it was a tough shape to fit into place. Ow!
I had hoped to finish leading yesterday, but that didn’t happen. This is where I ended up:
I will have to finish leading after half term. The good news is that they are considering continuing the class, so I may have more than one lesson left!
Scrubbing lead off my fingers was my last crafty challenge of the night. It took ages!