Stained Glass–Lead Came

My first lead came project: I love it!

When I took my first stained glass class in the fall of 2015, I was sure I would never attempt another stained glass project.  But, never say never. Once my little sun catchers were hanging in my dining room window, I was bewitched by their beauty.

To make a long story short, over the past year,  I have taken four workshops and have to my credit, two copper foil sun catchers, one lead came sun catcher (pictured above) and two glass-on-glass (GOG) on antique windows. The GOG windows were free form and I just created them as I went along. They look so pretty in my garden! The first one I made is called Flower Garden, (how creative is that?) and the second one is called Earth, wind and fire

And now, just for fun, here are some photos of our lead came workshop. On the left, don’t I look gorgeous? The photo on the right shows our instructor, Tim, demonstrating how to add Black Patina to our project to chemically blacken, or age, the lead came. It’s very messy and the fine powder creates a dust that makes it necessary to wear masks and safety glasses at this stage of the project (regular eye glasses will do, too).

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will be taking another stained glass workshop on April 22; it’s a much more advanced and intricate piece, but I’m keeping it as a surprise. Drop in during the last week of April to see what’s new.

If you are a card-maker or you’re crazy for crochet, you might enjoy browsing through Globug Ideas for some new ideas and inspiration.

Have a wonderful day!