Grinding Away

My wife got me into stained glass. I took about  3 years off, and started back up a few weeks ago. I have some unfinished projects of hers and mine at home that I want to finish, but first I need to give myself a refresher course. I started off by making a 9-pane rectangle. The cutting and grinding skills came back quickly, but my soldering sucks, especially zinc to lead. I have a nice large vase I need to finish, then I want to fill some old window panes that have been sitting in the garage for years. Then I expect I will get back to what I really enjoyed, which is circular mandala patterns. I'll take some pictures and post them here, I only wish I could force you to look at them. How about I look at yours if you look at mine?

mergelayers mergelayers
51-55, M
1 Response Mar 3, 2010

You sound just right! I live in a 60 year old house with several original windows that look like they're 100 years old. They are falling apart too. I need to get them replaced before the next winter. Have you seen replacement windows? Not too pretty. One thing I'm really looking forward to is having those old fr<x>ames that I can fill with pretty glass. I really recommend stopping at the store near you and checking it out. Hopefully you can see some masters at work. I love shopping for glass because (at least around here) those shops are run by artistic people and its like visiting an art gallery where the art is in progress ( am I saying 'art' too much? art art art). Just looking at the glass is inspiring.