27 Stained Glass Circles Foiled & Soldered

This morning I sat on the couch for 2 hours watching “Hoarders” [one of my favorite shows] and foiling the edges of the 27 stained glass circles I cut yesterday.  It takes a while but is always satisfying when it’s done:


Then I headed up to the girl cave to my stained glass workshop.  I opened 2 windows, turned the ceiling fan on, and got ready to solder.  First step was putting on my respirator.  Then painting on some flux and soldering the foil edges:

315b        315c

315d        315e

Once each side was done I rolled them along my desk like little wheels and soldered the edges:


Here’s what happens when 2 circles are next to each other and accidentally get bumped while soldering – they fuse together!  I had to heat up the solder and gently pry them back apart:

315g        315h

Then I washed the circles in the sink with a soapy sponge to get rid of the excess flux and solder:


Now they’re ready to solder together into frames!  Maybe this week I’ll have time, although with the Holiday it’s doubtful.

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  1. Schöne Farben.
    I must start a new project . I dont have a plan yet.
    Ich muss ein neues Projekt anfangen . Ich habe noch keinen Plan.
    Liebe Grüsse

  2. Hoarders is so horrifyingly delightful to watch. It is a good way to motivate yourself to get things done, or at least it always works for me. I love your stained glass.

  3. Such patient work — love extravagant multiples of anything. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  4. Can’t wait to see the results! I love your circle design. I like watching Hoarders, too … until I go up in our attic and realize it’s about us.

  5. So interesting to follow your work in progress! Love your colors!

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