Progress so far:

PART 1 – 9 CIRCLES CUT & FOILED
PART 2 – 9 CIRCLES SOLDERED
PART 3 – FIRST DUAL FRAME STARTED
PART 4 – FIRST DUAL FRAME COMPLETED
PART 5 – 27 CIRCLES CUT
PART 6 – 27 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:

315a

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:

315f

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:

315i

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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