Stained Glass?

A minister tells of his first Sunday in a new parish and of presenting the children’s message. It seems the sanctuary in the new church had some magnificent stained glass windows, so his message centered on how each of us is called to help make up the whole picture of life (the life of the community of the faithful). Like the pictures in the windows, it takes many little panels of glass to make the whole picture.

And then he said, “You see each one of you is a little pane.” And then pointing to each child, “You’re a little pane. And you’re a little pane. And you’re a little pane. And…”

It took a few moments before he realized why everyone was laughing so hard.

  1. Eli
    on November 30th, -0001

    Cute n funny……very few clean jokes in here. Thank you for yours….10 out of 10 !!!

  2. BloodFlower
    on November 30th, -0001

    That was so good…. and cute too. Isn’t it neat when we hear about others putting their foot in their mouth?

  3. Hippie
    on November 30th, -0001

    hee hee thats good:D

  4. CaliforniaDream
    on November 30th, -0001

    a little pane in the buttress? lol

  5. FallingMoon
    on November 30th, -0001

    LOL. Great! 10. LOL.

  6. Simay
    on July 2nd, 2012

    Our sky looks much the same. I like the stained glass, thuogh.We got away from snow for a few days in Canyonlands, then came back to more snow today. I’m ready for the snow to go away any time now.

  7. Fernando
    on July 4th, 2012

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  8. Lucas
    on December 19th, 2015

    Great video! I think I might know like .one guy on there. John Mehl I think his name is. I think his pic shows up when the video first pops up. Anyone else know him? People think he’s a righteous dude! (Ferris Bueller quote for those who don’t know the line. Lol.)Anyway .video was relaly cool. Thanks for the info!

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Stained glass?

Are there any widely known stores that sell stained glass/ supplies that I can do stained glass with. Or any small stores in the Western North Carolina region.

  1. Cocktail
    on November 30th, -0001

    Here are several stained glass stores in North Carolina. Hopefully one of them is close to you, as you won’t be able to find much for real stained glass in your average craft store. Most of them only deal with the painted “stained” glass.

    Charlotte:
    http://www.stainedglassconnection.com/SG

    Concord:
    http://www.celestialglasworks.net/

    New Bern:
    http://downeaststainedglass.com/

    Durham:
    http://www.carolinastainedglass.com/

    Also:
    Colorful Connections
    19725 Oak St, Cornelius, 28031
    (704) 896-0607

    Order a catalog from Delphi. We get them all the time and my husband loves the selection they have:
    http://www.delphiglass.com

    This is another really good site:
    http://www.spectrumglass.com/

    This place has a great selection as well:
    http://www.warner-criv.com/

  2. CheeseCake
    on November 30th, -0001

    check Hobby Lobby they have glass cutting supplies, foil, flux, and soldering irons. You need to do some research if you are looking for a grinder (highly reccomended) because I dont think they sell any. Good luck!

  3. CrispApple
    on November 30th, -0001

    I think both Hobby Lobby & Michaels do.

  4. StarbucksCoffee
    on November 30th, -0001

    hobby lobby had some when i was in indiana last time. not sure if you have hobby lobby there.

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Stained glass???

Does anyone know an easy way or where i can find an easy way to make stained glass? I need it for a project…actually, I’ll take any help I can get. It doesn’t have to be too easy…
thanks!

  1. matrixmaruda
    on November 30th, -0001

    are you crazy? making glass??? Pour temp is 1500C. good luck.

    plastics, still very hot. Acrylics are low in melt temp at 150-200C.

    You want to find a clear epoxy at the hardware store, take some food coloring and add to Everclear (50/50 is my guess), and mix into the 2 part epoxy. My guess is that it will cloud/haze. there are industrial dyes and optically clear adhesives that one could make into a colored polymer. You simply don’t have access to these pieces-parts. Sorry.

    Just buy colored glass/plastic somewhere.

  2. Kea
    on November 30th, -0001

    real stained glass involves a big flat table, gloves, special pliers and use of lead strips which must be stretched before soldering into place. A simpler technique is copper foiling but this still involves cutting the colored glass pieces. Or you can get Vitrail glass paint and a special plastic that looks like lead that you just squeeze onto the glass. this is easy but the effect is not quite as good.

  3. Species
    on November 30th, -0001

    FOR A FLAT GALSS….OR MIRROR

    COVER THE WHOE SURFACE TO THE GLASS WITH A STICKER…MAKE SURE I COVER THE WHOLE AREA.

    THEN USE A X-ACTO KNIFE TO MAKE THE DISIGN IN…LIKE YOU DO WITH STENCIL AND BOYA!!!!!!!!! U GOT UR SELF SOMETHING.

    I LEARN THIS BACK IN THE DAY WHEN I WAS IN JR HIGH GOOD LUCK

    -© EL FATHER !

  4. SymphonyOfSound
    on November 30th, -0001

    if you want something that “looks” like stained glass but is super easy-
    try “Gallery Glass” – its a painting and black plastic strip system that you can find at micheals or any craft store or even ebay has a bunch of the stuff- it can get pretty messy and it may take a little practice to make it look good- but its doable for sure

    real stained glass aint easy to learn- believe me- i do it as a full time profesion and i still hate doing it! cept i love the end product- so i cant help but keep on doing it for now!!

  5. Zoe
    on November 30th, -0001

    If you need something that looks similar to stained glass, but don’t have time to learn the technique, you might consider making a mosaic instead. I know it isn’t stained glass, but the grout between pieces of broken or cut glass has the same feeling as the pieces of lead in stained glass windows.

    To make a mosaic you glue pieces of glass close together in a pattern onto a backing of some kind. Then once the glue is dry you add grout over it all, wipe it clean, and let the grout dry. You could add a dark color to your grout so it would look more like a stained glass window.

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Stained glass?

I would like to make a few gifts for christmas out of precut stained glass,however all of the kits I see on line do not mention anything about any tools you need.Does anyone know anything about these kits or what exactly I need.And what the heck is lead came?Also any good places online to shop for all I would need?

  1. CatNap
    on November 30th, -0001

    Sounds like fun! Cane lead and/or copper tape hold the pieces of stained glass together. If the kit you ordered only includes the precut glass you will need several supplies: solder iron, copper foil (lightweight) or cane (more sturdy leading) depending on the size of your project, tool to cut your cane or copper tape, solder, flux, flux brush, pliers, possibly safety glasses. Since this kit includes “precut” glass you should not need a cutter or grinder at this time.
    Go to Youtube and check out videos about creating stained glass. http://youtube.com/profile_videos?user=C
    There are lots of videos to help you. Just search youtube. A class would probably be helpful, although there are plenty of resources online. My first project was tiny hinged jewelry box held together with copper tape. It was not difficult, although a friend guided me through it.
    I like to buy stained glass and tools from Warner-Crivellaro http://www.warner-criv.com/default.aspx Hurry hurry as until Thurday they offer 1 cent shipping. I already placed my order. Have fun with your project!

  2. Highway
    on November 30th, -0001

    I would suggest taking a class at a local Stained Glass store. Their classes are reasonable and teach you all the basics. The lead caning is to go around the outside of the piece and hold it all in place. You also will need a grinder-to grind the edges of the glass smooth, a cutter-to cut the pieces you need, and flux/solder as well -to hold each individual piece together.

    After you take a class, you will feel more confident and know exactly how it all works. It is very rewarding, but if you are trying to teach yourself, you will have much frustration. I have taken classes in Hamilton and Burlington and found them very rewarding.

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Stained Glass~~?

I have a stained glass that was made for my bathroom window. I have since moved and would like to insert it in my new window but it’s too small length~wise. I would like to add to the length. Does anyone know someone that can do this kind of work? I live in Philadelphia and the yellow pages were not helpful. THANKS:)

  1. pricklycharacter
    on November 30th, -0001

    Check out the art classes at the local colleges see if anyone offers stained glass repair/finishing..? Or if someone in the art dept knows anyone that can help.. I have a friend that does stained glass she’s in Ohio…

  2. Iceberg
    on November 30th, -0001

    My sister will know: phender12@gmail.com

  3. Bluerose
    on November 30th, -0001

    look under glass companies,stained glass, art glass studios,
    window companies, i advertise under all of the above

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Stained glass?

my mum wants to make a stained glass window (dont ask why) anyone know where i can get the stuff or she can do a course or something?

  1. CoffeeCup
    on November 30th, -0001

    Based on the fact that I don’t know what part of the world you live in, I would just advise that she take a course, many community colleges and night schools offer them. There are many safety concerns with stained glass (toxic lead, glass shards, and hot solder irons) and a course really teaches you how to avoid accidents while perfecting your craft. There are many supplies on eBay for beginners too. Try to find a copy of “The Lazy Man’s Guide to Stained Glass” it’s informative, easy to read, and fun too. Good luck to your mum!

  2. WellBalanced
    on November 30th, -0001

    Modern stained glass is rubbish. If you want the real thing try reclamation yards. You can have superb ones made with real stained glass which is much less vulgar than the modern colours, but you are looking at a lot of money! It is a skilled job these days, I am sure there are courses available.

  3. ChickenLicken
    on November 30th, -0001

    You can usually find the lead caning at a craft store.

    A easy way to do it, is to get a tube of liquid lead, I think it was called. You draw out your design on the window and then use stained glass paint to color in the sections. It might make it hard to clean, but it is an easy way.

    There are also stained glass kits in the craft stores too. She might want to start there and get a feel for the process.

  4. BlindPoet
    on November 30th, -0001

    coloured glass and a good glass cutter and strip lead purposely made for leaded lights and then learn how to start a pattern its not easy and time consuming but of course I’m going to say to you let the professional do it if you want a perfect job

  5. Wildthing
    on November 30th, -0001

    This is an option you may want to have a go at,it may also be the cheapest and easiest way.You can buy rolls of lead which are sticky backed from places like B&Q or maybe larger craft&hobbie shops.To stain the glass you can get small pots of special paint which is made for staining glass,ask at the DIY or craft/hobbie shop if they stock the stuff ,if they dont then ask them who does.You will also need a suitable sized paint brush for applying the paint.Once you have these items you will be able to create a stained glass window,provided you do have a pane of glass to stain,if you do not then you will have to see a glazier , see thomson local or your local newspaper for one , just tell them what size you want and what it is for ,it may have to be toughend glass for example. Also tell them that you want all edges machined smooth so that ther will be no chance of anyone getting cut. Now you can get started on creating a design,sit down with some paper and coloured pens and knock yourself out.One tip would be to keep it simple,remember this design will have to be replicated in your strips of lead being stuck to the glass.Try to use gental curves and straight lines ,make your design relatively abstract ,so no paddelsteamers on the mississippi o.k. Once you have a design and it is coloured matching your available pots of stain,you can finaly get started on the glass .Clean the glass,use a FINE LINE black marker pen suitable for use on glass and draw out your design.It may help with the drawing out if you create a grid over the paper design and replicate this grid on your glass , like you see in kiddies activity drawing and colouring books.Next comes the leading,all your black lines need to be replaced with strips of lead ,when you bought the lead it probably included a tool for pressing down and shapeing the lead onto the glass this will help , if not then use a cloth scrunched up to press the lead to the glass BE CAREFULL PRESSING ON ORDINARY GLASS , THOUGHEND GLASS WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO BREAK BUT NOT ORDINARY GLASS.WHEN PRESSING ,HAVE SOME THICK LEATHER GLOVES ON ,YOU ONLY NEED THEM ON FOR THE PRESSING,PLEASE BE CAREFULL.FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LEAD PACKET.Finaly ,get it painted following all instructions on the pots of stain.I think that should be everything covered ,so good luck mom.

  6. DarkDesire
    on November 30th, -0001

    for proper stained glass i have a friend who has her own studio making them or alternatively i use a company based in Swansea called Tofts leaded lights they should be able to offer you some expert advice

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Stained glass?

How do I get a stained glass look on windows without having to buy stainglass windows?

  1. Guineapig
    on November 30th, -0001

    Home Depot caries Window Film that looks like stained glass. You can see it on their web site – look under Window Film & Access.

  2. BlindPoet
    on November 30th, -0001

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