Category: Stained Glass

MURPHY’S LAWS FOR STAINED GLASS

(I would like to give credit for this, but I no longer know where I got it) Solder Law:  Hot solder looks exactly like cold solder. Solder Law II:  One lead joint will always be unsoldered. Breakage Law: The number of bad breaks you get is directly proportional to...

SOLDER – WHY DIFFERENT ONES

60/40 60/40 solder is 60% tin and 40% lead. It stays in liquid stage longer, giving you more time to set a smooth bead.  It melts at 372 to 374 degrees F.  It solidifies at 361 degrees F.  This is the most popular solder.  Easy to use, consistent, smooth. ...

URO BY YOUGH

On May 7, 2020 Youghiogheny and Oceanside announced a partnership where Oceanside will continue with the Spectrum line and accessory glass and Youghiogheny will take on the manufacturing of the Uroboros line. It is exciting to have the Uroboros line again.  With Youghiogheny manufacturing the Uroboros line, we not...

Types of Glass

Other than basic opalescent and cathedral glass, there are further breakdowns of glass types under these two main headings. Opalescent is mixed with white and cathedral is see-through. Every manufacturer has its own variation of how it has handled these variations, so we end up with an industry filled...

Mind the Gap!

How close should your glass pieces be? They should be close enough so that you are comfortable with how heavy a solder line you will end up with. To help prevent uneven spaces, here are some hints: Use push pins or jigs to hold your glass in place while...

Foils.. why so many?

  We often see people just standing in front of our foil display looking overwhelmed!  Here is a picture of our display just so you can see how overwhelming it is! As you can see, we have three different brands in our store.  We just recently switched from Venture...

KNOW YOUR GLASS—CORELLA CLASSIC

Corella Classic is made by Wissmach Glass.  Wissmach glass is the second oldest glass manufacturer that is still in operation. Corella Classic is one of their many lines of cathedral glass.         As always, glass is not the easiest to photograph so these don’t particularly show...

Tips from the Glass Academy: Lead Came or Copper Foil

The basic thing to remember here is that Lead Came stretches. That really is the base fact in deciding when to use what. Use Foil. 1. Lamp Shades should always be done in foil. All those beautiful Tiffany Studio lamp shades were done with foil. He was the master...

Tips from Janet – Know Your Glass – Part 2

In addition to there being different types of glass which we talked about in Know Your Glass (part 1) there are also different glass manufacturers. The manufacturers that we stock glass from at Stained Glass Express are: Armstong—Clarity, richness and depth in art glass! It is difficult to know...