Thursday, April 9, 2015

Sun Catcher Repair

Just as I was finishing up a sun catcher, the glass cracked...
What to do?
Throw it away?
No, I worked too hard on it and liked it too much. Time to learn how to repair a copper foil stained glass piece!

I removed the solder and broke out the offending glass.

With the soldering iron and tweezers, I removed the foil that had surrounded the cracked piece. This was a tough job and I almost gave up here!

The edge finally cleaned up, I cut and foiled a new piece.

I soldered it together again (being careful not to get the glass too hot this time) and added a ring.


Oh yeah - the agave bloom? Guess what happened to it.

javalina original photo credit: Jeff Parker

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