Add warm, colorful light to any room by making this stained-glass lampshade.
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Jimmy Diresta: Hi, I am Jimmy Diresta from Hammered using Stained-Glass, some solder, and few other materials I'll teach you how to make your very own Stained-Glass Lampshade.
The first step in making your Stained-Glass Lampshade is to start cutting some glass, I am going to cut the glass using a glass cutter. The way you do that is put some even pressure you need to hear a constant scratch if you don't hear the scratch you don't have a good cutting. To break the glass on the scratch you pull apart the two separate pieces on either side of the line. And we're making four sides to our lampshade and each one of the four sides will have five colors in it.
Okay I have drawn the pattern of the lampshade here on my work station this is where I know exactly which shape to make it. In part of my design I am going to have the color from each side wrap around graphically to the next side that why I have the yellow carrying on right here and the next is the baby blue is going to carry around right here.
Okay, with that piece of glass in place that completes all the cutting now we have to go to the foiling as you could see each one of the sides are going to match the side next to it, so each one of the sides will work together as a unit.
Okay to foil around each piece is a necessary part of what makes up the structure when I solder it each piece of glass becomes a one big piece of glass now that each one of the pieces of glass has foiled around them I am going to solder them together the first step in soldering is to paint this chemical, flux around each one of the copper joints, it helps the solder to flow into all the areas it needs to go. I'll use a soldering iron which melts the solder and will hold all the pieces of glass together.
Okay you can control the flow of solder by where you touch it with the tip at the very end its cooler and to at that back it's much hotter. In this instance I need the solder to flow so I am going to use the backwards much hotter.
Now we are going to take it into the third dimensions and start joining the corners. Okay our last step is to attach the lampshade racket this is available in any craft shop. I'll place it in and solder it in the corners. Okay, our shape racket is in let give it shock to see how it looks. We are done for a $100 you too could have an original Stained-Glass Lampshade of your own design.
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