Hi friends! For Christmas, my husband bought me a stained glass kit. I had mentioned I would like to try one of these MAKE Market pre-cut stained glass kits I saw at Michaels a few months ago and he picked one up for me. They normally sell for $30 but have gone on sale for 50% off so I was curious about the quality for that price. All I needed was a soldering iron and a few common items from around the house and I was off to the races! Watch the video to join me on this journey. BTW this is NOT a tutorial. Also if you are a nervous person my soldering setup might give you anxiety but I swear it is safer than it looks LOL!
I got some good tips from viewers over on YouTube. The general consensus was that I needed a hotter soldering iron, I didn’t need to leave gaps in the glass and the solder and flux that came in the kit were not the highest quality. Still, I made it through and it looks pretty good in the window from a distance:
What do you think? will you be picking up one of these kits to try? I honestly might grab a couple if I catch a sweet 50% off sale and use my own solder and flux. It would be worth it for the glass I think. It was something different and I like to try new things so I call it a win even though my technique left something to be desired. Learning is fun! Til next time happy crafting!