ART OF STAINED GLASS
Below are two examples of foil overlay. Foil overlays are useful when a "lead line" is needed
but does not continue to meet another lead line or the edges of the project.
It is a very simple technique. Foil (preferably black-backed as it tends to stick better) is cut
out in the shape of the desired overlay, and stuck to the glass. The foil is lightly brushed
with flux, and solder added. Start to solder from the area where the overlay joins a solder line,
and allow to solidify. Then, solder the rest of the overlay.
Foiling steel reinforcement rods
Occasionally one needs to reinforce 3dimensional projects with steel rods. As this allow does
not accept solder readily, it is best wrapped in 1/2" foil. Lay down the rod on the foil as shown
below, and wrap around:
Page 2 (foil overlay, rods)
Page 3 (textured glass)
Page 4 (drapery glass)