ART OF STAINED GLASS

ODYSSEY LAMP SHADES - "NO TACKY WAX" METHOD
How to build an Odyssey shade without tacky wax

You can build a Tiffany reproduction lamp shade with the Odyssey lamp system without using tacky wax. After you have fit the pieces to the paper pattern, and foiled them, follow these simple steps:

First, place your brass ring in the groove on top of the mold. Using poster putty / wall tack / adhesive putty (fancy names for silly putty, packaged for sale with office supplies), prop up the pieces that are going to be right around the ring.


Solder the pieces to the ring, and remove the putty:



Simply tack-solder the rest of the pieces:


You can see what happens when a cat bats your pieces around... some of them were misplaced!


Eventually, all pieces were found and placed properly. This is the finished shade: