Stained Glass Techniques


Stained glass, or leaded light windows, have adorned buildings throughout the world for centuries.

Leaded and copper foil techniques are most popular.

  • Leaded technique is the oldest method in this craft. Lead cames were the original material used for joining pieces of glass together. Soft enough to bend around glass and yet rigid enough once cemented to offer years of strength to a window.
  • Copper Foil technique is a relatively new method invented by Louis C. Tiffany  where edges of pieces of glass are wrapped in copper foil and then soldered with tin. This technique allows to solder together separate pieces of glass to form a single object, such as lamp, vase, jewelry box and many others 3-D projects.
    This is also a very popular choice for small or highly detailed stained glass windows.