The beginning of the process, the pattern-making. Here I'm tracing the pattern onto a Manila folder.
Now the cut pieces are placed back onto the pattern. The metal "fence" which is push-pinned to my work surface, keeps all the glass confined.
Next comes the foiling. Each piece gets the edges wrapped, and then burnished with a "fid".
Then I "tack solder" the pieces together with small bits of solder as shown. Once the pieces are locked together, I removed the "fence" and slid out the pattern from underneath.
Here it is before I applied the black patina to the solder.
And here's the finished sun catcher .. I applied black patina, cleaned and waxed it, and then added hanging hooks and a chain. Fun!
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