Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a great day! I have been having a great day so far. I love Friday! Even though I am retired it just seems like Friday wraps up the week and gets you ready for the weekend!
Today I went into the studio over the garage that my girls set up for me. There is a stained glass table up there. They ran out of time to set this up and they don't do stained glass so they really wouldn't know where I needed my tools and supplies. I brought up all the boxes and plastic tubs of glass that were on the first floor of the garage. 2 of the tubs were so heavy, I didn't think I would be able to do it but I did! I started out by sorting out all the cut pieces of glass by color and put them in separate boxes. It makes it easier for finding smaller pieces like for leaves, buds of flowers, etc. if I have this done ahead of time. The I took the larger pieces of glass that I have by color and leaned them again the wall under the bank of windows up there. That way when I'm making a large project I will know if I have enough glass to make the project. I got my grinder all ready to plug in and the air filter I use is in place also. There is a small amount of lead in the solder (I buy solder with 20% lead in it no more). The filter makes such a difference. I put it right by my solder iron so the smoke goes right into the filter. I realized I must have thrown out the chemicals like flux, patina, etc. I will have to go to Hobby Lobby and pick up that. Oh darn I will have to go to Hobby Lobby LOL!! I love that place!! I will also have to get some DW-40. I spray a few cotton balls and rub my glass cutter on that during the cutting process. It keeps the glass powder off the cutter making it last longer. Here are some pictures I took of the studio (please don't pay attention to the floor, I forgot to bring up the vacuum cleaner with me).
|This is the table I have all my supplies on and actually cut and create the glass project here.|
|It is hard to see the colors of these pieces, but this helps me decide if I have enough glass for the project I'm working on.|
|More glass. There is a very rich red glass there and some gorgeous blues!|
|This is the last wall of glass. Mostly browns, white, black, tan, peach and light lavender. |