1. CREATE OR CHOOSE A DESIGN
GLORIFY YOUR WINDOWS
WITH STAINED GLASS
Time: A Weekend Complexity: Medium
Either create or find a simple design that will work for your
window. I like to do geometric designs that emphasize the play
of various glass contrasts with minimal color. Remember,
with your first project the old saying “less is more” could be
a good guiding principle.
2. DRAW YOUR DESIGN
I decided to use a
2" zinc border, which is a nice standard size
and supports a medium-sized window well. A larger window
would need a wider border to accommodate it.
2a. With a pencil, draw the
2" border to scale on paper. With
a black Sharpie, draw the inside lines of the design.
2b. Number the pieces of the design, then make 2 copies — 1 to
cut out your pattern pieces and 1 for your layout.
3. ADD A CUT LINE IN RED
Your outside pieces that get fit into the zinc border will require
a cut line. To determine your cut line, lay the zinc on your layout.
The cut line will be determined by the inside metal strip. The
2" zinc border shown has a
1" cut line. That means that
of the glass border pieces will slide into the zinc. We drew our
cut line in red,
1" from the inside of our pencil border.