` New Glass Worker yeah! Your home for art glass discussion. Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. 1 Hour 1 Day 1 Week 1 Month Forever Login with username, password and session length Home Help Search Calendar Gallery Login Register Stained Glass Forums » Forum » General Category (Forum & Glass Related) » General Art Glass Discussion » New Glass Worker yeah! Stainedglassville Gallery ~ Random Images « previous next » Print Pages:  Go Down Author Topic: New Glass Worker yeah! (Read 438 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. FloatinBoy Rookie Posts: 1 New Glass Worker yeah! « on: August 04, 2016, 11:29:07 AM » I'm 19 and I've taken an interest in making stained glass. I've read a lot online but I'd really like to have some questions answered by experienced glass artists. Is stained glass usually bought pre-colored or do the artists normally color the glass themselves? I know that there are certain patinas and shading that can be applied, but I mean the actual blue or red or green tint of the glass. Where is the best place/website to but glass from? I'm on a fairly low budget right now.Any suggestions on the tools to get? Carbide cutter, glass breaking pliers, soldering tool, flux...Could someone explain in more depth to me what came is? Also any tips in general are much appreciated!Thanks,Grant Logged annabelle Sr. Member Posts: 407 Re: New Glass Worker yeah! « Reply #1 on: August 07, 2016, 07:56:36 PM » Is stained glass usually bought pre-colored or do the artists normally color the glass themselves? I know that there are certain patinas and shading that can be applied, but I mean the actual blue or red or green tint of the glass. The glass is purchased pre-colored. Go to Hobby Lobby. They have a glass section....Prices are competitive....As to tools for a beginner:pattern shears, paint pen for marking the template on the glass, glass cutter, running pliers, breaker/grozier, grinder, or "stone" for shaping cut glass, Soldering iron, needle nosed pliers. C heck with Hobby Lobby for basic tools, as well. You may also need misc supplies: either came or copper foil, solder, flux, flux brush, flux cleaner, hangers for your projects, framing material like zinc or lead came.Came is the lead (but can be brass, zinc, or copper) that is used to hold the glass pieces in place in a "leaded" window or panel. To see what it looks like, go to one of the glass supplies houses on line and find came. They will have diagrams.Hope this helps some. Where are you located? You might benefit from taking a basic stained glass class...Some colleges offer them in their continuing education department. Most stained glass supply stores offer classes. Logged Print Pages:  Go Up « previous next » Stained Glass Forums » Forum » General Category (Forum & Glass Related) » General Art Glass Discussion » New Glass Worker yeah!