Tools of the Trade


Welcome! This site is designed for people interested in learning how to create stained glass artwork, who have never touched a glass cutter or soldering iron.

Begin by reviewing all the tools and how to use them. The basic tools you'll need are shown above. From right to left they are a Soldering Iron, Solder, Flux, Glass Cutter, Running Pliers and Grozing Pliers. Click each 'window pane' on the left to learn about it, then proceed to "Putting it all together" to see a walkthrough of a basic project. This will open in a new resizable window and is quite large (832 kb), so be patient. Enjoy!