A modern day blog about the ramblings of a 30 year old woman.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Stained Glass Part 3
Once you make a cut, you need to pull the glass away from the piece you want. You do this using grozier pliers. Sometimes you have to use two pairs of pliers if the glass is not willing to budge, and the 2nd set of pliers allows grip on a slippery surface.
Some cuts can be tricky depending on the type of glass you're working with or the kind of cut you're making. Curves tend to be a bit more difficult, and sometimes no matter how careful you're being, the glass can snap (as seen in the last pic).
You keep cutting until all your pieces are cut out.
Sometimes you're given lemons, and you just have to decide that you'll make lemonaide. That's kind of my motto. See the positive, find the joy, and if you get a chance to laugh, grab it. Get creative and don't be afraid to make a fool of yourself. Learn to laugh at yourself 'cause if you can't, then you should get off the boat. Life is too hard to take it seriously all the time.