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How do you create your own stained glass window panels?

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Instructions for making your own stained glass window panel are available from Instructibles.com and Wikihow.com. Both websites give complete instructions on completing the project, and the instructions contain illustrations.

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How do you create your own stained glass window panels?
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There is a search box on the upper right hand corner on the Instructable.com website. Typing in "How to make a stained glass window panel" and tapping on the spyglass brings up a page showing several projects. The project guides include step-by-step instructions, such as how to choose supplies and what elements to look for in the supplies, selecting a topic, and suggestions on design, cutting techniques, foiling and soldering instructions, and finishing the project.

The Wikihow.com website is laid out in three parts. Part one instructs how to get started by choosing a pattern and glass, choosing the tools, and an estimate of the cost for the supplies. Part two outlines how to make the template, and covers holding the cutter, grinding, foiling and soldering the project. This part includes ideas for finishing and framing the project. Part three gives information on avoiding common problems, such as gaps in the project or issues with scoring and soldering the piece. The end of the website contains some safety warnings and a list of all the needed.

Both websites also offer instructions for creating a faux stained glass panel.

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