The skills swop workshop :
jaboopee -v- akka design
In return for Laura teaching me to gild recently,
I taught her the glass making technique known as copper foiling,
Laura wanted to make a light catcher ,
and came up with this really clever design .
Thanks laura ,for modelling the copper foil technique .
This is a step by step of all the processes .
1 : Designing and making the template ,
2 : Choosing the Glass
3 : Cutting the glass
4: Grinding and polishing glass edges
5 :Applying the eponymous copper foil adhesive tape
6: All pieces copper-foiled with edges burnished
7: Flux application , ready for spot-soldering
Laura unsurprisingly was a fantastic student and did a great job.
She has taken a picture of the light catcher in situ,
and you can see it over here at her blog
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Gilding the bed. We are expecting a delivery of
judean bitumen from france any day now and that'll be it' s final coat .