About this project

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Colorful glass nugget create a unique picture frame

Keri is a radio DJ in her little town. When she's not on the air, she spends a lot of time coming up with fun and funky ideas for artwork made out of glass. In this project, she uses colorful glass nuggets to create a unique picture frame.


  • Step 1

    Wrap the nuggets with copper foil. Apply flux. Solder around the nuggets independently.

  • Step 2

    Arrange in square/frame shape. Connect the nuggets with solder.

  • Step 3

    Cut lead came channeling to hold glass. Tack solder to frame. Trace the shape of the channeling onto glass.

  • Step 4

    Cut glass. Go over edges lightly with grinder.

  • Step 5

    Cut wire for stand. Attach stand to frame. Add the wire/nugget for stand on the back of the picture frame.

  • Step 6

    Cut hinge tubes to desired length. Tack/solder onto the front of the frame.

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    Step 7

    Make the spider with glass nuggets and wire. Make the flower by cutting petals from stained glass, soldering together and adding wire.

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    Step 8

    Clean and polish all pieces. Add patina. Rinse, dry and buff.

  • Step 9

    Slide glass into frame. Slide the spider and flower wire into the hinge tube for decoration. Add a photo.

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Keri Plezia (aka;Miss Holley King)
Keri Plezia (aka;Miss Holley King) · Paw Paw, Michigan, US · 4 projects

Well thank you mighty kindly...
I LOVE my spider - bug critter BUT I like the frame better
plain by it's self (the TV people made me add it)
Have a good one and keep on being "crafty"

Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1007 projects

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love the wire spider, very pretty.


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