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.


  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Cut glass. Go over edges lightly with grinder.

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

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

  7. How to decorate an embellished photo frame. Stained Glass And Glass Nugget Frame - Step 7 7

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

  8. How to decorate an embellished photo frame. Stained Glass And Glass Nugget Frame - Step 8 8

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

  9. 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 · 911 projects

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


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