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Paw Paw, Michigan, MI, United States
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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 make a frame / photo holder. 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 make a frame / photo holder. 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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