This is a handmade stain glass sun catcher in the shape of a cluster of green crystals or emeralds. It has little wire loops so that you can screw it into a window frame if you would like to hang it in a top corner or it can rest on a window frame without screws needed.
Process: The process of stained glass is very labor intensive, and each step is done entirely by hand. First, each piece of glass is cut into shape, and the edges are then ground smooth. Copper tape is wrapped and secured around the edges of each piece. The final product starts to come together as each piece is soldered together into its final form.
The solder used is made of 60% tin and 40% lead, but NO WORRIES, the lead is safe to handle and is only harmful if digested or inhaled. Just in case there is any confusion, please do not lick the solder. After a good washing, patina is applied, coloring the original silver solder black or silver. Finally, wax is used to clean and polish the piece. This lengthy process lends to stained glass that can last generations with proper care.
Care: Even though this piece is sturdy, it is still made of glass and should be handled with care. This stained glass hanging is typically recommended for indoor use, but minimal outdoor use is okay. Clean with lukewarm water and a soft cloth. Do not use products like Windex when cleaning.
Anything containing vinegar, ammonia or any acid-based cleaner can destroy the solder. The piece will naturally oxidize over time, causing discoloration on the solder lines, but this can be removed with a wet q-tip or polishing cloth. Car wax can also be used to buff and shine the dulling or oxidized solder. Certain waxes are more abrasive than others and can affect the patina, so first test a small area before applying to the entire piece.
The item "HANDMADE Emerald Crystal Cluster Stained Glass Corner Piece Hanging Or Resting" is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Suncatchers & Mobiles".The seller is "brookbeeso-0" and is located in Norman, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped to United States.