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Title: Lead came query
Post by: Sandera on February 09, 2013, 01:27:02 PM
Hi folks.

This is a bit of a long shot so if anyone can help I'd be over the moon. I've created a round flat fused glass piece (6mm) and want to use c came to surround it prior to hanging. Does anyone know whether it's possible to purchase came that would take this width and where? I've had a look but haven't discovered a supplier so far.

Keeping fingers crossed!


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: Pat from Canvey on February 10, 2013, 02:47:32 AM
There's this, http://www.pearsonsglass.com/p771/Heaps--Capping-C-6mm--Individual-Lead-Came/product_info.html     but not sure if the 6mm refers to heart or total width. You'd have to ask them.  When I've made a piece, I've displayed it on one of those plastic plate stands, http://www.sallys-superstore.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx   Scroll down for pictures. I've also seen adverts for welded stands with a semicircular base into which a circular piece of glass fits but I think these were in USA. Have a look at http://www.sundanceglass.com/fused-slumped-glass-display-stand-garden.htm


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: Sandera on February 10, 2013, 03:34:57 AM
Thanks Pat.

I've emailed Pearsons as I'm a bit flummoxed re what the dimensions are as well so hopefully I'll hear from them tomorrow. I think this piece will definitely be better as a piece that's hung in a window. If only I had had the foresight to have included copper rings for hanging at the fusing stage - but hey ho - you live and learn.



Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: Lilley on February 10, 2013, 04:38:00 AM
Hi Sandera,
If Pearsons can't help you then you could ask Creative Glass Guild, Bristol,  ( http://www.creativeglassguild.co.uk/  )  they are very helpful and stock all manner of stained glass related stuff.  I have had C came from them in the past but can't remember how high it is.


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: Sandera on February 10, 2013, 04:40:09 AM
Thanks Lilley - will do!


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: greenbeadenvy on February 10, 2013, 10:14:03 AM
Try tempsford stained glass. They are for hobbiests so more likely to sell small quantities  ;)


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: greenbeadenvy on February 10, 2013, 10:15:46 AM
Here's a linkola  ;D
http://www.tempsfordstainedglass.co.uk/acatalog/Lead_came_coper_foil_solder_Patinas_cleaners.html


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: Moira HFG on February 10, 2013, 11:52:07 AM
Here's another option:
http://leadandlight.co.uk/shop/products.php?id=211&cat=56#

They do all sizes in lead, also zinc edging came.


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: Sandera on February 10, 2013, 01:28:15 PM
Many thanks all for your links. I'll check them out and if I succeed I'll post a photo.


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: Glyn Burton on February 10, 2013, 03:37:25 PM
Kansa sell C came too, but you could always use copper tape to edge it like for Tiffany and the just tin it and solder on a hanger.


Title: Re: Lead came query
Post by: Sandera on February 10, 2013, 04:07:49 PM
Kansa sell C came too, but you could always use copper tape to edge it like for Tiffany and the just tin it and solder on a hanger.
Yes I did consider that, Glyn, but the piece is quite big (about 25cm diameter) and I wasn't sure that copper foiling would support it as it's pretty heavy. It would break my heart if it collapsed as I spent quite some time on it!