Lead Came for Stained Glass Lamp Shade
by robert faires
how and what type of lead came can you use to make a stained glass lamp shade? do you use the H shaped and just form it to the angles or the U shaped and use 2 pieces, one on each piece of glass? i am wondering about the sloping angles that are not 180 degrees or 90 degrees. thanks
I have never made a lamp shade using lead came, but I have repaired many of them. Repairing leaded lamp shades has been a majority of our repair business. Most of them break because the lead stretches and the glass falls out, or the vase cap pulls loose and the shade falls.
Most of them have been made with flat H came. I honestly can't tell you much more than that, so I'll ask other people reading this to tell us what they use/how they do it.