I had one bevel set left. The ladies like my 2-blue Intrigue bevel set panels so much, that I can not keep one for myself! I decided to build another 2-blue panel.
I wanted to address 2 areas to work on for this panel. 1 is experimenting with soldering, to see if the appearance of my solder is better than the first flat came lead panel I built.
The second area is a better pattern to cut the 2 sets of glass from. I had issues getting the glass the right size on the first 2 panels I built. I went into sketchup, and allowed 1/16" between glass pieces for the lead came. Since the bevels are pre-cut and I do not want to grind them, you must take the full 1/16" away from the cut glass pieces.
I chose to use flat top came on this panel..............and to apply black patina after soldering.
Before I soldered the panel, I did a little practice work........and it looked fine.
The black patina really does an excellent job of hiding my poor solder joints :)
Now, I will have to see if I can keep this panel, or if another lady wants it :)