Lead Came and Solder

Each piece of glass is wrapped in lead came which has an H shape profile; thus, the adjoining glass pieces share

one length of came. The came is then soldered at the joints with a 100 watt soldering iron and 60/40 lead/tin solder.


The three grape clusters were created separately from the panel. Red glass nuggets were wrapped in 1/16th inch U lead came and then soldered together to form the cluster.

Flux, hydrochloric acid, is brushed on each joint.

The soldering iron melts the solder into the came.


Flux (hydrochloric acid) is brushed on each joint of the came.

Solder 60%/40% lead tin solder is melted into the metal of the came at each joint.