Botanical Suncatchers

Each suncatcher is made with carefully chosen stained glass pieces that have been hand cut using scoring and breaking techniques, then ground smooth using a glass grinder and foiled with copper tape so they can be soldered together.  Most stained glass is made using leaded solder, but all of my items are made with lead-free solder only.  Lead solder is 60% tin and 40% lead, while lead-free solder is a silver, tin, and copper alloy.