Ideas of Copper-foil Projects to Make

For years, my husband has dabbled with making different glass projects. He has so much glass stored around our place that I am sure he will never ever use it all but as long as it keeps him happy.

We spent three days earlier this week going through his little shed, just washing it all so he could see what was in there.  Then packed it all back into little shelves and the smaller bits were put into small containers. He has so many different colors and they all look beautiful.  Plus I reckon he would have enough old louvres to re-do an old house.DSC_7275

The above Palace Gardens is one of my favorite ones.  At the moment, he has all his little miniature machinery inside it.  At one stage when we were breeding birds we had our baby quails running around inside when it was used as a terrarium.


This is another one that started out as a terrarium, although we found that damp soil created another problem. It caused corrosion so we turned it into a pot puri holder which smells beautiful.


Candlelight which looks great in our kitchen window when lit at night.


Love the bird on the door of this one.

My husband made a couple of these from free patterns that people put on the net. Or designs that he sees then adds his own ideas with different shapes.

My Husband’s Lead light and Copper foil Clocks

Over the years he has made quite a few different things as a hobby. Always looking to find and try different types of things. Lead lighting and copper foil work is a great hobby although it is not cheap as the glass and tools can be expensive.

If you would like to create these sort of things then I would say go for it, although it is best to start with simple straight line cutting, then try cutting out different shapes and curves.

Another thing is matching the colors in the different kinds to best suit your object. This is not always easy as there is so many different types of glass to choose from.

This is a collection of his clocks

Australian Kangaroo Clock

Calling this one his Australian Kangaroo Clock.This one involves a lot of curve cutting and grinding to form the shapes. This is his most recent copper foil clocks.

Sailing ship Clock

This was his first bigger attempts at making anything with lead which he decided to add the clock after.

copper foil glass clock

Map of Australia and Tasmania Copper foil Clock

Australian Made leadlighting clock

Different Version of Australian Copper foil Clock  Map

Square clock

Easier Straight Lines used for this Copper foil Clock

It is amazing the different things you can make with either lead or copper foil. Or you can combine the two by using lead for the frame and copper foil with the center pieces.

Whatever you decide let me know how you got on.  Will post another one of other things he has made next time.  There are so many different types of hobbies that you can try doing in your own home. If you do not give it a go you will never know what you can do.