I never thought I'd get this one done. Ths piece was given to me--in pieces no less--by a guy at church. He told me it is from the 1800s, and he wanted to know if I would take a shot at rebuilding it.
It took me two months to get up the nerve to take it apart, two hours and a huge soldering iron burn later that task was complete.
Run to the glass store to get some "H" lead, read once again the article online about how to do leaded glass, work up the nerve to get started putting it back together.
Now normally, I would have tackled this one with more confidence. But my mind "what iffed" me to paralysis. What if I can't get it apart? What if I break a piece of the HUNDRED YEAR OLD GLASS? What if I can't get it to fit back together?
See? Just thinking about it gives me the shakes. But, since he was aware that it would be my first attempt at leaded glass restoration, and I would do it for free, I thought "Well, whaddya got to lose?"
Here it is in all its finished-ness, a few of the glass pieces were kinda cut crooked, so some of the pieces don't fit just right, but unless you look reeeeally closely, you don't see it. Don't know if I'll do that again for a while tho. That one was a toughie.