Tag: smalti alternative

  • Making Tiles from Stained Glass

    Making Tiles from Stained Glass

    We haven’t been able to keep our Smalti stocked very well over the past year because it has quadrupled in cost after the tariffs and freight gouging and the large factory price increase.

    I have been fretting about that a lot recently, and so Natalija reminded my how much cheaper and easier it is to use American-made Stained Glass instead of smalti.

    Natalija’s video below shows how quickly you can “strip & clip” a small sheet of stained glass into mosaic tiles.

    Stripping Stained Glass

    The “stripping” is done using the Economy Pistol-Grip Cutter. Note that a straight-edge ruler could have been used with the cutter to product strips of equal width.