Stained Glass is an old and appreciated art form that can be interesting and exciting to learn. It can be challenging and rewarding at the same time, give you an artistic outlet, and can even result in a profitable business if you chose to take it that far. Stained glass design, repair, and installation is great because its a specialized business with very few companies offering the service. Whether you’re planning on just developing a hobby or perhaps take it to the next level, there are some basic tools that you will need to start your journey.

A good place to start would be to buy a beginner stained glass kit. These typically include an inexpensive selection of beginner tools that will get you started with your first project. Like anything, a lot of people will not make it past their first project so its a good idea to start small. These beginner kits give you everything you need to get started without having to make a large upfront investment so they are usually a perfect solution.

As you further your skill level, there are some great tools that will make your jobs a lot easier. A popular tool to buy early on is a stained glass grinder. Grinders are used to smooth out rough edges on the stained glass itself. Its a nice tool to have, but you’ll know when you’re ready for it.

I always recommend to my customers that they take a beginners stained glass class when they are just getting started. Check out your local community colleges or glass studio for class times and information. These are a great way to get the basics down and to get some teaching from a professional. Its probably the best investment you can make into your new hobby!