On Mon, 16 Feb 1998 18:24:15 -0800, Marc
>Can anyone provide advise on the best "system" for novices wanting to
>venture into tiffany lamps? What are the pros and cons of the Worden
>and Odessey system? Most of all which one will offer the best chance
>for first time success? Thanks.......
Worden is the most popular, probably because it costs less. You use a
styrofoam mold and a pattern to cut, grind and foil individual pieces
which are mounted using pins on the mold, then you start soldering.
Inexpensive (great for beginners)
Form can be used with multiple patterns
More choices of forms and patterns
No melting of wax (messy)
Odyssey uses fiberglass molds. You stick the foiled glass pieces to
the mold which you have covered with "tacky wax." Odyssey has many
Durable forms that are more suitable for reuse
Bradley makes lamp forms and sconce forms using similar technolgy to
the Worden System. If you just want a quick trial to see if you like
this concept, Check out the Bradley sconces. You should be able to
put one of these together in a weekend and they are excellent lamps.
Warner-Crivellaro at 1-800-523-4242 has the entire line.