On the left is it partially soldered, on the right completely soldered.
I should have updated this last week, but I've been flat out at work.
Anyway! I finished the sheep!
With the help of Rozi and a lot of 60/40 solder, the sheep is done. I have to get a better picture of it when it's hung in a window and has light behind it. Some of my glass choices are a little weird, now that I've see it with full spectrum light behind it. Ahh well. It looks a lot different lit.
Things I learned during this phase of learning about glass -
1) Stained glass is not an instant gratification pastime. I'm guessing I have about 34 hours in this piece, conservatively.
2) Flux matters. I think the ruby flux was giving me much better results than the green flux.
Soldering is meditative, and no local big box hardware store carries 60/40 solder anymore. The soldering iron also matters. If I was doing this for any greater length of time, I would invest in an iron where I can swap out the tip profiles. Chisel tip was much faster than pointy tip.
3) Soldering flux smoke irritates your lungs. Particularly if you're still getting over stupid pneumonia.
I'm pretty thrilled that I got it done before the next class starts. I have to find an appropriate wood sash before 10/25, but I've already been reading about different window profiles. Onward!