One recent commission was a present for a ruby wedding anniversary. Made mostly from red water glass, it features initials cut from glass, and the dates applied with Letraset.
I used lettering designs from a book, but found that the 'D' was wider than the 'P'; having checked with an expert on fonts and design I revised them to be have the same width.
The panel is made using copper foil, rather than lead came - this is often more suited to detailed work, but does involve a lot of soldering.
I included loops at the top corners; nylon cord was used to hang it for the photo, but the plan is to use a silver or chrome plated chain for it in the long term.
The red water glass has a rather interesting effect - note the distortion of the street lamp behind the panel in the photo!