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September 19, 2010

Issue #21 Miscellaneous Patterns and Tutorials Found on the Internet

Greetings to all of my stained glass friends. These Stained Glass Gems have been found during my frequent browsing and deep digging for helpful and or unusual stained glass web sites, as well as other information pertaining to stained glass. I do hope that there's a gem or two that will brighten your day and be helpful during your stained glass journey.

School has started, new stained glass classes have begun, and it's time to get started on those holiday stained glass pieces.


Stained Glass Blogs

These blogs cover a variety of subjects and techniques. Some of the techniques will be different from the way I have demonstrated in my tutorials, but that doesn't mean that either their's or mine are the right way or the wrong way to do it. It's just another way of getting to the end result. I hope you enjoy the following blogs and perhaps learn something new.

Pisces Glass Works has a short tutorial on plating.

SG Designs By JFA "Stained Glass is my outlet. I love designing my own patterns and do custom work".

Tutorials From the Internet

Making Mosaics Using the Direct Method

Panel Lamp Construction by Dale Grundon

And...for any of you glass bead makers:
Here's a video from Delphi Glass showing how to make and use stringers for glass beads Make Lampworked Glass Beads

Making Beads With Stained Glass Scrap by Kate Drew-Wilkinson

Here's a step by step tutorial to make Simple Lampworked Bracelets

New Stained Glass Patterns

I have found, and added, quite a few new holiday patterns to the free pattern search. You'll see what's available at: Free Holiday Patterns Actually, I have added new patterns to many of the other categories in the free pattern search. You can browse through the categories here: Free Pattern Search

A few months back, I gave you some web sites with free patterns that come in formats that I can't use on my web site. I found a few more that I think you'll like. You will need Adobe Reader to be able to download them. If you don't have it, you can get it here: Adobe reader

Fused Cross Votive Holder

Dogwood Lampshade Pattern

White Trillium Pattern

Geometric Mirror or Picture Frame Pattern

Cuddly Puppy Pattern

Stylized Chickadee Pattern

Sailboat Pattern

Lizard Stepping Stone Pattern

Miscellaneous Stuff!

You can now find information about all of my Ebooks in one place. Click Here to see what's available. You will find:

Make a Box With a Hinged Lid
Learn the Copper Foil Technique
Learn the Lead Came Technique
Frequently Asked Questions About Patina
Frequently Asked Questions About Copper Foil



Don't forget my stained glass Facebook page where anyone working with glass can make comments about their current projects, upload pictures of their work, ask questions, or just add general stained glass chit chat. To start a new topic, just write in the box at the top of the page where it says "What's on your mind".Please join in, and also please tell your fellow stained glassers about it. You don't have to answer any of the questions I've asked, but it's fun to see what other people have answered. It's a great place to get ideas. Click on Like at the top of the page to have new comments show up whenever you go to your Facebook page.


Here is the Fall Score the news letter published by Spectrum Glass. As usual, it's full of good things. Enjoy!


I know I shared this web site with you earlier in the year, but I want to make sure new subscriber to this ezine see it also. It has nothing to do with stained glass, and I have no affiliation with it, but it is one of my favorite web sites to go to when I get the urge to make something that isn't glass. The Toymaker


Go to SmartFlix.com How-To DVDs to find hundreds of "How To" DVD's for rent. They have some very interesting stained glass tutorials that can be found at Glass


Best deals in art glass suppliesDelphi Stained Glass Supplies is a place where I have bought supplies online and over the phone for many years. Some very helpful people work there, and I recommend Delphi as a reliable place to order your supplies.




Have a look at Robert Oddy's web site for some unique patterns, plus a free pattern to show you what the patterns and instructions guides are like.
All designs feature:
Three-dimensional layering that creates depth in your designs - taking you well past the two dimensions of basic stained glass.
Full-color instructional guides for every step in the construction process.
Full-scale patterns ready to print as many times as you need for your project.
Supply lists for each design to help make sure you have everything you need.
Extra construction tips take you beyond the simple skills you learned as a beginner!

Although Robert's patterns aren't for beginners, I know there are a lot of you that are very capable of working with them. These patterns will make your skill level grow by leaps and bounds and you'll learn new techniques that you won't be taught in any classroom. Have a look at what he has to offer and download that free pattern...it's beautiful and something I know most of you would love to make.


Just in case you don't know, the Stained Glass Gems ezine is mailed out the third Sunday of each month. Be on the look out for [Stained Glass Gems] Issue 22 on Sunday, October 17th.

I want to encourage you to have fun and experiment with your glass. Try new things and different techniques. It's amazing what you can do when you "think outside the box."

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