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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 17, 2010

Issue #23 Make a Moravian Star

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.

The holiday season is quickly approaching. It's time to get started on any stained glass gifts you plan on giving. You could start with a Moravian Star. You'll read more about it below in the Tutorial section.


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.

GlassSorcery Stained Glass Patterns, Tips, Thoughts, and Fun Stuff

Kuhl has a tutorial on installing glass inserts in a door.


Tutorials

Here is a short tutorial about how to Make a Twelve Point Moravian Star. They are fun to make and look beautiful hanging in a window, from the ceiling, or almost anywhere else you can think of.

I was in for a surprise when I opened my new Glass Patterns Quarterly magazine. There is a tutorial for making a Moravian Star, very similar to my tutorial in the magazine. Just in case anyone questions my integrity, I had planned to give you this tutorial, in time for the holidays, long before the magazine arrived. I prepared it during the summer so it would be ready for this ezine issue.


Paints to Add Details to Your Work

Pebeo Oven Fire Paints can transform glass into art. Give functional household items like vases, glasses and plates, plus Bevels, Mirrors and Stained Glass a colorful paint makeover. Pebeo's Vitrea 160 transparent water based glass paints combine professional quality with ease of use. After baking in a domestic oven, the depth of the color is enhanced. No kiln is needed! Paints are lead-free and dishwater safe. Pebeo Glossy Paint Marker Set and Pebeo Frosted Paint Marker Set

Pebeo's premium Paint Outliners combine professional quality with ease of use. Paint outliner is a thick glass paint in a tube and is used to add details to a design or creating patterns from dots, lines and swirls. No kiln is needed - you can bake on paint in your own oven. Paints cure at just 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Transform any plain glass into a work of art! Create gorgeous dishware with these lead-free, dishwasher safe paints. The small applicator cap allows for intricate detail work. Kit includes 10 colors, 20 ml each.

Use Pebeo Porcelaine 150 Paint Outliners to add details. Paints can be used to decorate porcelain, metal, glazed ceramics and glass. Simply apply them to your clean project, allow to dry for 24 hours, then bake in an oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes. The results are amazing! The finished colors have an enameled look and are food safe and dishwasher resistant.

Miscellaneous Stuff!

Uroboros has a new Online Product Catalog When you are ready to check out, enter AUTUMNGLASS and get 15%-off all your purchases. Feel free to use this online discount coupon as many times as you want until October 31, 2010.


Here's a free Cornucopia Thanksgiving Pattern from Stained Glass News.


Learn how to make Wind Chimes using recycled wine bottles when you watch this YouTube tutorial.


3-D Relief in glass art is making a come back. Read this short article to see what it's all about.


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



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


Don't forget to join my stained glass Facebook page. 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.


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 instruction guides are like.

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 23 on Sunday, November 21st.

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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