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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 16, 2011

Issue #35

Greetings to all stained glass enthusiasts. 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.

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

The blogs and web sites I feature 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 web sites and perhaps learn something new.

Fused Glass Source Discussion Board has forums on kilns, molds for fusing, traditional stained glass, lampworking, and a section with Tutorials and Instructions.

Delphi Glass Blog has lots of interesting articles, tips, info about glass in general.

Prairie, Mission, Arts and Crafts and FLW Stained Glass is a wonderful web site for ideas. According to copyright law, these patterns must not be copied, (but they can be changed enough to make them your own).

Tutorials

Grozing Tutorial by the late Tony Banfield

Cutting Circles

Installing a Stained Glass Panel in a Window

Designing Concepts

Ebook News

My next ebook in the works is all about repair for both copper foil and lead came. It should be ready by the first of the new year.

You can find full details about all of my Ebooks Here

Ebooks available are:
Make a Box With a Hinged Lid
Make a Kaleidoscope
Learn the Copper Foil Technique
Learn the Lead Came Technique
Frequently Asked Questions About Patina
Frequently Asked Questions About Copper Foil
Reinforcement


For those of you that have inquired about my ebooks being available as actual books, Make a Stained Glass Kaleidoscope is now available as a paperback book at Amazon.com and as a Kindle Book

Make a Box With a Hinged Lid is available as a paperback at Amazon.com and is also available as a Kindle Book


Miscellaneous Stuff!

Halloween is just around the corner which means Thanksgiving and Christmas aren't very far away. If you are looking for holiday patterns, I have spent several weeks revamping the pattern search, getting rid of patterns that are no longer available and adding a lot of new ones. Here is where you can find new (mixed in with the old) Holiday Patterns. I have also added a new category of patterns Prairie Style Patterns which includes Arts and Crafts Style and Frank Lloyd Wright Style.

Delphi Glass has some great Daily Deals. Check them out.

If you need an occasional pattern resizer and don't want to buy a downloadable program, try on of these:
Online Printer/Resizer or Free Online Pattern Resizer and free patterns.

For anyone interested in Bead Making, but not sure what it involves, Kokomo Glass has a video on YouTube showing How to Make a Bead. What they're showing is just about where I'm at in bead making. I love it, but I never have enough time to perfect my techniques. As a result, I'm not very good at it, but I still find it fascinating and fun.

Go to SmartFlix.com How-To DVDs to find hundreds of "How To" DVD's for rent. If you want to learn how to do it from drawing a picture to repairing a car, it's available on one of their DVDs. They have some very interesting stained glass tutorials that can be found at Glass


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.

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.

If you have ever thought about learning how to fuse glass, here is a place on the East Coast, affiliated with Bullseye Glass, that offers Fusing Classes

Bullseye Emerge Bullseye's seventh international kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists, Emerge 2012, is now accepting online applications. Students and intermediate-level artists and makers who are not represented by major galleries are encouraged to apply.

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.







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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