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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
June 24, 2012

Issue #42

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.

Don't forget, there will not be an ezine in either July or August. July and August will be a busy two months for us with our family. The highlight of that time will be my granddaughter's wedding in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. All of my children and grandchildren will be there. That's a family gathering that doesn't happen very often since I have children living in three countries. I'm really looking forward to having all of my "chicks under my wing" for a couple of weeks.

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.

Kennedy Original Stained Glass has some beautiful work. I'm sure you'll enjoy their web site.

Transparent Dreams Glass Studio, is owned by Mark Srein. His work truly shows off his ability to design beautiful and unique stained glass.

Gomm Stained Glass has lots of "how to" articles

The Pearl River Art Studio does some amazing work. Be sure to watch the video.

If you know of a web site or blog that you think the rest of this ezine's readers would like to see here, please let me know. You can contact me Here

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Make a Template for an Odd Shaped Window

The best way to make a template, that is accurate in size, for any odd shaped window is to use the actual piece of glass in the window. If the glass is in one piece (not broken), remove it and place it on some heavy cardboard. Trace around it and use that tracing to draw your cartoon and assemble your window on. If the glass is broken, but in reasonable size pieces, you can tape the pieces together (duct tape works well for this) before you remove them from the frame. Actually this technique would work for any window you are replacing with stained glass.

If the glass is too broken to use, or if there is no glass in the frame, tape a piece of paper over the opening and rub a soft lead pencil along the edges of the rebate where the glass would sit. Cut out the template and place it in the opening to make sure it fits. Make any adjustments needed. Then transfer the shape to stiff cardboard or something else that's firm and won't lose its shape. Once again, cut it out and try it in the opening to make sure it's accurate. Use the cardboard template to draw your cartoon. Remember that the template is the finished size of your window including your perimeter lead or zinc. If the cardboard template fits in the opening properly, you know your stained glass window will also fit properly.


Ebooks

You can find full details about all of my otherEbooks 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
Repair
Build a Light Box

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!

While I was looking for information on the internet I came across this book which was published in 1908. Stained Glass Work The sub title says "A TEXT-BOOK FOR STUDENTS AND WORKERS IN GLASS. BY C. W. WHALL. WITH DIAGRAMS BY TWO OF HIS APPRENTICES AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS" If you want to know how it was done back then, you will find this an interesting read.

If you like cats and you work with mosaics, this free Hungry Kitty Picture Frame project guide might interest you.

Have a look at this new Facebook page. It has resources for bargain Stained Glass Supplies

Delphi Glass has over 100 Free Patterns Some you may have seen before, others are new.

This is such a fun mosaic of Ladies Walking Butterflies. I love everything about it. It's from the Delphi Artist Gallery.

Here's a free Garden Art Ebook frpm Delphi Glass.

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.

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."

Look for your next ezine on September 23.

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"I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don't give a darn whether the client understands that it's worth anything, or that the client thinks it's worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It's worth it to me. It's the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares." ~ Saul Bass


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