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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 21, 2012
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.
Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.
I don't know what else to say about this web site. The name speaks for itself!
Simply Stained Glass Blog a good blog for design ideas.
If you know of a web site or blog that you think the rest of this ezine's readers would like to see, please let
me know. You can contact me Here
The easiest way to straighten copper wire is to put one end in a vise and grab the other end with a pair of pliers and pull. This will both stretch the wire a little and straighten it. This is the same principle used to stretch lead. In both cases be sure to brace yourself, to prevent a fall, in case the wire or lead breaks (and I'm living proof that it can happen).
Here's a tutorial for cutting a circular border in one piece (yes, it can be done!)
Last month I featuired a web site where the artist used the plating technique. I received a few emails asking what plating was and how it was done.
Here an article written by a group of people that went to a lecture, given by Robert Oddy, about
Patterns for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Chanukkah
My next ebook will be on making panel lamp shades and will go way beyond what is covered in the lamp shade tutorial
on my web site. I will show how to construct tiered lamp shades, crowns and skirts, and how to use reinforcement, spiders,
vase caps. It should be ready by February or March 2013. If you have suggestions for anything else you'd like to see in
the book, please let me know.
You can find full details about all of my otherEbooks
Ebooks available are:
Thanks to everyone that decided to follow my Pinterest page. I was amazed at the number of Stained Glass Gems subscribers that have
a Pinterest page. I had fun looking at everyones page and repinning some of your pictures. Here is where you can find my
Pinterest Page if you want to browse or follow or repin.
For anyone that makes table lanterns, here's an Alternate Way to
make the base.
If you're looking for a pattern and can't find what you want, Warner Stained Glass
has cataloged over 10,000 patterns from books. All you have to do is enter a word in the search box and you will get a description
of the appropriate patterns and what books they are in.
This video is from Corning Glass gives the
History of Iridescent Glass
Here are 111 free suncatcher and panel Patterns, by Donna Roberts,
that you can download on your computer. They come as a PDF file so you will need Adobe reader or Sumatra Reader in
order to download them.
Here's some good advice about Taking Pictures
while constructing a panel. It helps you avoid making mistakes.
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.
Delphi 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 November 18, 2012.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
"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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