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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
December 16, 2012

Seasons Greeting!

I can't believe that the holiday season is upon us. Here, in Central New York State, we have had beautiful sunny days and green grass. For those of you that aren't familiar with Central New York weather, we usually have at least a foot of snow and temperatures in the low 20's by now. If it would only stay this way until spring (sigh)!

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

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

Pelegano's Stained Glass has some unique Christmas and Hannukah suncatchers and ornaments. Please remember they are not to be copied, but they can give you ideas for your own designa.

Curious Places blog has a page for Casa Navas, in Spain, showing some interesting stained glass. The 8th picture down is quite some entryway!

This Pinterest Page has 650 pictures of stained glass. It should get your creative juices flowing, and for those of you that have a pinterest page you will be in repinning heaven! When you get to the bottom of the first page, click on More Pins to continueto the second page.

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

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Tips, Techniques and Tutorials


Rainbow Gem
Here is a tutorial that that I put in the ezines every year at this time. It is something that would make a nice quick and easy gift, with the added bonus of not costing much in materials. How to Make Rainbow Gems


This YouTube tutorial show you How to Make an Accurate Lampshade Template It really does make template making easier for accurate 3 Dimensional pieces.

Ebooks

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

You can find full details about all of the Ebooks Here

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!

Here is where you can find my Pinterest Page if you want to browse or follow or repin. While there, have a look at the mosaic garden tools. I wonder how many hows of work they would have taken.

You can browse hundreds of patterns at Zimage

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 January 20, 2013.

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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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