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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
February 17, 2013

Greetings to all of my glass working 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.

I apologize for the link that didn't work in the last ezine. I check all links just before I finish the ezine on Saturday before it goes out on Sunday. Sometimes, weird things happen in the few hours between finish and send. The link in question had a technical problem that couldn't be fixed until the following week. It is up and running right now; at least it was at 1PM Sat 2/16! Here it is if you want to try again! Stained Glass Tips has just about everything you ever wanted to know about working with glass.

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

Here's another Stained Glass links page which contains all sorts of useful information for anyone working with glass.

Holidaze Stained Glass by Nancy Kay Chase. I love her agate flowers.

Lance Jordan Creations These carved doors with stained glass inserts are gorgeous! Then look at his stained glass Here

Looking At Glass Awesome stained glass decorated street lamps in Otavalo, Ecuador. I wonder if they are really made from glass. If so, they wouldn't last long in my city!

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

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


Tips, Techniques and Tutorials

Mosaics:


Mosaics is a fun way to make a piece of art while using up some of your scrap glass. It isn't all done with scraps, but many of your pieces will come in handy.

I made one mosaic birdbath and many stepping stones. The stepping stones sold very well as did the birdbath. I supplied a garden center for with stepping stones several years. However, after 2 years, I decided that I much prefered to do traditional stained glass rather than playing with grout and concrete!

Although it isn't "my thing", I know many people that love mosaics and actually prefer it over any other stained glass technique, so please don't let me turn you off before you even give it a try.

My two favorite web sites for stepping stones (they are a form of mosaics) are no longer in existence:-( They had so much information, but for whatever reason they are gone. I did find some information on mosaic art though, which you will find below.

Kasia Polkowska Mosaic Artist Shows a bit about how to work with mosaics. I love the vibrant colors in her macaw. Also, have a look at her Fantasy pieces

Learn the basics of mosaic work with this very good tutorial about making a mosaic birdbath.

Tips and resources for Mosaic Markers

Another mosaic tutorial Putting mosaic on a small table top.

Here's a mosaic forum on the Garden Web

There are many links to mosaic web sites Here

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's where you can find many Easter Patterns

Interesting Window Corners. The twisted wire framing is a great idea.

Getting a good black patina on zinc

The Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet Newsletter

Here is where you can find my Pinterest Page if you want to browse or follow or repin. I have expended my page to include other interests of mine. Stained Glass Lamps and Stained Glass Holidays are two of them.

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 March 17, 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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