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

Issue #51

Happy Easter!

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 to those of you who have sent me emails in the last month or so and received no reply. My husband fell and broke 3 ribs in his back and spent 4 days in the hospital. The fall caused complications that will involve a fairly long healing process. He is home but needs quite a bit of help. Along with taking care of my 95 year old mother, I have been pretty busy and unable to answer all but a few emails (the few are ones that only require a simple reply). As soon as we all get back to normal I will be answering my ever growing list of emails.

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

You can spend hours on this web site looking at the work done by Tashiro He's one of my all time favorite stained glass artists.

Neoglassic Studio has lots of pictures of their work to inspire you.

A Glass Menagerie is a great web site for ideas.

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

To follow up on February's's tutorial, here is a Pinterest page with Lots of Mosaic Pictures and Tutorials

This is a very good tutorial on making a 3-D Butterfly

How to Fix Damaged Copper Foil that's already been soldered.

Here's an unique way to Solder Hangers on a Foiled Panel

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!

111 Stained Glass Panel and Suncatcher Patterns is a free download to your PDF reader. I have downloaded it and it is safe...no viruses!

This isn't stained glass. It's resin, but I had to share it with you for Inspiration I could see glass being used in this way, but obviously something much smaller.

Here is where you can find my Pinterest Page if you want to browse or follow or repin. I now have 538 pins on my stained glass page (and the number is growing every day). There are lots of really nice panels that can cause your creative juices to flow. I have expended my page to include other interests of mine. Stained Glass Lamps and Stained Glass Holidays and Stained Glass Window Corners are some 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 April 21, 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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