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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
November 19, 2013

Issue #57

Welcome to Stained Glass Gems. I'll bet that many of you are busy making stained glass gifts. If you haven't started yet, you can find all sorts of ideas on Pinterest as well as my web site. You can find patterns for ornaments and decorations Here

I'm having so much fun learning how to make stained glass jewelry. There are numerous products and techniques that could be incorporated into our stained glass work. Over the next few months I'll show you how some of them could be used.

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.

By the way, all links are working at the time of posting this ezine. If you're having trouble opening a link, try a different browser.

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

Please remember the importance of not copying the designs you see in the following blogs and web sites. Copyright laws must be adhered to.

Big Sky Stained Glass in Bozeman, MT produces some awesome work. A lot of it reflects his (David Fjeld, owner) surroundings. He implements techniques that might give you some ideas for your own work.

If you want to see breath taking beauty, have a look at Sea Ranch Chapel by James Hubbell, architect, sculptor and stained glass designer. Every time I see his work I'm in total awe! You can read more about him Here and yet more on This Web Site Be sure to look at the Beaton Residence, Davidson Residence, Hubbell Residence (wow!), La Jolla Guest House, and North Shore Cottages. They are spectacular.

Sunflower Glass Studio does some interesting work. Have a look at their miniature buildings, listed under "Products" at the top of the page.

Stephen Weir has some amazing work. Enjoy!

Earth Spirit Creations has some unique ocean waves style window hangings. I'm not doing very well describing them, but have a look...they are indeed unique and beautiful.

Tutorials

Those of you that like to experiment with different techniques, here's a video about Flame Coloring Copper I have visions of using this for copper overlay and also in my newest adventure of making stained glass jewelry. Now I need to get my torch set up and start playing with copper sheeting and a flame!

Make Your Own Sea Glass Tutorial

How to Twist Wire Click on the long narrow strip of pictures and it will open to an easy to read full page

Here's an excellent video on How to Cut Circles He demonstrates how to use the various circle cutters on the market.

Getting a Good Black Patina on Zinc

Holiday Patterns and Pictures of Finished Work

You can find Patterns From my Web Site:
Christmas Patterns
Other Holiday Patterns
Any other patterns
From my Pinterest Pages:
Christmas
Other Holidays (Thanksgiving,etc)
Angels
Stained Glass Jewelry

Ebooks

Current 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 the Pinterest Pages that I created. You can just browse or follow or repin. There are lots of really nice stained glass pieces that can give your creativeness a jump start. I have added several new boards to make it easier to find exactly what you're looking for. Enjoy!

Widget Tools carries small hobby tools for most crafts and hobbies. There aren't any tools specific to stained glass, but if you're making beads, work with metal clay or make jewelry, you'll find many useful tools at a very reasonable price. They have all sorts of things for the Dremel including diamond bits like the ones that I use for drilling holes in glass.

This Foil Finisher looks interesting. I don't have one yet, so I can't recommend it to you, but it looks like it would be a very useful tool. Perhaps Santa would bring you one for Christmas if you left enough hints laying around! By the way, if you get one, let me know what you think of it.

Smart idea that apparently works. Guess What He's Using for Flux!

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 December 15, 2013.

Sue


There are often "right answers" and "more right answers" for stained glass techniques. The one that works for you is the one that is most effective.


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