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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
January 19, 2014

Issue #59

Welcome to Stained Glass Gems. The new year is here and autumn or spring, depending on where you live, is just around the corner, although you wouldn't know it if you looked out my front window this morning. Snow...lots of snow!

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.

Catalog of Classic Prairie and Mission Window Designs

If you're a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright, reproduction windows and original windows of his can be seen here. There are also lamps and prairie creations that you can browse through. The web site belongs to Oakbrook Esser Studios in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Osler-Kurki Studio creates some interesting and creative pieces. Their work efforts reflect an expression of their mutual appreciation of natural forms and interest in the Arts & Crafts movement.

Scottish Stained Glass makes a lot of Charles Rennie Mackintosh style windows. This page not only shows some of their work in that style, but also gives history about Charles Rennie Mackintosh who was an architect and designer.

If you want to know more about the Arts and Crafts Movement, I have put information below, under "Miscellaneous Stuff".

Tutorials

Here is a series of video clips from the Corning Museum of Glass I especially enjoyed watching the clips under Glassworking Processes and Properties.

Delphi Glass has a video showing how to set up and use a Beetle Bits System. I recently bought one and put it on my cutting table for every day use. It's great for cutting multiple pieces that need to be the same size. I recently cut out a lampshade using it and every piece came out exact.

Bottle Cutting and Sawing, Drilling, Slumping, and Blowing Out has a lot of information.

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

Some of my ebooks are 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!

I would imagine that most of you don't know exactly what the Arts and Crafts Movement is. You have seen stained glass windows and furniture labled as such, but other than the name where did it originate?? I have found information that will give you the answer.

Arts and Crafts was an international design movement,which includes Art Nouveau, Mission, Prairie, and Craftsman styles. It flourished between 1860 and 1910, especially in the second half of that period, continuing its influence until the 1930s.

The Arts and Crafts Movement aimed to promote a return to hand-craftsmanship and to assert the creative independence of individual craftspeople. It was a reaction against the industrialized society that had boomed in Britain in the Victorian period, and aimed for social as well as artistic reform. Its example was followed in other countries, particularly the U.S.A. After the 1914-18 war, other artistic trends overtook the ACM, and it declined. This info came from Design Museum


If you want to read more about the arts and crafts movement, a good article is Here

You can see more examples of Arts and Crafts type stained glass on my Pinterest Page: Arts and Crafts

My Pinterest pages are Here. 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!

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 February 16, 2014.

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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