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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
February 16, 2014
Welcome to Stained Glass Gems and Belated Happy Valentines Day to all of you. Spring is just around the corner in this part
of the world. Speaking of spring, I'll give you some places to find Easter related patterns and some St Patricks day
patterns too. You'll find them below, under Miscellaneous Stuff.
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.
the importance of not copying the designs you see in the following blogs and web sites. Copyright laws must
be adhered to.
This Slide show
from Simply Stained Glass has some wonderful windows to look at. The artist has put the sun, which appears to be his
trademark, in a majority of them.
I love the movement in these pieces from Earth Spirit Creations
by Sheron Davis. These pieces are called "Glass in Motion", and to me they are very calming and relaxing.
ZN Stained Glass has a facebook page that you must
see. They do some of the most intricate work imaginable. One window has already taken 3 1/2 rolls of copper foil and it's
Lots of inspiration at Glass Artists.org
This is an excellent Decorative Soldering Tutorial for anyone
wanting to learn how to do it.
I recently bought a Hakko FX601-02 soldering iron. It has a temp controller in the handle which eliminates the need for
a free standing temp controller. Once you get into decorative soldering, you will find that using a lower temperarure is
required for the best results. The Hakko iron makes it very convienent to change temperatures quickly. I bought it for
making stained glass jewelry which incorporates a lot of decorative soldering. I really like this iron. It is light weight
and it comes with an extra long cord.
Current Ebooks available are:
You can find full details about all of the Ebooks
The following are from the Dichroic Glass Man's video series:
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.
Delphi 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 23, 2014.
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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