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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.

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.

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 not finished yet.

Lots of inspiration at Glass Artists.org

Tutorials

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.

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!

St Patricks Day Patterns
Easter Patterns
More Easter and St Pats Patterns
Religious Patterns

The following are from the Dichroic Glass Man's video series:

Twisting Lead

Attaching the Twisted Lead

Attach the Hangers

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 March 23, 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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