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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
April 27, 2014
Issue 62 All About Working with Mirror
Welcome to all stained glass enthusiasts. These Stained Glass Gemshave 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.
Please remember the importance of not copying the designs you see in the following blogs and web sites. Copyright laws must
be adhered to.
Margo Crane has some beautiful stained glass pieces to browse through. Her designs are copyrighted, so please don't copy them. However, they can give you ideas for your own designs.
Diana Cole does some very colorful stained glass work. Hold
your mouse over "Stained Glass Home Page" at the top of the page to browse through the various categories.
For all of you with an appreciation for fish and and sea life, this web site should keep you full of ideas
Wild About Glass
Working With Mirror
There are two types of mirror. Ordinary double strength mirror glass also called second surface mirror, and front surface or
first surface mirror. Front surface mirror is very expensive in comparison to regular mirror. Front surface mirror is often
used when making a kaliedoscope, but not in ordinary stained glass work, as it is quite easy to scratch.
According to Wikpedia, A first surface or front surface mirror is a mirror with the reflective surface being above a backing,
as opposed to the conventional, second surface mirror with the reflective surface behind the glass.
For stained glass work, use ordinary mirror glass, but don't use mirror tiles. The backing on mirror tiles scratches and peels
off easily. It is best to get your mirror glass from a stained glass supplier or a business that deals in window
To learn how to work with mirror I'm sending you to my web site where you will find the tutorial
Working With Mirror as well
as a few mirror patterns that I designed.
Current Ebooks available are:
You can find full details about all of the Ebooks
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 creativity 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.
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 May 18, 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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