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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
September 28, 2014

Issue 65

Welcome to all stained glass enthusiasts. 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.

My summer vacation was highlighted by a visit to the Blenko Glass Company in Milton, West Virginia. The main floor is full (and I mean full) of blown glass pieces and functional glassware. Upstairs we viewed stained glass windows made by various studios that use Blenko glass. We were there on a Sunday so we weren't able to see them actually make glass, but that's okay since I've seen glass made in other facilities.

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.

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.

Unikke Glas has some beautiful work for you to browse through. I love the autumn leaves with the spider, found in the panels section.

Tutorials

Building a Stained Glass Picture Frame

How to Drill Through Sea Glass would work well for gems and nuggets also.

Miscellaneous Stuff!

I'm sure many of you are ready to start making stained glass pieces for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah. You can find ideas for them on my Pinterest pages
Halloween Here
Thanksgiving Here
Christmas Here

You can also find patterns on my web site Here

Stained Glass Techniques Ebooks:

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

Make a Stained Glass Kaleidoscope is also available as a soft cover book at Amazon.com and as a Kindle Book

Make a Box With a Hinged Lid is available as a soft cover book at Amazon.com and is also available as a Kindle Book


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.

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 October 26, 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.

Stained Glass Patterns and Tutorials

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