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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 27, 2014
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.
It doesn't seem possible that we are heading into the holiday season already. I'm still running on summer mode. Christmas
is a little less than 2 months away. To help you make a beautiful decoration or to use it as a gift, here are the directions
for making a 12 point moravian star. It is PDF file and will download on your computer:
Make a 12 Point Moravian Star
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.
Window SillsHere is an interesting use of bottles and stained glass.
Relkie Art Glass does some unique and beautiful
glass work. They use a combination of techniques such as stained glass, bevels, carved and sandblasted glass. Many of their
designs are simple but elegant at the same time.
Martin Glass Creations Has some very nice work, but I absolutely
love the "Funky Pieces". They'd be fun to make and no two would ever be alike. Think scrap glass, wire and whatever else you
have around. I realize that the ones on this web site have many fused bits, and some are totally fused, but they can get
your creative juices flowing towards non-fused pieces. Have fun!
Last spring I told you I'd be passing along some interesting techniques that I have learned for jewelry making that could also be incorporated into stained glass work. Getting Hammered is about hammering wire to strengthen it and to flatten it. I have found that hammering jump rings before attaching them, makes them stronger and they don't become an oval instead of staying circular on heavier pieces. Also, if you want flat wire for decorative purposes or to wrap around a nugget or even the edge of a piece, hammering is the way to go. It takes a little practice to get it right, but it's well worth the practice to have some unique pieces once you've mastered the techniques.
I'm sure many of you are ready to start making stained glass pieces for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.
You can find ideas for them on my Pinterest pages
Stained Glass Techniques Ebooks:
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.
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 November 30, 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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