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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 27, 2014

Issue 66

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.

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

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.

I have featured Ann Ryan Miller Glass Studio before, but it was for her overlay work. This time it's for her windows and panels. Her work is graceful, easy to look at, much of it is serene. Have a look at her other work while you're there. Hold you mouse over the leaves at the bottom of the page to see more of her work.

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!

Tutorials

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.

Miscellaneous Stuff!

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
Thanksgiving Here
Christmas Here
You can also find patterns on my web site Here
And 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 November 30, 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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