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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
February 08, 2016
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.
I finally have a studio. We bought an 8 x 10 shed and are in the process of outfitting it. It was exciting to unpack all
of my glass (colored glass has always excited me!) Now I'm anxious to get started creating something beautiful. I do have to
finish my How to Make a Stained Glass Lampshade ebook before I do anything else. I'm embarassed to say that I have been
working on it for the past 2 years, but with other priorities superceeding it. Now that we're finished caring for my mother
(she passed in late 2014), travelling and moving, I can get stuck into the ebook again.
Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.
Degenhardt Glass Studio
has some unique and beautiful stained glass pieces for you to look at. Be sure to go to the bottom of the page and click
on some of the other categories. Enjoy!
Alisons Stained Glass Is a wonderful place to see glass work incorporating
found bits and pieces. Hopefully this will inspire you to experiment when designing and or constructing a panel/lamp/box,
a great way to make a piece unique. Click on Current Artwork to see what Alison does.
Kaleidoscop from Moscow is such an interesting site to browse through.
You will come away with many ideas. Definitely worth taking the time to scroll through it.
Twisting Wire Although this is a tutorial for jewelry makers, twisted wire makes a beautiful border for copper foiled pieces or adding accents in your design. This is an excellent tutorial showing you how to make various twists.
How to Drill Glass Get a free guide on How To Drill Glass, plus the ability
to order the correct diamond drill bits.
You can find full details about all of my otherEbooks
Ebooks available are:
Interesting Garden Art Here's an idea for garden art using
old glass vases and other old findings. Not really stained glass, but it would be fun to make a few for your garden.
Soldering Tool tool for attaching jump rings. Looks like a good idea and
definitely could be a DIY (do it yourself) project.
This looks like a product that could open up a whole new area of glass work.
Color Line Paints
PVC Workshop Although PVC pipes has nothing to do with stained glass,
perhaps it really does! There are so many projects that the hohhiest could use for storage of tools, lead came, brass
and copper rods, etc. I also saw a tutorial for making a portable display area to use at craft shows, and there are
even directions for making a drill press for a Dremel tool. If this web site doesn't give you enough ideas, go
Here for more ideas. Have fun!
If you are a Facebook member, here is a page where you can Sell or Buy
used stained glass tools and supplies
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
Look for the next ezine around mid January.
"I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don't give a darn whether the client understands that it's
worth anything, or that the client thinks it's worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It's
worth it to me. It's the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody
cares." ~ Saul Bass
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