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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
June 21, 2016

Issue 74

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.

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.

Glass Works and Wood Knots is an interesting web site. You will find free patterns, hints and tips, as well as many pictures of their glass work.

Maid on the Moon Studio has a lot of unique pieces. I especially like the fantasy category. Click on Original Works to see everything.

Abinger Stained Glass Is an great web site to see how a commission is done from start to finish, repair/restoration of an old window, again from start to finish, as well as looking at a portfolio of the stained glass work done there. Enjoy!

Age of Elegance has a lot of information about victorian, arts and crafts, art nouveau and art deco styles of stained glass. If you want to learn about those styles, this web site is the place to go.


Tutorials

Great Idea Here's some food for thought. Make a spectacular panel without doing a lot of intricate work. I never thought of using overlay this way.

This is an Interesting Technique to enhance a panel. It looks like the beads were strung on copper wire and the leaf shapes were made as the beads were strung. Then it was all soldered along a tinned solder line. It would take time and patience, but the outcome would be outstanding. I must give this a try.

Foiled and Faceted Glass is a very informative read. You will learn about faceted glass, designing, construction, etc of panels using the facets. Even I learned something! There is something for everyone, whether you use facets or not.

Convert a Wood Cabinet Door to Glass If you ever wanted stained glass in your wood cabinet doors, here is a step by step tutorial on how to cut out the wood and prepare it for glass. The tutorial is for window glass, but you can do this for stained glass also.

Ebooks

You can find full details about all of my otherEbooks Here

Ebooks available are:
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

For those of you that have inquired about my ebooks being available as actual books, Make a Stained Glass Kaleidoscope is now available as a paperback book at Amazon.com and as a Kindle Book

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


Miscellaneous Stuff!

Sad News Spectrum Glass Closing Down

If you are a Facebook member, here is a page where you can Sell or Buy used stained glass tools and supplies

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."

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"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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