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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 15, 2016

Issue 75

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.

Linda, a subscriber to this ezine sent me this link to a web site that she found. Dieter Geike makes the most magnificent light columns. Have a browse through his web site, especially the technical details. You might get an idea or two to design something uniquely yours.

Billy Morrison makes beautiful boxes. I imagine they will inspire you to start making boxes for Christmas presents.

Glass By Design has more stained glass pieces for you to browse through. Go to the bottom of the page, to the Product Menu, to get started.

Chiaki's work another place to find lots of ideas.

Maria Barber Glass Art Has some fun ideas for making glass art. The "Tall Trees" series is interesting. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what else is made in her studio.

If you know of a web site or blog that you think the rest of this ezine's readers would like to see, please let me know. You can contact me Here

Tutorials

Here is a downloadable file on How to make a 12 pointed Moravian Star

Alternatives to the products I use in my Patina Tutorial

Sudsy Ammonia is also called Cloudy Ammonia. If you can't find it, here's a recipe to make your own.

You will need:
One 12 ounce plastic bottle with a screw on lid
Ordinary Ammonia
Tap Water room temperature or cold
Dishwashing soap (Make sure it doesn't contain bleach)

Fill the 12 ounce plastic bottle with tap water. Make sure the water isn't hot. Hot water causes ammonia fumes to be stronger. Make sure you add ammonia to water, not the water to ammonia.

Pour out a third of a cup of water.

Using a funnel pour 1/3 cup ammonia in the bottle. Then add a squirt of dishwashing soap. Make sure the soap does not contain bleach.

Close the bottle tightly and gently shake until the soap and ammonia mixture are mixed.

Write "Ammonia with Soap" on the bottle and write "Danger...Do not mix with Bleach"

Don't lean over the bottle while you are pouring it. It can burn your eyes, and the fumes are very strong. I have asthma and the fumes make me wheeze. Wear rubber gloves while mixing it. Again, ammonia is strong stuff. It could burn sensitive skin. And...be sure to use ammonia products in a well-ventilated area. Write "POISON" and keep the mixture, and the bottle of ammonia out of children's reach.

If you can't find Mother's Wax, look for any car care wax that is labeled Carnauba Wax.

The White Scrub Pads...use a green scrub pad that is meant to be used on Teflon coated pots and pans. The kind that doesn't scratch. It won't be quite the same as the white scrub pads, but it should do the job. You might need to scrub a little longer and a little harder. Try to find the scrub pads that are not attached to a sponge.

With the holidays quickly approaching, here are some places to find patterns appropriate for the season:

Holiday Patterns and Pictures of Finished Work

You can find Patterns From my Web Site:
Christmas Patterns
Other Holiday Patterns
Any other patterns
From my Pinterest Pages:
Christmas
Other Holidays (Thanksgiving,etc)
Angels
Stained Glass Jewelry

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!

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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