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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
May 11, 2017

Issue 77

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 apologize for the delay in sending out this ezine. I had some health issues that kept me from doing it. All is well now.

From now on I will only send out 4 ezine issues a year, one each season. I will try to pack each one full of information. If you have something stained glass related that you'd like me to write about please let me know. My contact information is at the bottom of this page.

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

Please note: All links have been checked and are working. If you are having a problem with a link either try a different browser or copy the link and paste it in the address bar.

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

Alison's Stained Glass uses antique and/or vintage glass inclusions in each piece that is made. Old window sashes are also used as frames for her work. There are some good ideas here for your own work. Be sure to go to "current artwork" (found at the top of the page) to see her work.

Cute and simple! Check out some of the other catagories. Great ideas for using up your scrap glass.

Diachroic Glassman has many How To videos on YouTube. They are well worth your time to watch. I learn something new every time I watch one, and I've been working with stained glass for 43 years. There is always something new to learn. That's what makes glass work so enjoyable.

Here are some unique bird feeders. Perhaps they will inspire you to come up with some ideas of your own.

Coriander has many photos of their reproduction Art Deco/1930's Stained Glass. If that style interests you, you'll find lots of ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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

I get a lot of questions about how to choose the right lamp base for the lampshade you just built. This article should answer your questions. The way I have always done it is to take the finished shade to a place that sells bases and try the shade on the bases until I find the right one. I know that many of you can't do that, thus this article.

Stained Glass Sundial Tutorial

Make a stained glass back splash

With the summer holidays coming, here are some places to find patterns appropriate for the season:

You can find Patterns From my Web Site:
Other Holiday Patterns
From my Pinterest Pages:
Holidays

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!

This sounds interesting. I have not used it but I have heard good things about it.

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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