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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
May 22, 2011
Issue #31 All About Drilling Holes in Glass
Greetings 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.
The blogs and web sites I feature cover a variety of subjects and techniques. Some of the techniques will be different from the way I have demonstrated in my tutorials, but that doesn't mean that either their's or mine are the right way or the wrong way to do it. It's just another way of getting to the end result. I hope you enjoy the following blogs and web sites and perhaps learn something new.
Glass Tips is exactly that...Glass Tips. There are numerous short articles such as removing house paint from stained glass, how to deal with a leaded panel that's growing, as well as many tips for fusing.
Vintage Style Stained Glass that specializes in transoms, many with address numbers in them.
Here's a nice Dragonfly Garden Stake.
This tutorial is for all of you bead makers. It shows how to use sheet glass instead of glass rods. Recycled Glass and CG Beadrollers
Now you can put the glass under the drill and adjust it's position so the drill bit will go through the center of the X. Turn the drill on 1/2 to 2/3 speed but no more. Pull the drill press handle down while you hold the glass steady with your other hand. Hold the drill steady on the glass, using moderate pressure, for 5 seconds. Lift the drill bit out of the glass and back in again holding it on/in the glass for 5 seconds each time. It should take about 5 times (30 seconds) to get the drill through the glass. Once the drill bit has gone through the glass, pull the drill bit up and turn the drill off.
The spring issue of Spectrum's Score has many new patterns. You do have to sign up to be able to view the patterns, but it's free and assures that you get each issue via email.
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Delphi has some new Metal Accents and Hangers to embellish your work. The hooks will give a much nicer finish to panels rather than using jump rings for hanging.
Join us at the sixth annual American Glass Guild Conference in Asheville, North Carolina, July 22-24th, 2011. Asheville is just around the corner.
Conference Fees - Register by May 31st for lowest rate: $320 for Members ($380 non-members). After May 31st it is $380 for Members ($430 for non-members). Students - $250. Fee includes special viewing of Tiffany Exhibition from Neustadt Museum of Tiffany Glass at Biltmore House. Workshops and tour have additional fees.
Hotel - Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, North Carolina: call 888-233-9527 through July 14th. Book now! We have a limited block of rooms. Once they're gone, they're gone.
Three-Day Fusing Workshop - July 18-20th- with Brad Walker, author of Contemporary Warm Glass
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
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.
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.
Just in case you don't know, the Stained Glass Gems ezine is mailed out the third Sunday of each month. Be on the look out for [Stained Glass Gems] Issue 32 on Sunday, June 19.
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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"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, head, and heart is an artist." ~Saint Francis of Assisi
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