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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
September 18, 2011

Issue #33

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.

I'm back after a summer of getting used to caring for my mother, publishing two of my ebooks in paperback, putting both books on Kindle, and writing a new ebook. Details are under "Miscellaneous Stuff".

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

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.

News Archives This site shows many tips and techniques. As I have always said, there is more than one way to do almost everything in stained glass work. On my web site I show you how I do it. On Better Stained Glass, David shows you how he does it. If you're having trouble with any technique, learn other ways to approach it. Whatever works best for you is the way you should do it.

This Web Site has links to just about everything you'd ever want pertaining to glasswork. There are tutorials, patterns, inspirations and ideas, supplies, message boards, plus much, much more. It will take you a long time to get through all of the information on this web site. It's one I have gone to for many years.


How to Frame a Panel

Framing Panels from Ananraku Glass Studios shows you how to make a wood frame for a stained glass panel.

Miscellaneous Stuff!

I have completed a new ebook..."Reinforcement". If you've ever had questions about reinforcing a stained glass window or panel, this ebook will answer those questions and show you how to reinforce using both internal and external methods, You can find out more about the book Here

You can find full details about all of my Ebooks 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

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 and as a Kindle book at Kindle...Make a Kaleidoscope

Make a Box With a Hinged Lid should be available as a paperback at by the middle of this coming week and is already available on Kindle...Make a Box Book

If you have a Facebook account you should "friend" the Kokomo Glass page. They frequently offer discounts and coupons that aren't available elsewhere, and there is a lot of interesting information about Kokomo glass in general. You can find it Here.

Bullseye Glass has on-line classes for Kiln-glass (fusing). This is where you can get the Details The classes are an open-ended series of online lessons appropriate for everyone from beginners to advanced kilnformers. Lessons are designed by Bullseye instructors to provide foundational skills, inspiration, and new leading-edge approaches to kiln-glass. A 12-month membership is just $39. As a member, you'll enjoy immediate access to their complete library of online lessons to date. Each month they add a new video to the series at no additional charge. Lessons last about 10-15 minutes. View them as often as you like, from any location with Internet access.

Delphi Glass has some great Daily Deals. Check them out.

Also, Delphi is having a sale on a few select Hand Tools

Featured are the studio Pro Running Pliers, 3/8" Breaker/Grozing Pliers, Studio pro Pistol Grip Glass Cutter, Studio Pro Cutter replacement Head and Fireworks Safety Glasses.

Go to 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'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."


Stained Glass Patterns and Tutorials

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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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