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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 16, 2011
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.
Fused Glass Source Discussion Board
has forums on kilns, molds for fusing, traditional stained glass, lampworking, and a section with Tutorials and
Delphi Glass Blog has lots of interesting articles, tips,
info about glass in general.
Prairie, Mission, Arts and Crafts and FLW
Stained Glass is a wonderful web site for ideas. According to copyright law, these patterns
must not be copied, (but they can be changed enough to make them your own).
My next ebook in the works is all about repair for both copper foil and lead came. It should be ready
by the first of the new year.
You can find full details about all of my Ebooks
Ebooks available are:
Halloween is just around the corner which means Thanksgiving and Christmas aren't very far away. If
you are looking for holiday patterns, I have spent several weeks revamping the pattern search, getting
rid of patterns that are no longer available and adding a lot of new ones. Here is where you can find new (mixed in with the old)
I have also added a new category of patterns
Prairie Style Patterns which includes Arts and Crafts Style and Frank Lloyd Wright Style.
Delphi Glass has some great
Daily Deals. Check them out.
For anyone interested in Bead Making, but not sure what it involves, Kokomo Glass has a video
on YouTube showing How to Make a Bead.
What they're showing is just about where I'm at in bead making. I love it, but I never have enough
time to perfect my techniques. As a result, I'm not very good at it, but I still find it fascinating
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
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.
If you have ever thought about learning how to fuse glass, here is a place on the East Coast,
affiliated with Bullseye Glass, that offers Fusing Classes
Bullseye's seventh international kiln-glass exhibition for emerging artists, Emerge 2012, is now
accepting online applications. Students and intermediate-level artists and makers who are not
represented by major galleries are encouraged to apply.
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.
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."
Go here for
This is where you can Contact Me
"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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