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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
June 24, 2012
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.
Don't forget, there will not be an ezine in either July or August. July and August will be a busy two months
for us with our family. The highlight of that time will be my granddaughter's wedding in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. All
of my children and grandchildren will be there. That's a family gathering that doesn't happen very often since I
have children living in three countries. I'm really looking forward to having all of my "chicks under my wing" for
a couple of weeks.
Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.
Transparent Dreams Glass Studio, is owned by Mark Srein. His work
truly shows off his ability to design beautiful and unique stained glass.
Gomm Stained Glass has lots of "how to" articles
The Pearl River Art Studio does some amazing work. Be sure to watch the
If you know of a web site or blog that you think the rest of this ezine's readers would like to see here, please let
me know. You can contact me Here
The best way to make a template, that is accurate in size, for any odd shaped window is to use the actual piece of glass in the window. If the glass is in one piece (not broken), remove it and place it on some heavy cardboard. Trace around it and use that tracing to draw your cartoon and assemble your window on. If the glass is broken, but in reasonable size pieces, you can tape the pieces together (duct tape works well for this) before you remove them from the frame. Actually this technique would work for any window you are replacing with stained glass.
If the glass is too broken to use, or if there is no glass in the frame, tape a piece of paper
over the opening and rub a soft lead pencil along the edges of the rebate where the glass
would sit. Cut out the template and place it in the opening to make sure it fits. Make any
adjustments needed. Then transfer the shape to stiff cardboard or something else that's firm
and won't lose its shape. Once again, cut it out and try it in the opening to make sure it's
accurate. Use the cardboard template to draw your cartoon. Remember that the template
is the finished size of your window including your perimeter lead or zinc. If the cardboard
template fits in the opening properly, you know your stained glass window will also fit
You can find full details about all of my otherEbooks
Ebooks available are:
While I was looking for information on the internet I came across this book which was published in 1908.
Stained Glass Work The sub title says
"A TEXT-BOOK FOR STUDENTS AND WORKERS IN GLASS. BY C. W. WHALL. WITH DIAGRAMS BY TWO OF HIS APPRENTICES AND OTHER
ILLUSTRATIONS" If you want to know how it was done back then, you will find this an interesting read.
If you like cats and you work with mosaics, this free Hungry Kitty
Picture Frame project guide might interest you.
Have a look at this new Facebook page. It has resources for bargain
Stained Glass Supplies
Delphi Glass has over 100 Free Patterns
Some you may have seen before, others are new.
This is such a fun mosaic of Ladies
Walking Butterflies. I love everything about it. It's from the Delphi Artist Gallery.
Here's a free Garden Art Ebook
frpm Delphi 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
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.
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."
Look for your next ezine on September 23.
"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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