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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
September 23, 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.
I'm back from my family vacation in Calgary, Alberta. We has a wonderful time and the wedding was absolutely beautiful.
However, it's good to be back home and getting busy with my web site, ezines and answering a lot of emails.
Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.
Scottish Stained Glass is another inspiring web site. I'm sure
you'll enjoy looking at their work. Click on "Gallery" then "Complete Gallery" to see some of their finished windows and panels. I especially
like the clear textured glass and bevels used in the house near the bottom of the page.
Tashiro Glass Studio Has 100 pictures of stained glass for you to drool over, as
well as 4 pages of technical information. Ichiro Tashiro has always been one of my favorite stained glass artists.
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
Sudsy Ammonia is also called Cloudy Ammonia. If you can't find it, here's a recipe to make your own.
You will need:
Fill the 12 ounce plastic bottle with tap water. Make sure the water isn't hot. Hot water causes ammonia fumes to be stronger. Make sure you add ammonia to water, not the water to ammonia.
Pour out a third of a cup of water.
Using a funnel pour 1/3 cup ammonia in the bottle. Then add a squirt of dishwashing soap. Make sure the soap does not contain bleach.
Close the bottle tightly and gently shake until the soap and ammonia mixture are mixed.
Write "Ammonia with Soap" on the bottle and write "Danger...Do not mix with Bleach"
Don't lean over the bottle while you are pouring it. It can burn your eyes, and the fumes
are very strong. I have asthma and the fumes make me wheeze. Wear rubber gloves while mixing it.
Again, ammonia is strong stuff. It could burn sensitive skin. And...be sure to use ammonia products in
a well-ventilated area. Write "POISON" and keep the mixture, and the bottle of ammonia out of children's reach.
If you can't find Mother's Wax, look for any car care wax that is labeled Carnauba Wax.
The White Scrub Pads...use a green scrub pad that is meant to be used on Teflon coated pots
and pans. The kind that doesn't scratch. It won't be quite the same as the white scrub
pads, but it should do the job. You might need to scrub a little longer and a little
harder. Try to find the scrub pads that are not attached to a sponge.
Here are Some Patterns for Halloween
You can many patterns for the upcoming holidays Here
My next ebook will be on making panel lamp shades and will go way beyond what is covered in the lamp shade tutorial
on my web site. I will show how to construct tiered lamp shades, crowns and skirts, and how to use reinforcement, spiders,
vase caps. It should be ready by February or March 2013. If you have suggestions for anything else you'd like to see in the book, please let me know.
You can find full details about all of my otherEbooks
Ebooks available are:
I have a request of you, but first off, a big Thank you for your years of allowing me to come into your Homes
and Studios with my ezine, “Stained Glass Gems”. Also, thank you for your support of my
Hopefully both of them have been helpful and have inspired you to continue to grow in your Stained Glass efforts.
The experience is very rewarding for me. As you know, teaching stained glass is my passion.
NOW we want to be even more helpful to each and every one of you. I am saying "we" because this project
will also involve my husband, Dean, sometimes know as, “MR” Stained Glass Lady!?
As you may or may not know, Dean has worked with stained glass as long as I have, but his focus is in areas that I'm
not as strong in. That makes us a good team. Between us we have 38 years worth of knowledge about almost everything
concerning copperfoil and lead with some fusing and a bit of bead work thrown in.
We would like to know what else we can do for you along the lines of Stained Glass. Any ideas, no matter how small,
of things that might be helpful to you.
The answer or solution to your ideas should end up helping you and maybe many others. Our job will be to come up with
a solution to your questions and ideas. It could be a short email to answer a question, a new tutorial on my
web site, a short tutorial in the ezine or a new ebook.
IF you, or any of your Stained Glass friends would be interested in helping us with ideas of what we might be able
do for you, please send an email to the following; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a Pinterest page? If so, you might be interested in mine. It keeps growing as I find more and more
pictures of stained glass that warm my heart (stained glass does that to me!).
Here is where you can find my Pinterest Page
Delphi Glass now has in stock Handy Wedges
If you're looking for a pattern and can't find what you want, Warner Stained Glass
has cataloged over 10,000 patterns from books. All you have to do is enter a word in the search box and you will get a description
of the appropriate patterns and what books they are in.
Tips on How to Organize Your Workspace from the contestants that entered Delphi's Best Organized Studio contest.
A while back, I gave you a tutorial on drilling a hole in glass. Here's a slightly different twist on
Drilling a Hole from 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 October 21, 2012.
"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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