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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
November 19, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that celebrates our November holiday.
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.
Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.
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.
Boehm Stained Glass is a very informative blog, showing many techniques used in their studio.
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
Both of these YouTube videos show techniques for cutting curves. As I have said before, there are usually several ways to accomplish
the same results. The techniques shown here are the ones I use when nothing else works. Running pliers are my tool of choice, but
sometimes opalescent glass doesn't respond to anything other than the techniques shown in these videos.
Here is a handy hechnique to have in your bag of tricks! Fixing Damaged Copper Foil That
Has been Soldered
This last tutorial is for anyone that cuts bottles using the G2 Bottle Cutter. I have the G2 and found it to be quite a process to do the job right. This video has been an ephiney for me. Bottle Cutting
Patterns for Christmas
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:
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Pinterest Page if you want to browse or follow or repin.
This Series of Pictures
shows how a mouth blown piece is polished where the punty was attached. The main reason I'm showing it to you is because
the bowl is so unique. It is called a Fossil Fish Bowl and is produced at Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company.
Another thing for fusers, here's a Reactive Potential Chart
for Bullseye 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 December 16, 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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