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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
November 19, 2012

Issue #47

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.

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.

Morning Glass is an interesting web site from the UK. Lots of pictures of their work, and for anyone using Adobe Illustrator for designing patterns, there is a Tutorial on how to produce cutlines. Check out the Blog Categories on the lower right side of most pages.

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


Tips, Techniques and Tutorials

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.

Learn how to Cut Perfect Curved Lines
and Cut Perfect Compound Curves

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

Dragonfly Delight This is not a Christmas pattern, but I think it would make a lovely gift.


Star Snowflake

Time to Light the Stars

Rosy Cheeked Santa

Snowman Snow Globe

Bulbs and Bows

3-D tree

Tree Decorations

Madonna and Child

Bell and Holly

Candle and Holly

Holly Wreath

Christmas tree

Christmas Wreath

The German Santa

Let It Snow

Simple Christmas Tree

Moon Santa
Christmas Present and Ornament
Happy Holiday Snow People

Christmas by Candlelight

You can find many more Christmas patterns Here and Chanukah patterns 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 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
Build a Light Box

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

Make a Box With a Hinged Lid is available as a paperback at and is also available as a Kindle Book

Miscellaneous Stuff!

Here is where you can find my 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.

This is a new product for anyone that fuses. It's called Flexi-Glass. Learn about it Here Then have a look at the Instructions.

Another thing for fusers, here's a Reactive Potential Chart for Bullseye glass.

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."

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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