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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
February 17, 2013
Greetings to all of my glass working friends.
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 apologize for the link that didn't work in the last ezine. I check all links just before I finish the ezine on
Saturday before it goes out on Sunday. Sometimes, weird things happen in the few hours between finish and send.
The link in question had a technical problem that couldn't be fixed until the following week. It is up and running right now;
at least it was at 1PM Sat 2/16! Here it is if you want to try again! Stained Glass Tips
has just about everything you ever wanted to know about working with glass.
Here's another Stained Glass links page which contains all sorts of useful
information for anyone working with glass.
Holidaze Stained Glass by Nancy Kay Chase. I love her agate flowers.
Looking At Glass Awesome stained glass
decorated street lamps in Otavalo, Ecuador. I wonder if they are really made from glass. If so, they wouldn't last long in my city!
Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.
Mosaics is a fun way to make a piece of art while using up some of your scrap glass. It isn't all done with scraps, but many of your pieces will come in handy.
I made one mosaic birdbath and many stepping stones. The stepping stones sold very well as did the birdbath. I supplied a garden center for with stepping stones several years. However, after 2 years, I decided that I much prefered to do traditional stained glass rather than playing with grout and concrete!
Although it isn't "my thing", I know many people that love mosaics and actually prefer it over any other stained glass
technique, so please don't let me turn you off before you even give it a try.
My two favorite web sites for stepping stones (they are a form of mosaics) are no longer in existence:-( They had so much
information, but for whatever reason they are gone. I did find some information on mosaic art though, which you will find
Learn the basics of mosaic work with this very good
tutorial about making a mosaic birdbath.
Another mosaic tutorial Putting mosaic on a small table top.
Here's a mosaic forum on the Garden Web
There are many links to mosaic web sites Here
Ebooks available are:
You can find full details about all of the Ebooks
Here's where you can find many Easter Patterns
The Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet Newsletter
Here is where you can find my
Pinterest Page if you want to browse or follow or repin.
I have expended my page to include other interests of mine. Stained Glass Lamps and Stained Glass Holidays are
two of them.
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 March 17, 2013.
"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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