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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
April 21, 2013
Welcome to Stained Glass Gems
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.
Regarding my last ezine, my husband is healing and almost back to being completely well. Your encouraging emails have
been such a blessing to us. We want to thank you and let you know that we truly appreciated hearing from every one of you.
Stained Glass-Vitrage is full of beautiful stained glass work, including
windows for Synagogues. Click on "English" on the top of the page.
Quite a few arts and crafts style windows Here
Living Glass Art has pictures of her work as well as some of the techniques she uses.
Interesting blog from a girl learning stained glass work.
Vagabundus shows the techniques she uses for various projects. I love the Macintosh style mirror.
Since summer is getting closer, I am in gardening mode! I thought you might like to know how to make gazing balls for your
garden. They are made using a bowling ball as the base. You can find old bowling balls at garage sales for a little bit of
nothing. You'll also need scrap glass, glue and grout.
None of the following tutorials or videos are wonderful, but by putting together all of the information you will get
enough of an idea to be able to make one. They really aren't that difficult, just time consuming.
Mosaic Gazing Ball Instructions
If you are making stained glass art for your garden, here's where you can learn how to make Frames and
Stakes from Copper Tubing Click on the word "manuals", then "copper stakes".
Ebooks available are:
You can find full details about all of the Ebooks
Here is where you can find my
Pinterest Page if you want to browse or follow or repin.
I now have 820 pins on my stained glass page (and the number is growing every day). There are lots of really nice
panels that can cause your creative juices to flow. I have expended my catagories to include other interests of mine.
Stained Glass Lamps and Stained Glass Holidays, Stained Glass mirrors and Stained Glass Window Corners are some of them.
Wow, Kimiake and Shin-ichi Higuchi
two of the worlds foremost Pate-de-Verre glass artists, have a studio in Japan where they make the most incredible pieces.
Their asparagus and cabbage look good enough to eat! Here's a link to to read about Pate-de-Verre so
and how it is done.
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 May 19, 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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