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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
April 21, 2013

Issue #52

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 Blogs and Web Sites

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.

Tips, Techniques and Tutorials

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
This one gives you the idea of how to do it, but they are using Materials That Are Not Glass
This one has Pretty Good Instructions
This one has a Videoand is pretty good too.
Here's an entire Pinterest page full of Pictures of Gazing Balls

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:
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

You can find full details about all of the Ebooks Here

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. 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 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 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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