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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 20, 2013
Welcome to Stained Glass Gems. Well the holiday season has started. I saw a Facebook post the other day saying
that the stores were now featuring HalloThanksMas items. It's so true. You can walk into any shopping center and buy stuff
for any of the upcoming holidays. So my friends, it's time to get your glass cutters out and start making sun catchers,
decorations and gifts. I'll try to give you some ideas in this ezine issue.
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.
By the way, all links are working at the time of posting this ezine. If you're having trouble opening
a link to another page, try a different browser.
Please remember the importance of not copying the designs you see in the following blogs and web sites. Copyright laws must
be adhered to.
What fun Alison at Alison's Stained Glass must have
creating her glass artwork with found objects.
Neile Cooper has some delightful pieces to browse through. I really
like the tree fillers. They would make a unique present.
Speaking of whimsical, Nachtrab Glass Studio does a lot of their work using
nuggets/jewels/gems (whatever you want to call them). Check out their gallery to see what they make. You'll get some great
Bobette's has some interesting work to look at.
I like her window fancies, and the box sets are quite unusual (in a good way!). There's a lot to look at on her web site. Don't
copy her work, but get some ideas for presents.
This Is Important
If at all possible, buy your glass from a local supplier rather than ordering it online.
Every sheet of glass is going to be a bit different unless it's a solid color. Once you get into
using streaky/mixed color glass, you will find that each sheet differs from slightly to a whole lot.
When you're choosing glass for a panel you might need to buy 2 pieces of the same color and only use a small
amount from each piece just to get the effect you're looking for. The person that fabricated this beautiful panel
certainly made an Awesome Choice of Glass especially
for the flower. As far as I'm concerned, everything about this panel is perfect.
Think about how true to life This Beautiful Panel would look if
the flower petals had been cut with the lines/stripes going in a natural direction instead of crosswise. The same goes
for the leaves. By the way, my apologies to the person that made this panel. I love it and I'm not trying to be hurtful.
I just want to show other stained glass artists how they can get the best out of their glass by being aware of natural direction.
Pictures of Finished Work
You can find Patterns From my Web Site:
Other Holiday Patterns
Any other patterns
From my Pinterest Pages:
Other Holidays (Thanksgiving,etc)
Stained Glass Jewelry
Current Ebooks available are:
You can find full details about all of the Ebooks
Here is where you can find the
Pinterest Pages that I created. You can just browse or follow or repin.
There are lots of really nice stained glass pieces that can give your creativeness a jump start. I have added several new boards
to make it easier to find exactly what you're looking for. Enjoy!
Justina Blakeney Blog has pictures of some awesome
glass vessels that hold water and can be used for plants, fish bowls or anything else you fancy. There aren't any instructions,
but they look simple enough to make, especially if you have a look at my
Water prism instructions to get some ideas for construction techniques.
Kokomo Opalescent Glass has a series of videos that might be of interest
to you. They are about how they make the various types of glass in their factory.
A tutorial for Drilling a Hole in a
glass bowl, jar, etc.
This is a just for fun web site. I was searching for ways to use wine and other large glass bottles and came upon
This Web Site What an incredible way to use
bottles and end up with a "green" house. Now that's what I call recycling on a large scale!
Here are More Bottle Houses
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 November 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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