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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
November 19, 2013
Welcome to Stained Glass Gems. I'll bet that many of you are busy making stained glass gifts. If you haven't started
yet, you can find all sorts of ideas on Pinterest as well as my web site. You can find patterns for ornaments and decorations
I'm having so much fun learning how to make stained glass jewelry. There are numerous products and techniques that could
be incorporated into our stained glass work. Over the next few months I'll show you how some of them could be used.
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, 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.
Big Sky Stained Glass in Bozeman, MT produces some
awesome work. A lot of it reflects his (David Fjeld, owner) surroundings. He implements techniques that might give you some ideas
for your own work.
If you want to see breath taking beauty, have a look at Sea Ranch Chapel
by James Hubbell, architect, sculptor and stained glass designer. Every time I see his work I'm in total awe!
You can read more about him Here
and yet more on This Web Site Be sure to look at the Beaton Residence,
Davidson Residence, Hubbell Residence (wow!), La Jolla Guest House, and North Shore Cottages. They are spectacular.
Sunflower Glass Studio does some interesting work. Have a look at their
miniature buildings, listed under "Products" at the top of the page.
Stephen Weir has some amazing work. Enjoy!
Earth Spirit Creations has some unique
ocean waves style window hangings. I'm not doing very well describing them, but have a look...they are indeed unique and
Those of you that like to experiment with different techniques, here's a video about Flame Coloring Copper
I have visions of using this for copper overlay and also in my newest adventure of making stained glass jewelry. Now I need
to get my torch set up and start playing with copper sheeting and a flame!
How to Twist Wire Click on
the long narrow strip of pictures and it will open to an easy to read full page
Here's an excellent video on How to Cut Circles He demonstrates
how to use the various circle cutters on the market.
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!
Widget Tools carries small hobby tools for most crafts and hobbies. There
aren't any tools specific to stained glass, but if you're making beads, work with metal clay or make jewelry, you'll find
many useful tools at a very reasonable price. They have all sorts of things for the Dremel including diamond bits like the
ones that I use for drilling holes in glass.
This Foil Finisher looks interesting. I don't have one yet, so
I can't recommend it to you, but it looks like it would be a very useful tool. Perhaps Santa would bring you one for Christmas
if you left enough hints laying around! By the way, if you get one, let me know what you think of it.
Smart idea that apparently works. Guess What He's Using for Flux!
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 December 15, 2013.
There are often "right answers" and "more right answers" for stained glass techniques. The one that works for you is the one that is most effective.
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