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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
May 19, 2014
Welcome to all stained glass enthusiasts. These Stained Glass Gemshave 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
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Please remember the importance of not copying the designs you see in the following blogs and web sites. Copyright laws must
be adhered to.
Claudia Ariss, owner and artist at Eye Candy Glassworks has done some
absolutely amazing work. I know you will enjoy looking at it. I'm sure you will also be inspired by it.
This is an excellent video on Decorative Soldering
Here is an idea for making a pattern from flowers, leaves, fruit, etc, by using your flat bed
Printer/Scanner It's something I have been doing for years.
I scan the flower, leaf, or whatever, then print it. After it is printed, place it
on a light box and put
a plain sheet of paper over it. Trace the outline, then trace the internal lines, changing some of them to make
a workable pattern. That is what will make your pattern unique and not a copy.
The Stylized Gum Flowers and Gum Flower and Leaves
were done this way. I find that flowers and leaves look much more natural when you start with the real thing.
You can use the same technique using pictures and photographs. Scan them, print, then make a pattern that is workable.
Don't forget impossible cuts. There will probably be quite a few in the original copy. They will have to be altered to make
tham possible cuts. You can see impossible cuts Here
This is a great tutorial on How to Cut a Hole in Glass
Current Ebooks available are:
You can find full details about all of the Ebooks
My Pinterest pages are
Here. You can just browse or follow or repin.
There are lots of really nice stained glass pieces that can give your creativity a jump start. I have added several new boards
make it easier to find exactly what you're looking for. Enjoy!
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
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
June 22, 2014.
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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