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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
September 28, 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.
My summer vacation was highlighted by a visit to the Blenko Glass Company in
Milton, West Virginia. The main floor is full (and I mean full) of blown glass pieces and functional glassware. Upstairs
we viewed stained glass windows made by various studios that use Blenko glass. We were there on a Sunday so we weren't
able to see them actually make glass, but that's okay since I've seen glass made in other facilities.
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.
ZN Stained Glass has a facebook page that you must
see. They do some of the most intricate work imaginable. One window has already taken 3 1/2 rolls of copper foil and it's
not finished yet.
Unikke Glas has some beautiful work for you to browse through. I love the
autumn leaves with the spider, found in the panels section.
I'm sure many of you are ready to start making stained glass pieces for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah.
You can find ideas for them on my Pinterest pages
Stained Glass Techniques Ebooks:
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 to 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 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 October 26, 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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