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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
March 25, 2016
These Stained Glass Gems have been found during my frequent browsing and deep digging for helpful and or
unusual stained glass websites, 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.
Much has happened since the February ezine, thus the lateness of this one.
Since people around me have found out that I work with glass, requests have been coming in for classes, custom work and repairs.
I'm a bit overwhelmed to say the least. My first repair was a lampshade that was very poorly made. It is really difficult
for a perfectionist to try to match poor workmanship, but I did it and I must say my soldering matches the original to a tee!
It's not something to brag about, but perhaps a lesson for you. If or when you do a repair, your work should look exactly
like the rest of the panel. So much
so that the owner won't be able to see where the repair was done. The owner of this
lampshade kept going around the 4 panels and could not find where it was repaired. For that reason, I can brag!!
Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and websites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.
Patricia Seaton does beautiful and unique work. I'm sure you will
appreciate her designs and techniques. Click on "Gallery" to see pictures of her work.
Thomas glass artist makes beautiful stained glass pieces. I'm not sure
which category I like best, so I'll leave it up to you to look at all of it. Enjoy!
Fanatical Glass makes unique wands. I was looking at
stained glass wands last week, in Flagstaff Arizona, and thought they would be fun to make. They were a bit different
from these, but these are equally as beautiful. Perhaps looking at them will whet your creative appetite. Here is
another place to learn a bit more about wands.
This tutorial will show you How to use a Table Foiler
If you have a Beetle Bits system for cutting glass,
here is a good tutorial for setting it up.
Glass Grinder Maintenance
will show you how to maintain your grinder. I really like this statement "Don't purposely cut glass large with the intention
of grinding. Ideally no grinding would have to be done. It should be used only for minor adjustments or for grinding
tough-to-cut inside curves". That is my philosophy on using a grinder. There are other tutorials on this page, including
how to make a stepping stone
You can find full details about all of my otherEbooks
Ebooks available are:
Here are lower case letters for the many people that have asked for them
Stained Glass Letters
If you are a Facebook member, here is a page where you can
Sell or Buy used stained glass tools and supplies
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."
"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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