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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
March 25, 2016

Issue 72

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!!

Stained Glass Blogs and Web Sites

Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and websites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.

Tamara's Custom Stained Glass should give you a lot of inspiration. Her work is a "blend of drawing, painting and sculpural elements", inspired by her surroundings in Maine.

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.

Sue 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.

Removing a Stuck Grinder Bit

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 Here

Ebooks available are:
Make a Box With a Hinged Lid
Make a Kaleidoscope
Learn the Copper Foil Technique
Learn the Lead Came Technique
Frequently Asked Questions About Patina
Frequently Asked Questions About Copper Foil
Build a Light Box

For those of you that have inquired about my ebooks being available as actual books, Make a Stained Glass Kaleidoscope is now available as a paperback book at and as a Kindle Book

Make a Box With a Hinged Lid is available as a paperback at and is also available as a Kindle Book

Miscellaneous Stuff!

Here are lower case letters for the many people that have asked for them Stained Glass Letters

Bonny Doon Fused Glass Tools

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's beautiful and something I know most of you would love to make.

Best deals in art glass suppliesDelphi 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

Stained Glass Patterns and Tutorials

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