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[Stained Glass Gems] Magazines for the Glass Hobbyist
October 15, 2016
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.
Please be aware that any of the glass work in these blogs and web sites is there to enjoy, not to be copied.
Billy Morrison makes beautiful boxes. I imagine
they will inspire you to start making boxes for Christmas presents.
Glass By Design has more stained glass pieces for you to browse
through. Go to the bottom of the page, to the Product Menu, to get started.
Chiaki's work another place to find lots of ideas.
Maria Barber Glass Art Has some fun ideas for making
glass art. The "Tall Trees" series is interesting. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what else is made in her
If you know of a web site or blog that you think the rest of this ezine's readers would like to see, please let
me know. You can contact me Here
Here is a downloadable file on How to make a
12 pointed Moravian Star
Alternatives to the products I use in my Patina Tutorial
Sudsy Ammonia is also called Cloudy Ammonia. If you can't find it, here's a recipe to make your own.
You will need:
Fill the 12 ounce plastic bottle with tap water. Make sure the water isn't hot. Hot water causes ammonia fumes to be stronger. Make sure you add ammonia to water, not the water to ammonia.
Pour out a third of a cup of water.
Using a funnel pour 1/3 cup ammonia in the bottle. Then add a squirt of dishwashing soap. Make sure the soap does not contain bleach.
Close the bottle tightly and gently shake until the soap and ammonia mixture are mixed.
Write "Ammonia with Soap" on the bottle and write "Danger...Do not mix with Bleach"
Don't lean over the bottle while you are pouring it. It can burn your eyes, and the fumes
are very strong. I have asthma and the fumes make me wheeze. Wear rubber gloves while mixing it.
Again, ammonia is strong stuff. It could burn sensitive skin. And...be sure to use ammonia products in
a well-ventilated area. Write "POISON" and keep the mixture, and the bottle of ammonia out of children's reach.
If you can't find Mother's Wax, look for any car care wax
that is labeled Carnauba Wax.
The White Scrub Pads...use a green scrub pad that is meant to be used on Teflon coated pots
and pans. The kind that doesn't scratch. It won't be quite the same as the white scrub
pads, but it should do the job. You might need to scrub a little longer and a little
harder. Try to find the scrub pads that are not attached to a sponge.
With the holidays quickly approaching, here are some places to find patterns appropriate for the season:
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
You can find full details
about all of my otherEbooks
Ebooks available are:
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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