Making a Mosaic

People ask how I get inspiration. The truth is, it comes from all over, but it really starts to form in that space between being awake and sleep. When my mind is free to wander. The Bison Skull Mosaic came from that half awake state.

Be Mine: Making My Own Sweethearts

You may not know, but the makers of the original conversation hearts, Necco, went out of business in 2018. There were other candy hearts with messages, but not the original, chalky tasting ones that people love, but never eat. Then the conversation heart business was saved when Spangler swooped in. However, when they started production, there was a glitch in the system and most of the hearts were blank! Sweethearts Conversation Hearts Are Back, But They're Not Very Chatty

Lighting a Cold Winter Night

Lanterns are really popular with stained glass artists. If you look online you'll see hundreds of inspired and creative designs. It's a great example of how each artist responds to the same challenge in their own unique way.

The perameters I was given for this project were: Winter scene, peach and light blue.

Creating Memorial Wind Chimes

Wind chimes are a wonderful way to memorialize a friend, relative or a cherished pet. I've had the honor of making several memorial wind chimes and each time it's a challenge to create something unique that represents the family member.

How To Reclaim Your Flux Corroded Tools

If you've been working with stained glass for any length of time, you know what flux can do to your favorite tools.

 

Flux corroded tools look oxidized and don't move freely, sometimes not at all. You don't want to buy new tools every time this happens.

I did a little research (so you wouldn't have to) and this is what worked for me.

1. Put your tools in a plastic container and fill it with white vinegar until it covers the tools.

Moravian Stars - Advanced Stained Glass

Coming this August! Reserve your space now and learn how to make a variety of geometic star ornaments!

 

Morovian Stars - Advanced Stained Glass

Advanced Stained Glass - 4-Panel Lamp ~ Sign Up Now!

Join me for a fun class learning how to make a 4-Panel Stained Glass Lamp!

Coming Live! February 4, 5, & 6, 2019 Advanced Stained Glass - 4-Panel Lamp

We'll be making a 4-panel lampshade and learning how to add decorative embelishments. I'll share tips and tricks for assembling 4 and 6 panel lampshades.

Learn more and reserve your space Advanced Stained Glass – 4-Panel Lamp

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Make Your Own Glass Nuggets!

Making glass nuggets for your stained glass projects is easy if you own your own kiln. Premade niggets come in a limited color range, don't let that limit your creativity! And you can make your own eyes as well! How many times have you wanted to make a project with an animal but worried how to make eyes?

Above are animal eyes, red berries, and miscelleanous nuggets.

Advanced Stained Glass - Foil Method... Sign Up Now!

Coming October 29 - 31 LIVE! Advanced Stained Glass - Foil Method

Just in time for holiday gift giving, we'll be learning how to make 3-D projects. Boxes, sun catchers, and DRAGONS!!! 

     

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Solder

I've been preparing to teach Beginning Stained Glass online for the great folks at CuriousMondo.com and I figured it might be nice to explain the "why" behind some of the things I choose to do.

One of the things I use most is 60/40 (tin-lead) solder. I didn't think "because I like it" would be a reasonable response if asked so I did what any reasonable person would do and asked Google.

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