Basic Stained Glass Making: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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Stackpole Books, Sep 1, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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• Each technique illustrated with color photos
• Complete explanation of tools and materials
• Step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects

This highly detailed guide contains everything the beginner needs to know to make beautiful basic stained glass projects—presented with lavish color illustrations and precise instructions that eliminate the guesswork from each step-by-step activity. Expert techniques and tips for cutting and polishing glass, tracing patterns, soldering, and more are explained with the beginner in mind.

Included is an indispensable section on tools and materials used to make each of the pieces—from classic flat-panel creations to a Tiffany-style lamp. Other topics: setting up a good workspace, safety guidelines, and project variations.

 

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This book was a easy read and good how to pictures! Very beautiful pictures with easy intructions. The stained glass book is so pretty that it would make a beautiful cocktail table book. Do get this book to bring out the artist in you! Read full review

Contents

1 A Good Work Environment 1
1
2 Stained Glass Safety 2
2
3 Equipment and Materials 3
3
4 Understanding Glass 17
17
5 Basic Skills 23
23
6 Foiled Glass Panel 51
51
7 Lead Came Panel 71
71
8 TiffanyStyle Lampshade 87
87
9 Holiday Candle 99
99
10 ThreeDimensional Hanging Star 107
107
11 Mirror with Flower Overlay 117
117
12 Basic Stained Glass Repair 125
125
13 Additional Project Patterns 129
129
Resources 137
137
Back Cover
139
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Michael Johnston is a stained glass expert who has been perfecting his craft for more than two decades in the central Pennsylvania region, where he owns and operates Rainbow Vision Stained Glass. He is an accomplished teacher of stained glass techniques and artistry for all skill levels. He lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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