Stained Glass For Dummies Paperback – Nov 9 2010
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From the Back Cover
Discover the craft of stained glass and release your inner artist
Beautiful stained glass is not reserved solely for church windows. From setting up a work area to selecting and purchasing equipment and materials, this handy guide gives you the tools, tips, and expert advice you need to express your creativity around the home and make beautiful stained-glass projects that can be used anywhere.
Art glass basics — learn about different types of glass, assemble your tools, and set up your work space
Explore stained-glass techniques — try your hand at both copper-foil and traditional leaded-glass techniques and projects
Cut your glass — know how to use a pattern, cut your glass pieces to fit it, and fine-tune your glass shapes
Soldering basics — become a first-class solder master with a healthy and safe work environment
All about warm glass — get introduced to some fun, preformed glass shapes, and go through the basics of firing your glass to fuse the pieces together
Open the book and find:
Hints on different types of glass
Tips for selecting the best tools and materials
Pointers for making a safe work space
Step-by-step instructions for copper-foil and lead-came projects with full-color photos
Additional self-directed project patterns
Suggestions for amazing 3-D crafts
Information and instructions on warm glass techniques
Ten strategies to improve your soldering skills
Set up a work area and select and purchase equipment
Create stunning stained-glass pieces
Make coasters, bowls, and other objects using warm-glass techniques
Discover the artist within
About the Author
Vicki Payne is one of the best-known names in the art-glass world. For over 15 years she has hosted the popular TV show, Glass with Vicki Payne. Vicki is a frequent and popular guest on a number of HGTV and The Discovery Channel programs as well as various other home improvement and crafting shows. In addition to her work in television, Vicki is an accomplished writer, speaker, educator, and business person.
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Thanks to this book my first project was a 51 peice stained glass panel insert for a whine cabinet door.
Thanks Mrs. Payne for this wonderful book.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
If you are a beginner, you must look at Basic Stained Glass Making... it takes a "sure you can!" approach, and has tons of pictures to illustrate the step-by-step creation of the projects. Have fun!
In addition to the copper-foil and lead came instructions, she also covers "warm glass" techniques. At this point we don't plan on doing any warm glass projects but she covers it well enough that I would have no problem with using it as a guide.
Her guide to tools and tips for setting up your own work area are a great bonus and the patterns she shares are varied enough that there should be at least one project that will appeal to you. And if not, you can make them for the practice and give them away or donate them to a local charity for use as a fundraiser.
Vicki really breaks it down for you. I am a stained glass hobbyist just starting out and this has REALLY helped my improve my skills. I like having things written out for review, otherwise I tend to forget them. It has been an invaluable resource to honing this craft.
She had me saving glass in no time, improving my cutting ability and recommending the best tools for the job.