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Winter 2007 **Print**

Winter 2007 **Print**
Brand: Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
Product Code: 0090GPQWI07Print
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Letter from the Editor
by Maureen James
The beginning of a new year is the time to reflect on ways to make the most of our lives and our craft.

Leeks—An Introduction to Stained Glass
Design by Mark Waterbury
A 6-3/4" x 14-1/4" beginner panel with botanical motif that uses copper foil overlay and copper wire for added detailing. Extensive tips for working with stained glass are included. An expanded how-to section illustrated in full-color covers each step of construction. Also included are a list of tools and materials needed for working in stained glass plus helpful hints on the best ways to use them. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

The Fall and Rise of Owl
by Robert Oddy
Techniques for repairing a plated stained glass panel after breakage. Tips for matching glass types and colors as well as suggestions for prizing plated layers apart and determining which pieces must be totally replaced are also offered. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

All You Wanted to Know about Cutting Glass—Basic Techniques
by Alan Toy
The second of two parts of an expansive overview of glass cutting basics. The article shares tips for using your dominant eye when cutting, practicing shadow scores, using the correct scissors for cutting patterns, cutting curves and straight lines correctly, and scoring and snapping glass in the most efficient ways.

Sweet Talk—Message Hearts in Wasser Glass

Design by Leslie Gibbs
A 5" fused and slumped heart-shaped dish filled with smaller fused Valentine hearts. The small pieces are made from Wasser precut hearts. They are made to look like traditional candy Valentine hearts with handwritten messages that are added using a gold ceramic pen.

Leaves and Berries Kiln-Formed Bracelets
Design by Jayne Persico
Methods for using powdered frit to create designs for kiln-formed bracelets. Two different designs are offered for these bracelets, which are created in a mold and formed around a bracelet mandrel using graphite tongs. Tips are also shared for sizing and finishing techniques. Firing schedules are provided for the various steps that are required for construction.

Quick & Easy Holiday Gifts
Designs by Marianne Crivellaro
Fourteen beginner to intermediate suncatchers and small panels featuring Celtic, heart, and geometric designs. This collection is perfect for one-day or weekend projects and offers a wide variety of designs that are perfect for gift giving. The projects are constructed using the copper foil technique.

Monkey Shines
Design by Leslie Gibbs
A 7-3/4" round panel with free-form outer border that features the famous Nelson sock monkey stuffed toy. Details for the monkey’s face are added using buttons, a red nugget, and paint. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Amethyst Ladder Beads

Design by Lori Greenberg
Torhworked beads created with the use of a press tool and decorated with stringer. Techniques are provided for measuring the bead and determining the bead’s shape along with optional ways of using the stringer to add details to the beads.

Mosaic Snowflake Vase
Design by Melanie Churchill
Tips for decorating a purchased glass vase with nipped mirror and colored glass pieces. Instructions are given for using wheeled nippers to create mirror shards to make the snowflakes. Triangular and rectangular pieces of glass are glued on to fill in the background, and the project is then grouted and finished by applying grout sealant.

Dicro Slide Dutchman’s Pinwheel Quilt Blocks

Designs by Georgia Speelman
A set of 4" x 4" fused quilt block designs on black glass. Dicro Slide™, which is easy to cut with scissors and punches, is used to create the designs, and a clear-glass cover is fused over the design and the black glass base. A firing schedule for the fusing process is provided.

Thinking Gifts? Think Glass!

Designs by Jane Pompilio
A call is given to think of giving gifts of glass art for the various occasions of life. Four bonus panel designs are offered for panels that help celebrate times such as a homecoming, a wedding, an engagement, welcome for a new baby, or just to let someone know that you are thinking of them in a special way.

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