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Spring 2005 **Print**

Spring 2005 **Print**
Brand: Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
Product Code: 0079GPQSP05Print
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Iris Window Ornament
Design by Robert Oddy
An 8" x 12-1/12" free-form floral panel that suggests depth by setting glass at different levels. The designer also discusses the importance of the various techniques that he uses to depict realism in stained glass art, such as careful attention to glass selection and using paint sparingly to enhance detail and depth in a piece. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Shades of Yesteryear
Design by Mark Waterbury
A 13" geometric Victorian globe lampshade featuring the use of sectional molds. Methods for building the lamp in sections for later assembly or for combining three molds together before beginning assembly are discussed. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique and copper wire was used to reinforce the shade.

Breath of Spring
Design by Leslie Gibbs
A 14" round floral panel combining copper sheet foil overlay buds with glass blossoms. Copper patina is applied to the entire panel to enhance the soft qualities of the glass selected. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Tea for Two
Design by Gina Hubler
A 15" square tabletop with step-by-step instructions highlighting the indirect mosaic method. Sealing the wooden infrastructure makes it suitable for use outdoors as well as inside. The indirect method for setting the design provides a smooth, safe surface that is resilient to the elements.

Glass in the Garden
Information is presented on exciting new products and possibilities for your garden projects, including whimsical wind chimes, candle stone accents, garden angels, mosaic tabletop makeovers, and a garden edger mold.

Readers’ Showcase
by Mark Waterbury
Readers share some of their truly unique art glass creations.

16-Page Pullout Pattern Section

Laia Fairy
Design by Jillian Sawyer
An 11" x 17" free-form panel finished with painted details and wire overlay reinforcement. Iridescent glass provides interesting color variations and an ethereal quality, and copper wire is worked into the design for support. Mottled glass lends realism to the mushroom cap. Tips from the designer are shared for glass selection and for making the most efficient use of glass remnants by matching colors. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Gilded Bottles
Design by Darlene Johnson and Judy Lee
Fusing techniques are offered for turning empty wine bottles from trash into treasure. Tips for giving the bottle necks a slight curve and for using fiber paper to create grape designs on the bottles are provided. Fire-on gold is used to add finishing touches to the design.

Strawberry Patch
Design by Karen Stephenson
An 11" x 8-1/2" panel creating finishing touches with painted detailing. Opal mixes and Streakies provide the background for the handpainted strawberry seeds, but fusing glass seed beads onto the fruit would also be an option. Lead-free rather than zinc came is used around the outline for easier application. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Foil Facts
by Debbie Liles
Tips are offered for avoiding common pitfalls and getting professional results when foiling glass. Areas covered in this extensive offering include the importance of using black-backed foil for pieces finished with black patina. The influence of humidity, properly centering the foil on the glass, using the proper tools, and learning tricks for curved pieces and corners are also reviewed.

Petunia Glove
Design by Karen Stephenson
A 4" x 9" free-form beginner copper foil panel with helpful tips for novice glass enthusiasts. Thorough instructions for proper cutting, grinding, and foiling techniques are discussed. Finishing and hanging techniques round out these precise instructions geared toward those just beginning to work in stained glass. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

A Whale of a Bead
Design by Kathy Johnson
Instructions and flameworking tips for making orca whale torchworked beads include tips for preparing mandrils with separator, creating a core bead using several shades of glass rod, and applying the design. Steps for encasing the bead are also provided.

Glass Talk with Dale Smeltzer

Insights are presented from bead artist, Pat Frantz, for torchworking beads using dichroic glass. Pat shares how she was introduced to dichroic glass and explains how it reflects the different colors displayed in the glass.

Lilies at Night
Design by Mary Krauski
A 12" x 40" sidelight panel enhanced with the use of sandblasting or etching. The designer discusses her inspiration for this commissioned sidelight along with the various glasses that were selected. Tips are also offered for making the cutting of intricate pieces easier. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique. The pattern in this issue can be enlarged, or full-sized pattern #132 may be purchased from Glass Patterns Quarterly.

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Industry News

Pattern Directory

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