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Fall 2009 **Print**

Fall 2009 **Print**
Brand: Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
Product Code: 0097GPQFA09Print
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Letter from the Editor
by Maureen James
Glass Patterns Quarterly is looking ahead to the expansion of its website, where there will be more great glass patterns and instructions in the Web. There are already many wonderful resources for glass artists and enthusiasts, however, including many free how-tos and patterns plus the Hobbyist Corner where a list of stained glass supply shops can be found.

Glassworking Tips and Tricks—An Introduction to Stained Glass

by Karen Carney
Instructions for simple ways to enhance the look of stained glass panels. Unique, special touches such as the addition of decorative solder, scalloped foil, and lengths of high-quality ball-and-chain can be added. Suggestions are also made to help beginners take advantage of the different shades of color often found in a single sheet of glass by using them for different areas of the project. The featured design was created by Carolyn Kyle and Laura Tayne. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Fright Flight
Design by Leslie Gibbs
An 8-1/2"-diameter round Halloween stained glass panel with flying witch. The panel has finishing touches that are added using enamel paint. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique, and the outer rim of the circle is reinforced with U-channel lead came.

Bats in the Belfry
Design by Leslie Gibbs
A Halloween lantern created using four 5-1/2" x 7-3/4" stained glass panels. The four sides of the lantern form a house, with each side showing a different scene. Soldered lines are used to create a clapboard effect, and fused design elements including bats, jack-o’-lanterns, ghosts, doors, windows, and shutters complete the scene. The finishing touches are added using enamel paint, copper sheet, and copper wire. Copper foil and soldering techniques are used to assemble the fused project pieces to the house, and copper wire is wound and used to help the bats fly above the rooftop.

Golden Retriever
Design by Victor D’Ercole Jr.
A 13-1/2" x 14-1/2" free-form stained glass panel created from a kit by The kit contains all of the precut glass pieces needed to complete the panel, but the pattern and glass list are also included for glass enthusiasts who prefer to do the cutting themselves. Beginning to intermediate experience is required for this project, but there are some small glass pieces that may present a challenge to beginners during the foiling process. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Rainforest Mosaic Mural
by Gina Hubler
Information regarding the design and installation of large mosaics for the home. Smalti and millefiori were incorporated using varying setting techniques to create a mosaic installation in the designer’s home. Gina shares the inspiration behind the finished design plus the various stages of installation and the challenges that were met in determining which netting and setting methods were required by this particular installation.

The Kiln Corner—Digital Controllers
by Arnold Howard
Questions and answers for understanding and getting the most from your kiln controller. Included are a description of the meaning and purpose of firing rates, the correct selection of thermocouples, and the difference between controllers that are found on glass versus ceramic kilns.


Design by Dinah Ihle
A 16"-diameter round, fused-and-slumped piece created with textured, iridized glass. Tips are provided for using a color wheel to help in the selection of colors for the design, making the cutting of circles from a sheet of glass easier, and laying out the design.

16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section

Indoor Fountain
Design by Petra Kaiser
A 12" x 12" fused-and-slumped table fountain created using a mold made from Kaiser Lee Board. Instructions are included for creating texture lines to the mold for added interest in the finished project. Small glass pieces are used to complete the design. The initial firing fuses the design elements to the main glass, and a second firing is required to slump the fountain bowl.

Frit Painting—A Fall Leaf Plate
Design by Brenda Smith
A 14" x 9-3/4" fused-and-slumped panel decorated using designs created with frit. The finished plate has three distinct sections that feature various leaf motifs. Real leaves are used to help with the creation of the designs. Directions for gathering and preparing the required materials plus three separate methods for creating the designs—outlining, small frit painting, and embossing—are included.

Cloisonné Pendant
Design by Barry Kaiser
A free-form geometric pendant created with frit and powdered enamels. The design is created by laying out fine silver wire to created various design areas on the pendant. The wire is then fused to lock it into place, after which color is added to the piece with powdered enamels or enamel paints.

Christmas Holiday Special
Designs by Casey Koller, Karen Stephenson, Terra Parma, and Leslie Gibbs
A set of ten free-form holiday suncatchers and small panels. Designs for angels, a snowman, holly with jingle bells, and a gingerbread garland, plus a reindeer, Christmas mouse, stocking, and ornament are included. These projects were constructed using the copper foil technique.

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