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Spring 2009 **CD**

Spring 2009 **CD**
Brand: Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine
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Letter from the Editor
by Maureen James
The glass arts provide such a wealth of varied techniques that artists and crafters can always find something new to hold their interest.

An Introduction to Stained Glass

The Breakable and Unbreakable Rules for Stained Glass Crafters
by Vicki Ash
Basic rules for working with stained glass. Learning and following these tips, including selecting appropriate patterns and glass types to match the skill level of the crafter, will spell success for stained glass beginners.

Fused Tulip Variations

Design by Margot Clark and Saulius Jankauskas
Three variations for 7-1/2" x 19" painted tulip panels. The panels are created using common float glass and glass paint, and size of the patterns is enlarged as needed to fit each individual panel. Tips and techniques are shared for mixing and applying paint to glass, and a kiln schedule is provided for firing the paints.

Magnolia Shade
Design by Scott Riggs
A 28"-diameter dome lampshade. This beautiful floral shade is done in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany using the Odyssey Lamp System for dome lamp construction. Many types and styles of stained glass are used for this project including drapery glass, which provides added depth and interest to the design. Techniques for making the best use of a soldering jig are provided. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Tips for Using the Odyssey Lamp System
by Paul Crist
Excerpts from the Odyssey Manual for making the most of the Odyssey Lamp System. Included are suggestions for creating your own design from the patterns included with the system. The importance of selecting the right stained glass is also discussed.

Garden Light
Design by Karen K. Seymour
Instructions for applying stained glass as a mosaic appliqué to glass household objects. Tips for selecting appropriate foundations for projects, such as glass jars or glass-topped patio tables, plus techniques for adapting patterns to different sizes and determining the best cuts for the glass appliqué pieces are provided. The design pieces are glued onto the foundational piece and then finished by applying grout.

Rosy Windows

Design by Jacqui Bush
A painted and fused 10" circular window created with the use of glass chips and paint. This project is taken from basic glass art projects that have been developed for use in the public school art curriculum. The design is drawn on clear glass using black outline paint, a variety of colors of nipped cathedral glass are used to fill in the design, and the whole window is fired.

16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section

Chestnut—Precision Fit and New Concepts in a Stained Glass Kit
Design by Victor D’Ercole
A 19-1/2" x 12-1/2" free-form galloping horse made with the use of a kit from Obsession Art Glass. Tips are provided for the successful removal of the glass pieces from the cardboard backing, creating brass reinforcement for the horse’s tail, soldering the pieces, and reinforcing the outline with copper reinforcing strips. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

The Nest

Design by Karen Stephenson
A 9-1/2" x 7-1/2" oval stained glass floral panel. Three eggs are waiting to hatch inside this delicate bird’s nest that is nestled in the branches of a flowering tree. The sky showing through the foliage completes the scene. Careful glass selection adds depth and realism to the This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

Lasting Impressions

Design by Carol Giffin
A 1" x 1" fused pendant made with the use of a rose-textured kiln shelf. The floral relief pattern of the shelf leaves the imprint of the shelf on the pendant as it is fired. A kiln firing schedule is provided along with tips for creating the bail for hanging the pendant.

Drop Ring Vases
Design by Debra VanTol
Instructions for creating vases by slumping decorated-and-fused glass disks. A clay disk is formed and hardened for use as the drop ring. The glass disk is then decorated with a variety of colored glass chips and fused. The final step is to slump the decorated disk using the clay form.

English Country Garden

Design by Karen Stephenson
A 20" x 12-1/2" oval stained glass landscape panel. Careful glass selection throughout adds depth and realism to the wooden fence, trees, lush grass, and vibrantly colored flowers. Copper wire is also used to enhance the details on the cottage windows, and a suggestion of flower centers is added using glass paint. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

The Twelve Fans of Tiffany—Golden Lotus
Design by Dan Alfuth
An 8-1/2" x 14" fan lampshade. This shade is done in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany using an undulating, fluted effect across the top of the lamp, which was a hallmark of the original Tiffany lotus shades. The design is made of fairly simple pattern pieces, which are then joined into six leaves. The leaf sections are finally joined together to complete the design. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.

The Techniques and Secrets of Beautiful Glass Painting—Tracing

Design by David Williams and Stephen Byrne
An 8-1/2" x 11" free-form painted ascending phoenix design. Techniques are introduced for success in tracing designs onto glass with paint that require only one firing. A kiln schedule is included, as well as ten top tips for successful, elegant tracing.

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