Managing Editor Delynn Ellis reminds readers of the versatility that can be found in the patterns offered in the pages of Glass Patterns Quarterly. When artists use the patterns as a guide and select their own glass colors and textures, they can open up a whole new world of creativity.
Double Star Quilt-An Introduction to Stained Glass Design, Fabrication, and Text by Lidia K. Anderson
A 7" x 7" stained glass quilt square panel featuring a traditional American double star quilt design. The squares and triangles that make up this design can easily be colored and textured to fit any decor. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Marilyn Monroe Design by Jean Beaulieu, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 7‑1/2" x 11" stained glass panel featuring American movie icon, Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty, well-recognized blonde hairstyle, and signature fur stole are captured through the careful selection of glass colors and textures that provide a look of depth and realism. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Simply Charming-Three Techniques for Creating Glass Pendants with UV Resin Design, Fabrication, and Text by Leslie Gibbs
Leslie Gibbs shares techniques for creating pendants using a quick-drying, odorless resin. Sparkly glass tiles plus various inclusions such as small charms or frit are added to vinyl-lined pendant trays and set with UV resin that is cured under UV light. The resin can also be cured in direct sunlight.
Fleur-de-Lis Design Adaptation and Text by Christie Wood, Central Bevel Design by John Plummer, GlassCraft Door Company An 11" x 19" stained glass panel featuring a stylized fleur-de-lis design. The center design is a bevel design owned and protected under trademark by GlassCraft Door Company.The geometric design elements found in this pattern lend themselves to just about any decor requirements, since they can easily be recolored. Variegated glass colors can add interest to the borders as well. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Treasures in the Attic by Judy Kean
Techniques for using heirloom plates as the center of stained glass panels, a perfect way to display family heirloom depression-era glass treasures. Tips are offered for designing the panels, selecting the appropriate glass, planning the details, and assembling the panels. These projects are constructed using the copper foil technique.
Eagle and Flag 2 Design by Hiroyuki Kobayashi and Jeffrey Castaline, Text by Darlene Welch
A 39" x 29" stained glass panel featuring an eagle plus the red and white stripes of the American flag, American patriotic emblems. Careful glass selection brings depth and realism to the design, which is especially evident in the feathers of the eagle. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
Carousel Horse Design by Mary Harris, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 24" x 21‑3/4" stained glass panel featuring a traditional carved and painted carousel horse. The swirling lines and textures of the design offer many opportunities for creative use of the artist’s favorite glass colors, striations, and reflections. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Mad Etching Skills-Play Ball! Etched Glass Panel Design, Fabrication, Text, and Photography by Carmen Flores Tanis
A 10" x 20" wood panel used as the background for an arrangement of historical etched baseball artwork. Brightly colored posters, baseball cards, photographs, and text that are now in public domain were used to create the resist. Tips for getting optimal etching results using Mad Craft Skills Printable Resist Film are included.
Frank Lloyd Wright–Style Door Panel Design by Paned Expressions Studios, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 12" x 35" geometric stained glass door panel with stylized florals after the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. The pattern, which can be flipped, doubled, or resized, contains design elements that easily lend themselves to being recolored to fit any decor. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Les Paul Electric Guitars-Making Them Your Way in Stained or Fused Glass Design, Fabrication, and Tutorial Text by Dennis Brady, Intro by Delynn Ellis
A set of Les Paul–style electric guitars that can be created using stained or fused glass. Copper wire and solder are used to add detailing for the stained glass version, which is constructed using the copper foil technique. Separate instructions and a firing schedule are included for the fused version.
Skyline Silhouette in Glass Design, Fabrication, and Text by Nancy Bonig
A 10" x 14" fused panel featuring the Seattle, Washington, skyline. Tips are shared for planning the skyline, selecting the glass to represent the buildings, and using frit balls, stringers, noodles, and small windows cut from patterned dichroic glass for building and night sky details. A firing schedule is provided.
Patriotic Two-Tiered Server Design, Fabrication, and Text by Susan McGarry
A two-tiered server with patriotic fractal pattern border and center. Using Universal Mold Coat makes it possible to use everyday items from the kitchen as well as found items such as trays and other serving pieces as fusing and slumping molds. Tips for success are included along with suggested firing schedules.
The Hitching Post Country Store Design and Fabrication by Alysa Phiel, Text and Photography by Jane McClarren
An 18" x 14" fused glass panel celebrating the rural American country store. The clapboard siding of the building is created using narrow strips of glass. Stringers, noodles, and fine frit are added to other flat glass shapes to complete the design. A suggested firing schedule is included.
Marqueza Design by Christie Wood, Text by Darlene Welch
A 23" x 8" geometric stained glass panel that reinterprets the classic look of American stained glass windows. This Art Deco–style pattern includes glass bevels and lends itself to the selection of different glass colors and textures to fit any decor. The project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
What’s New by Darlene Welch
Information on the latest in books and patterns plus new glass and tools for hot, warm, and cold glass artists and hobbyists. This is the perfect place to keep up with the innovations that will make working in glass easier and more enjoyable.