From the Editor
Something for Everyone
by Delynn Ellis
Managing Editor Delynn Ellis reminds readers that Glass Patterns Quarterly is the place to find a wide variety of designs for stained glass and fusing projects. It’s the first place to look for glass art ideas from the exotic to the nostalgic and everything in between.
Stained Glass Bumblebee Pendant
An Introduction to Stained GlassDesign, Fabrication, and Text by Lidia K. Anderson
A 2" x 2" pendant created by cutting a hexagon from amber scrap glass. The edges are foiled, then bead-soldered and finished with black patina. A jump ring is attached for hanging from a chain and adding a small bumblebee charm. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Dianne McGhee
A 7" x 9" freeform figure of a lady dressed for the beach using a crescent and other shapes for the arms, legs, and body. Snipped colored glass pieces are fused onto white base glass for facial features. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Cinco de Mayo
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Chantal Paré
A round geometric stained glass design featuring pattern repeats in groups of five. Wissmach English Muffle textured glass adds interest to this panel, which is constructed in clear and shades of blue. The pattern can be enlarged to the desired size. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Bride and Groom Wedding Plates
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Lynne Fullerton
A set of 7"-square fused plates. The bride motif features a pearl necklace and 5" heart, and the groom design includes the heart plus a bow tie and shirt studs. Small glass squares are fired to create the pearls and studs, and the design is tack-fused to finish.
Design by Jean Beaulieu, Text by Darlene Welch
A 24" x 20" stained glass panel featuring a pair of colorful sailboats. The glass reflections in the design are created using Spectrum Waterglass. Careful selection of the glass grains and colors provides a realistic look to the scene. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Fancy Fused Goldfish
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Wesley R. Wong
A set of goldfish created by fusing colored glass bodies and fins onto a base of white glass. Frit and glass paint add variety to the various types of fish. Instructions are included for flipping and resizing the fish, which can be hung or used to complete a mosaic design.
Garden Buddies Dragonfly Stakes
Design and Fabrication by Alysa Phiel, Text and Photography by Jane McClaren
A set of garden stakes featuring dragonflies made either with purchased nuggets or by forming the nuggets by fusing chunks of scrap glass. The dimensionally fused insect bodies are attached to discarded or found metal knives and forks. Patterns are also included for ladybugs, birds, and bees.
Design by Leslie Gibbs, Text by Darlene Welch
An 8‑1/2" x 9‑1/2" circular stained glass panel featuring a lady and rose against a full moon. An extensive use of Wisspy glass from Wissmach lends an ethereal quality to her hair and dress, the moon, and the dark sky. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
16-Page Full-Size Pattern Section
Fused Glass Crab
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Dennis Brady
A set of fused glass crabs created with 3 mm fusible glass using either realistic or fanciful colors. Instructions are included for creating a homemade slumping mold using a pie plate and a 50/50 silica flour/pottery plaster mix. Firing schedules and tips for successful completion are provided for all construction stages.
Fused Tile Mosaic Bench
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Lisa Vogt
A freestyle mosaic-topped concrete garden bench or stepping-stone. Tiles are created using various designs and shapes that are preplanned to fit the dimensions of the base. This tutorial features a variety of fusing techniques and includes instructions for full-fusing the tiles plus attaching them and grouting the finished arrangement.
Morning Glory Fused Dish
Design by Judi Hartman, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 12” x 12" fused and slumped dish with a clear base. Coral, blue, and green glass is used for the background, flowers, stems, and leaves. Basic full fuse and slumping schedules are included. A tack fuse will give a more dimensional look, or details can be added with glass paint.
Fractal Candle Surround
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Susan McGarry
A four-sided candle surround made by joining fused kaleidoscope-style square tiles. Instructions are included for making the mold for creating a pattern bar. Slices from the bar are arranged on clear to create the surround design, then fused together. Firing schedules and assembly instructions for the surround are included.
Design by Jeffrey Castaline and Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 12" x 5-3/4" stained glass panel with the message “Love” in script lettering. Careful glass color and grain selections will add depth to this design as well as flow to the lettering and interest to the design background. This project is constructed using the copper foil technique.
Design by Randolph Raum, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 36" x 36" square stained glass panel. This traditional geometric design was inspired by Action Bevel clusters and rendered in bright colors of flat and textured sheet glass. The colors could easily be changed to fit any decor. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
Fused “Ice” Vase
Design, Fabrication, and Text by Mary Harris
A fused and draped vase created from a circle of colored glass fused to a clear base. Coarse frit is then lightly tack fused to the edge as decoration before draping the circle on a stainless steel vase mold. Firing schedules are included for all phases of the project.
Design by Judi Hartman, Text by Delynn Ellis
An 8" x 12" stained glass panel featuring an old-fashioned gumball dispenser. Tinned copper wire adds stability to the top of the machine. For a finishing touch, the 1¢ sign is made with copper foil overlay and highlighted with black patina. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.
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.
Stained Glass Supply Shops
Design by Kevin Thornhill, Text by Delynn Ellis
A 28" x 20" stained glass landscape panel. Various shades of green, blue, and purple capture nature at its finest. Careful attention to the exact selection of color placement and glass grain will lend realism to the scene. This project was constructed using the copper foil technique.