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Beginning Patterns II

Beginning Patterns II

Item# 6572
Take it from a Teacher!, August 17, 2008 5 stars
Pros
Take it from a Teacher - this book offers excellent design ideas for beginner students, and beyond. I tell all of my students about it.
Cons
Some of the designs may seem repetitive from Vol I.
Other Thoughts
Excellent for new students to SG.
Aanraku Victorian Designs Two

Aanraku Victorian Designs Two

Item# 6337
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Nice jump-off point!, August 17, 2008 4 stars
Pros
This book offers a nice 'jump-off' point for Victorian designed signage. I've created house numbers and more with very little alterations.
Cons
A few of the patterns could be difficult without a ring saw, but allow for adaptation.
Other Thoughts
Good book. Get it.
Holiday Magic in Glass

Holiday Magic in Glass

Item# 5983
A Holiday Favorite!q, August 17, 2008 5 stars
Pros
This book has quickly become my holiday "go-to" book. The patterns are simple, but so beloved by friends and family - and timeless too. Something for everyone in here, and many with non-denominational "Winter Themes".
Cons
The smaller ornament patterns are a bit common, but the rest of the patterns more than make up for them.
Other Thoughts
Check out the Santa with the mirrored Sunglasses - too cute!
Ornate Crosses in Stained Glass

Ornate Crosses in Stained Glass

Item# 6665
Beautiful, but big!, August 17, 2008 4 stars
Pros
These are absolutely beautiful cross designs, which allow you to incorporate gems or plain glass in their place. Photos are clear and patterns are printed full size.
Cons
These crosses are HUGE! Unless you are fighting off a vampire, or performing an exorcism, most will have to be scaled down by several inches.
Other Thoughts
Produces absolutely beautiful finished projects. Very original, well received designs.
Western and Rodeo Designs for Stained Glass

Western and Rodeo Designs for Stained Glass

Item# 6886
eh..., August 17, 2008 3 stars
Pros
These designs are simple, and beginner friendly.
Cons
Many are boring and unattractive. The computer generated art does nothing to enhance them either.
Other Thoughts
Pass on this unless you a beginner with a love of boring-flat South Western wanna-be scenes.
Frog Song

Frog Song

Item# 6842
Beautiful!, August 17, 2008 4 stars
Pros
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BOOK, WITH AMAZING ILLUSTRATIONS. JILLIAN SAWYER IS A TRUE ARTIST.
Cons
WITHOUT A RING SAW, SOME OF THESE DESIGNS WILL HAVE TO BE MODIFIED.
Other Thoughts
GORGEOUS! ANY LOVER OF BUTTERFLIES WILL BE ENCHANTED AND EAGER TO BEGIN CUTTING!
Stained Glass in the Garden

Stained Glass in the Garden

Item# 6972
Good beginner book, August 17, 2008 4 stars
Pros
Good book for beginners with some simple projects to get you started.
Cons
Some projects call for pre-cut glass sets, although she does offer the patterns as well in the book. If I were a beginner, not knowing how to make these cuts could be frustrating.
Other Thoughts
Overall an easy book to enhance any beginner to Mosaics or Stained Glass.
Pretty Little Things

Pretty Little Things

Item# 6713
Interesting..., August 17, 2008 3 stars
Pros
INteresting book. I like the way she tackles the approaches to soldering in a step by step mode.
Cons
Some of the projects are impractacle due to the structure/assembly method. She reccommends jump rings for hanging heavy bevels which in time will rip.
Other Thoughts
Good for project ideas, but an experienced SG craftsperson will see flaws and need to adapt certain instructions.
Taurus 3 Ring Saw

Taurus 3 Ring Saw

Item# 57003
0 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Well worth the $$$, August 17, 2008 5 stars
Pros
Well worth the money you'll save in broken or mis-cut pieces. Easy to use, clean and excellent customer service from their 800# with regard to questions.
Cons
None yet. A little noisy, perhaps.
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