The Stained Glass Garden

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Product Features

  • Bring the beauty of stained glass outdoors
  • Step-by-step instruction for creating garden projects
  • Create stained glass butterflies, birds and planters and more
  • Excellent resources for your stained glass projects

Product Description

Grow a glass garden - and beautify any space with exquisite stained glass art. Create stained glass flowers, butterflies, birds, bird feeders, planters, lanterns, and mobiles. Features dozens of close-up photos, materials and tools listings and detailed instruction. The prefect projects to get you ready for warm weather!

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  •   Great Idea Book
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Pros : This book gets the creative juices flowing. These many projects most people would enjoy having in their home or garden.
Cons : No full size patterns but it's not a hindrance if you have experience creating your own patterns.
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  •   Perfect
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Pros : This is THE ultimate book for garden ideas. Out of all the books I own, this is undoubtedly my favorite! This is a MUST HAVE BOOK!
Cons : I don't have enough time to do all the patterns. And I do spend too much time trying to decide which one I want to do next.
Other Thoughts : The only thing I love more than spending time in my garden is working in stained glass. Now I can do both!
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  •   Stained Glass garden
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Pros : I just bought this book and love it! Has so may excellent pieces to make for your Garden. Loved the dragaefly can't wait to make it.Instructions are excellent. all colored pictures.Supply list is great.
Cons : Just have to find where to get all the hardware to make some of them. Proabaly any hardware store.
Other Thoughts : Thery all look east to make.
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Jun 24, 2010
1. Make the glass strips as wide as youd like your mosaic chunks to be. Strips about 1/2 to 3/4 usually work well. 2. Snip small pieces off the strip. Aiming your mosaic cutter straight across the strip will produce squares and rectangles. Aiming the cutter at an angle (the same angle each time you cut) will give you diamonds. A combination of aiming straight across the strip and at alternating angles will produce triangles. 3. Once youve aimed the cutter, just squeeze the handles until a piece of glass breaks off. Or, you can snip pieces off a larger piece of glass. Cut near the edge and work towards the middle. This will produce random moon shaped pieces, which you can use to fill in small areas of background. They also make nice leaves.
Jun 07, 2010
1. Make sure that your pieces are clean and dry. Cut a piece of clear contact paper, remove the backing and lay it sticky-side-up over the pattern. 2. This is a perfect way to hold cut glass, globs, jewels, or marbles in place for tack soldering. As you can see in the photo, you can even move the sheet around and, if you are careful, you shouldn’t disturb the glass at all. 3. Tack solder the pieces to each other as you normally would. Then, remove the contact paper and finish soldering the front before turning the project over and soldering the back. Reprinted with permission from Stained Glass News. All rights reserved.
May 20, 2012
Reinforcement is necessary on larger windows. As a rule of thumb, a window more than three square feet should be reinforced. Either reinforcing bar or rod may be used for support. Be sure to consider this when designing the window so that the reinforcement does not intrude or compromise the design of the finished work. In either case the reinforcement is soldered to the back of the panel in one of two ways. The bar should be pre-tinned before use. You will solder the bar in several places at intersecting lines on the window. Rough the areas to be soldered on the bar with steel wool. Apply flux and coat the areas with solder. Doing this will make soldering the bar to the window much easier. Place the bar on edge and solder to the window in the predetermined areas. When using rod, a length of pre-tinned wire is first