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Demo & Install: Semi-Auto Tray from Taurus

Demo & Install: Semi-Auto Tray from Taurus In this video Dane show you how to install and use the Semi-Automatic Floating Tray for the Taurus 3 Ring Saw. Make precision cuts with ease using the semi-automatic floating tray. This spring-loaded tray fits the Taurus 3 saw (sold separately) and features an adjustable tension knob allowing it to cut with just the right amount of pressure depending on what you are cutting. The magnetic angles make it possible to cut both 90° and 45° cuts. The floating tray comes with a special worksurface that replaces the standard Taurus 3 worksurface. Simply pull the automatic tray back, place your piece between the magnetic angles and then let go. It does the hard work of cutting for you. Ideal for production work, or just giving you a little extra muscle so you arent straining to apply pressure. Can cut pieces up to 5-1/4 long. Must be used with the Slicer Blade (#57109 sold separately). ---- Semi Auto Tray https //www.delphiglass.com/glass-tools/ring-saws/semi-automatic-floating-tray-for-taurus-3-ring-saw Gemini Slicer Blade https //www.delphiglass.com/glass-tools/ring-saws/taurus-3-slicer-blade-kit

What Are Your Favorite Tools?

What Are Your Favorite Tools? No matter what you’re into – mosaics, stained glass, glass fusing, or glass jewelry – Delphi always has the tools you need to be creative. Without your tools, it would be impossible to bring to life all the incredible ideas that you dream up. As our 26th Annual Art Glass Festival quickly approaches, we know our glass artists are busy fusing, firing, and cutting to create their best pieces ever by using their favorite tools. So what are your favorite tools? Let’s explore some of our most popular tools. Toyo Dry Wheel Supercutter Everyone loves this oil-free cutter because it’s easy to use and makes great cuts without all the clean-up. Plus, it’s very durable and the cutter head is replaceable, making this tool a prime choice for glass artists. Creators Premium Bottle Cutter Glass artists that love to upcycle love this tool that makes cutting bottles

NEW Delphi Art Glass Classes

NEW Delphi Art Glass Classes We believe that Delphi Art Glass classes can lead to a lifetime hobby and thousands of hours of enjoyable creativity. Guests enjoy a fun art glass class with other students while learning new tricks and techniques. Our experienced and enthusiastic artists guide students step-by-step to create their own works of art. Delphi Art Glass classes are a fun and creative hands-on group experience. Students share ideas and learn skills and techniques in an enjoyable, creative community environment under the guidance of experienced art glass instructors. We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artists. Its a colorful, casual party atmosphere where youll leave your cares behind and go home with a one-of-a-kind project created by you. Visit Delphi Glass http //www.delphiglass.com/ https //www.facebook.com/delphiglass https //twitter.com/DelphiGlass https //www.pinterest.com/DelphiGlass/ http //www.delphiglass.com/blog Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/DelphiGlass

Household Items You Can Use As Tools

Household Items You Can Use As Tools From our Facebook fans, here are a few household items that can be used as tools in art glass creation. Some great ideas here. Hairspray for gluing (the non-aerosol kind, the cheaper, the better. ) Olive oil for your glass cutter The spoony straw from a slush puppie for pouring small amounts of frit Butter knives for bead making Chinese take out containers for storing smaller pieces of fusable glass. They are rectangular and stack well with a clear lid. Also, the soup containers to store frit (each size of frit in its own container stacked within the others of like color and only the top one needs a lid, and they are clear) Glass yogurt pots for storing frit and other bits Plastic containers that tubs of crystal light comes in for storing smaller pieces of glass. I also save the tubs for mixing glue/water, frit and water, paint,

Delphi Glass: How to Upload Your Artwork to the Artist Gallery

Delphi Glass: How to Upload Your Artwork to the Artist Gallery Delphi Glass was founded on the belief that making art glass projects should be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone, from budding craftspeople to professional artists. We believe in helping people be creative and making the glass arts enjoyable and rewarding. Delphi fulfills its commitment to the arts by assisting creative projects of individuals and supporting the development of educational programs in schools and communities. Throughout the year Delphi hosts some of the biggest events in the art glass community. Learn about our annual Art Glass Festival and juried contest at https //www.delphiglass.com/gallery/agf_info See all our Upcoming Classes & Events here https //www.delphiglass.com/page/workshops_main Visit Delphi Glass http //www.delphiglass.com/ https //www.facebook.com/delphiglass https //twitter.com/DelphiGlass https //www.pinterest.com/DelphiGlass/ http //www.delphiglass.com/blog Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/DelphiGlass

Household Items as Tools-Part II

Household Items as Tools-Part II Last year, we asked our Facebook fans to tell us how they use regular household items as tools in glass art creation. We got a fantastic list of ideas. When we asked again this year, we got a few more great tips to share. Heres the list, Part II. Thanks everyone. Folgers coffee buckets for scrap glass A cut-up cardboard box instead of a grinder shield The plastic tops of milk containers for holding flux while working Spoons for frit to roll beads in; baby spoons to hold small amounts of frit Silverware basket from dishwasher to hold tools Canning jars to hold frit Wooden toothpicks for mandrels Stainless steel bowls and containers for slumping Page protectors to keep patterns dry while grinding Cut an apron out of old plastic tablecloth to use while grinding. Use a kitchen apron as a pattern - no sewing involved. Read Household Items You

How to Use the Delphi “Glass Finder” Tool

How to Use the Delphi “Glass Finder” Tool Delphi Glass was founded on the belief that making art glass projects should be enjoyable and rewarding for everyone, from budding craftspeople to professional artists. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge about the crafts our customers enjoy. We also understand the need to find the right tools to complete your beautiful projects. Our aim is to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Our online tools do just that. Delphi Glass has over 2,000 styles of glass, so don't let finding the perfect piece discourage you. Allow our glass finder to help find just the right glass for your project. Our Glass Finder can be found by typing http //www.delphiglass.com/GlassFinder or scrolling to the bottom of our website at http //www.delphiglass.com/ and clicking on Glass Finder. When to Use Our Glass Finder Is your go-to green out of stock? The glass finder can help you select something similar. Are you trying to find something gorgeous to coordinate with a stunning sheet youve already got? Narrow the search by color, by brand, by transparency and more to see the top picks. Weve all been there - you have the perfect pattern and a vision of

Get the Exact Glass You Need with the Glass Finder Tool at Delphi Glass

Get the Exact Glass You Need with the Glass Finder Tool at Delphi Glass You probably already know that Delphi Glass has an amazing selection of glass to buy for your glass art projects. From stained glass to mosaics to fused glass and beyond, you’ll find everything you need here. But sometimes, your projects will require specific colors, transparencies and thicknesses. Or perhaps you’re just brand loyal and want to buy glass manufactured by Bullseye, Spectrum, Van Gogh, or others. Whatever the case, you can minimize your sleuthing for just the right glass by using the Delphi Glass Glass Finder Tool. The dropdown menu selections make it easy to choose exactly what you want so you can place your order faster. Find your fusing COE in seconds. New to glass art and not sure what that means? It’s the Coefficient of Expansion that measures the rate of how that glass will expand and contract when it is heated or cooled. You need

The Silberschnitt Pro Circle Cutter | Delphi Glass

The Silberschnitt Pro Circle Cutter | Delphi Glass Cut perfectly round circles of glass with ease using the Silberschnitt Pro Circle Cutter. Watch this video to learn more about the glass cutter and how to cut circles out of glass.

Studio News: The Tool I Can't Live Without

Studio News: The Tool I Can't Live Without I dont have just one favorite tool, but there is one that I use virtually every time I work on a project. As you know, having the right tool for the job, makes the job a whole lot easier. Beetle Bits Cutting System with the Flying Beetle Attachment This system provides the speed and precision glass cutting that a busy studio demands. Cutting strips, squares, angles and more are perfect every time, and this tool does it in half the time of other systems. Be sure to train your entire staff to use this amazing system and theyll all be anxious to use it. Plus, they now have a 35 bar to use with your system, so cutting large pieces of glass is fast and accurate. There is a video on the Business Center, under Studio Resources that demonstrates all the wonderful things this system will do.

The Toyo Thomas Grip Super Cutter | Delphi Glass

The Toyo Thomas Grip Super Cutter | Delphi Glass Cut glass with precision with the Thomas Grip Supercutter. Watch this video to learn why the Thomas Grip Suppercutter is of our most popular handheld glass cutters

Tiffany Lamps: You Can Do It!

Tiffany Lamps: You Can Do It! Thanks to a wide assortment of patterns, molds and instruction, its easy for hobbyists to make Tiffany style lampshades. We should mention right away that when we refer to Tiffany Style Lamps, were talking about lamps that are made on a mold (or form the terms are interchangeable). If a mold isnt needed, the lamp would be considered a Flat Panel Lamp. Making Tiffany style lamps is actually quite similar to making stained glass windows. The main difference is that after youve cut and foiled the pieces for your lamp, you solder them together on a mold, instead of on a flat surface. This is what gives the lamp its rounded shape. Most of the pieces in a Tiffany lamp need to be quite small to conform to the rounded mold. Thats why this type of shade, by its nature, has a considerable number of pieces. Most popular designs

Taurus 3 Ring Saw Review & Demonstration

Taurus 3 Ring Saw Review & Demonstration The Taurus Ring Saw is an excellent glass cutting tool for making multi-directional cuts. Watch as Delphi Glass store associate Danielle Wagner reviews and demonstrates how to use the Taurus 3 Ring Saw.

Beadmaking Basics

Beadmaking Basics When I found Cindy Jenkins book Making Glass Beads back in 1998, I was immediately hooked on the idea of making glass beads. Id never seen handmade glass beads nor had I ever seen anyone make one. I was absolutely fascinated and I still am. Back then, the information was tough to find, but its much more popular now. I hope the following information will ease you into the fun world of making your own glass beads. Glass beadmaking is probably one of the easiest mediums to get started in when it comes to the tools and equipment you will need. Lets start by looking at the basic equipment Torch A good beginning torch is the Hot Head Torch which was made specifically for beadmaking. It burns hot and clean and runs off of a small MAPP gas tank (see description below). Work Surface Find an old table or desk.

DL3000 Bandsaw Review | Delphi Glass

DL3000 Bandsaw Review | Delphi Glass The DL3000 Bandsaw is an excellent saw for making precision cuts of all kinds on art glass and ceramic tile. Watch as Lisa Parks reviews bandsaw and demonstrates how easy and precise it is to use on all kinds of glass.

Removing a Frozen Grinder Head

Removing a Frozen Grinder Head The grinding head on my grinder is frozen on the motor shaft. How do I remove it? You may find that you can move the grinder head down, but not up and off, the shaft. This is due to the shaft becoming larger for one of two reasons. First, glass, dust and debris accumulate on the shaft. This coating builds up and makes the shaft larger. The second possibility is a nick or scar on the shaft, causing the same thing. In either case, push the bit down to get it out of the way. Then, using a fine steel wool, gently polish the motor shaft (with the motor running) for about a minute. The bit will usually then just lift right off. If this attempt does not work, you can apply an anti-seize liquid or spray (such as WD-40) onto the grinding head and motor shaft. Wait 10 or

Grinding Glass with the Glastar Super II Grinder

Grinding Glass with the Glastar Super II Grinder The Glastar Super II Grinder is a glass grinder that artist, hobbyists, schools, and studios will enjoy. Save time by grinding down uneven glass to make your glass fit your design. The Glastar Super II Grinder features a 1/2 hp motor and comes with a 3/4 and a 1/4 grinder bits, and a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Grind Glass Without a Glass Grinder

Grind Glass Without a Glass Grinder I love my glass grinder. In fact, I have a couple of them. But I dont grind every piece of glass that I cut. For me, its not necessary. If you can cut accurately, and by accurately I mean no bigger or smaller than your pattern, you may be able to cut down on your projects time by trying out a tool that Ive come to love and rely upon, my grinding stone. A grinding stone, or abrasive stone harks to an earlier day in the history of glass cutting, but still has its value when used in conjunction with good solid, glass scoring and breaking technique. In the pre-grinder days, these stones were de rigueur for the well equipped glazier and to put it simply, they got the job done. Learning to use the stone will take about thirty seconds of training; implementing it can save you hours.

Grinding Glass with the Gryphette Grinder

Grinding Glass with the Gryphette Grinder The Gryphette grinder is an excellent glass grinder with a small footprint. With only a 6-3/4 work surface, the Gryphette grinder performs just as well as larger glass grinders. It comes with a 3/4 grinder bit and can accept all standard bits.The Gryphette also comes with a 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Fused Stained Glass Pendant

Fused Stained Glass Pendant Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention, and sometimes invention comes when you have nothing to lose. Early in my career, I had three metal-clay-and-fused-glass pendants fail in a single day. The glass cabochons simply shattered and fell away from the silver after the pieces were fired because I had neglected to cut an expansion hole underneath the cabochons. Augghh. Lesson learned. But now I was left with three ugly pieces of silver, each with small pieces of glass permanently fused into bizarre locations on the surfacea loss I could not afford. Weeks later, after tryingunsuccessfully to remove the glass, I decided to try fusing glass in patterns onto the surface of the pendants. The results were surprising, and the Stained Glass process was born This technique begins with any fired metal clay with a flat surface. Small shards of fusible glass are then attached to the silver. After

The Basic Glass Tool Kit | Delphi Glass

The Basic Glass Tool Kit | Delphi Glass The Basic Glass Tool Kit provides all the tools needed to score, break, and smooth glass pieces for your art glass projects. The kit includes a Toyo Dry Wheel SuperCutter, Breaker/grozer pliers, Running pliers, Diamond hand pad, Safety glasses, and Glass square.

Celebrating Innovations in Art Glass

Celebrating Innovations in Art Glass Delphis 40th Year Anniversary is quickly approaching, which will be commemorated with the release of the 2012 Annual Catalog.Our constant commitment to making art glass accessible to everyone by providing the largest selection of supplies and art glass has truly made us innovators. One of the ways we stay on the cutting edge is to bring tools and products that enable the process of creating to become enjoyable and rewarding for everyone. This month we are featuring two of our vendors whose products support the mission of Delphi and embody innovation. We recently caught up with the President of Creators Stained Glass, Inc. and Inventor of the Cutters Mate, CirclePro and Strip Pro, Ray Nicholas. He told us the story of what sparked his creation of these tools.He began creating stained glass in 1992.His services become so in demand that by 1996 he had developed the Cutters Mate to

Glass Tools: Creator's Bottle Neck Cutter

Glass Tools: Creator's Bottle Neck Cutter Ray Nicholas, Inventor of the Creators Bottle Neck Cutter gives a demonstration. www.cuttersmate.com (more information on creators products) www.padestal.com (tablet or phone holder)

Wild Shape Glass Candle Holders

Wild Shape Glass Candle Holders Step 1 Cut a piece of glass in any wild shape or size you like. (This piece was just a leftover piece of glass from a stained glass window.) Step 2 Place a drape mold in the kiln. Since the piece of glass may run down to the shelf, it is best to have a piece of Fiber Paper under the mold. (I have used a bisque fired coffee mug for my mold. The glass will melt down around this mold so be sure to pick something were the sides go straight down or flare out, or the glass will break removing it from the mold.) Step 3 Drape a thin piece of Fiber Paper over the drape mold that is about the same size as the piece of glass. Step 4 Fire the glass at cone 017. Step 5 Wash the piece using a soft brush to remove

How to Cut Glass - The Basics | Delphi Glass

How to Cut Glass - The Basics | Delphi Glass Whether youre making a stained glass project or glass fusing project one of the essential skills is knowing how to cut glass. In this demonstration we will be showing the tools and the techniques for cutting glass using handheld glass cutters, running pliers, and breaking pliers.

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Stained Glass Artist

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Stained Glass Artist There are only 52 days left until Christmas. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If not, Delphi has you covered with some bright and shiny ideas for the stained glass artist in your life. Here are some we think will be very well received if you tuck them under your tree. 1. Stained Glass A stained glass artist can never have too much glass to work with. We carry a huge selection of stained glass. Why not order some new and exciting colors for your favorite stained glass artist? Try something different like the Van Gogh glass that is almost too pretty to cut. Plus with glass packs and sample sets, your recipient will get a gorgeous array of glass to work with in one fabulous package. 2. Studio Pro Caddy If you’re stained glass artist has tools all over the place in their studio, perhaps a Studio Pro

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Stained Glass Artist

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Stained Glass Artist There are only 52 days left until Christmas. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If not, Delphi has you covered with some bright and shiny ideas for the stained glass artist in your life. Here are some we think will be very well received if you tuck them under your tree. 1. Stained Glass A stained glass artist can never have too much glass to work with. We carry a huge selection of stained glass. Why not order some new and exciting colors for your favorite stained glass artist? Try something different like the Van Gogh glass that is almost too pretty to cut. Plus with glass packs and sample sets, your recipient will get a gorgeous array of glass to work with in one fabulous package. 2. Studio Pro Caddy If you’re stained glass artist has tools all over the place in their studio, perhaps a Studio Pro

Dealer Spotlight: Abstract Stained Glass

Dealer Spotlight: Abstract Stained Glass When John Falibota of Girard, Ohio, told his wife he was going to take a stained glass class, she couldnt stop laughing. John had a life-long fear of cut glass. If a glass broke in the house, he wouldnt go near it for fear of cutting himself. But over time his fear subsided, and in 1984 he and his wife, Marlene, started attending craft shows and eventually opened their very own stained glass store in 1999. Their 1,200 sg. ft. store provided classes and supplies as well as fulfilled custom orders. Seven years later, they moved to an even larger store (2,375 sq. ft.) and added imported blown glass and Russian glass animals to their inventory. Due to the tough economic climate, John and Marlene recently moved again to a smaller store (1,600 sq. ft.). They dropped the imported glass and returned to their roots-teaching, supplies and custom work. They

Upcycled Glass Bottle Terrarium

Upcycled Glass Bottle Terrarium Step-by-step video directions on this fun and green eco-craft. Youll need a recycled glass bottle, some basic supplies and the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw. http //www.delphiglass.com/glass-tools/band-saws/ Watch the video then buy your band saw at www.DelphiGlass.com/Precision2000

Spring Decorating Trends in Glass

Spring Decorating Trends in Glass 1-2-3 Alphabet Soup Make your style personal and creative. Use numbers and letters to personalize your home dcor. Various fonts, sizes, colors and unusual applications create striking results. Initials, monograms and words add depth and sometimes amusement to a bare wall or boring box, and will always require a second look. Numbers are also popular. A house number, significant date, anniversary or just a favorite number (mine is 16) all add a personal touch to everyday projects. Todays numbers appear clean, fresh and new again. Combining new project ideas and vintage pieces, can be show stopping when displayed together. Whatever you create, youll be #1, and get an A for your efforts. Drawer Pulls / Knobs A quick and easy project that everyone can do. When added to a piece of furniture, drawer pulls instantly give a room personality. Initials or monograms are fun and creative and will be unexpected.

How to Use the Precision 2000 Bandsaw

How to Use the Precision 2000 Bandsaw See Diamond Techs Precision 2000 hobby saw in action. Learn how to cut with this small but powerful band saw as it handles everything from glass to tile to plastics in minutes. Watch the video then buy your saw at www.DelphiGlass.com/Precision2000.

Glass Art Resolutions for the New Year

Glass Art Resolutions for the New Year As 2017 fast approaches, you’re probably thinking of what resolutions you’re going to make (and hopefully stick to) in the New Year. Perhaps it’s getting more exercise or eating more healthfully, the two most common resolutions people make every year. Those are great resolutions to make, but it’s also good to think outside the box when making your resolutions. Here are some suggestions for glass art resolutions to make. 1. Organize your creative space By taking a little time to organize and arrange your art glass tools and supplies, you’ll be saving yourself time in the long run. That means you’ll have more time to focus on what really matters being creative. Plus, when you keep things organized, you’ll know what supplies you need to stock up on. Nothing is more frustrating than being in the middle of a project only to realize you’re out of something you need. 2.

How to Use the Beetle Bits Cutting System

How to Use the Beetle Bits Cutting System The Beetle Bits cutting system is an extremely efficient way to make multiple diamond, square, triangle, strips and more. http /KqGu8L

Clearwater Stained Glass Studio, FL

Clearwater Stained Glass Studio, FL For an art glass enthusiast, discovering the Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater, FL is like a fried foods addict finding the fairgrounds. Its sensory overload. Large panels hang from the ceiling, small panels are posted on lightboards, and a large mixed-media piranha looms in the front window. You could spend hours in the 2400-square-foot studio and not find all of the art glass treats sprinkled around. Owner Kathleen Bromley is like the Willy Wonka of this proverbial chocolate shop. Her studio, located on US 19 attracts tourists, snow birds and locals of all ages, and she has diversified her offerings to appeal to multiple audiences. We went to visit Kathleen at her studio while a class was in session. Her students were learning how to make glass kaleidoscopes. She broke away from teaching long enough to introduce her staff and give us a quick tour. She, like her shop,

How to Cut Circles in Glass | Delphi Glass

How to Cut Circles in Glass | Delphi Glass Delphi instructor Steena Gaut demonstrates two easy methods for cutting circles in glass. One involves a carbide wheel cutter (pencil grip or pistol grip) and a grinder, and the other involves the Glastar Circle/Strip Cutter. A third method is mentioned using a Bandsaw. Glass circles can be used in a variety of stained glass and fused glass projects.

ZN Stained Glass: Capturing Creativity

ZN Stained Glass: Capturing Creativity Think of it this way youre attempting to capture something that doesnt actually exist. A mythical creature that can change shape, even meaning at any given time; and youre expected to do it, again and again, over and over, til the end of time. Sounds all kinds of easy, right? Its actually about as easy as it sounds. Creativity is the mythical creature, Im the person thats supposed to capture it. Thats my life as an artist. More specifically, a stained glass artist. My love of glass started at a very young age--the exact age doesnt matter--but I know I was short enough to be patted on the top of my curly head by hundreds of people while they called me small boy since I was too painfully shy to introduce myself. I was dragged through hundreds of cathedrals and museums here and abroad. I saw the works of

How to Drill a Hole in Glass | Delphi Glass

How to Drill a Hole in Glass | Delphi Glass Delphi Instructors Jeannette Woodard and Roy Kapp demonstrate how to drill a hole in glass using two different methods, a drill press and a hand-held drill, both using a core drill bit. http //www.delphiglass.com/glass-tools/drill-bits-engravers/

Creating Wellness through Glass Art

Creating Wellness through Glass Art Photo credit Green Earth Glass We all know that making something beautiful feels good, but did you know that there are health perks too? It’s true. The creative process of planning your projects while overcoming the obstacles you face when bringing your glass art ideas to life is stimulating for the brain on so many levels. While it may be challenging to try a new technique or even a new form of glass art, the entire process is actually more relaxing for your brain than you think, all the while stimulating it for growth. The end result is a gorgeous piece of glass art and a refreshed mind. You really need to do this for yourself to bring more peace and harmony into your world. At Delphi Glass, we completely agree with this which is why we offer our classes year-round. Sign up for one of them to

How to Use the Mini Cutters Mate | Delphi Glass

How to Use the Mini Cutters Mate | Delphi Glass Easily cut glass sitting down or standing up, without having to grip a traditional cutter. The Cutters Mate Mini allows glass artists to cut shapes accurately in a smaller workspace than required by the full-sized Cutters Mate. This tool is great for people who have a small workspace, who cannot stand for long periods of time, or who may not have the ability to grip and apply pressure to a traditional glass cutter. Works with or without a 12 x 12 grid. http /K8I2VY

Glass Chapel Window Lights Up Hospice

Glass Chapel Window Lights Up Hospice Glass Artist Karen Mamel had all but packed away her glass tools when she opened her E-mail inbox. Sharon Jones of Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Florida was inquiring about a stained glass window in a newly built chapel. A man was donating the window in honor of his beloved wife. She had previously built windows for two other Florida Hospices and spent much of her free time visiting patients and volunteering for the organization. A cancer survivor and nurse, she felt a particular connection to the patients. She called friend and pattern designer, Lynda Chandler, to explain the challenge. The project was a five-and-a-half-foot round window facing west, Karen said. Beyond that, she had received little direction. Sharon at Good Shepherd had seen our work before and trusted us to come up with a good design. Karen and Lynda got to work. The pair met more than five years

Stained Glass News November 2013 Edition

Stained Glass News November 2013 Edition Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the November 2013 edition of Stained Glass News. In addition to information packed articles, every issue of Stained Glass News features the newest items for glass artists. Read on to learn more about these exciting supplies. 1. Papyros Kiln Shelf Release Paper in Precut 13 Rounds Time seems to be in short supply these days, especially during the busy holiday season. Save time and say goodbye to wasted shelf paper with Papyros Precuts. The convenient 13 round pieces are die-cut to fit your 14 16 kiln, so youll never be stuck trimming shelf paper when youd rather be cutting glass and creating. Each piece offers the full benefits of this favorite kiln liner it holds up, often for several firings, and clean up is a snap. At Delphi, you can find Papyros

How to Assemble the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw

How to Assemble the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw The Precision 2000 Hobby Saw is the most versatile hobby saw on the market. It cuts through stone and tile, glass, wood and more. Its small enough to fit in a small work room, but strong enough to take on big projects. Its also one of the most cost-effective saws on the market. http /H8M3cd

Stained Glass News September 2013 Edition

Stained Glass News September 2013 Edition Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the September 2013 edition of Stained Glass News As always we look forward to receiving our quarterly issue of Stained Glass News. It is always packed with inspiration and highlights of the newest items available for art glass creations. Let us walk you through these exciting new items and see how they can add new dimension and style to your work today. 1. Dichroic Extract Its like glitter, all grown up. Add dichroic to your projects in ways youve previously only dreamed of with this fantastic new product. Its all the dazzle of dichroic, without a backing to limit your applications. With no COE, you can paint it on, sprinkle it, even pick it up in flameworked and blown glass projects. Dichroic Extract is available in all your favorite colors, plus fun sample sets to get started. 2. Fuseworks Gift

Why Buy the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw

Why Buy the Precision 2000 Hobby Saw It cuts through stone and tile, glass, wood and more. Its small enough to fit in a small work room, but strong enough to take on big projects. Its also one of the most cost-effective saws on the market. http /Hehk8v

How to: Create Faux Opals with Glass

How to: Create Faux Opals with Glass Before I was fortunate enough to own a kiln, I used to experiment with all kinds of polymer clay using recipes for faux gemstones. It was fun and inexpensive. While giving a fused glass lesson the other day, I said, Hey, lets try to make some faux opals. So, we crushed up some green and orange, clear backed dichroic glass (from the Uroboros Magic Box), and mixed in a tiny bit of crushed opaque white glass. We cut two transparent ovals, covered them with Bullseye Glastac Firing Glue, and sprinkled on the frit. We added another layer of glue and piled up some more frit. The beauty of this glue is that you can use as much as you want. I love it for holding the frit on the edges of bowls and glass. The fired pieces looked like opal cabochons. To make the cabochons more opaque, I used my

How to Clean the Taurus 3 Ring Saw

How to Clean the Taurus 3 Ring Saw Watch this demonstration by Gemini on how to clean the Taurus 3 Ring Saw. http //www.delphiglass.com/glass-tools/ring-saws/taurus-3-ring-saw

Art Glass: A New Pastime in China

Art Glass: A New Pastime in China For the last few years, Dan Daniels, founder of Delphi Glass, has had his eye on China. With its rich art history and growing middle class, the country offers a new opportunity for the largest art glass retailer in America. In the United States, art glass, like woodworking or quilting, is a popular pastime. But until recently, China didnt have the luxury of pastimes. Ten or even five years ago, the Chinese didnt have the time or money to take on a hobby, Daniels said. Now thats starting to change. As a result of economic development, leisure-time activities are becoming more and more common in China. People are spending free time with their families, playing outside or visiting the mall. But there are no big box craft stores offering paper crafts, jewelry or sewing supplies in China. The craft industry as we know it in the U.S. is simply non-existent.