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A Light Fixture Reborn

A Light Fixture Reborn Glass artist Carol Lancour sent over these before and after photos of an old glass light fixture she found in her garage. She mosaicked the forgotten item and repurposed it into a glimmering garden orb. (Carol is the same artist who turned concrete blocks into stunning planters for her backyard.) Genius. Looking for Recycled Arts Supplies? Free Recycled Arts Project Guides here.

LED Light Pad Black Friday 2021

LED Light Pad Black Friday 2021 See what there is to love.

Contest: Light Up Our Blog

Contest: Light Up Our Blog Do you love making lamps? Enter Delphis Light Up Our Blog contest for a chance to be featured on our blog and to receive a Flower Power premium glass pack from Uroboros Glass. Other entrants will be considered for features on our blog as well. Email a photo of your lamp, and a little about you (the artist) to [email protected] One entry per person please. All entries must be received by Feb. 29, 2012. Stained glass entries only please. Delphi Glass will notify winner by replying to email address. Delphi Glass reserves the right to deny entry to the contest for any reason. Winner will be chosen by Delphi Glass associates. Participants acknowledge that Delphi Glass may use their photos, with artist credit, for reproduction in any medium, including print and electronic for the purpose of advertising, trade, display or any other medium. Lamp pictured, top left, created by John

Fused Holiday Night Lights #FacebookLive

Fused Holiday Night Lights #FacebookLive In this Facebook Live video Roy shares our process, supplies used along with firing schedules so you too can create your own. Supplies we used today. Night light supplies https //www.delphiglass.com/dimensi.../night-light-supplies/ Glues https //www.delphiglass.com/search/Adheasive Fall and Halloween Pre-Cuts https //www.delphiglass.com/search/FBLivePreCuts Slumping Mold https //www.delphiglass.com/.../night-light-mold-2-pack Firing Schedules Tack Fuse Ramp Temperature Hold Segment 1 300°F/hr (149°C) 1000°F (538°C) 15 minutes Segment 2 300°F/hr 1370°F (743°C) 10 min Segment 3 9999 or Full 900° F (482°C)* 30 min * Annealing temperature for 90 COE glass is 900° F (482°C). Annealing temperature for 96 COE glass is 950° F (510°C). Mold Slump Ramp Temperature Hold Segment 1 300°F/hr 1000°F 15 min Segment 2 300°F/hr 1250°F (677°C) 10 min Segment 3 9999 or Full 900°F* 30 min Rounded Accents Ramp Temperature Hold Segment 1 9999 or Full 1500°F 10-30 min* *depends on size of pieces

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

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc: About Y-96

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc: About Y-96 Delphi Glass offers a large selection of Youghiogheny Glass online and at our store in Lansing, MI. Youghiogheny Stained Glass is recommended by glass artists for its beautiful, unique color pallet. Perfect for glass restoration and reproduction work, Youghioghenys mottled glass is nearly identical to what was used during Louis Tiffanys time. Stipple art glass from Youghiogheny Glass is a premium, hand-made glass that disperses light in a unique way producing crisper, more vibrant colors. Yogi glass is famous for its color mixes. The colors are crisp and vibrant, making it a favorite of glass artists. Discover it for yourself. Youghiogheny (pronounced Yock-uh-gain-ee) is a gorgeous glass. If youve never worked with Stipple, you will be amazed at its crisp and vibrant colors. Where other glass mixes may bleed together, Stipple keeps true greens, red, magentas and pinks you wont believe. An excellent Tiffany reproduction glass. 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 For more information about Youghiogheny, visit http //www.youghioghenyglass.com/ Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/user/DelphiGlass

Peacock Lamp Lights Up Our Blog

Peacock Lamp Lights Up Our Blog Choosing a winner for the Light Up Our Blog contest was virtually impossible. With more than 30 unbelievable entries, how could we choose just one? Ultimately this peacock gem stole our hearts. Daisy C. from Tucker, GA will receive a Flower Power premium glass pack from Uroboros. You can read her story below. Well be featuring many other entries on our blog and in our catalogs in the future, so check back frequently and thanks to everyone who entered the contest. View other entries on Facebook or view a slideshow of entries. I am Daisy Comer. I leave in Tucker, GA. I have been working with Stained Glass for about 10 yrs. I started with class at Colonial Stained Glass in Marietta, GA. Donna and Susan taught me well. My shop is in my sunroom on the back of my townhouse. It is a nice setting and I love working

Light Up our Blog Series: Jacqueline King

Light Up our Blog Series: Jacqueline King We received so many impressive entries into the Light Up Our Blog contest, weve decided to showcase a series of them on the blog. Check back frequently, and you might just find your entry in the spotlight. Jacqueline King has been working as a professional glass artist for four years in Australia and uses Delphi Glass as her major supplier. She has recently been recognized in many publications from the US Best of Worldwide Glass Artists to Australian Art Collector Magazine. Although shes relatively new to glass and still considers herself an emerging artist, she now teaches copper foiling and kiln-forming to other aspiring artists. Images These are three of Jacquelines functional pieces she makes from a wide range of art glass. The bases are made from salvaged timber and some include Australian agate, fossil and semi-precious stones. Visit Jacqueline King on her website.

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc: About Stipple

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc: About Stipple Delphi Glass offers a large selection of Youghiogheny Glass online and at our store in Lansing, MI. Youghiogheny Stained Glass is recommended by glass artists for its beautiful, unique color pallet. Perfect for glass restoration and reproduction work, Youghioghenys mottled glass is nearly identical to what was used during Louis Tiffanys time. Stipple art glass from Youghiogheny Glass is a premium, hand-made glass that disperses light in a unique way producing crisper, more vibrant colors. Yogi glass is famous for its color mixes. The colors are crisp and vibrant, making it a favorite of glass artists. Discover it for yourself. Youghiogheny (pronounced Yock-uh-gain-ee) is a gorgeous glass. If youve never worked with Stipple, you will be amazed at its crisp and vibrant colors. Where other glass mixes may bleed together, Stipple keeps true greens, red, magentas and pinks you wont believe. An excellent Tiffany reproduction glass. 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 For more information about Youghiogheny, visit http //www.youghioghenyglass.com/ Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/user/DelphiGlass

Light Up our Blog Series: Jo Kinnaly

Light Up our Blog Series: Jo Kinnaly Jo Kinnaly is a glass artist living in Northern Virginia. Happily retired from her government job, she spends much of her time playing with glass. She has been creating glass art for a little over eight years, and finds that the more she learns, the more there is to learn. Over the years, her work has evolved into animal portraits which she creates from photos, but she tries to find time for a wide variety of projects. Kinnaly says she usually doesnt spend more than a few weeks on a project, but this lamp took her several months. She made the grapes herself in her kiln. The shade is roughly 12 tall and 18 in diameter. You can see more of Kinnalys work on Etsy.

Light Up our Blog Series: Katalin Szabo

Light Up our Blog Series: Katalin Szabo Katalin Szabo completed a 9,000 piece jigsaw puzzle about a year ago, and found herself bored by completion. The puzzle lacked the creativity Szabo was seeking. Her husband suggested she learn the art of stained glass and now shes hooked. This was her first stained glass lampshade (we were impressed to say the least). Szabo says she made all the mistakes possible in the process of making her lamp, but learned a lot in the process. What did you learn in the process of making your first lamp? Tell us in the comments section below, and on Friday, May 11, well pick one person to receive Making Stained Glass Lamps book, complete with full-sized patterns.

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc

Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass Company, Inc Delphi Glass offers a large selection of Youghiogheny Glass online and at our store in Lansing, MI. Youghiogheny Stained Glass is recommended by glass artists for its beautiful, unique color pallet. Perfect for glass restoration and reproduction work, Youghioghenys mottled glass is nearly identical to what was used during Louis Tiffanys time. Stipple art glass from Youghiogheny Glass is a premium, hand-made glass that disperses light in a unique way producing crisper, more vibrant colors. Yogi glass is famous for its color mixes. The colors are crisp and vibrant, making it a favorite of glass artists. Discover it for yourself. Youghiogheny (pronounced Yock-uh-gain-ee) is a gorgeous glass. If youve never worked with Stipple, you will be amazed at its crisp and vibrant colors. Where other glass mixes may bleed together, Stipple keeps true greens, red, magentas and pinks you wont believe. An excellent Tiffany reproduction glass. 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 For more information about Youghiogheny, visit http //www.youghioghenyglass.com/ Subscribe to Delphi Glass for more videos and project ideas https //www.youtube.com/user/DelphiGlass

Spotlighting Your Artwork

Spotlighting Your Artwork Spotlighting can add a touch of drama to your images, but it doesnt work with all types of crafts. This lighting technique can easily be used with matte and flat- surfaced work, while shiny surfaces can be a nightmare to get just right. Lets start by looking at how to create a circle of light in the darkness; the simplest way is to use a snoot over the lights reflector housing. A snoot is simply a tapered metal cone that fits over the light and creates a small circle of light instead of a large area of diffused light. With your object on a black background, the circle of light will appear as a light gray area without well-defined edges. For a tighter circle with a better definededge, you need to use a spotlight (a light source with some sort of lens in front that focuses the light into a

How to Photograph Glass Objects

How to Photograph Glass Objects Photographing glass objects is not easy, and yet, its often the photograph that sells the piece. If youre advertising classes online or selling your work on Ebay, Etsy or ArtFire, good photography is essential. Heres what you will need 1. A light tent. You can purchase one for about $100, or you can make your own relatively inexpensively. Read this article for step-by-step instructions on making your own light tent. 2. Light fixtures. You need at least one light for illuminating directly onto the object from above. If you have a desk lamp with an adjustable neck, that will work. If you are getting too many shadows, or too much glare, you may need a set of lights to illuminate the sides of the box instead. Just make sure youre using daylight or full spectrum bulbs, and that all of your fixtures are equipped with the same type of bulb.

2012 Light Up Our Blog Lamps Contest Slideshow | Delphi Glass

2012 Light Up Our Blog Lamps Contest Slideshow | Delphi Glass View some of the entries from Delphis Light Up Our Blog Contest. Contestants must have entered a photo of an original stained glass lamp for consideration. For artist credit and to see more entries, visit DelphiGlass.com/blog. http //www.delphiglass.com/stained-glass-supplies/lamp-supplies/.

7 Holiday Projects Under 3 Hours Each

7 Holiday Projects Under 3 Hours Each If youre looking to share some homemade love this holiday season, but dont have a lot of time, consider making one of these easy art glass projects. They take fewer than 3 hours to complete, and you can download the project guides for free. Purse Hangers Wine Bottle Stoppers Gingerbread Cottage Night Light Opaline Striker Frit Balls Bowl Fused Game Set Box Monogrammed Mens Accessory Set Keepsake Necklaces Which project is your favorite? Tell us in the comments section below, and well pick one person to receive a free purse hanger on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Gingerbread cottage night light made by artist Julie Haan.

KraftyBlok Project Ideas and Inspiration

KraftyBlok Project Ideas and Inspiration Watch this video to give you ideas on how to use your Kraftyblok. A pre-drilled glass block, its easy to add lights or other decoration inside. The smooth, clear glass surface makes it easy to mosaics, painting, etching or other decorative effects. Made by Diamond Tech Crafts. http //www.delphiglass.com/more-crafts/glass-blocks/ To see all the Krafyblok products currently offered by Delphi Glass please follow this link http //www.delphiglass.com/more-crafts/glass-blocks/?sort=ref01up&source=sm

The Dazzling History Behind Tiffany Lamps

The Dazzling History Behind Tiffany Lamps Tiffany lamps are a beautiful way to bring a classic touch to any room. They not only light up a room but they also serve as a work of art that can change any space from ordinary to extraordinary. Reflecting more than light, they shine with the expert craftsmanship from the artists who painstakingly hand make each one. In the 1890s, the first Tiffany lamp was created. It was named as such because it was supposed that Louis Comfort Tiffany had been the first designer of this lamp, but it would later be revealed that Clara Driscoll was the original creator of this gorgeous style of lighting. The Tiffany lamp grew in popularity in 1893 thanks to the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Tiffany had displayed his lamps there and it became one of the most sought-after items of that time period. The inspiration of course came from

10 Tips for Creating a Custom Booth on a Budget

10 Tips for Creating a Custom Booth on a Budget Here are a few rules to follow when creating your custom booth 1. Your vehicle size determines your booth dimensions when it is broken down. I cannot tell you how common it is that someone creates a booth that will not fit into their car or van. 2. Keep it simplesmooth, clean lines in all wall coverings and table treatments is the current look. Simplicity is key. 3. Dont use materials for your display that will distract from your product line. 4. Keep the opening of your booth at least 6 feet wide (7 to 8 feet is even better). You need people to enter your booth before they will buy. Narrowed-down openings say, dont come in. resulting in less customers entering your booth. 5. Use multiple levels in your display. The more levels you create and display your work on, the more interest you create from the aisleprompting

Let Your Art Shine with CBS Aqua Glow

Let Your Art Shine with CBS Aqua Glow Whether you’re making a fused glass project or a unique piece of glass jewelry, why not let it really shine by adding some glowing pigment? CBS Aqua Glow is a powder that works well with glass fusing as well as fused glass jewelry. While it appears yellowish in color, once exposed to a prolonged light source such as a lamp or the sun, it illuminates in an illustrious aqua color in the darkness. What’s neat about this pigment is that it reflects a gentle color to the art you create when you see it in the light. But once the lights go out, it becomes even more spectacular. CBS Aqua Glow is compatible with all COEs too and that makes it an excellent pigment to use when creating anything from glass beads to lampworking and beyond. If you’d like to use this pigment in your next glass project, you’ll want

Organized Studio Contestants Share Their Tips

Organized Studio Contestants Share Their Tips Your studio is your haven, your cave of creativity, your me space. It is as personal as the work that comes out of it. One thing that studios everywhere could probably use is some ORGANIZATION, and thanks to Delphis second annual studio contest we can all learn some secrets to keeping it clean. In 2011, we featured those of you who had the Messiest Studios. We had 50 photo entries in that contest, and boy we really enjoyed seeing the functioning chaos. This year we explored the opposite end of the spectrum, hoping to gain some insights, tips, and methods to keeping an art glass studio neat and tidy. Whether you have a large dedicated space for your studio, or like most you are repurposing a section of your home to accommodate your ever growing passion for glass, these tips will help you get organized. Tips from the Contest

A Beginner's Trip to Lansing: The Introduction

A Beginner's Trip to Lansing: The Introduction I was 22 weeks pregnant and already humongous, if thats not too much information. I boarded the plane hoping that I would have a somewhat comfortable flight from Tampa to Flint. After getting settled, I make a To-Do list for my trip. 1. Try not to knock over anything breakable with enormous belly. 2. Try to keep emotional outbursts to a minimum even if first few lampworking beads are lumpy piles of goo. 3. Remember to wear protective clothing so as not to light body parts on fire. 4. Arrive a novice, leave an expert.

Celebrate Hanukkah with Glass Creations

Celebrate Hanukkah with Glass Creations The Holiday Season offers the perfect opportunity to create custom glass art celebrating traditions. Unique decorations and dishware featuring iconic designs are sure to become favorite centerpieces of your holiday decorations. Hanukkah is no exception - the Festival of Lights immediately conjures up images of dreidels and Hanukkah menorahs. Find a fresh take on the menorah and design your own in fused glass following step-by-step instructions courtesy of Aanraku Glass Studios, or make festive gift tags, plates or candle ornaments for Hanukkah with Free Project Guides. Looking for more ideas to create glass art projects for Hanukkah? Browse glass art Judaica supplies.

Be Kreative with KraftyBlok!

Be Kreative with KraftyBlok! Summer is a great time to unleash your creativity. It’s also a great time to grab a KraftyBlok or two from Delphi and bring your ideas to life. KraftyBlok is a multifaceted glass block that you can turn into pretty much anything you can dream up. Think of it as a blank canvas in glass block form. Its smooth and clear surface is the perfect base for mosaics, etching, painting and plenty more. Plus, it has an opening where you can easily add embellishments or even lights to really make your KraftyBlok project shine. You can purchase KraftyBlok stands to display your KraftyBlok creation too. There are endless possibilities to bring your KraftyBlok project to life on so many levels. Turn it into a piggy bank for your children or grandchildren. Make it into a stunning vase to hold your fresh-cut flowers. Night lights, picture boxes, bookends and more can

Be Kreative with KraftyBlok!

Be Kreative with KraftyBlok! Summer is a great time to unleash your creativity. It’s also a great time to grab a KraftyBlok or two from Delphi and bring your ideas to life. KraftyBlok is a multifaceted glass block that you can turn into pretty much anything you can dream up. Think of it as a blank canvas in glass block form. Its smooth and clear surface is the perfect base for mosaics, etching, painting and plenty more. Plus, it has an opening where you can easily add embellishments or even lights to really make your KraftyBlok project shine. You can purchase KraftyBlok stands to display your KraftyBlok creation too. There are endless possibilities to bring your KraftyBlok project to life on so many levels. Turn it into a piggy bank for your children or grandchildren. Make it into a stunning vase to hold your fresh-cut flowers. Night lights, picture boxes, bookends and more can

We're Green Behind the Scenes

We're Green Behind the Scenes Theres a lot of buzz about recycled art these days. At Delphi, we not only promotes green art, we also strive to run a green business. Heres what were doing... Delphi uses overrun boxes whenever possible instead of official Delphi boxes. We use 100% recycled biodegradable packaging peanuts. They are literally and figuratively green. (Also our bubble wrapping is both figuratively and literally green). Bring Us Your Peanuts We are also a recycling center in Lansing for used packaging peanuts. People in the community can drop off boxes or bags of peanuts and well reuse them. For recycling centers near you, call the peanut hotline at 800-828-2214 or visit http //www.loosefillpackaging.com/ We use paper wrapping when possible. We even save our newspapers to use as wrapping. We have a dumpster just for recycled cardboard We recycle plastic and aluminum cans. Large bins are set up in both break rooms and

2018’s Pantone® Color of the Year Goes to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet!

2018’s Pantone® Color of the Year Goes to Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet! At Delphi Glass, we’re always excited about Pantone’s Color of the Year. This year, Ultra Violet is the winner. It’s an intriguing color, chosen for its infinite possibilities for inspiration. Purples tend to be more enigmatic and symbolize brilliance and creativity. At Delphi Glass, being creative is just what we do and we think this color selection couldn’t be more fitting for 2018. When you look at the color purple through history, it has always been a part of mystic and spiritual harmony. It’s a peaceful color that brings about a feeling of calm. This deep shade of purple is a symbol of the spectrum of emotions swirling around the world today with a reflection of positive light for hopeful and peaceful days ahead. Expect to see a lot of Ultra Violet around, from glass and fabric to lighting and furnishings. Rich in color, it evokes images of

Ribbon Machine Replaces Glassblowers

Ribbon Machine Replaces Glassblowers Last weekend, while killing time in Detroit before a flight, I wandered into the Henry Ford Museum. If you havent had a chance to visit this monstrous attraction, make plans now. Its incredible. I was there for three hours and saw only a small portion of what the museum has to offer. There are huge machinery collections, transportation exhibits and much, much more planes, trains and automobiles, oh my. I was especially intrigued with one particular machine. The Corning Glass Ribbon Machine. Before the invention of this machine, every light bulb was hand blown. As you can imagine, this process was painstakingly slow and expensive. But then a man named Will Woods came along and changed the world. This is his story. In 1898, Will Woods was a 19-year-old kid looking to pursue his dream of becoming a glassblower. He traveled to the Corning Glass Manufactory in Corning, NY

Great Gift Ideas for Everyone!

Great Gift Ideas for Everyone! ‘Tis the season for shopping. Have you found something for everyone on your list? If not, we’ve got some fantastic suggestions for gifts they’ll be sure to love. Michigan Cast Iron Skillet For the chef that lives in and loves Michigan, there’s no better cookware than a cast iron skillet shaped just like the mitten state. But fear not if you’re not gifting to someone in Michigan. They make skillets in the shapes of other states like Texas and New York. There’s also one in the shape of America for the ultimate patriot. Karaoke Party Light-Up Music Ball This Bluetooth-controlled karaoke ball is loads of fun for anyone who is the life of the party. Light up the living room and belt out your favorite tunes. It works with all music players too. Foodie Dice If you know someone who always has trouble figuring out what to cook for dinner,

Setting Up Your Stained Glass Workshop

Setting Up Your Stained Glass Workshop I am about to set up my new workshop. I was just wondering what you think are the most important things to include? Since every situation is different, we cant give you specific answers, but here are some things that you should give some thought to. We think that the two most important things in a workshop are safety and comfort. You obviously want everything in your workshop to be as safe as possible. Ideally, you will want to have proper ventilation, plenty of lighting, safe storage areas for glass and chemicals (do you have children?), grounded electrical connections, no extension cords, safe disposal for glass and supplies (trash cans as opposed to plastic bags), and easy to clean surfaces (no carpet on the floor). Comfort is the next most important consideration. The height of your work surface is very important. If you arent comfortable, you wont be able to

6 Tips for Decorating Your Thanksgiving Table with Glass

6 Tips for Decorating Your Thanksgiving Table with Glass Show off your art glass creations. Here are 6 easy and inexpensive ways to incorporate art glass into your Thanksgiving dinner table dcor. 1. Glass bottles are easy and inexpensive to use. Cut the bottoms of glass bottles of varying heights. Place over votive candles, and decorate with etching, twine, ribbon and other found objects. Download instructions on how to make the centerpiece pictured top right. I also love these amber-colored bottle hurricanes I found onEtsy (at right). They provide just the right amount of romantic ambiance for the dinner table. 2. Decorate pillar candles with glass frit for extra sparkle. In browing for Thanksgiving inspiration online, I ran across this great idea by HGTV to roll pillar candles in lentils for a unique table decoration. Then I thought, why not roll them in glass frit. The frit

Questions and Answers with Mary Datwyler

Questions and Answers with Mary Datwyler Mary Datwyler is the owner and primary designer of Sunflower Glassworks, Delphis latest Elite Dealer. She has over 20 years experience in art glass, seven of which has been running her full-service glass shop. Her work has been taken to six continents (anyone headed for Antarctica?) and has been featured in print and cable TV. Recently, staff at Delphi Glass sat down with her to ask the artist a few questions about her work and her inspiration. How did you get involved in art glass? As a child my mother shopped religion so I was exposed to many styles of stained glass (and philosophies) in all of the various buildings I was in for religious training. Thats where it began. I took my first class nearly 20 years ago and after working in glass for 12 years, I finally was brave enough to sell my first piece to the