Saint Luke is considered the patron saint of doctors, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, butchers, glassmakers, glass workers, gold workers, goldsmiths, notaries, sculptors and stained glass workers. His feast day is October 18th.
Feb 16, Stepping Stone problem posted on February 16, 2010 10:32:15 am I have already purchased a 12 inch cement round stepping stone. I want to glue the pieces on and then grout the top. How do I transfer my pattern onto
Feb 12, Prarie Lamp posted on February 12, 2010 05:26:00 am I have made 3 bases and this is the first shade.I used your tutorial all the way and really appreciate your info.The bases are made from white oak and
Feb 9, What is Rebar and How is it Used? posted on February 09, 2010 08:39:30 am What is rebar? I know they use it in building houses, but is there a different kind for glass? And where do you get it? I looked thru every question
Feb 9, Navy Chief's Glass posted on February 08, 2010 08:09:57 pm I made this for my husband a few years ago. He is a retired Sr. Chief. The piece took about six weeks to complete and it's done in copper foil. The original
Feb 7, Window tilts in - how do I attach a panel? posted on February 07, 2010 02:09:15 pm I would like to make a panel(s) for the high windows in this stairway. The house is in Spain and the windows have a metal casement frame (aluminum I think)
Feb 7, Designing problem posted on February 07, 2010 01:57:22 pm I am designing a panel for a friend who just bought her own business and I cannot figure out how to place the lines radiating out from the letters so it
Feb 3, Patterns by Robert Oddy posted on February 03, 2010 01:28:41 pm You can now buy patterns by Robert Oddy, one of the most gifted stained glass artists of our time.
Feb 3, installing a spider in a lamp shade posted on February 02, 2010 08:02:26 pm what is the proper way of installing a 3 or 4 arm spider in my lampshade Answer To use a spider you will: Get the appropriate spider for your panel lamp.
Jan 31, Lamp shade pattern discrepancies posted on January 31, 2010 06:09:28 am I am getting ready to make a lamp shade and have chosen a pattern from a book. I made a mock-up of the panels (6) from cardboard and taped it together
Jan 26, Lifting Foil posted on January 25, 2010 08:21:15 pm My foil is lifting after I solder, I have burnished very well, where the foil meets the glass is so smooth and it still lifts????I'm getting very
Jan 26, cutting miter posted on January 25, 2010 08:13:48 pm I don't know what angle it is but how can I cut came around a diamond corner??????? Answer This tutorial will teach you how to Lead up a Diamond.
Jan 24, Pink Carousel posted on January 24, 2010 08:19:03 am I designed and constructed this carousel for a 35 year old women that has been battling breast cancer for 5 years. I gave it to this women for all her
Jan 23, Corner filler - decorative edge posted on January 23, 2010 05:50:33 am Have corners ever given you a problem, where two pieces of glass meet on an angle (boxes or shades)....I strip the insulation off some electrical
Jan 23, White haze on black patina projects posted on January 22, 2010 07:10:16 pm I am having trouble with a white haze on my black patina a few days after completion. I use a neutralizer after I put the patina on and then wash the
Jan 23, uneven spaces between glass pieces posted on January 22, 2010 07:05:41 pm I was wondering how this artist filled in the large areas between the glass pieces in this type of stained glass piece. Answer You hold a wet towel
Jan 23, Do You Need to StretchLead Free Came? posted on January 22, 2010 06:59:59 pm Do you need to stretch lead free came? Answer Becca, I've never used lead free came and I don't know the answer. Hopefully someone reading this has
Jan 20, Patina Tutorial posted on January 20, 2010 11:40:29 am Learn how to clean, apply patina and polish your stained glass projects.
Jan 17, Window Reinforcement posted on January 17, 2010 12:06:30 pm I am installing a stained glass window on the inside of a entrance door (leaving the existing double pane glass on the outside). Do I need to
Jan 17, Lamps By Tiffany posted on January 17, 2010 11:48:30 am TIFFANY LAMPS Tiffany lamps have come to symbolize one of the most enduring symbols of beauty and timeless design in the world of interior design.
Jan 14, Ammonia Dangerous to Stained Glass? posted on January 14, 2010 06:13:05 am I read in your article on Copper Patina to use Ammonia to clean the glass. My glass teacher told us NEVER to use ammonia based cleaners on our stained
Jan 11, twisted wire posted on January 11, 2010 06:49:44 am Do you have to tin the twisted wire before you solder to edge of suncatcher? Answer No...once the wire is twisted, tinning it will make it stiff and
Jan 11, cleaning an old water prism posted on January 11, 2010 06:44:54 am Hi, I have an old water prism, about 20 years old. It has never leaked. It had some stains on the inside. I tried cleaning it and I thnk it has only
Jan 11, Cutting Glass Bottles posted on January 11, 2010 06:28:16 am Is it possible to cut a glass bottle with out breaking it? I'd like to put something inside then put it back together again using glue then tape and
Jan 9, overlay posted on January 09, 2010 06:32:07 am Do you have a tutorial re: overlaying? Thank you Emily Answer Issue #7 of my ezine was All About Overlay. If you sign up for the ezine, you will
Jan 8, patinas toxic? posted on January 08, 2010 06:36:52 am Hello, I'm just starting to make jewelry from stained glass, and I want to know if patinas are toxic, as the pieces will be touching skin. I'm
Jan 8, Triumphant Angel posted on January 08, 2010 06:11:17 am I have been doing stain glass only for a few months now. This angel is one of many in a pattern book. The angel is done in foil an took me about two
Jan 6, crinkly masking tape posted on January 05, 2010 08:16:16 pm Your tutorial on making a lamp shade is excellent. However, I'm not sure what you mean by crinkly masking tape. My instructor always uses electrical
Dec 29, integration of rebar into the frame posted on December 29, 2009 06:14:28 am I have made a 22'x 34 leaded and copper foiled piece. I have framed it in zinc and I plan to construct a wood frame for it. I think it probably would
Dec 29, types of glass used for lampshades posted on December 29, 2009 06:06:58 am Hi Sue, I would like to know if its OK to mix translucent and opaque opal glasses for a lampshade.I am worried about passing too much light through
Dec 29, Black Patina for Zinc posted on December 29, 2009 06:01:45 am I am having trouble getting the black patina to stick to the zinc came. It just seems to roll around. What is the best thing to apply it with. I
Dec 29, How do I clean Large projects? posted on December 29, 2009 05:56:09 am When cleaning a very large panel prior to patina, how do you suggest to clean if transporting it to water is difficult? I work on a second floor
Dec 29, Running Pliers posted on December 28, 2009 05:35:29 pm In this tutorial you will learn several ways to use running pliers. They can definitely
Dec 28, Let the Sun Shine posted on December 27, 2009 06:38:08 pm I adapted a pattern for a kitchen cabinet insert to make this three sided lamp. I used textured glass so it looks cool with or without the light
Dec 28, Morning Visitor posted on December 27, 2009 06:36:20 pm I bought this rustic looking frame with a mirror in it. Then I designed an insert to take its place. I created a panel with sunrise colored sky and
Dec 28, foil dispenser posted on December 27, 2009 06:26:31 pm take a old cd case and cut out part of the inside to leave the back part and cut a hole on bottom or top to fit the copper foil inside for the foil to
Dec 24, "Suthing C" Windchimes posted on December 24, 2009 06:53:49 am I started a night class Copper Foil/Leadlight Course. I learnt the basics over an 8 week course, and never completed a project whilst on the course,
Dec 21, Copper foil/Clear glass posted on December 21, 2009 01:54:25 pm What is the best copper foil to use with clear glass. I have black back or just the regular copper foil. Either will show through..... Answer It
Dec 21, gold patina posted on December 21, 2009 01:50:35 pm is there a gold patina for stained glass?, my neighbourhood store says that there isn't only black or leave it silver solder color. Answer There is
Dec 21, Stained Glass Gift Boxes posted on December 21, 2009 04:54:50 am I can't remember which site I came across this idea but I thought it would be a nice addition to Xmas decorations. Merry Christmas to
Dec 18, Pattern for 3D lotus posted on December 18, 2009 03:28:01 pm Hi! I would really want to make 3D lotus for my good friend because she loves that flower! Problem is that I have never done 3D works so I don't dare
Dec 15, Ceiling Tile Soldering posted on December 14, 2009 06:02:09 pm A very inexpensive and easy way to prepare for soldering your project and not pushing pins or hammering nails into your board is as follows purchase a
Dec 15, Toilet remedy for glass posted on December 14, 2009 06:00:29 pm When grinding or using your saw many times the glued on pattern wants to peel off. An inexpensive remedy is as follows. Purchase a wax seal for a
Dec 15, Stained Glass Mosaic posted on December 14, 2009 05:58:52 pm Created using the technique of glass on glass mosaic. Hope you like it!
Dec 11, Copper foil around edge of seashell posted on December 11, 2009 02:11:19 pm I want to wrap a piece of copper foil around the edge of a seashell, and then patina it. Can I do this without soldering it? I want to keep the copper
Dec 11, Lead Came for Stained Glass Lamp Shade posted on December 11, 2009 02:07:18 pm how and what type of lead came can you use to make a stained glass lamp shade? do you use the H shaped and just form it to the angles or the U shaped
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