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    Stained Glass Projects?

    Is anyone experienced with stained glass?
    If so...
    What kind of projects do you do?
    How did you get started?
    Can you point to some beginning resources?

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    I've been doing stained glass since 2001. I enjoy making small-scale things like necklaces or sun catchers or little boxes. I rarely use a pattern, and enjoy piecing together scraps in different ways. My dad's co-worker had a stained glass studio in his home, so I was intrigued at the time and he invited me to visit and gave me a big bucket of all his scraps, as he worked on lampshades and bigger things-- so his trash was treasure to me!

    I highly recommend getting a modern beginner's stained glass book at the library. I guess by modern, I mean something that has been printed within the last 10 years. Most of these types of books have color photos- including pictures of the kind of tools needed. There are lots of old stained glass books out there that are older, not printed in color, and just aren't helpful to someone looking to learn on their own.

    My dad's boss showed me about 10 minutes worth of the basics, and that was it- so I think a class is helpful but not necessary. It just takes a bit of practice, so if you're learning on your own don't be frustrated if things don't turn out the way you want at first.

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    ~Thanks~

    I checked out your website and like your stuff a lot (might have to order something...).

    I have some books on hold now at the library, and I do know that there is one local stained glass shop that has classes, as well as just a beginner's workshop that I might check out this summer.

    Do you mind if I come back with questions after perusing a few resources?

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    Absolutely not! I will be around, so feel free to ask any additional questions as they arise.


 

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