• Complete explanation of tools and materials
• Step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects
This highly detailed guide contains everything the beginner needs to know to make beautiful basic stained glass projects—presented with lavish color illustrations and precise instructions that eliminate the guesswork from each step-by-step activity. Expert techniques and tips for cutting and polishing glass, tracing patterns, soldering, and more are explained with the beginner in mind.
Included is an indispensable section on tools and materials used to make each of the pieces—from classic flat-panel creations to a Tiffany-style lamp. Other topics: setting up a good workspace, safety guidelines, and project variations.
Michael Johnston is the author of Making Stained Glass Lamps (978-0-8117-3616-8) and Making Stained Glass Boxes (978-0-8117-3594-0), and the expert consultant for Basic Stained Glass Making (978-0-8117-2846-1) and Beyond Basic Stained Glass Making (978-0-8117-3363-2). He operates Rainbow Vision studio in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
A desktop or hanging lamp is a popular project for the beginning or experienced stained-glass crafter. This handsomely illustrated guide offers techniques to make any number of lamps, from simple, contemporary shades to elaborate Tiffany styles. How to create and work with patterns, assemble panels, use a lamp jig, solder and patina, tin and attach caps, select a base--all the steps necessary to create beautiful heirloom pieces.
Using the wide variety of stained glass available to create one-of-a-kind tabletop boxes is explained and illustrated in an easy-to-follow format. It's like looking over the shoulder of a master glass artist at work.
How to make angels, candleholders, suncatchers, mirrors, picture frames, garden ornaments, and more beautiful projects, from easy to more complex Full-size patterns for all 40 projects (plus 2 bonus patterns) Detailed instructions for each project illustrated with a thousand step-by-step photos Includes pro tips from an experienced stained glass artist on soldering, working with lead and foil, building 3-D projects, and more
Build on the basic stained glass-making skills you already possess. With straightforward text and a wealth of color photos, this book will show you how to master more advanced stained glass-making techniques: making complex cuts with a table saw and repeating cuts with a jig system, making and installing hinges, foiling glass jewels and nuggets, creating and fastening mosaic pieces, using a lamp jig, applying patinas to lead and zinc, installing reinforcing wire properly—all skills that will allow you to expand your creative horizons. It also offers step-by-step instructions for creating a tabletop box, a large hanging lampshade, and a decorative mosaic—along with a host of expert advice on how to improve your stained glass-making skills.
From Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Blue Bloods and Witches of East End series.
Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.
At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.
But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all. This is a remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.
Months after Nat and Wes said good-bye on the shores of the Blue, Nat is learning how to control and use her new power. She and her drakon are the last of their kind—and she’s risked her life for their reunion. When she receives a mysterious distress call, she races to help, soliciting the guidance of her new friend, the beautiful and aloof Faix Lazaved of the Blue.
Still heartbroken over losing Nat, Wes is racing cars on a New Vegas racetrack while his team is scattered and lost. When he finds out that his sister, Eliza, is being held in the golden domes of El Dorado, he does what he’s best at—running to her side—and gambles on luck to see him through one more time.
Magic, romance, and danger collide as Nat and Wes become entangled in a dark new adventure that leads right to the heart of the mystery of their frozen, broken world. They soon discover that the answer to both their quests lies in the same question: Who is Eliza Wesson—what is she capable of, and why was she stolen from her family so long ago?
Recast the spell. Light the flame. Make the world anew.
With the ruins of New Kandy still smoldering around them and Nat’s bond to her beloved drakon quickly fraying, Nat and Wes are lost amid a sea of destruction—with Wes at death’s door. Wes tried to save his sister, Eliza, and protect them from her cruelty, only to see firsthand just how dark her power had become.
Desperate to escape the dangers lurking in New Kandy, Wes accepts help from a mysterious voice calling out to him from the Blue, leading Nat and his crew into even more perilous surroundings. They quickly realize that their only chance for survival lies with Nat and the quest for a new world to replace their broken one—but at what cost?
In this epic conclusion to the Heart of Dread trilogy, Nat and Wes must put their love to the ultimate test in hopes of seeing their world reborn.
From the Hardcover edition.
It is an excellent how-to guide--a practical manual for nonprofit staff written in non-technical language--prepared by experts in the field based on real-life experiences and case studies.
Johnston introduces us to the key terms and concepts of biblical criticism that show us how to read Scripture on three key levels: the literal, historical, and prophetic. He explores with us passages that touch on questions of ethics, the nature of God, the teachings of Jesus, and eschatology, and offers vivid insights into the physical setting and geography of the Bible.
Above all, the purpose of Engaging the Word is to help us become people who can read and interpret the Bible intelligently and perceptively. It offers the fundamental questions that we must ask of any biblical text in order to enter fully into its meaning for us and for our worshiping community:
Who wrote the passage?
When was it written?
What does it actually say?
For what community or group was it written?
What was its message for that community?
What is its message for us today?
The ruling family of the Soleri Empire has been in power longer than even the calendars that stretch back 2,826 years. Those records tell a history of conquest and domination by a people descended from gods, older than anything in the known world. No living person has seen them for centuries, yet their grip on their four subjugate kingdoms remains tighter than ever.
On the day of the annual eclipse, the Harkan king, Arko-Hark Wadi, sets off on a hunt and shirks his duty rather than bow to the emperor. Ren, his son and heir, is a prisoner in the capital, while his daughters struggle against their own chains. Merit, the eldest, has found a way to stand against imperial law and marry the man she desires, but needs her sister’s help, and Kepi has her own ideas.
Meanwhile, Sarra Amunet, Mother Priestess of the sun god’s cult, holds the keys to the end of an empire and a past betrayal that could shatter her family.
Detailed and historical, vast in scope and intricate in conception, Soleri bristles with primal magic and unexpected violence. It is a world of ancient and elaborate rites, of unseen power and kingdoms ravaged by war, where victory comes with a price, and every truth conceals a deeper secret.
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Beautiful stained glass isn't reserved solely for church windows-it can be used to create intricate patterns in home windows, decorate cabinet doors, patio doors, ceilings, skylights, mirrors, lighting fixtures, garden decorations, and much more. Stained Glass For Dummies provides all the information you need to express your creativity and spruce up your home with this timeless art. You'll get a full range of art glass instruction, from traditional leaded stained glass to hot glass-working techniques.Gorgeous full-color design throughout Includes designs for creating your own stained glass pieces Hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises help you perfect your skills
Packed with practical guidance on everything from obtaining supplies to working safely, Stained Glass For Dummies is the perfect guide for beginner and novice artists and artisans who want to try a hand at this centuries-old art.
• How-to techniques and construction secrets from one of the country's top Tiffany lamp artists
• Features never-before-published secrets for creating an authentic patina and includes large-scale images of 30 finished lamps as well as close-ups of shade details
An authentic reproduction Tiffany lamp can be a handmade heirloom handed down through generations. This unique how-to book describes in detail how to create an authentic reproduction, one of the most exciting and challenging projects the stained-glass artist can tackle.
Ovals, ellipses, rectangles, triangles, circles, and numerous other figures are incorporated here in inventive configurations. The patterns, some even suggesting optical illusions, are ideal for windows, sidelights, transoms, lampshades, and a host of other stained glass projects.
Among the most appealing areas of Mission craftsmanship are lamps and shades. Constructed of wood, copper, brass, and a variety of art glass, they offer delightful period ambiance for home or apartment, and a satisfying project for do-it-yourselfers. This book, an unabridged republication of a popular 1911 manual, offers eighteen complete designs for authentic Mission-style lamps and shades. Written by an expert in clear, straightforward language, this concise handbook shows you how to make droplights, reading lamps, chandeliers, desk lights, dome lamps, and other attractive lighting fixtures.
No elaborate equipment is required. Most of the tools needed will be found in the average home workshop or are easily obtainable. Similarly, the materials required are inexpensive and readily available. Easy-to-follow instructions, with complete measurements, are complemented by more than 75 working drawings, diagrams, and illustrations that show you exactly how to proceed.
How to Make Mission Style Lamps and Shades allows even beginners to craft authentic Mission-style lighting fixtures with surprisingly little time and effort, and a minimal outlay for materials and equipment.
After a series of grozzing, roughing, mitering, smoothing, and polishing procedures, you’ll join the diamond-like bevels with lead or foil, readying them to be used alone or in combination with textured or stained glass. Choose from an attractive mixture of patterns in Victorian and contemporary styles to make 14 elegant projects — mirrors, lamps, hanging ornaments, panels for windows and walls, and more.
As a special bonus, six guest contributors discuss their working methods and display and describe their handiwork. More than 30 outstanding examples of their artistry offer helpful hints for techniques and a sparkling source of inspiration.
Stained glass workers can apply these designs to window panels, mirrors, light catchers, lampshades, mobiles, and many other objects. Craft enthusiasts will want to use them to add eye-catching initials, monograms, words, dates, or phrases to a wide variety of projects.
Decorative Alphabets Stained Glass Pattern Book offers stained glass workers and craft enthusiasts a versatile treasury of inexpensive alphabet and numeral motifs that will add flavor to almost any project.
In the typical Art Nouveau style are 104 designs in this book: florals with stem and leaf patterns; sensuous women with billowing hair, dresses, and exquisite headpieces; fish; butterflies; peacocks; Beardsley-like women in profile wearing masks; and many, many others. Some of these designs are intermediate to advanced and will be a challenge to skilled craftsmen, while others are simple enough for beginners in the field. They can be used whole or in part for windows, panels, lampshades, mirrors, frames, mobiles, or other craft projects.
The patterns may be reduced, enlarged, or otherwise modified for a wide variety of stained glass projects: windows, lightcatchers, mirrors, lampshades, lightboxes, and more. A special feature presents patterns for four complete four-paneled screens of the type traditionally used in Japanese dwellings, with beautiful subjects such as distant figures on horseback moving through a summer landscape and herons nestled in a grove of cypress trees. They are presented here in four generous double-page spreads.
Combining the delicate and tranquil beauty of Oriental design with the luminous appeal of stained glass artistry, this unique pattern book will provide endless pleasure and a stimulating challenge to all who work in this time-honored medium.
If you've ever admired the exquisite beauty and craftsmanship of Steuben, Tiffany, Orrefors, or other fine engraved glass and wished you could engrave glass yourself, this book is for you. It provides step-by-step instructions for diamond-bur engraving, from making the first cut to displaying the finished work.
The author, a prize-winning engraver, provides a detailed summary of tools and equipment you will need and suggestions for setting up your workshop, along with easy-to-follow practice exercises to give you a feel for working with glass and glass-engraving equipment. Mr. Graham then guides students through four complete projects, ranging from a simple tree design to a more complex flower engraving.
Here are other practical features that make this book ideal for the novice: a useful discussion of design considerations and applications, review of supplemental tools and advanced techniques, expert advice on choosing glass, suggestions for the arrangement and lighting of finished pieces, and more. Over 100 helpful illustrations enhance the text.
With this inexpensive book as your guide, you'll find learning the fundamentals of glass engraving far easier than you might have imagined. Simply written and easy to understand, Engraving Glass: A Beginner's Guide is your personal invitation to enjoy the challenges and satisfactions of this rewarding craft.
The wealth of patterns featured in this volume makes it easy to achieve the exquisite beauty and lore of jewel-cut glass. No special skills are required. One-of-a-kind patterns incorporate beveled and jeweled glass right into the design. They are as easy to use as ordinary stained glass and readily available from craft supply stores.
You can create a dazzling array of stained glass projects based on Sibbett's designs. Over 80 floral, geometric, bird, butterfly, fish, Art Nouveau, and Victorian motifs appear in square, rectangular, circular, octagonal, and free-form shapes. Adapt them for door and window panels, box components, candle shelters, mobiles, mirrors, and lightcatchers, or any project that requires extra sparkle and sophistication.
Mosaics made with ceramic tile, stained glass, or any number of found objects are a stylish and popular way to add a decorative flair to your home. This detailed guide for beginners presents hundreds of step-by-step photos that show exactly how to make your own mosaics. Included are instructions for planning a design, cutting and affixing tiles, mixing and applying grout, and finishing your creation. It covers both the direct and indirect methods.
A well-known British artist and glass engraver, Barbara Norman has exhibited her glass widely and has won numerous awards. In this clear, profusely illustrated guide, she offers a comprehensive introduction to the history, materials, tools, and techniques of glass engraving and other forms of glass decoration.
After introductory chapters on the development of glass, methods of glassmaking, decorating techniques and choosing glass, the author discusses various engraving techniques in detail: diamond point engraving, drill engraving, and copper-wheel engraving. Aspiring glasscrafters will also find excellent coverage of such interesting techniques as gold engraving under glass, painting glass, and applying glass to glass: mosaics, glass collage, glass fusing and glass forming. Most of the methods do not require a studio or workshop and call for relatively inexpensive materials.
Ideal for the novice or moderately experienced glassworker, this well-written, easy-to-follow guide will enable glasscrafters to bring decorative beauty and artistic flair to glasses, tumblers, bowls, vases, plates — almost any glass object. Beautiful engraved or decorated glass is perfect for personalized gift-giving or for adding a note of elegance to any home.
Step-by-step instruction and beautiful photography shows crafters how to create stunning necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and much more. This new reference gives an inside look at the artists' creative processes, including how they choose color and materials and how they add the finishing touches. Most importantly, they reveal how serendipity plays a role in their creative processes. Readers will be inspired to embark on an artistic journey to create magnificent works of art for future generations to behold.
Here are striking designs fashioned after motifs from Seminole beadwork, an Apache basket, an Acoma polychrome vessel, pottery from the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico, an Arapaho rawhide bag, Zuni and Hopi pottery, New Mexican Laguna jars, Jicarilla Apache basketry, an altar with feathers, a Navajo weave of Germantown yarn, a Hopi ceremonial blanket, a detail of Mayan stonework from the Yucatan Peninsula, images from a Nez Percé woven bag, a thunderbird figure on a shaman's rattle from the Pacific Northwest, a design on a Blackfoot cradleboard (late nineteenth century), eagle feathers in an abstract design, and much more.
Shown in circular, rectangular, diamond-like, and other shapes, these dramatic, decorative elements can be incorporated into stained glass and other imaginative craft projects.
Circular Stained Glass Pattern Book offers glass crafters at every level of experience 60 fresh, elegant motifs in the sought-after circular format. Artist Connie Eaton brings sophisticated design ingenuity to dozens of original compositions — varied in complexity and offering unlimited possibilities in choice of color, glass cutting, and construction.
The circular shape provides a picturesque frame for inspiring floral and foliate elements, stylized heads, suns, landscapes, pastoral scenes, abstracts, and more. Patterns can be used directly, enlarged or reduced to suit your needs.
You'll find this versatile collection ideal for making beautiful stained glass windowpanes, mobiles, mirrors, candle shelters, room dividers, ornamental boxes, and other creations sure to be one-of-a-kind showpieces that will be treasured for years to come.
The 90 symmetrically balanced patterns come in a rich variety of shapes and sizes. Appropriate for every skill level, they are easily adapted for specific projects.
Patterns ranging from nautical themes and Art Nouveau designs to florals, butterflies, and borders are accompanied by instructions for attaining perfect results. Also included is a list of materials needed for making etched glass art at home.
• 8 skilled beadmakers are given the challenge to create beads based on an inspiration--a color, a season, a painting, an emotion--to see what they will create
• Resulting beads show the variety of creative responses
• Includes step-by-step techniques for using other materials with the glass to create unique beads
The development of popular stained glass in many ways parallels the larger art movements of the era. Victorian windows often have a double border — the outer clear, the inner ruby red or, less commonly, blue. The geometric designs based on circles, squares, and triangles are pale tints of subtle colors: olive green, ochre, yellow, amber, pink, mauve, light blue. In many of these windows, the geometric borders are augmented by birds, flowers, berries, and leaves in dark, rich tones of red and green as the central illustration.
As the Victorian era gave way to the Edwardian, one sees an increase of yellows and opaques accompanied by a wider range of textures and relief patterns. Victorian windows are usually all color, whereas the Edwardian approach emphasized brighter rooms and so used clear glass, making for a rich and sparkling play of contrasting textures. In late Victorian and Edwardian windows, hints of Art Nouveau curves and ovals soften earlier geometry. The influence of Art Deco revived the popularity of geometric designs in the 1920s and '30s. These recent works however, have a more accentuated diagonal, vertical, and horizontal style and make use of clear, bright colors.
This stunning and comprehensive collection of popular stained glass designs will be invaluable to students of the craft, architectural historians, and many graphic artists as a rich and varied source of design and ornamentation that can be directly applied to the most modern graphic challenges. By accurately rendering hundreds of stained glass windows, graphic artist and designer Ann Winterbotham has saved for posterity many fine designs that will soon fall prey to the ravages of time or the wrecker's ball.
Unlike most corporate histories, The Glassmakers, Revisited, is a page turner....a book filled with illuminating facts and interesting anecdotes about the company that became a global giant due to the mechanical genius of Michael J. Owens, who, in 1903, invented a machine to blow bottles, automatically, and Edward D. Libbey, the astute glassmaker who bankrolled him.
Reverse glass painting, as demonstrated in this book, involves creating a traditional primitive picture on a piece of glass in a way that the finished image can be viewed on the opposite side of the glass. Here award-winning painter Anne Dimock provides advice on the tools and materials needed to get started, tips on creating a variety of painting effects, techniques on using stencils for borders, guidelines for applying and etching gold leaf, and step-by-step projects for mastering the craft. Helpful series photographs demonstrate the process for creating a variety of traditional images, including landscapes, maritime themes, fruits, flowers, animals, and human figures.
In this invaluable guide, stained glass artist Jennie French teaches you step by step how to design stained glass projects of your own ― even if you have had no previous training in design. For inspiration, study, and practice, she incorporates eighty-four carefully selected stained glass projects into the text, ranging from a powerful portrait of an owl in flight to a touching portrayal of St. Francis of Assisi. Also included are designs for flowers, leaves, animals, birds, landscapes, and architectural studies.
As you follow Ms. French's program, you'll learn the basic principles and techniques of design. Among the key topics covered: design sources, how to approach both abstract and representational design, enlarging and reworking designs, and how to design flat as well as three-dimensional projects. A new final chapter covers techniques for developing drawing skills, adapting existing designs to your own projects, and the growing use of computer technology in the design and production of stained glass.
Designed to encourage a professional and productive attitude toward designing stained glass, this inspiring guide will enable stained glass enthusiasts to move quickly and comfortably into making unique and attractive designs of their own.