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Stained Glass For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-59132-1
336 pages
November 2010
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Discover the artist within and create beautiful stained glass

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.

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Introduction.

Part I: Glass, Glorious Glass.

Chapter 1: Welcome to the World of Glass.

Chapter 2: Getting Started with the Right Tools.

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Glass-Working Studio.

Part II: Easing Your Way into the Art: Basic Stained-Glass Techniques.

Chapter 4: Designed to Succeed: Working with Patterns and Selecting Your Glass.

Chapter 5: Making the Cut: Glass Cutting 101.

Chapter 6: Grozing and Grinding Glass for a Perfect Fit.

Chapter 7: Soldering Your Way to Well-Jointed Projects.

Part III: Practice Makes Perfect: Stained-Glass Projects Aplenty.

Chapter 8: Creating Copper-Foil Projects.

Chapter 9: Building Leaded-Glass Projects.

Chapter 10: Making a Stained-Glass Box.

Chapter 11: Shedding Some Light with a Basic Panel Lampshade.

Chapter 12: Putting Your New Skills to Work: Project Patterns.

Part IV: Adding a Little Heat to the Mix: Working with Warm Glass.

Chapter 13: Getting Your Studio Ready for Warm Glass.

Chapter 14: Starting Simple with Basic Fusing Techniques.

Chapter 15: Heating Things Up with Some Advanced Fusing Techniques.

Chapter 16: The Art of Shaping Warm Glass.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Strategies to Improve Your Soldering Technique.

Chapter 18: Ten Glass Works You Must Study.

Index.

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Vicki Payne is one of the best-known names in the art-glass world. For over 15 years she has hosted the popular TV show, Glass with Vicki Payne. Vicki is a frequent and popular guest on a number of HGTV and The Discovery Channel programs as well as various other home improvement and crafting shows. In addition to her work in television, Vicki is an accomplished writer, speaker, educator, and business person.
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