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Color Of The Year!

One thing that I look forward to every year is Pantone announcing their Color of the Year.  The color will then be seen in store displays, on fashion runways, all kinds of product designs, interior decorating, social media and I like to relate it to glass.  I will be...

.. AND THE WINNERS ARE

Each year CBS (Coatings By Sandberg) sponsor a contest called “Dichroic by Design” Here are this year’s winners! First Place Karen Pester “Noah’s Arc”   Second Place Nathalie Strickland “Butterfly Fish” and “Hatching Turtles”       Third Place Laura Dawson “Fish Totem” There are also a few Honorable...

THE CHANGE IS HAPPENING!

We are now seeing the spectrum numbers disappear from the offerings.  They are being replaced with Oceanside numbers.  The bulk of the Oceanside numbers will be fusible.  There will be an amazing offering of fusible glass! Here at Stained Glass Express, we are bringing in the Oceanside numbers as...

REBAR AND BRAIN JUMPING!

The other day I was having a conversation with a glass artist about the difference between round rebar and flat rebar.  Honesty, I have been in the business a long time, and I really did not know they had different purposes! Then, I was at a concert that was...

LITTLE HANGERS

When doing jewelry or small pieces there are several ways to hang.  What you don’t want to do is ruin the looks!  One of the cleanest looks is a jewelry bail which is glued on when the piece is out of the kiln. Available in different sizes, shapes and...

IT’S GIFT TIME!

Just because you make glass art, does not mean that you cannot give a gift of someone else’s glass art!  We stock lots of gift items at Stained Glass Express.  We support local and foreign.  All high quality and appealing to many different tastes. This is our dragon!  He...

THE TIFFANY CENSUS

I just read an article about an effort to compile the locations that have or did have Tiffany windows.  It is a giant challenge but certainly a worthy one. http://www.cambridge2000.com/tiffany/index.html is the web site.  It is very well done, and you can look up by city, date, designer, category,...

PAINT POURS—THE RAGE!

Paint pours are one of the most fun, exciting things to come along in our industry in a while.  It is easy, and the results are amazing. Many people are doing this on canvas with acrylic paints, but in this industry we are going it on glass with enamel...

2018 GALAXY OF GLASS

Each year the Fallbrook Art Center has a showing of glass.  Last year I just happened to be there while it was happening and got to walk through.  This is a picture from an e-newsletter I got from them showing this year’s display.  This picture caught my eye.  I...

CHANGING THE WAY I THINK (AND SPEAK)

Shoplifting becomes a topic of conversation often in a retail store.  We think we have something in inventory because our computer data says we do, but when we are looking for it to fill a customer order we may find we do not have what we thought.  Most times...