Stained Glass Express Teacher: Lucie Boucher

Lucie Boucher is a woman with many talents. Not only is she our director at Stained Glass Express’s “Glass Academy,” but she owns Stone Ridge Glass which specializes in Glasscapes and she recently launched her “Hands of Time” idea. Below, you’ll find out more about what these specifically are...

Winners for “Just for Fun” contest 2011

Stained Glass Express would like to thank everyone who submitted a piece into the “Just for Fun” contest this year. This is an annual event, so if you didn’t win this year, try for next year! We love glass just as much as you do and appreciate you supporting...

Creativity

A lot of times, people will come into Stained Glass Express, purchase materials and it continues to be an ongoing cycle.  The problem is, we never get to see the work that is being done.  Stained Glass Express became what it is today because it is operated by people...

Rheostats and Temperature Controller Opinion

Plugging a soldering iron into a rheostat (or temperature controller) does NOT reduce the temperature. It reduces the amount of electricity coming in but doesn’t change the temperature the iron will heat up to. It will just take longer to heat up. It’s the same as the tap on...

Student Work on Display for Business After Hours

We had an extremely successful Business After Hours last week and just wanted to share some of our beautiful work done by STUDENTS. Yes, students. You know what this means, right? ANYONE can be an artist and ANYONE can create beautiful work, you just have to get yourself into...

Pricing Equation to Start a Home Based Craft Business

Hello Folks!  Here is a little bit of information for those interested in starting a home based craft business.Here is a pricing equation that might help you get started. Materials + Overhead + Labor + Profit = Price Direct Costs: The direct costs associated with the manufacture of any...

Helpful Items for Cutting Straight Lines

Do you have trouble cutting a straight line?  If you do, try a tracking head.  It is item number 2009th.  It sells for $21.99.  You have to have a Toyo cutter!  Any of them will work.  Item number 2013n, the neon supercutter, 1880 the brass self oiler or our...

Hard Work Pays Off

Just ask Judy Nanney.  Hard work really does pay off.  She just completed this beautiful piece and Stained Glass Express just had to share it with everyone.  Great work Judy! Don’t forget to come into our store. We have new precious metal clay supplies and new classes about to...

CONTEST WINNERS

Thank you all for such a successful INVITE NIGHT. It was a great night for food, wine, art, sales and mingling.  We would also like to thank everyone who entered into our “Just for Fun” Contest, we had amazing pieces! The winners are….. Cold Category: 1.  Glassy Lady Bust...

Solder Tip

Common solders are a mix of tin and lead.  The numbers that describe each type of solder refer to their % of each metal in that solder.  The melting temperatures are:  50/50 421 degress F. 60/40 374 degrees f.  They “set up” at 361 degrees F.   Most lead free...