SCRAP GLASS INSPIRATION FOR EVERY MONTH!

Everyone is always asking what to do with scrap glass. January Make a pot melt. This is from GrandRidge Glass   February Make a heart.  Put a magnet on the back or fuse in a ring to hang.   March Make it tiny and use up scraps. From Stubridge...

EVEN THE OLD MASTERS LOVE FALL COLORS

Louis Comfort Tiffany PUMPKIN AND BEETS I absolutely love this piece by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933). This was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris. It was later installed in Tiffany’s country estate, Laurelton Hall.  It is currently at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in...

NOT ALL CLEAR GLASS IS THE SAME

RESTORATION Glass has clearly (pun intended) evolved all through the centuries.  Here is a bit of a timeline. In the 1700’s window glass was mouth blown and spun into a disk.  It was small and distorted.  I think it is quite beautiful.  Even when it was big enough to...

How to Design the Perfect DIY Workshop Station for Your Home

  by Andrea Lozoya Whether you enjoy working on a favorite creative hobby, making handmade arts and crafts, or doing a variety of DIY projects in your free time, it’s important to have a dedicated workspace in your home where you can focus. Designing your own workshop station will...

WHICH GLASS MEDIUM?

When Stained Glass Express Opened in 1988, we were literally a Stained Glass Store.  We sold stained glass and the supplies that went with the copper foil method.  We were a few years into it before we even brought any lead came in.  It is quite a different story...

THE JUST FOR FUN CONTEST

We have now been doing the Just For Fun Contest for 30 Years!  That is staying power! Here are some entries from years past. It was all stained glass back when we started out.  No fusing, no mosaics, and no hot glass.  How things have changed! When we started...

FOOD SAFE ISSUES

I think I have not researched an issue and come up with less concise data ever.  Here are some things I did find. FUSING The causes of concern when fusing are lead and cadmium. Cadmium when combined with sulfur forms Cadmium Sulfide and results in deep yellow color.  If...

COLOR OF THE YEAR 2021

Every year I look forward to the announcement of Pantone’s color of the year.  They have been doing this for over 20 years.  The announcement influences fashion, home furnishings, industrial design and a glass sale at Stained Glass Express!  To pick the color, the Pantone color experts look at...

TIDBITS OF INFORMATION

What is the difference between copper wire and tinned copper wire? They are both copper wires.  The tinned wire is a bit easier to use if you are soldering it because it already has a coating of solder on it. https://www.stainedglassexpress.com/metals/wire/ ************************************************************************************************************ So many foils! Different backing, different widths,...

MURPHY’S LAWS FOR STAINED GLASS

(I would like to give credit for this, but I no longer know where I got it) Solder Law:  Hot solder looks exactly like cold solder. Solder Law II:  One lead joint will always be unsoldered. Breakage Law: The number of bad breaks you get is directly proportional to...