Category: Misc.

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...

Featured Artist – SILVIA “LILLA” TABASSO

This artist was born in Milan.  This is a self-trained artist, influenced by the bead makers in Venice.  Her work is a page stopper.  If you are flipping through a magazine and see her work, you are stopping on that page! Her work shows nature from flowers in full...

URO BY YOUGH

On May 7, 2020 Youghiogheny and Oceanside announced a partnership where Oceanside will continue with the Spectrum line and accessory glass and Youghiogheny will take on the manufacturing of the Uroboros line. It is exciting to have the Uroboros line again.  With Youghiogheny manufacturing the Uroboros line, we not...

COLOR OF THE YEAR, 2020 – CLASSIC BLUE

This announcement is something to look forward to every year!  It is plain fun.  Pantone is a company that provides a universal language of color.  Many manufacturers use it.  Once you might not know is paint. Because it is all about color, we watch for it every year and...

UNCERTAINITY AND DISRUPTION RULE

In January, the COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the United States. The Trump administration declared a public health emergency on January 31. In February, the first deaths were recorded. On March 11th, the World Health Organization declared the Novel Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19, a pandemic. On March 13,...

WHY THE GLASS YOU WANT IS NOT AVAILABLE

    Stained Glass Express always took pride in never being out of stock on any glass.  We would have AT LEAST one sheet cut up and out on the retail floor ready for you to carry out.  Then we had another full sheet in the warehouse.  As soon...

Glass Fusing Q&A

  Q: When I fuse my projects, sometimes I get medium to small bubbles. What causes them and how can I prevent them? A: Bubbles can be caused by many different things. First, uneven stacking of glass can result in air trapped between layers. To prevent this from occurring, check the...

Always Need More

So, so true! And mostly it is glass.  You just can’t stop.  Sometimes it is for a project, sometimes because it is a basic color that you always use, and sometimes it is just because it is too beautiful or unusual to resist. Thank you for that. You keep...

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...

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...