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« on: December 22, 2004 08:57:02 AM »

I posted yesterday about the killer lamp my friend made me. Here are the windows she made our other two friends. Unbelievable. She's the stained glass goddess. The photos don't do them justice, of course.


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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2004 09:28:30 AM »

*faints* those are so beautiful
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2004 09:59:34 AM »

having fought many a time with stained glass myself, i must say:

holy rounded edges, batman, how'd she get those circles so perfect?

my circular edges are always terrible and sharp and chippy...


amazing windows :-)
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2004 10:32:22 AM »

Those are beutiful. Your friend is really good at these kinds of things. She could start a business if she really wanted too. I liked the lamp she made you also, it had pretty colors.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2004 12:38:19 PM »

*faints* those are so beautiful

LoL! funny but true very beautiful.



holy rounded edges, batman, how'd she get those circles so perfect?

my circular edges are always terrible and sharp and chippy...


amazing windows :-)

That's funny too!
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2004 06:42:24 PM »

having fought many a time with stained glass myself, i must say:

holy rounded edges, batman, how'd she get those circles so perfect?

my circular edges are always terrible and sharp and chippy...


amazing windows :-)

Mine curves always sucked too... and then I discovered a grinder!  Best thing ever!  Also, I think on Delphi's website (can't remember if it's delphi.com or delphiglass.com) they have a cirlce cutter that makes nice circles, but it's outta my price range!
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2004 06:45:14 PM »

those are so cool!
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2004 06:55:49 PM »

those are soo pretty! i love the second one
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2004 11:06:12 AM »

Damn! That's some super skills to make stained glass things. They're both veyr beautiful, she must be very appreciated
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2005 01:34:37 AM »

The photos don't do them justice, of course.
I have been working on taking pictures of my own stained glass and think you've done quite well.  It's true that there's nothing like seeing glass in person, but you've managed to capture great color and texture in your shots.

 
my circular edges are always terrible and sharp and chippy...
amazing windows :-)

I used to have that problem too, even when using my circle cutter.  Then I read a brief article in a flyer they give out free at local stained glass supply shops, and now I do very well.  Small circles are still a bit tough, but anything over 3 inches across are ok, over 5 inches across come out good, the bigger the easier.  The article is "Cutting Perfect Circles" from The Score, published by Spectrum Glass Co.  (http://spectrumglass.com).  This is a link to an archived copy of the article, it's an Adobe Acrobat Document:

www.spectrumglass.c om/Library/Literature/SCOREpdf/SCORE80.pdf


Mine curves always sucked too... and then I discovered a grinder! Best thing ever!

I know how frustrating cutting can be--everyone in my class/workshop seemed to get it much quicker than I did.  I improved greatly when I broke out from the crowd and tried a different type of cutter.  The folks I did glass with all used the straight cutters, shaped like a pen.  One woman eventually started using a pistol grip, which I also found easier, but it wasn't until I started using the Thomas Grip cutter that things really started flowing.  I was totally amazed at how much better it worked for me.
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