Lets Make Something banner

Home

Home

Youtube graphic
I have a youtube channel with over 750 Project Videos!




Will
Hi, Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Will and if you have questions
or would like to
contribute projects or ideas you can contact me Will

Stained Glass Books

Here is a selection of books on making stained glass, the history of it, patterns for making it and more.

Want a beginners tutorial on making stained glass?

I have one right here.

 

 

Easy to Make Stained Glass Boxes

Easy to Make Stained Glass Boxes -

Stained glass boxes are the natural next step for crafters who have mastered traditional two-dimensional copper foil panels and wish to venture into the third dimension. One of the most popular of glassworking projects and one well suited to glasses, glass boxes offer a happy combination of challenge, beauty, and utility.
Easy-to-Make Stained Glass Boxes contains durable full-size templates for constructing different boxes featuring designs with floral, butterfly, heart, geometric, abstract, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Pennsylvania Dutch, Islamic, and contemporary motifs.
Clear, complete instructions cover tools, materials, and techniques with step-by-step directions detailing each phase of preparation, construction, and finishing. Noted stained glass artist Ed Sibbett includes boxes in many shapes (squares, rectangles, hexagons, octagons) with a variety of box tops (raised, domed, flat).

 

 

Basic Stained Glass Making

Basic Stained Glass Making -

  • Each technique illustrated with color photos
  • Complete explanation of tools and materials
  • Step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects

    This highly detailed guide contains everything the beginner needs to know to make beautiful basic stained glass projects--presented with lavish color illustrations and precise instructions that eliminate the guesswork from each step-by-step activity. Expert techniques and tips for cutting and polishing glass, tracing patterns, soldering, and more are explained with the beginner in mind.

    Included is an indispensable section on tools and materials used to make each of the pieces--from classic flat-panel creations to a Tiffany-style lamp. Other topics: setting up a good workspace, safety guidelines, and project variations.

 

Stained Glass for Dummies

Stained Glass for Dummies -

  • Gorgeous full-color design throughout
  • Includes designs for creating your own stained glass pieces
  • Hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises help you perfect your skills

Packed with practical guidance on everything from obtaining supplies to working safely, Stained Glass For Dummies is the perfect guide for beginner and novice artists and artisans who want to try a hand at this centuries-old art.

 

Stained Glass Basics

Stained Glass Basics -

"Presents the fundamental techniques of working with stained glass....Excellent color photographs and diagrams show materials and tools, as well as the cutting, assembling, and soldering of glass items... includes hanging glass panels, boxes, and lamps.... All have pattern diagrams and technical tips for construction....This is a good book for use with classes of beginning glass crafters."- Library Journal.

 

390 Traditional Stained Glass Designs

390 Traditional Stained Glass Designs -

Stained glass craftspeople looking for authentic Victorian- and Edwardian-era designs will find them in this rich collection by period stained glass expert Hywel G. Harris.
Prompted by a desire to preserve authentic specimens of domestic stained glass designs - rapidly disappearing in postwar England because of destruction, adulteration, and neglect - the author photographed a multitude of windows, transoms, sidelights, and other stained glass elements in houses constructed between 1890 and 1920. The designs in this practical compendium have been directly rendered from those photographs and presented in a wide range of sizes and shapes. Included are lovely floral and foliate motifs, a remarkable array of geometrics, transitional designs showing the influence of Art Nouveau and more.
Of immense value to stained glass workers, this impressive, easily affordable sourcebooks will also function as an inspiration for graphic artists and a useful reference for architectural historians.

 

A Thousand Years of Stained Glass

A Thousand Years of Stained Glass -

 

40 Great Stained Glass Projects

40 Great Stained Glass Projects -

  • How to make angels, candleholders, suncatchers, mirrors, picture frames, garden ornaments, and more beautiful projects, from easy to more complex
  • Full-size patterns for all 40 projects (plus 2 bonus patterns)
  • Detailed instructions for each project illustrated with a thousand step-by-step photos
  • Includes pro tips from an experienced stained glass artist on soldering, working with lead and foil, building 3-D projects, and more

 


 

Sign up for my newsletter!

Do you like making projects and exploring a variety of hobbies?

Sign up for my free newsletter. I give you regular updates on hobbies and projects you can make. it is totally free and I don't share your email with anybody.