These books will give you a great start in stained glass.
BASIC STAINED GLASS MAKING
by Ebeling and Johnston is a
highly detailed guide containing 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
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. With 768 color photos
on 128 pages, spiral bound for easy reference.
BEYOND BASIC STAINED GLASS MAKING
by Eric Ebeling
With straightforward text and a wealth of
color photos, this book will show you how to master more advanced
stained glass-making techniques: making complex cuts with a table saw
and repeating cuts with a jig system, making and installing hinges,
foiling glass jewels and nuggets, creating and fastening mosaic pieces,
using a lamp jig, applying patinas to lead and zinc, installing
reinforcing wire properly--all skills that will allow you to expand your
creative horizons. It also offers step-by-step instructions for creating
a tabletop box, a large hanging lampshade, and a decorative
mosaic--along with a host of expert advice on how to improve your
stained glass-making skills.
INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS
by Wardell combines the usual instruction with a total of 17
different projects for the beginner to complete. More in depth than
Quick Success, (#1345). Probably the number one book used as a teaching
manual by instructors all around
STAINED GLASS BASICS:
Techniques, Tools and Projects
by Rich, Ward and Mitchell covers all aspects of stained glass
instruction. With plenty of full color photos, this book is an easy
to follow guide for learning stained glass. 30 projects are
presented. Soft cover, with 144 pages, all in color!
QUICK SUCCESS STAINED GLASS
by Randy and Judy Wardell is perfect for those who
wish to teach themselves as it follows the material in a logical
order. Over 100 full color photos help you master the craft! This
is one of the top selling books in the craft!
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