Adventures in Dangerous Art
I'm learning the art (or is it a craft?) of stained glass. At this weblog, I record progress, note useful links, and document flesh wounds.


The Art League
Where I took a lead class and a 3D construction class.

Weisser Glass Studio
Where I buy supplies, and where I took a foil class.

Virginia Stained Glass Co.
Where I buy supplies if I happen to be in Springfield and if they happen to have what I want.

Great prices on supplies, a lively and helpful Glass Chat message board, and excellent Technical Tips on stained glass tools and techniques.

Glass Galleries Links List
A list of Glass Chat users who've uploaded photos of their work.

The StoreFinder: Stained Glass Store Front
Lots of articles. Tutorials
Even more articles. Particularly recommended: "Anatomy of a design" and "Wood frames."
Courtesy of Google Groups.

Nancy's Beginner Tips and Tricks
Scoring, breaking, soldering, finishing, and more.

Splinter Removal Tips

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December 25, 2002: Squint and Pretend
While I've been playing on the computer tonight, Don has been his usual industrious self. He spent the evening in the basement with the table saw, working out a plan for frames for our transoms. He is not quite there yet, but tonight he produced a test frame that was close enough to right to let us prop up the transom in the door frame to get an idea of how it will look:

Don pretends to be two hinges and a latch.


To bring the record properly up to date, I did get the transom puttied, cleaned up, and spot-patinaed over the weekend. A nice thing is that the wooden frame of the transom will hide the zinc border of the stained glass panel so I don't have to worry about patinaing or polishing it. So the transom panel is finished, just waiting for its pretty wooden frame. There are two more to build, though, so I'm not doing the finished-my-project dance quite yet.

Posted by Michelle on December 25, 2002 11:16 PM

Wow -- I love the colors + design even more atop the door!

Posted by: Kim on December 26, 2002 05:53 AM

Nice stained glass transom window. Looks like the house was built around it.

Posted by: Dr. Bob (Ooh, cross-over traffic!) on December 26, 2002 07:24 PM

*grin* God bless cross-over traffic. I used to be just using Don for his breakfasts; now I'm just using him for his disgruntled readers.

Posted by: Michelle on December 26, 2002 09:10 PM

It looks AWESOME!

Posted by: Eve on December 26, 2002 09:37 PM

Michelle, that is gorgeous!! I also love my Christmas ornament, thank you again. You make me smile.

Posted by: Mommabastard on December 27, 2002 02:24 PM

awh. you're very welcome, mb :)

Posted by: Michelle on December 28, 2002 01:33 AM

Michelle, your transom looks great! Keep up the great work! Your glassing escapades are far more interesting than mine; I look forward to checking in on them!

Posted by: Cleo on December 29, 2002 12:24 AM

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