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
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Even more articles. Particularly recommended: "Anatomy of a design" and "Wood frames."
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It's a glass cutter.
May 27, 2006: Dog-By-Numbers: A Siberian Husky Pattern

... all apologies to Andy Warhol ...

Siberian huskies in a rainbow of fruit flavors!

I did this pattern 2 or 3 weeks ago, just noodling around in Photoshop, trying to get the stained-glass circuits in my brain flowing. I'm not going to build it, though. I may love animals, but I do not, as a rule, love decorative animal-themed tchotchke. There's a line there you can't cross, when you have as many pets as I do.

If you would like to build it, however, you're welcome to. Here's a cutlines-only, larger version. Two rules: 1) Don't sell it. If you're tempted, keep in mind that I have both the original photo this pattern was based on, and the original dog, and that right there is a recipe for an embarrassing situation for you. 2) Please send me a photo! I'll post it here, or not, whichever you like.

Hey, and, you glassers, is it cuttable? I really did my best with the whole area around the left eye, which is now at the point where good proportions are being sacrificed for larger/more-cuttable pieces, and I'm afraid to take it any further. If you see major issues with the pattern, leave a comment here and I'll revise accordingly.

Posted by Michelle on May 27, 2006 08:52 PM | TrackBack

Hi Michelle,

So glad to see you back online! I check your site every once in a while and was pleased to see some recent updates. I think you are amazing!

My husband and I got our bathroom remodeled in 2003 so if you ever want to ask us questions about how it went I'd love to help. If it's all right I would love to ask you about your kitchen remodel. That is a project we are hoping to do in a year or two, but other projects need to be done first.

Posted by: Johannah on May 29, 2006 05:56 PM

Johannah, thanks for the kind words! If there are any questions you'd like to ask about the agony and the ecstasy of kitchen remodeling, then by all means send me an email. Hey, you're already pre-authorized by my spam filter (I think you accidentally received a spam filter challenge today, sorry 'bout that).

Posted by: Michelle on May 29, 2006 09:53 PM

Hi Michelle,

I sent you an email with the title "question about kitchen remodel" or some such just so you could sort it from the junk mail and offers to enlarge your malehood. (I get hundreds of those a day in my junk box.) (-: I know you are busy but I didn't want it to get lost, so I thought I would post here.

Take care,


Posted by: Johannah on June 1, 2006 06:49 AM

In a word - GORGEOUS! May I attempt to apply your pattern to a quilt? Please contact me via email. Thanks.

Posted by: Dena on August 7, 2006 10:23 PM


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Posted by: Kitsune on May 16, 2008 10:10 PM

My 13 year old son loves Huskies and has been interested in stained glass. We found this post and he wanted to make this piece. He finished it up on Christmas and it came out great!

it's on my blog, here:

Posted by: Joe McGlynn on December 26, 2013 01:20 PM


My name is Ben Koerner and I actually did this cutout for my stain glass class. I was hoping I could send u the pictures?

Let me know! (email works best)
Ben Koerner

Posted by: Ben Koerner on December 9, 2014 09:20 PM
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