Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cleaning soldering iron with sal ammoniac block

Here's the way I clean my soldering iron tips when they get crud build up or the solder flow gets poor off the iron.
Though not about patterns... What good is a great stained glass drawing and pattern if the end product takes a hit from rough looking soldering?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Stained Glass Pattern Software

Stained Glass Pattern Software Sites

Many other craft patterns including scroll saw, mosaic and quilting can be imported into these pattern software programs besides stained glass.

Dragonfly Software Glass Eye 2000
Includes many free stained glass patterns.

Rapid Resizer Easily enlarge & design stained glass patterns.

American Bevel Designer 2.0 CAD Program. You can create your own stained glass windows and designs or use templates with American Bevel Clusters.

Connected Lines
Software program that lets you create line art patterns from imported digital photographs, scanned images, and clip art.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Stained Glass Pattern Contest

The creative pattern skills by a member over at StainedGlassville are on display and is the pattern that is being used in the latest contest.
The member Kev created the pattern and theme for this event.
It's called the "Summer Friends Pattern Glass Contest".
The pattern is of a butterfly and three orchids.
The contest is open to all SGV members and will end 10/31/08. There is a growing Vault of prizes for this event donated by other members and company sponsors.
Here's the color version of the pattern. It is also available in black and white as well as Dragonfly (eye) format.