Saturday, November 13, 2010

Holy Spirit Round

Recently finished cropped version of the Holy Spirit stained glass design I make.

The frame size needed to be 38". I also modified the inner border for an overlapping effect and brought out the size of the dove into  the background to compensate for the smaller panel size. The doves are the same exact size in all windows.

Here is the same design in a 43" panel size...

The original 43" version...

47" version.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free Stained Glass Patterns: Celebrities & Famous People

Just finished a lengthy list (I may say) of free patterns for celebrities and famous people.
Thanks to all of the talented stained glass artists and designers who make this all possible by offering their free patterns for others to use.

Be sure to stop and thank those who share their wonderful talents and mostly respect their copyright requests...

Free Stained Glass Patterns | Celebrities & Famous People

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Vehicles and Transportation

All set with the newest free stained glass pattern category "Transportation and Vehicles".
Remember... Please comment if you know of anything I missed or emailing me works too :)

Free Transportation & Vehicles Patterns

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New page of free stained glass patterns

Just added a new page to my free stained glass pattern directory. This page has a nice listing of free sea life stained glass patterns.

Free Sea Life Stained Glass Patterns

I hope you enjoy...

PS. If I missed any please let me know :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fleur de Lis x 2

Here's my latest design / installation in a front door. The folks are from Louisiana and are fond of Fleur de Lis.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Peacock Bath Window

Just finished another peacock stained glass window. This design was also inspired from an original Tiffany window. The dimensions are 28" x 42" with over 1350 pieces of glass.

Here is the original sketch of the stained glass window prior to making it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Members Request Contest on StainedGlassville

The winning suggestion for a central motif theme is "Fleur de Lis".
For suggesting the theme prizes will be awarded to Blondie.

The pattern has been uploaded onto the forum as of 4/15/10 and within 24 hours 34 minutes and 13 seconds a finished stained glass was presented by GeorgianLady. Way to go!

A consolation prize has been added for 2nd and 3rd place in the dash.

Till May 30th members will be working on the "Most Creative" leg of the contest and will end with a vote by June 7th. The winning project will be showcased on the cover of a new stained glass pattern book titled "Center Motif's"  by Down East Stained Glass and the contributer of the winning panel will be awarded some very nice prizes.

If you aren't a member of SGV you should join to be able to enter great contests like this.
Go to>>> StainedGlassville.

Unlike some other closed door forums, non members are welcome to view all of the images on StainedGlassville and read the discussions as they are posted. SGV will never force membership requirements for those who are curious onlookers who prefer to just look around. The open door policy and promoted feed syndication, great contests and wide variety of open minded discussion is why StainedGlassville continues to be the most popular art glass forum online.

If you are interested in trying the pattern for the Fleur de Lis you can download a free copy here>>> Fleur de Lis Download

You can also read the current forum thread with a full sized pattern available here>>> Members Theme Pattern Download Thread

Stained Glass Pattern Preview

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Free Stained Glass Patterns

Just found a great site Called "Free Stained Glass Patterns" well actually it's
They have a terrific listing of many stained glass patterns found free online with a description of each. Some comments are humorous but mostly fair to the free stained glass pattern creator and contributor.
If you're looking looking for free stained glass patterns I strongly suggest you give them a visit...

Free Stained Glass Patterns

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lilly & Easter Eggs

Trying out a new way to make stained glass patterns where I take a photo of the original draft and re-size it to fit a standard 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper for printing. You have to then print the original draft (new size) and using a light box, trace over the pattern. This leaves you with a simple line drawing of the pattern. You can then make personal edits and instructions.

Here is a new stained glass pattern I drew up to do this.
Feel free to use it yourself and share.

The pattern is available here>>>  Lily & Easter Eggs

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Stained Glass Backround Patterns

I came up with 2 new stained glass background patterns.

Click to visit> "Belle" & "Susan"

These are a little different in that I used Tiffany style lamps to make these.
Please let me know what you think and comment below :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Stained Glass Contests

Seems that even during a sluggish economy glass folks still know how to support vendors with sponsorship opportunities with contests that revolve around creativity.

For example...(click to visit >>) StainedGlassville is having a contest  with some interesting twists. Members will participate in choosing the stained glass pattern design concept for a new book. With a simple idea or suggestion based on the theme for the book "Center Motifs" they will be awarded a prize if their idea chosen by the author.

The pattern will then be drawn up for the second leg of the contest where a first completed stained glass piece from the design gets a prize and finally the members piece of the most creative use of the pattern voted by their piers.

Finally the stained glass work chosen in the final vote will be used on the cover of the new book along with credits inside to all of the contest winners.
Contest is open to all SGV members and all projects will be viewable by both members and casual visitors to the forum.

Another contest currently running over at (click to visit) Artisan's of Glass (AOG) where the theme is "Spring".
The contest "Spring Forward" requires participants to include a reasoning how their project relates in theme to spring and will be judged on this by a member poll. Two categories or options are available... "Cold Glass" and "Hot Glass". Entries must meet certain criteria with minimal requirements.

AOG's contest is open and viewable for members only.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Easy Valentine's Heart Stained Glass Pattern

Looking for an easy pattern for Valentine's day?
Here's a free pattern: Teacup Rose in a Heart.

More free stained glass patterns- Free Stained Glass Pattern Directoy 

And even more free stained glass patterns for valentines Day can be found here- Free Stained Glass Patterns | Valentines Day

Friday, January 22, 2010

Stained Glass Installed: Good Shepherd Church

Here's the updated photos of the finished stained glass using the churches old stained glass windows inserted into and surrounded by new glass. I also made a new transom window using the theme "Good Shepherd" along with half round tops.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Free Stained Glass Pattern Directory

Hope you enjoy our new directory. Please remember to bookmark us because our free patterns change often.

Free Stained Glass Pattern Directory