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Books on mosaics, etching and fusing

For those of you who have ventured, or wish to venture, beyond the traditional stained glass methods and applications, we include these titles for your perusal.
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Books on Fusing
Beginning Fusing and Beyond (Rector)
Beginning Fusing and Beyond (Rector)
Item no: 3653
The Vinery
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This book provides a good introdution to a number of fusing techniques, including working with frit, stringers and noodles; using slumping molds; using fusing paper to create imprints; working with dichroic glass; "freeze and fuse"; stamping and stenciling; drilling holes in glass; and fusing images onto glass. Each project requires the purchase of some accessory or another (a slumping mold, fusing paper, jewelry findings, etc.), but you can tackle one project at a time and spread your purchases out, making it less painful on your pocketbook. Make clocks, barrettes, votive holders, flower vases, and over a dozen other items -- 20 in all. Most of the book is in black and white, but there are color pictures of every project. From The Vinery. 48 pages.

Joy of Fusing
Joy of Fusing
Item no: 3654
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This book provides great tips on cutting glass strips, preparing different types of molds, and selecting a kiln, as well as organizing your materials (which we all could use some help with). Also includes help on keeping records and notes on firing schedules, so you'll know what will and will not work the next time you do a project. If you've only used a microwave kiln, you'll have to venture beyond your comfort zone to create the items in this book, because the projects require at least a 14 inch or larger kiln to make. Step-by-step instructions are given for 30 projects, which run the gamut: jewelry, platters, bowls, candle holders, and coasters. he projects have intriguing names like Bar and Stripes Tray, Hanging by a Thread, Lattice Weave Platter, and Candles in the Wind. There are also a few tutorials, such as on how to sculpture stringers, glass fritage, drop foot technique, fiber paper mold technique, multi stack full fuse technique, and stripe fabrication technique, Not only will you be working with fused glass to create these gorgeous items, but the author shows you how to use up the scrap pieces that are accumilating on your work bench as well as frit, stringers, iridized glass stringers and molds.

Introduction to Glass Fusing
Introduction to Glass Fusing
Item no: 3924
Wardell Publications Inc. item: 0-919985-38-6
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This book is aptly subtitled: A Comprehensive Guide to Glass Fusing Techniques. The first pages explain pretty much everything you need to know to get started with fusing: kilns and accessories, varieties of glass, even the simplest basics of how to score and break glass.

The projects are a mix of the practical -- trays, holders and bowls -- and the merely decorative. There are over 200 color photos, step-by-step guides, an index and a section on troubleshooting.

These projects are definitely not for the microwave kiln. At least an 8" x 8" kiln is needed for these projects.

Wardell Publications, 80 pages.

The Fused Glass Handbook (Reynolds)
The Fused Glass Handbook (Reynolds)
Item no: 3652
Hidden Valley Books item: 70941
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The Fused Glass Handbook. by Gil Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds, after studying at the Pilchuck School in 1981, left behind his stained glass business of nine years and focused his energy toward the ancient art of glass fusing. Since that time, he and a handful of others, through countless experiments and information exchanges, have made public some of the techniques and secrets needed to successfully fuse glass. His study and involvement with fusing since its infancy makes Mr. Reynolds one of the nation's leading authorities on the subject.

Books on Mosaics
The Next Step - closeout
The Next Step - closeout
Item no: 3888
CKE Publications item: disc
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Advanced stepping stone techniues are described here, including using mixed media. This is not a new book, just new to our website. In fact, we understand it is now out of print, be we have some to sell.

Mosaic Mirrors, Platters, and More
Mosaic Mirrors, Platters, and More
Item no: 3753
CKE Publications item: 20133755
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Contains 14 dazzling designs. No molds required. The talented author shows how to use up your scrap glass by cementing it to things, such as bird baths, terra cotta pots and the like. Ideas for picture frames and mirror frames abound.
Mosaic Table Art
Mosaic Table Art
Item no: 3791
CKE Publications item: 20133844
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This book is full of beautiful tabletop patterns, many of which can be converted to wall medallions or even transfered to vases & pottery. Each pattern includes a color photo of the completed project and complete instructions. The patterns are of things you might find in a garden -- Pansy, Butterfly, Dragonfly, Ivy, Clematis - as well as other appropriate designs such as a tropical fish and a mountain scene. 36pp.

A Mosaic Christmas
A Mosaic Christmas
Item no: 3769
CKE Publications item: 2013378X
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Build innovative ornaments, frames, fan lamps and other decorative holiday items for you home or to give as gifts. Built on a clear glass backing, the projects are quick to produce, but will endure for many seasons to come.

Books on Etching and Engraving
Creative Glass Etching
Creative Glass Etching
Item no: 3940
Armour Products item: 14-0101
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Contains just about everything you need to know about glass etching using Armour Etch products. A useful book for people who are interested in learning how to etch glass. You will not only earn how to make your own stencil and transfer your design, but also how to etch with Armour Rub 'N' Etch Stencils. This book delves into sandblasting as well, and is overall very informative.

Glass Etching: 46 Full-Size Patterns with Complete Instructions
Glass Etching: 46 Full-Size Patterns with Complete Instructions
Item no: 3335
Dover Publications item: 24578-0
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Step-by-step instructions tell you how to etch on any glass object using acid cream. Contains 46 full-size patterns with suggested designs for projects. Use these motifs to etch mirror and lamp panels, window and door panes, framed pictures, room dividers, shower doors, vases, glasses, automobile windshields, deep dish casseroles, beer bottles, or any other clear glass. 64 pages. 9" x 12".