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Bevel Window Designs
Bevel Window Designs
Item no: 3922
Wardell Publications Inc. item: 0-919985-07-6
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The purpose of this book is to explore some design possibilities using beveled and faceted glass. There are over 100 design drawings and 30 color photographs. The author was inspired by Victorian design but has also included geometric, landscape, representational, and contemporary abstract – a little something for everyone.

Doorways, Windows & Transoms Stained Glass Pattern Book
Doorways, Windows & Transoms Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 3395
Dover Publications item: 0486462358
Retail price: $8.91
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Most of the designs in this book are for Victorian style windows. The rest are a smattering of Prairie, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Modern. They are in black and while, although the cover depicts three of the designs in full color. All drawings are done in approximately 1:6 scale, so they would need to be enlarged -- unless, of course, you are working on a Victorian mansion for Barbie or GI Joe, in which case they are nearly perfect. (Dover Publications)

The Dance of Life
The Dance of Life
Item no: 3904
SGN Publishing
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We were impressed with every one of the patterns in this book, which very nicely capture the graceful positions and unique costumes of 19 dances from around the world, including the waltz, cha cha, flamenco, Japanese fan dance, and Irish step dancing, as well as several ballet scenes. There are also some women who appear to be doing a dance to nature, or to the sky, or something; and some women who look like they're in a harem.
Art Nouveau Stained Glass Pattern Book
Art Nouveau Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 3615
Dover Publications item: 235777
Retail price: $8.91
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The 104 designs in this book include florals with stem and leaf patterns; sensuous women with billowing hair, dresses and exquisite headpieces; fish; butterflies; and peacocks.
Coastal Lights (Rosochacki)
Coastal Lights (Rosochacki)
Item no: 3818
SGN Publishing item: CST
Retail price: $14.67
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These interesting designs presume that you will construct your lighthouse and its base (rocks, sand dunes, etc.) using a traditional copper foil method, then overlay it upon one large, dramatically colored piece of opal, wispy or streaky glass to represent the background sky. Comes with profuse instructions on achieving this overlay. Seven designs, full size patterns, and color photos of all the designs. From SGN Publishing.
Treasury of Traditional Stained Glass Designs
Treasury of Traditional Stained Glass Designs
Item no: 3321
Dover Publications item: 240843
Retail price: $9.90
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A collection of stained glass designs drawn from actual windows found in London and the South of England. All of the nearly 400 designs are traditional, from Victorian to the 1940s; they are copies of windows in residences and do not include any religious work. As all designs are from actual windows, the practicality of their craft use is assured. 8" x 11". 72 pages. Dover Publications.
House Tours III International (Judy Miller)
House Tours III International (Judy Miller)
Item no: 2645
CKE Publications item: 20833106
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This book starts with 32 color pages of photographs of stained glass windows and other glassy things by artists from all parts of the world, including countries whose names we haven't mispronounced since the fourth grade. These photos (about 150 of them) are followed by a very brief introduction to "sand carving", a sandblasting technique that apparently results in a bas relief in glass. Then we are presented with about 80 pages of a rather confusing mix of about 60 stained glass patterns and we don't know how many sand carving patterns (we got tired of counting things). It is a confusing mix because the patterns aren't clearly labeled as to which are for sand carving and which are for stained glass. Also, not all the photos have matching patterns, and not all patterns have matching photos. Nonetheless, some match up nicely, and all of them are lovely patterns. 112 pages. CKE Publications.
House Tours IV International (Judy Miller)
House Tours IV International (Judy Miller)
Item no: 2646
CKE Publications item: 20833122
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This sequel contains 36 color plates of stained glass and art glass from around the world with 158 color photos and 80 black and white designs. It has a section on the techniques of tracing, staining matting, and enameling. Examples of stained glass art are represented by entries from such exotic places as Saudi Arabia, Brazil, France, India, Israel, Italy, Scotland and New Jersey.
Stained Glass Patterns Book (Nervo)
Stained Glass Patterns Book (Nervo)
Item no: 2551
Nervo
Retail price: $2.95
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From our capacious cellar, we have uncovered this ancient book (circa 1972, with various reprints) of line drawings, wash prints, and other depictions of cartoons and mechanics' renderings of stained glass windows. These are photocopies of studio catalogs, building supply company catalogs and brochures, put together into a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" bound book of 284 pages. The cover boasts "over 1000 designs" and truly, the authors are probably right. This is strictly an idea book. None of the drawings can be enlarged to become cutting diagrams. Some of the reproductions are poor, but back there in 1972 none of us was perfect. The cover is misleading, because those old studios didn't deal in that kind of naughtiness.
Easy Stained Glass Patterns for Traditional Doorways
Easy Stained Glass Patterns for Traditional Doorways
Item no: 3383
Dover Publications item: 0486426084
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While no stained glass transom, sidelight, or door insert can truly be called "easy", these 100 patterns have been designed with simpler cuts and fewer pieces than are typically seen in such patterns, yet they still maintain a traditional look and feel. Each two-page spread contains a set of patterns that work well together. For example, you will find a set of two matching sidelights and a complementary transom; a fan light and a matching door insert; or the whole kit and kaboodle: a transom, two sidelights and two door inserts. (Dover Publications)
In Full Bloom (Selvais)
In Full Bloom (Selvais)
Item no: 3926
Wardell Publications Inc. item: 0-919985-41-6
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Attention all anthophilous artisans: These 19 patterns for stained glass windows illustrate a variety of showy flowers: iris, rose, tulips, sunflowers, Bird of Paridise, orchids, lily, daisy among others. Most of the flowers depicted are realistic, while a few are stylized. Each pattern is shown as a line drawing (the pattern itself), a color illustration to show alternative color selections, and a larger color photo of a finished window. Instructions for enlarging are included. From Wardell Publications.
In the Wild
In the Wild
Item no: 3903
SGN Publishing item: ITW
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Safari and jungle animals are depicted beautifully in these 12 patterns, each of which span across a page spread (so you'll need to carefully remove the staples to get at them). Here you will find patterns for three lions, a lioness, two giraffes, two elephants, a tiger, a leopard, a monkey, a panda and a zebra, many of them with a (presumably) hot desert sun framing their faces perfectly. A small version of each is reproduced in color on the front and back covers.
Orchids in Glass
Orchids in Glass
Item no: 3935
Wardell Publications Inc. item: 0-919985-39-4
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For the orchid afficionado, this well crafted book contains 17 designs for orchid projects, including windows, lampshades and jewelry boxes. Each design is anatomically correct, and is denoted by its scientific name in binomial nomenclature. The popular "Showy Lady's Slipper", or Cypripedium reginae, is represented twice, in a panel as well as a lampshade. The recommended glass selections of ripples and mottles create some breathtaking results. As with most books from Wardell Publications, some instructions, tips and tricks are included that will be useful for even the experienced craftperson.
Welcome Home (Gibbs, Tayne)
Welcome Home (Gibbs, Tayne)
Item no: 3839
CKE Publications item: 20327243
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New! The idea behind this book is that the images represented have symbolic meaning -- oak leaves represent endurance and long life, a heart represents love and friendship, wheat represents abundance, and so on. Installing these in your home sends a welcome message for visitors. (All you hermits out there might want to steer clear of this book.) Most of these patterns are intended as sidelights, transoms and door inserts, so they'll need to be enlarged significantly to fit your particular space. The oak leaves and stars patterns are especially comforting and inviting; the spider web (with spider!), not so much. Softcover. From CKE Publications.
Maidens, Myths and Mermaids (Sheppard)
Maidens, Myths and Mermaids (Sheppard)
Item no: 3932
Wardell Publications Inc. item: 0-919985-40-8
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New! There are 40 patterns in this appropriately named book, including two full size window patterns. All of the lovely women in this book are well proportioned, in the sense that they aren't cartoon-ish, and are all pleasant to the eye. We have maidens and princesses of Arthurian legend, a Native American legend, enchanted forests, and mermaids galore. Perfect for pagans, and we mean that in the nicest way. From Wardell Publications.
Birds, Flowers and Butterflies Stained Glass Pattern Book
Birds, Flowers and Butterflies Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 3813
Dover Publications item: 0-486-40717-9
Retail price: $12.89
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As with all the designs from Ms. Eaton, these drawings are quite stunning, and could be used as designs for creations other than those in stained glass. Heck, this book is enjoyable merely as a coloring book. To create these in stained glass you will probably want to enlarge these drawings, or just use portions of them, given the level of detail.
Celtic Stained Glass Pattern Book
Celtic Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 3890
Dover Publications item: 0-486-40479-X
Retail price: $8.91
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A wealth of beautiful patterns - 91 in all - adapted from the Book of Kells and other sources. Some might be impossible to achieve in stained glass (expect perhaps with a glass saw and some very good luck), but nonetheless a great book for the price.
Flourish (Vogt)
Flourish (Vogt)
Item no: 3825
Stained Glass Images item: 0457
Retail price: $15.80
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Some familiar flowers -- morning glories, day lilies and the like -- neatly framed in circles, ovals, diamonds, or baskets. The hibiscus is especially stunning. There's also a "sun and stars" pattern in this book, but we're not sure why. Eight full-sized designs, all of them about 16" x 20", or 16" round.
Serene Settings (Vogt)
Serene Settings (Vogt)
Item no: 3894
Stained Glass Images item: 0451
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Eight full-sized window patterns, the largest being 20" x 30", evoking peaceful, fanciful settings in nature, such as romantically inclined swans on a pond, a blue jay on a country fence admiring some sunflowers, and a lorikeet (that's a bird, we're told) in some jungle foliage. One of the more interesting designs here, for the lepidopterists among you, is a butterfly garden containing butterflies in each of the stages of metamorphosis: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly. Each design is shown in color photos, and the patterns are accompanied by information about how much glass you'll need, as well as suggestions for how to construct the windows.
Potpourri in Glass (Terra)
Potpourri in Glass (Terra)
Item no: 3892
Stained Glass Images item: 1308
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As the title suggests, this book is a mixed bag of designs, from the relatively simple and cartoonish "Ba-loony Bunny", to the stunning "Majestic Iris." The images of birds, flowers and landscapes are particularly beautiful, and are alone worth the price of the book.
Victorian Doorways
Victorian Doorways
Item no: 3884
Dover Publications item: 0-486-42059-0
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A classy collection of sidelights, transoms and door inserts featuring flowers, grapevines, scrolls, wreaths, and other motifs derived from authentic 19th-century sources. 175 black-and-white illustrations.
Arts and Crafts Stained Glass Pattern Book
Arts and Crafts Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 3812
Dover Publications item: 0-486-42318-2
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73 beautiful patterns inspired by elegant simplicity of the Arts and Crafts movement, which originated in England during the latter half of the 19th century. Mostly florals, a few birds here and there. Framed by oval, rectangular, square, round, and half-round borders, these designs can be adapted to other creative media.
Easy Victorian Florals Stained Glass Pattern Book
Easy Victorian Florals Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 3871
Dover Publications item: 0-486-44174-1
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The key word here is "easy". Approximately 100 images in oval, rectangular, square, and round formats. A great collection of traditional window designs.
Victorian Stained Glass for Today
Victorian Stained Glass for Today
Item no: 2642
CKE Publications item: 20133267 closeout 4/2008
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VICTORIAN STAINED GLASS FOR TODAY by Bill Hillman. The author of this book knows his subject unusually well. The introduction contains a wealth of information about what constitutes a Victorian design. It also reveals much about the evolution of the Victorian Design movement. All of the designs are for windows of different shapes and sizes which can be adapted to existing needs. The full color photo on the back cover "Tree of Life" is a masterpiece.
Abstracts (Judy Miller)
Abstracts (Judy Miller)
Item no: 2658
CKE Publications item: 20833122
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Containing 84 color photographs, 53 black and white designs and 3 full size patterns, this interesting book has something in it for everyone, particularly if they like abstracts. The titles of the works includes such arresting monikers as "Four Fish/Three Lemons"; "Orange Tail Kite"; "Woman with Yellow Bird"; and "Rocks in Repose". Not only do you get the above, but as they say on late night television, "much, much more".
Sidelights, Fanlights, and Transoms Pattern Book
Sidelights, Fanlights, and Transoms Pattern Book
Item no: 3614
Dover Publications item: 0486253287
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180 simple, graceful, remarkably varied patterns of sidelights, fanlights and transoms. Motifs includes birds, fish, florals, other plant forms, geometrics and abstracts.
Classic Alphabets by T. Martin
Classic Alphabets by T. Martin
Item no: 3602
Wardell Publications Inc. item: 0-919985-13-0
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This interesting book contains three alphabet and two numeral styles. It also has twenty line drawings of ideas for use in stained glass construction, such as signs, portents and the like. The book covers the use of letters, creating a full-size drawing, dividing the background and use of color. 48 pages. 8 1/2" x 11". 8 patterns.
Patterns for Stained Glass
Patterns for Stained Glass
Item no: 2662
Hixson Studios item: - discontinued
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This book has 48 patterns for stained glass windows. Thirty-five of these are in full color with photographs of the finished projects. A pull-out sheet with 1 full size pattern and 12 smaller ones are in black and white. Lists are included for each project to make it easier to order materials. 11" x 8 1/2". 50 pages.
House Tours
House Tours
Item no: 3334
CKE Publications item: 20833025
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Contains 180 designs for entry ways, kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, family rooms, baths and spas, dressing rooms, bedrooms, screens, room dividers, firescreens and skylights. Many are shown in color photographs. 8 1/2" x 11". 96 pages.
390 Traditional Stained Glass Designs
390 Traditional Stained Glass Designs
Item no: 2679
Dover Publications item: 0-486-28964-8
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Mr. Hywel G. Harris owns and operates a stained glass studio in Nottingham, England. When you and I have been securely asleep in our little beds over here in the USA, Mr. Harris has been prowling around in junk-yards and abandoned houses in his neighborhood, photographing stained glass windows from the 1880 to 1939 period. He has made line drawings of them all, and this book is the result. Not full sized, of course, but you can enlarge and convert the drawings to full-sized working drawings for your own use.
Decorative Doorways Stained Glass Pattern Book
Decorative Doorways Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 2691
Dover Publications item: 0486264947
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This 60 page book contains 150 different designs for sidelights, transoms and door lights. This is probably the most comprehensive book about stained glass for entrances ever published. This is a design book, and the drawings must be enlarged using the grid method. The designs depict a wide variety of subjects, from trellised roses, soaring birds and bouquets of roses to geometric and traditional presentations. The author has included many half-circle fanlight designs, as well as ovals and circles.
Nature Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book
Nature Designs Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 2702
Dover Publications item: 26732-6
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78 designs covering the whole gamut of nature from beasts, clouds, and plants to some very interesting birds and a turtle. There is a page of designs in the shape of a cathedral ceiling type house window.
House Tours 2
House Tours 2
Item no: 3343
CKE Publications item: 20833041
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A sequel to her earlier book, this one has designs for entryways, kitchens, dining rooms, family rooms, baths and spas, dressing rooms, bedrooms, screens, room dividers, firescreens, skylights and things like that. 80 pages of black and white plus 20 pages of 4-color photographs of completed work. 8 1/2" x 11".
Simply Victorian (Cooper)
Simply Victorian (Cooper)
Item no: 3687
Suzanne Cooper Inc.
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This popular book by Suzanne Cooper contains 17 full size designs with a Victorian flair. Each design contains from 8 to 36 pieces. Fast and fun to make for the beginner to intermediate skill levels.
Sidelights (Judy Miller)
Sidelights (Judy Miller)
Item no: 2647
CKE Publications item: 2083305X
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This design book contains 16 patterns for large sidelights plus 50 sidelight designs with optional stock and custom bevels. The book begins with a very thorough introduction which gives valuable advice for designing with color, and for choosing subject matter to match the mood of the room or the pocketbook of the client.
Tiffany Windows Stained Glass Pattern Book
Tiffany Windows Stained Glass Pattern Book
Item no: 3758
Dover Publications item: 0-486-29853-1
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Here are a wealth of stained glass window designs adapted from some of the most famous of the Tiffany Studios windows which were created early in the 20th century.
Stained Glass Designs From The Pubs and Taverns Of England
Stained Glass Designs From The Pubs and Taverns Of England
Item no: 5148
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This book contains 60 designs adapted from pub and tavern signs. Some of the titles are "The Lord Clyde Inn"; "The Highwayman"; "The Black Swan"; "Saint George and The Dragon"; "The White Horse"; "The Dog and Gun"; "The Red Lion"; and "The Duke of York". The authors have thrown in some nice sketches of the actual buildings where they found these signs during their bar-hopping foray into Eng-land. You can easily enlarge them to full size by using the grid method, and make any one of them a focal point in your game room, den, or private drink-ing spot.
Wild & Free
Wild & Free
Item no: 3767
CKE Publications item: 20133801
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An environmentally correct depiction of our friends of the forest. (The ones who don't drop into the garden during the early evening and wreck the entire thing.) These cute beasts are really harmless. The rattlesnake has been de-fanged, the cougar has been de-clawed, and the lynx has been given a good talking to. So fear not, and proceed with confidence. 36 pages.
Look What You Can Do With Grids
Look What You Can Do With Grids
Item no: 3784
CKE Publications item: 20133747
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A useful and practical book to have on hand when you have a problem fitting a design into an existing opening. With this helpful study, you can gain the expertise to modify almost any design to fit a circular, oval or rectangular opening. With the grid system, the work becomes almost fool-proof.
Flower Power (Terra)
Flower Power (Terra)
Item no: 3891
Stained Glass Images item: 1400
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These full-size designs range from modest 6" x 18" to a tremendous 20" x 30". Despite the hippy-dippy cover, the designs are elegant and quite beautiful. In here you'll find an iris, tulip, rose, pansy and hydrangea, among others. For each design, the reader is instructed as to how much glass is needed.