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Took this kit to a beginning glass fusion course, knowing nothing about the process. Everything worked well, and I was satisfied with the product. I did not attempt to place oil into the pistol cutter, as the instructor mentioned that generally just “gunks” things up. Just ended up dipping the cutter in oil instead. Satisfied with the purchase.
The running pliers are a lifesaver! The nibblers are a bit hard to use but overall love this product and the case it came in
Used this for my fresh stained glass hobby and it broke the glass beautiful perfectly..I want they would have included glass.oil with the product. The tools all feel very well made
The zipper case is nice the cutter leaks oil beautiful massive and the first piece of glass i tried to break with the running pliers the rubber jaw ripped. The breaking pliers seem to be just fine. Overall not garbage but not the greatest.
I bought this book to color, but it is not meant to be an adult coloring book. The pictures are pretty, but they are printed on both sides of the pages and laid out more as patterns. They CAN be colourful but the gel pens create an impression on the other side of the page and may bleed through. The book is in four sections by style, and I think it is meant to be used by people who do stained glass as a hobby.
I expected the book to the same as other stained glass coloring books I have purchased. The artwork is printed on both sides of each page - was this to save cash in manufacturing? - so you really have to be careful of the medium used to avoid bleed-through. Pages are not easily removed
I guess I just expected more that JUST traditional stained glass designs (maybe a couple of words here and there would have been nice) but no, there are just traditional stained glass designs. Of the designs that are there (mostly black and while lined designs but a few colourful in on the interior covers), they are very nice and I will be able to use them. The lines are clean and the book isn't cluttered. I recommend it.
Yes this book includes 390 stained glass black and white designs but they are tiny, some barely 1" tall. Amazing luck enlarging that into a useful pattern! The same designs are in Victorian Stained Glass Designs with CD Rom published by the same company. That one is a lot more useful. I want I had found out before I bought both of those books.
I really love this book because I love nature and flower layouts. I actually bought this book for the flower patterns for mosaics rather than stained glass for ideas and to understand how to better divide the flower appropriately. I would definitely recommended it if you like flowers.
For the price they work well but are poorly made. Spring fell out with first use, mild rust and casting grime on the pliers. At this price I expected a better product.
I prefer a wider blade but this one does a satisfactory job. However, the spring is prone to falling out so I epoxied it in place. I am using it without a problem.
Nice designs. However, pages are printed on both sides so you'll need to trace or photocopy your pattern to avoid destroying the design on the backside . Also some of the pages have two designs on a page which makes them small.
I purchased this book alongside other stained glass books for beginners and this book is very disappointing. I would not recommend this book for people looking to begin stained glass. If you do buy it, please buy another book that will fill the a lot of holes of info this book claims to be the “ultimate tutorial to stained glass making” yet provides zero patterns. It mentions a few times “free patterns available” but never provides or even tips where to search these free patterns. The latest chapter titled “Beginner Projects” has a sparknotes of the previous chapters and doesn’t offer any fresh of my largest annoyances with the book is in the “Stained Glass - Painting” section that takes up roughly 17% of the total pages. This section is amazing for people looking to restore old stained glass church pieces, but I don’t know any beginners who are at that point in the craft yet. So it seems frivolous to dedicate a section to stly, this entire book needs a huge overhaul through an editor. There’s grammatical mistakes littered throughout the book and in the list of “Stained Glass Crafting Tools” section in the first chapter it has two very various write ups for glass anks for reading this far! Have a amazing one.
I didn’t like the idea of having very few instructional pictures. A beginner might not understand the procedures. I think a person that has done stained glass and has place it down for a while would have fun it to refresh themselves.
Buyer beware! If you buy the kindle version, the only color picture is the front cover. From reading the reviews I was led to believe that there were at least 15 of the pictures represented in color on the cover. Perhaps the inside cover or back? Well they did not present these on the kindle version. From just looking at the black and white pictures, it is nearly impossible to know what color goes where. I want I had not wasted my cash on this book.
These pages are not the vellum type you would think when you see the words, stained ese are just coloring pages. Now, that said, the paper quality used here is very nice and bright white. Your colors should stand out nnie Eaton is there for artist credit and she has done such a phenomenal job in creating these attractive scenes. You wish be ry Fortner SmithComics.....Resistance is Futile!
This is a amazing reference book for letters. I found some of the designs to be a bit intricate on a little scale (anything less than 9") but easily changed to fit my needs. Only a handful of various fonts - each letter is shown per font.
Amazing book of marine patterns. Will definitely use some of the ideas for future stained glass projects. My only complaint is that I ordered this latest Tuesday as a Prime shipment and I did not obtain it until then next Monday (yesterday).
This book contained pictures that were helpful and informative. I enjoyed the ideas, but some of the patterns contained too a lot of pieces for me, as I am just starting out with stained glass. It was delivered right on time and the price was great. Thank you.
This was the first order I've put for a stained glass pattern book. I was disappointed not to see any of the pages in color. Even though one would choose their own colors a review of some contrast would have be helpful.
Its awesome cutting glass with the right tools and these are definitely the right tools.. Cutting curves is hard... but i got better as time went on... Thank you... if you are a beginner like me..watch some you tubes on cutting glass... very very helpful!!
All amazing tools, I actually even really like the safety glasses even though I was expecting them to be inferior quality. All tools are well made, and I think will latest me my lifetime. If you are questioning the cutter handle, it is solid plastic, not flimsy at all! Absolutely would purchase again.
Amazing quality amazing price , very reliable tools accept I thought the mosaic tool was included but that was my mistake there is a 5 piece kit that contains plus bonus. No worries I’ll just order the other tool. I hope this helps othersThanks Leti
I am fresh to mosaic art, but I am really excited about making it a fresh hobby and making mosaic bonuses for friends. I LOVE this tool kit. The quality of the tools is perfect - and you obtain a lot for your money! I would definitely recommend!!!
I’m a beginner, however it was time to obtain my own tools. I bought these as they were suggested by a mate who has been doing stained glass crafting for awhile. My hands are smaller and my mate has larger hands, so I was wondering if I’d have problems, but they really work great! Love the spring back on the pliers that it offers.
Love my glass hobby. Required tools at home as well as the studio. These seem to work beautiful well so far. I like the breakers a fair amount.
The tools are just what I needed. The running pliers even have spare covers. Delivery was faster than expected, too. I also like the style of safety glasses.
An addition to my collection. In amazing shape and delivered promptly. I was working on a bathroom window, tall and narrow. Even though I had to modify some of the designs to fit, it was full of amazing ideas and designs.