How to Cut a Cup with a Wet Saw
This is a twist on pique assiette. Use half a cup to be a small hanging planter, but first you have to get half a cup. Lou Ann shows how to prepare the cup and then cut it with her Taurus 3 ring saw.
4 Cutting Techniques and a Valentine's Heart Part 2
Keystoning is one of the most important cutting techniques to perfect. It is the technique that makes curves without resorting to a wet saw. All you need is nippers, know-how, and practice. Here's the know-how.
4 Cutting Techniques and a Valentine's Heart
Beginner to advanced cutting techniques in one project. This Valentine's Heart goes from simple triangles to stained glass inlaid in stained glass.
How to Mosaic a Terra Cotta Pot - Part 2
The pot has a vertical surface which gravity turns into a challenge. In this video you learn how to beat gravity and how to prevent grout and tile from chipping.
How to Mosaic a Terra Cotta Pot - Part 1
This video covers the first 3 things you should know before you mosaic a terra cotta pot.
Making Patterns & Shadows for Christmas Mosaics
Like a lot of things, a few little tricks help a lot. This video is full of them, from making and using a pattern, to making shadows so objects have form and not just shape. (this is episode 1 of 2)
Feathers, Fur, Fire - How to Nip Them
This easy to use nipping technique lets you add texture, depth and flow to mosaics. The video shows the technique and examples of how to apply it.
Cutting House Numbers With a Wet Saw
Mosaic address plaques can personalize something that is otherwise very mundane. I prefer to make the numbers from a single piece of stained glass. This is how I do it.
How to Cut Complex Shapes with Wheeled Nippers
There are some tricks to cutting these complex shapes with wheeled nippers, but beginners and pros can easily use the techniques shown in this video.
Making Leaves with Nippers, Glass and Out-of-the-Box Thinking
Three types of leaves are made in this video. One of them is tricky if you just use nippers. But, Lou Ann shows how "out-of-the-box" thinking makes a leaf with just nippers.
Episode 1 - I Got a Commission - Now What ?
Episode 2 - Designing a Pattern for a Client
Episode 3 - Mosaic Over Pattern - The Set-up
Episode 4 - Getting the Details Right
Episode 5 - 3,000 Pieces in 3-Minutes
Episode 6 - Modified Double Reverse
Episode 7 - Transferring to a Substrate
Episode 8 - Installation
Episode 9 - Grouting & Clean-up
4 Things Nippers Can't Do
Nippers are really easy to work with and I especially like using them since Nippinglass came out. But, they still have their limitations. This video shows the limitations and a solution to each.
Cutting Stained Glass - My Favorite Tools
This video goes into detail about the tools I personally use for cutting stained glass. I will demonstrate how to cut glass and which tool works best for each. Tips and tricks for cutting curves, squares and triangles out of stained glass, as well as other tools handy for cleaning your mosaic are also shown.
How to Cut Stained Glass Using a Wet Saw
This video is a demonstration of how to cut stained glass shapes such as straight cuts, curves, 90-degree angles and unusual shapes, all using a wet saw. Watch close-ups of actual demonstrations on cutting the glass, along with important tips on how to achieve the best results.
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