` Need help with colors! Your home for art glass discussion. Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. 1 Hour 1 Day 1 Week 1 Month Forever Login with username, password and session length Home Help Search Calendar Gallery Login Register Stained Glass Forums » Forum » General Category (Forum & Glass Related) » Stained Glass Patterns & Design » Need help with colors! Stainedglassville Gallery ~ Random Images « previous next » Print Pages:  Go Down Author Topic: Need help with colors! (Read 1867 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. stainedglassbysarah Jr. Member Posts: 65 Need help with colors! « on: October 08, 2012, 08:56:38 PM » I have been asked to make a memorial piece for a friends s**t-zhu which passed recently.I do not have a good picture to go off, but I know it had the white/light cream body going grey and the ears were dark grey/black and going grey.Can anyone give me some ideas for the body and ear colors?? I am not near a glass supplier (Hobby Lobby doesn't count) so I need to order glass online by the numbers and I don't want to end up with 20 shades of glass I can't use since they always seem to look different then I think they will. Any help would be appreciated. Sarah Logged jonesthefarmer Jr. Member Posts: 57 Re: Need help with colors! « Reply #1 on: October 09, 2012, 07:12:03 PM » Hi Sarah, would the photo be clear enough to email to your supplier? Maybe you could even look at google pictures of shih-tzus and find a photo of one with similar colouring to send. I've used that method previously when trying to select the colour for my King Charles Spaniel, the girls at the store did an excellent job of selecting the colours for me. It's really difficult to select glass online - I have the same problem - 100s of miles away from the glass shop.Julie Logged Jessica Rabbit Jr. Member Posts: 35 Re: Need help with colors! « Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 07:52:40 PM » Sarah,I am interested in some of the suggestions you receive because I just went through the same problem. I needed glass for a quail covey I designed, so I tried ordering off the internet. I spent $200.00 on glass that won't work. When a piece of glass is called ruby red and amber that is what I expected, not brown and amber. I actually had to change my design to fit the glass because I could not find any color to fit a female quail without shooting in the dark a second time...can't afford that.I wish you luck in your search. Logged baringer Sr. Member Posts: 378 Re: Need help with colors! « Reply #3 on: October 09, 2012, 09:16:55 PM » Years back I believe I saw a SHIZU() pattern in a book calledDOGGONE DiMELLO.Had quite a few breeds in it..good luck Logged jonesthefarmer Jr. Member Posts: 57 Re: Need help with colors! « Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 11:55:15 PM » Baringer, I have that book and after reading Sarah's post, I went straight to the bookshelf to have a look at the colour suggestions. This is what is says about the colours: "Shih-tzus are available in many colours, mostly mixed. A white marking on the forehead and tail is highly regarded by professional breeders". Not much help really as the pattern is just a black outline. The best help was the spelling of "shih-tzu" Julie Logged baringer Sr. Member Posts: 378 Re: Need help with colors! « Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 08:16:33 AM » It sounds like this breed can be almost any color you want -but don't forget that WHITE spot!!!Do you have acess to GLASSEYE ? They have a very good selection of colors and end up quite accurate even after going up to the clouds and back.Woof Woof Logged stainedglassbysarah Jr. Member Posts: 65 Re: Need help with colors! « Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 08:57:35 AM » Glasseye is one of those items on my wishlist! Guess I should move it up the list a bit. LOLI think we might be in Little Rock, AR next month, maybe I can find a supplier there instead of ordering the colors.Thanks Sarah Logged educate86 Global Moderator Sr. Member Posts: 383 Re: Need help with colors! « Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 07:54:38 PM » Sarah,I sent you a PM about glass colors. Go to "My Messages" to read it. Logged Jessek79 Rookie Posts: 2 Re: Need help with colors! « Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 11:22:51 PM » I can send glass that you need no problem, I can ship you an assortment of tan or dog colored glass, for less than $30 and slightly tailor the colors to your needs I have a few listings on ebay so far and access to more than I can list, I can get almost anything you guys need pattern books glass etc ... Just message me. Logged Print Pages:  Go Up « previous next » Stained Glass Forums » Forum » General Category (Forum & Glass Related) » Stained Glass Patterns & Design » Need help with colors!