I see so many people using their Breaker/Grozier Pliers incorrectly. This leads to their break not following the score line. In the picture below the score of the cutter runs along the curved black line. This should be easy to separate because it follows the 3 to 1 curve rule, however the pliers are incorrectly placed which will most likely cause the score to fail. Never place your pliers in the center of a curve. Unless, of course, the curve is only as wide as the pliers (and even then I tend to hang the pliers off of the glass a bit.)
When you start from the center the glass has to break in two directions at once. On a straight cut you could succeed with that method but on a curve you'll probably lose one or both the the points at the ends of the score line. Even with a straight line it's most desirable to start at the edge of the glass. Always start at the beginning of your cut. If it doesn't separate then try from the other end. If it still won't break it's most certainly a bad cut that needs to be redone.
Well, there aren't any bad cuts in Betty's Nativity Scene Window which is now finished and up for sale. I like how she picked colors that represent the scene for what it is rather than the image that people have in their head-- the night sky and dark, softly blurred mountains create a still and peaceful setting for a glorious event.
Linda L came in with a picture of a stained glass Succulent(?) that was displayed in an actual flowerpot. "Could we make a pattern like that," she asked? Of course we can, but we're also going to make it the way I always like to draw up patterns-- better than the original! This single Succulent will be made up of three overlapping layers to give it much more depth than the original could ever have. Here's the start of it and very soon you'll see just how it all comes together.