Your next step is going to be choosing which stained glass pattern you will use for your stepping stone. Since the cement will replace the channeling, foiling or soldering your design can be simpler than it would have to be for a panel or other soldered design. You can make it as simple or complex as you wish. You will need to select a pattern that will fit well into a round, octagon, or tree ring mold. Or which ever mold you happen to have. Remember that the pattern does not have to be for a stepping stone, it just has to be able to be modified to work. Be creative. An electronic pattern like the ones in our “Stepping Stone Patterns” category are nice to use because they import easily into a graphics program for resizing or modification. Printed patterns are fine also. You can enlarge them with a copier or scan them into your computer and modify them. When choosing or modifying a pattern keep in mind that small, glass pieces tend to be more stable and less subject to breakage. Since your stones may be in the weather, this is important.
Once you have chosen your pattern you are ready to go to the next step. One last thing. In the product below we have some more patterns, some diamondcrete and also a program called Rapid Re-sizer. The re-sizer program is very good and I highly recommend it.
Steven Cole (Economics, MBA – University of West Florida, Business & Innovation – Stanford University) 22 years experience in the safety business.