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Making glass beads

Author: Cindy Jenkins
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This volume shows crafters how to make glass beads, using a small, portable torch, some purchased glass rods, and a few household tools. It also includes dozens of techniques for decorating the beads  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Jenkins
ISBN: 1579906338 9781579906337 1887374167 9781887374163
OCLC Number: 55857674
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A history of glass & glass beads --
[pt. 1]. Getting started --
Basic tools & supplies --
Specialized tools --
Setting up a work station --
Safety tips --
[pt. 2]. Making a basic bead --
Preparing mandrels --
Igniting the torch --
Forming a bead --
Extinguishing the torch --
Removing your bead from the mandrel --
Finishing touches --
[pt. 3]. Simple variations --
Shaping your beads --
Overwraps --
Multicolored beads --
Spots, dots & eyes --
Stripes & trails --
Pulling stringer --
Fun with stringer --
Raked patterns --
[pt. 4]. Taking the next step --
Mixing colors --
Ribbon cane --
Twisties --
Making your own filigrana & cased stringer --
Combing, feathering, side-shifting & furrowing --
Pinching, poking, snipping & plunging --
Adding metals --
Inclusions & surface treatments --
Commercial millefiori --
[pt. 5]. Advanced techniques --
Making your own millefiori --
Cased beads --
Dichroic glass --
Sculpted beads --
Hollow beads --
Buttons --
Marbles --
Core vessels --
Appendix A : Jewelry-making basics --
Appendix B : The nature of glass --
Appendix C : Troubleshooting --
Contributing artists --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Cindy Jenkins.

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