Glass Bead Workshop: Building Skills, Exploring Techniques, Finding Inspiration

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Lark Books, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 143 pages
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Glass beadmaking has exploded in popularity—and those artists who have successfully mastered the basics want more techniques to enhance their repertoire. Jeri Warhaftig, a respected and experienced teacher, offers intermediates her time-tested, workshop-based approach to expanding their beadmaking skills. In each superbly illustrated and illuminating chapter, she focuses on using current tools, new materials, and innovative methodology to produce a singular bead—with several variations for every one. The possibilities, from sandblasting to metal inclusions, are stupendous: Craft sculptural flower beads; create a lightweight, hollow seashell-shaped bead; and go for the “wow” factor with geode beads that enclose decorative elements within a layer of glass. Helpful tips are sprinkled throughout, and a gallery of additional work will inspire.
  

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Visually excellent as well as very clearly and concisely written. I would like to add this one to my studio library for reference- some of the techniques are very advanced for me as yet, but I want to come back to them. Lots of eye candy. Read full review

Contents

Welcome to My Studio
8
Falling leaves Bead
20
Beach Bead
27
Further Explorations
34
offMandrel
49
Blown hollow Bead
57
Gallery
77
Wreath Bead
91
rune Bead
103
rose Bead
115
Sandblasting
126
grinding and Polishing
132
about the author
138
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