Creative Glass: Decorating Glass with Wire, Beads, and Mosaic
Aimed at both beginners and experienced artists looking for new ideas, this unique approach to decorating everyday glass objects to create stylish individual pieces is both a practical guide and a source of inspiration. A plain piece of glass is like an artist's blank canvas, waiting to be embellished and transformed into a beautiful object. In this innovative book, Dorothy Wood presents fifteen stunning step-by-step projects in which simple pieces of glass come to life with the added color and texture of wire, beads, or mosaic tesserae. There are so many different types of glassware that can be decorated -- wine glasses, candlesticks, bowls, vases, pitchers, and decanters -- that the possibilities are endless. Creative Glass features a wide range of exciting projects, from those using simple techniques of coiling wire, to more advanced projects involving intricate beadwork or soldering. A comprehensive section at the beginning of the book is full of practical information on tools and materials and takes you through the basic techniques for working with wire, beads, and mosaic. All of the projects include accompanying step-by-step photographs, detailed instructions, and stylish photographs of the finished piece. From pretty Christmas ornaments to a sophisticated wire-woven decanter, there is something here to suit every taste and skill level. Book jacket.
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