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Than you ever wanted to know about glass beadmaking book.

Than you ever wanted to know about

Glass Beadmaking


New Revised Edition, Including Many Color Photos!

294 pages, Instructional pictures. Drawings, graphs and charts. Color photos of many artists work. Pictures of different types of tools and equipment.
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 Table of Contents

Introduction to Glass Beadmaking

    • Bead Terms
    • Bead Shapes
    • Glass Beadmaking Techniques
    • Suggested further Reading

Torches and Gas Sytems

    • Work Area
    • Torch Gases
    Fuel Gases
    Natural Gas
    Mapp Gas
    Chemtane 2
    • Handheld Torches
    Disposable Fuel Gas Tanks
    Handheld Torch Heads
    Torch Stands for Handheld Torches
    Tank Adapters
    • Fuel-Oxygen Systems
    Propane Tanks
    Oxygen Cylinders
    Regulators - Propane and Oxygen
    Check Valves and Flashback Arrestors
    Tubing and Fittings
    • Fuel-Oxygen Torches
    Premixed Torches
    Surface Mixed Torches
    Hybrid Torches
    • Suggested Further Reading

Lampworking Tools

    • Glass Cutters
    Sheet Glass Cutters
    Glass Knifes
    Triangular Files
    • Holding Tools
    Winding Mandrels and Mandrel Holders
    Hot Fingers
    • Manipulation Tools
    Pliers and Mashers
    Reamers and Shapers
    Tungsten Picks
    • Shaping Tools
    Textured Rollers
    Shaping Molds
    Curved Shaping Cups
    Casing Molds
    • Controlled Cooling Aids
    Vermiculite Pan
    Ceramic Fiber
    • Suggested Further Reading

Kilns and Glory Holes

    • Kilns and Annealers
    • Kiln Construction
    Kiln Framework
    Kiln Insulation
    Kiln Elements
    Element Control
    Kiln Doors
    • Crucible Kilns
    Melting Cullet
    Melting Batch
    Shutting Down a Crucible Kiln
    • Measuring Kiln Temperatures
    • Controlling Your Kiln
    Infinity Controls
    Set Point Controllers
    Programmable Controllers
    • Kiln Operation and Care
    Setting Up Your Kiln
    Kiln Care
    • Kiln Safety
    • Glory Holes
    • Glory Hole Construction
    Glory Hole Framework
    Glory Hole Insulation
    Glory Hole Heating System
    • Glory Hole Operation
    • Suggested Further Reading


    • Glass Chemistry
    • Types of Glass
    Soda-Lime Glass
    Borosilicate Glass (Pyrex)
    Lead Glass
    • Colorants
    Blending Color Rods with Enamels
    Blending Colored Rods
    • Coatings
    Iridized Coatings
    Dichroic Coatings
    • Temperature Regimes of Glass
    The Brittle Solid Regime
    The Non-Brittle Solid Regime
    THe Flexible Regime
    The Fluid Regime
    • Glass Compatibility
    • Suggested Further Reading

Flameworking Techniques

    • Handheld Torch Operation
    • Fuel-Oxygen Torch Operation
    Turning on the Gas
    Lighting the Torch
    Adjusting the Flame
    Shutting off Your Equipment
    General Torch Care Tips
    • Glass Manipulation Basics
    Holding the Glass
    Heating the Glass
    Joining Rods
    Drawing Points
    Flame Cutting
    Punty Use
    Compatibility Testing
    Flame Annealing
    General Glass Manipulation Comments
    • Component Construction
    Latticino or Twisted Canes
    Cased Rods
    • Suggested Further Reading

Millefiori and Mosaic Cane

    • Optic Mold Cane Construction
    • Kiln Forming Cane Techniques
    • Lampworked Mosaic Cane
    Ribbed Cane
    Mosaic Cane Construction Principles
    Beginning Mosaic Images - Block Letters
    Advanced Mosaic Images - Faces
    • Advanced Cane Techniques
    Other Mosaic Cane Ideas
    • Suggested Further Reading

Wound Beads

    • Basic Techniques For Wound Beadmaking
    Preparing for Winding
    Winding a Bead
    Shaping a Bead
    Finishing the Bead
    • Decorating Wound Beads
    Frits and Enamels
    Distorting a Bead
    Pinching and Stretching
    • Applying Constructions
    Stringer Painting
    Ribbed Cane Floral Decorations
    Casing Instructions
    • Inclusions
    Foil and Leaf
    Wires and Screen
    • Dichroic Coatings
    Bubbles and Cracks
    • Examples of More Complex Wound Beads
    Tableau Beads
    Hollow Wound Beads
    Sculptural Beads (fish, heads)
    • Suggested Further Reading

Other Lampworked Glass Objects

    • Cabochons
    • Marbles
    Single Marble Manufacture
    Multiple Marble Manufacture
    • Looped Pendants
    • Buttons
    • Paperweights
    • Vessels
    Core Vessels
    Blown Vessels
    • Suggested Further Reading

Pictures from Various Artists

    • Mosaic Cane
    • Dot Beads
    • Modified Dot Beads
    • Warring States & Horned Eye Beads
    • Heart Beads
    • Dichroic Beads
    • Aquarium & Landscaped Beads
    • Floral Beads
    • Head Beads
    • Animal Beads
    • Fish & Seaform Beads
    • Other Sculptural Beads
    • Vessels
    • Classic Shaped Beads
    • Hollow Wound & Tube Beads
    • Tableau Beads
    • Enameled, Fumed & Etched Beads
    • Freeform & Chevron Beads
    • Wound Borosilicate Beads
    • Blown Beads
    • Fused Beads
    • Pate de Verre & Kiln Cast Beads
    • Jewelry

Blown Beads

    • Tubing Skills
    Cutting Tubing
    Gathering or Shrinking Tubing
    Pulling Points
    Blowing It Out
    • Borosilicate Tube Beads
    • Blowing Beads
    Basic Blown Bead
    Shaping Blown Beads
    Decorating Blown Beads
    • Suggested Further Reading

Drawn Beads

    • Preparation
    • Forming The Bubble
    • Decorating The Bubble
    • Blowing Out The Bubble
    • Drawing Out The Tube
    Finishing The Bead
    • Suggested Further Reading

Pressed Molded Beads

    • Basic Techniques Of Pressed Molded Beadmaking
    • Press Molding Equipment
    • Decorating Pressed And Pierced Beads
    • Suggested Further Reading

Fused Beads

    • Choosing Your Glass
    Measuring Glass Compatibility for Fusing
    Color Stability
    • Fusing Glass With Your Kiln
    Preparing for a Firing
    Phase 1 of the Firing Cycle: Heating
    Phase 2 of the Firing Cycle: Fusing
    Phase 3 of the Firing Cycle: Cooling
    • Fusing Considerations
    Volume Control
    • What Happened
    Shelf Marks and Wash Sticking
    • Making Fused Beads
    Simple Layered Beads
    Decorating Simple Fused Beads
    Making Tubular Bead Stock
    Individual Mold Beads
    • Suggested Further Reading

Pate De Verre Beads

    • Frit Preparation
    • Bead Mold Construction
    Simple Brick Molds
    Plaster Based Molds
    • Filling Your Mold
    • Firing Your Bead
    • Suggested Further Reading

Finishing Beads

    • Cutting Beads To Length
    Chipping Hammer and Anvil
    Glass Knives or Nippers
    Sawing to Length
    • Kiln Annealing Your Beads
    • Grinding And Shaping Beads
    • Tumble Polishing Beads
    Theory Behind Tumble Polishing
    Practice of Tumble Polishing
    • Surface Treatments
    Electroplating and Electroforming
    • Suggested Further Reading


    • Fires
    Positioning your Equipment to Avoid Fires
    Proper Operation of Your Equipment to Avoid Fires
    Pressurized Gas Equipment
    What to do in case of Fire
    • Burns
    What to Wear to Avoid Thermal Burns
    Proper Equipment to Avoid Thermal Burns
    What to Wear to Avoid Chemical Burns
    What to do if You Get A Burn
    • Toxic Materials
    Good Work Practices to Avoid Toxicity Problems
    Carbon Monoxide Detectors
    • Optical Considerations
    Electromagnetic Spectrum
    Electromagnetic Radiation Damage
    Eye Protection
    • Hearing Risks
    • Ergonomic Risks
    Risk Factors
    Cumulative Trauma Disorders
    • Suggested Further Reading


    • Getting Better
    • Developing Your Own Style
    • Marketing Your Glass Beads
    • Pricing Your Work
    • Suggested Further Reading


    • Glossary
    • Bead Shapes
    • Suppliers And Manufacturer Sources
    • Related Periodicals And Resources
    • Contributing Artists
    • Photography Credits

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