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Glass Beadmaking lampworking book.

The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking

by Kimberly Adams

How to make glass beads cover to cover.

176 Pages


Full Color

Every eye-catching photo in this superb guide to a popular craft will inspire, instruct, and attract beadmakers. It's beautiful, easy to follow, and one-of-a-kind. Starting with the basics: how to light the torch, wind and cool the bead, and shape the glass into barrels, cones, and discs: intermediate techniques, using foil, leaf and mica flakes: To advanced projects like floral and sculptural beads and encasing faces. An absolute must have for all beadmakers!

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Table of Contents
Getting Started
  • Equipment
  • Tools
  • Supplies
  • Safety Equipment and Clothing
  • Setting Up and Working in your Studio

Making The First Bead
  • Prepping the Mandrels
  • Lighting the Torch
  • Heating Glass in the Flame
  • Regions of the Flame
  • Heating Glass to a Molten State
  • Finishing Up The Ends of Beads
  • Winding the First Bead
  • Varying the Bead's Shape
  • Finishing Up The Ends of Beads
  • Marver Method
  • Flame Annealing and Cooling
  • Annealing in the Kiln
  • Removing Beads from the Mandrel
  • Annealing Cooled Beads

From Basic to Beautiful Beads
  • Barrel Beads
  • Rounded Oblong Beads
  • Cones
  • Bi-cones
  • Pressed Beads
  • Disc Beads
  • Groovy Patterned Beads
  • Alternative Patterned Surfaces
  • Surface Decoration
  • Applying Frit
  • Making Dots
  • Positioning Dots Precisely
  • Shaping Beads
  • Adding Color & Decoration
  • Gallery
Intermediate Techniques
  • Full Coverage
  • Enameled Stringers
  • Enameled Patterns
  • Boiled Enamel
  • Sifted Enamel
  • Engraved Enamel
  • Enamel Paint
  • Applying Enamels
  • Glass That Changes in the Flame
  • Working with Frit in a Reduction Flame
  • Reduction Stringers
  • Anice White Glass
  • Intense Black Glass
  • Encasing Beads
  • Altering Bead Surfaces with Non-Glass Materials
  • Mica Powders
  • Etching
  • Intermediate Shaping and Sculpting Techniques
  • Creating Furrows
  • Cutting Hot Glass
  • Sculpting with a Graphite Paddle
  • Pinching Glass with Tweezers
  • Making Large-Hole Beads
  • Adding Metals to Beads
    • Leaf
    • Foils
    • Silver Leaf Stringers
    • Silver Shavings and Fine Silver Wire
    • Copper Tubing
  • Making a Gravity Bead
  • Applying Millifiori
  • Working with Dichroic Glass
  • Gallery
Advanced Techniques
  • Fuming
    • Charging The Rod
    • Fuming a Bead
  • Hollow Beads
  • Wrapped Hollow Beads
  • Cleaning Hollow Beads and Forms
  • Sculptural Techniques
    • Winged Hearts
    • Spiral Seashell
    • Aegean Urn
  • Making Decorative Canes
    • Encased Ribbon Cane
    • Pulling the Cane
    • Simple Layered Millifiori
    • Complex Ribbon Cane
    • Letter And Number Canes
    • Complex Picture Cane
  • Making Floral Beads
    • Making Floral Canes
    • Encased Cane
    • Creating The Flowers
  • Gallery

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