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by Kogure Norikazu

This is the latest instructional book on the Japanese style of glass bead making. This book shows the torches, tools, and techniques to work in this style. With many close-up photographs, and some English subtitles or captions, even those that do not read Japanese can follow along.

Full Color

111 Pages

Subtitled in English.

Table of Contents
Tool and Supplies
  • Glass
  • Tools
  • Setting up a Mini Home Studio-in the Kitchen
  • Safety Tips
Basic Techniques
  • Melting glass rod and make a round bead
  • Adding pattern to a bead
  • Pulling a stringer
  • Making a basic cane
  • Making a decorated bead
  • Adding a pattern to a bead
  • Adding floral pattern with stamen cane chips
Advanced Techniques Lace Technique:
  • Making simple twist cane
  • Making a twist cane
  • Lace Technique
  • Variations of Twist Canes
  • Twist Cane Bead
  • Gradation Ribbon Twist Cane Bead
  • Pleats Pattern Bead
  • Arrow Feather Pattern Bead
  • Leaf Motif Bead
  • Spiral Pattern Bead
  • Making Gold Kneaded Rod

Dot Technique:
  • Chinese Warring States Bead
  • Encased Floral Bead
  • Dots Technique

Raking Technique:
  • Lacework Flower Bead
  • Raking Flower Pattern Bead
  • Gold Band Bead
  • Raking Technique
Constructing Technique:
  • Cherry-blossom Mosaic and Cherry-blossom
  • Bead
  • Rose Mosaic & Rose Bead
  • Roman Mediterranean Face Mosaic & Bead
  • Layers of concentric patterns mosaic
  • Constructing Technique
Core Vessels
  • Making Core
  • Amphoriskos
  • Lace cup
  • Pull out the mandrel and rub it
  • Suppliers
  • Profile

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