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Making Glass Beads
     

Making Glass Beads

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by Cindy Jenkins
 

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“There is enough detail to make unsuspecting readers into addicts. An excellent introduction.”—Booklist

Beads that are multicolored, grooved, feathered or foiled, and decorated with spots, dots, eyes, and stripes: no matter which of these designs in glass you choose, the results will be beautiful. Detailed instructions and magnificent

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“There is enough detail to make unsuspecting readers into addicts. An excellent introduction.”—Booklist

Beads that are multicolored, grooved, feathered or foiled, and decorated with spots, dots, eyes, and stripes: no matter which of these designs in glass you choose, the results will be beautiful. Detailed instructions and magnificent photos, along with scores of valuable tips and tricks, guide crafters through an awesome array of techniques, making this the best guide to glass beading ever. The creative journey begins with making a simple bead; proceeds to easy variations, such as overwraps and raked patterns; and ends exquisitely with beads shimmering with different metals and featuring millefiori, sculpting, and hollowing.
The author lives in Skokie, IL.

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Library Journal
Beads have become so popular that entire shops are now devoted to selling beads and bead accessories. However, it is possible to make colorful beads of one's own from craft materials. Casey's beads are often humorous items made from glued strips of cloth, yarn, or paper and finished off with clear nail polish. Resembling polymer clay beads, they can be made in fantastic shapes and colors. The projects have detailed, step-by-step instructions with large enough illustrations to be used for children's as well as adult crafts. Jenkins's beads are little glass gems made using standard glassworking supplies and equipment such as a kiln and propane torch. She gives step-by-step instructions for plain glass, millefiori (thousand flowers), sculpted beads, and others. Photographs of museum-quality beads by other artists are interspersed throughout and provide an eye-opening look at the bead as art. Both books are welcome additions to craft collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579906337
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.39(d)

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Like many, this was the very first book that I bought, and was the foundation of my self-instruction. Cindy gives the reader step by step instructions for basic beadmaking, and a few intermediate techniques. With a great gallery of pieces made by the pioneers of the contemporary lampworking 'movement', this book is essential for those starting out in this addictive craft of lampworking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I picked up when looking for more info on making glass beads, and I haven't found a better one yet. This book is loaded with color pictures of completed beads and the processes to get there. The expanations are simple and precise, with enough detail for you complete any one of the projects. I have gotten some great ideas and learned alot. This book also gives a small amount of the history of beads and where they came from.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to begin learning how to make glass beads, this book is a perfect choice. Cindy gives you just the right amount of information to keep you from being intimidated by the technical aspect of glass bead making. The photos in the book are so beautiful and inspiring. I must have looked through the book a hundred times just to look at all the creative beads. I love this book and keep it nearby at all times. It comes in handy for reference and inspiration.