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The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking
     

The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking

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by Kimberley Adams
 

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Glass beadmaking has become a crafting phenomenon, and this colorful reference features a rich repertoire of creative ideas. Splashed across the splendid pages in eye-catching photos are all the most popular types of beads, accompanied by the newest, most innovative techniques. The instructions begin with the basics: how to light the torch, wind and cool the bead, and

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Glass beadmaking has become a crafting phenomenon, and this colorful reference features a rich repertoire of creative ideas. Splashed across the splendid pages in eye-catching photos are all the most popular types of beads, accompanied by the newest, most innovative techniques. The instructions begin with the basics: how to light the torch, wind and cool the bead, and shape the glass into barrels, cones, and discs. As beadmakers' skills develop, they can expand their horizons by experimenting with enamel; using mica dust to form an iridescent sheen; and applying silver, gold, and copper leaf to layers of glass. The most advanced projects are truly remarkable, from floral and sculptural beads to beads that encase images of stars, rainbows, and faces.

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Glass beadmaking, or lampwork, is an exacting craft requiring a gas torch and a steady hand. Bead artist and teacher Adams (contributor, Making Beautiful Beads) here explains the basic to advanced techniques of this craft. Included is a well-illustrated section on equipment and safety as well as step-by-step instructions on beadmaking by bead type. A gallery of beads by various artists features eye-opening examples that rival gemstones. The photography throughout is outstanding, making this beautiful book a useful addition to all crafts collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600597787
Publisher:
Lark Crafts
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
556,944
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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