Glass beadmaking has exploded in popularityaand those artists who have successfully mastered the basics want more techniques to enhance their repertoire. Jeri Warhaftig, a respected and experienced teacher, offers intermediates her time-tested, workshop-based approach to expanding their beadmaking skills. In each superbly illustrated and illuminating chapter, she focuses on using current tools, new materials, and innovative methodology to produce a singular beadawith several variations for every one. The possibilities, from sandblasting to metal inclusions, are stupendous: Craft sculptural flower beads; create a lightweight, hollow seashell-shaped bead; and go for the awowa factor with geode beads that enclose decorative elements within a layer of glass. Helpful tips are sprinkled throughout, and a gallery of additional work will inspire.The Heart Beads shown above illustrate the effects of both sandblasting and the process of fuming, which is heating a metal (in this case gold) to ... With practice, youa#39;ll learn to recognize just how warm the bead must be to make the gold stick.
|Title||:||Glass Bead Workshop|
|Publisher||:||Lark Books - 2008|