Glass Beads

Author: Louise Mehaffey
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811744201
Size: 15,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Louise Mehaffey is a master with the torch, melting glass and wrapping it around a metal rod called a mandrel to create beautiful glass beads. In this book she provides safe and easy techniques for making beads of all shapes and sizes, with tips on setting up a studio, buying the necessary tools and materials, and learning the basic skills. Helpful step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate how to make various shapes, from round to rectangle, and add interesting effects, such as etching and gold leaf inclusions. There are 22 projects featured, including a dot bead, hollow eye bead, petal bead, Christmas tree, and snowman.

Masters Glass Beads

Author: Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
Editor: Lark Books
ISBN: 1579909248
Size: 16,64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 739

The art of glass beadmaking has exploded in popularity during the past decade?and these awe-inspiring examples, exquisitely fashioned by 40 of the world's top creators, reveal exactly why. Whether showcasing faces, animals, or flowers, these beads exhibit incredible detail and gorgeous color. Explore Bruce St. John Maher's fused and faceted landscape beads and the vitreous painted surface of Bronwen Heilman's glass. Kate Fowle Meleny's luminous electroformed glass beads seem almost like sculptures, while Sharon Peters creates whimsical, often comical creatures that delight. Every artist receives a lavish eight-page feature with approximately a dozen high-quality images of his or her most impressive work, along with a bio and personal commentary that provides insights into the motivations and inspiration behind each piece.

Glass Beads The 19th Century Levin Catalogue And Venetian Bead Book And Guide To Description Of Glass Beads

Author: Karlis Karklins
Size: 17,53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 190

Making Glass Beads

Author: Cindy Jenkins
Editor: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579906337
Size: 20,93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 484

“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.


Author: Elizabeth Ryland Mears
Editor: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579907419
Size: 19,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 433

New in Paper You can easily form beads, candlesticks, and art objects from just a rod of cold glass and a torch. Heat it, manipulate it a bit, and almost instantaneously beautiful and new figures emerge from the fire. That's flameworking. A top teacher of the craft explains how to do it all, providing exactly the same information and exercises she gives her beginner's workshops. Lavish illustrations capture the entire artistic process. Look into the different types of glass to choose from, and find out how to melt a ball at different points of the rod; flatten it into a disc; and shape it into hearts, wings, butterflies, and the moon. Turn those designs into jewelry, hanging sculptures, and stirrers. The results are amazing!

1000 Glass Beads

Author: Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579904586
Size: 20,30 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 161

As the very best in contemporary glass beadmaking, this book has it all. With 1000 dazzling examples by an international array of artists, the beads come single or in multiples, in jewellery or sculptural pieces, flameworked and kilnformed; and their diversity and beauty are amazing.

Glass Beads From Europe

Author: Sibylle Jargstorf
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780887408397
Size: 11,42 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 771

In nearly 400 color photos the beauty and widespread use of beads is explored. Ranging from antiquity to the modern time, Phoenician, Celtic, Viking, Venetian, African, Bavarian, Bohemian, Dutch, French, and Russian styles are presented along with the fascinating evolution of the beadmaking industry. Their varied uses as symbols, in fashion, and more controversial matters are explored. A price guide is included.

Glass Bead Inspirations

Author: Louise Mehaffey
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811707652
Size: 15,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 320

"At last! A book for the intermediate to advanced beadmaker . . . . Any beadmaker looking for that kick into a different direction will find this book quite useful." --Debby Weaver, The Glass Bead • Creative ideas for making glass beads • 8 skilled beadmakers are given the challenge to create beads based on an inspiration—a color, a season, a painting, an emotion—to see what they will create • Resulting beads show the variety of creative responses • Includes step-by-step techniques for using other materials with the glass to create unique beads