Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lampwork basics and FAQs

All the Daughters of Eve


I don't have pictures of myself actually making the beads, but there are plenty of places online where you can see that, just not with me in the picture ;-)  Instead, what I've got for you here is a round-up of all the basic posts and tutorials that I've written on lampworking in the past.  Here are just a few of the stages that my poor beads go through.  In this particular example, I needed to make a large batch of basic spacer and nugget beads.  Since this can get to be very dull, I allowed myself to play around every so often and make some "fun" beads, like the female-shaped beads in All the Daughters of Eve shown above.

After the pictures is the informational round-up.


 
  
  
 


Lampworking FAQs 

Lampwork and hot glass forums

Safety concerns with lampworking

An Introduction to lampworking by Ann Scherm Baldwin
An excellently photographed introduction to the steps involved in making lampworked beads.

Best books on lampworking, fusing, and glass bead design



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