I don't have pictures of myself actually making the beads, but there are plenty of places online where you can see that. 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.
Here are some additional pictures of my favorite styles of beads to make, which I shared with you yesterday.
After the pictures is the informational round-up.
Book review: The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking
Lampwork and hot glass forums
Book review: Glass Bead Workshop
Do you want to try lampwork?
Safety concerns with lampworking
Basic earrings using lampwork beads
More simple ideas for using lampwork beads in jewelry
Antique key and lampwork necklace
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