Posts tagged 'glass'

Lampwork Beads and CIM Sunset

I’ve been playing around with various new glass colours that are now available in the UK and I particularly like the new ‘Sunset’ CIM colour.  It seems so versatile, especially when different subtle shades can be encouraged from the glass by applying different heat.  It’s also great when encased in clear. I thinks it’s my […]
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Making Lampwork Beads In My Workshop

I’ve just uploaded a little video from my workshop, shot in timelapse as the morning sun shines through the window across the glass on my work bench, and while I make some beads. The photography’s by www.newfocusphoto.com.

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Green Man Lampwork Glass Bead

Well, here he is! A lampwork “Green Man” bead. I’ve seen “Green Man” images and carvings in both wood and architecture in various places, local or otherwise and thought I’d have a go myself. I used CIM Olive glass with Reichenbach Iris Orange and mixed it together before making the bead. The Green Man is […]
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Double Helix Glass

I’ve got a fair collection of Double Helix’ glass now and find it fascinating how it reacts in different circumstances. For instance, if I reduce Aurea, I get a really iridescent blue after I’ve encased it in clear glass.  However, if I reduce it after adding it on top of other coloured glass, it goes […]
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Tumbling Glass Beads

I don’t know about you, but I’m really not keen on using acid to etch beads to take off the shine, so I decided to investigate tumbling glass beads instead.  The finish produced by tumbling is slightly different from etching and very pleasing at the same time. This only works with regular, smooth shaped beads, […]
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