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Beaded Bead Tutorial - Charm Beads

New Beaded Charm Bead Tutorial

I love making beaded beads, especially if they’re easy and quick to make. With that in mind, I’ve written this detailed beaded bead tutorial to make these stunning, but quick, charm beads which take under 30 minutes each. All you need are some fire-polished beads in your choice of colour and a selection of Toho seed beads. […]
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Using Helios Double Helix Glass

My double helix glass arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to open the package.  Once inside, the Helios glass was an unassuming pale amber colour and could easily be mistaken for a rod of Effetre amber glass if it got mixed up – I labelled mine just to be on the safe side. The best […]
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Dark Matter Effetre Glass

I had a fun time in the workshop yesterday playing with an Effetre glass called ‘Dark Matter’. On it’s own it looks really dark and not particularly interesting. However I was determined that it must be able to do something else! It can. I made a round bead with just the dark matter glass and […]
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Kalypso Double Helix Glass

Oooh – I’ve just had a delivery of the new Double Helix(DH) glass called ‘Kalypso’.  Well, I’ve had a good play around with the glass and have found that it’s fairly similar to the ‘Clio’ Double Helix glass, but more on the purple side.  I’ve managed to produce some lovely lilac and blue shades with […]
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Lacy Effect Lampwork Bead Tutorial

I thought I’d write this tutorial for webbing certain glass over another colour to give a stunning lacy finish over the surface.  I use CiM Hades, but Effetre Intense Black will also give the same effect as both these glasses web across the surface of another colour when placed under intense heat. First I’ve chosen […]
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Using Reichenbach Dark Silver Brown Glass

Reichenbach Dark Silver Brown has been troubling me for some time, as no matter how I tried to use it, I never seemed to get any nice colours, just beige.  Anyhow, I’ve been playing around with various silver glass and have finally managed to get some glorious colours out of them – especially Dark Silver […]
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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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