How to Make Glass Beads
various little posts to remind myself how to make this or that bead...
Making the 2002 Great Lakes Beadworkers’ Guild commemorative bead. Production beadmaking:) 01jun2002, shot with one of my nikon coolpixes.
crappy photography quick-rush hollow heart tut.
solid heart tut
Red, black, and ivory lotus raked hollow beads 30apr2020
Frosted white red hearts for Glassact's 2020 valentine exchange. 14feb2020
Jeannie Galt's black & ivory raked dot choker with matching button & macrame closure.
Summary of my experiences with Joy Munshower's Surf'n'Turf class 26oct2015
index for the howtoglassbead pages–many of these pages need a lot of work.
Frances Ross' instructions for glass bead bunny rabbits. 04apr2014
excerpt of a letter about my kiln & controller adventures. 17jan10 .
Scaramouche or Severus Snape, this fella with the lank black
hair and big nose has provided me with hours of beadmaking
amusement. Originally posted 06jan10. 06jan2010
This page collects the
howto subindex pages or individual
howto pages. 05jan10. 05jan2010
Another post explaining how a bead design evolved .
Originally posted 30apr09. 30apr2009
A series of large hollow pressed focal with pressed daisy
motif, made with pi glass . Originally posted 07apr09. 07apr2009
This doesn't really belong in the howto section, as there's
precious little how-to, but as it's a component, I didn't really know
where else to put this ribbon cane post . Originally posted 21oct08. 22oct2008
Collects the stringer/cane recipe posts. 19oct2008
This pair of beads is my first dual pixie lot , at least that
I can recall. Originally posted 15may08. 15may2008
Each pair of beads on these mandrels has something in
common. Originally posted 24apr07 24apr2007
Why yes as a matter of fact you can put two hollow beads
with no marvering on one mandrel. 23apr2007
`Tessallation' is made by twisting dots. 19dec2005
tink vessel (23may05, taken down 14jun05)
Collects the floral howto bead pages. Mostly floral cane recipes, with a twist dot floral tut. Compare to the index page collecting stringer recipes...lotta overlap. 01jun2005
My initial howto post for making dichro solids. Shows an assortment. 21may2005
Using fused strips/scrap to maked multi-colored (stripey) designer sized beads 09may2005
This is a 2-color bead challenge I did many years ago. 02may2005
Collects together pix of my various studios over the years. 25mar2005
Shows the steps in making the GLBG's 10th anniversary commemorative bead. 22may2004
This is a howto, but features curliQs 22may2004
Okay, so cleaning and drilling beads is not
very thrilling. Doing it, however, will add to the appearance and professionalism of your beads, though. 22may2004
How to put a hollow bead on mandrel. Or 2, if youlike. 22may2004
Sylvus Tarn's Tips & Tricks for Making and Cleaning Hollow Beads 22may2004
This page goes into more detail for the actual design process, as well as the cane manufacture, for the GLBG's 10th anniversary commemorative bead(s). 22may2004