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.

20151026

Summary of my experiences with Joy Munshower's Surf'n'Turf class 26oct2015

 
20140330

index for the howtoglassbead pages–many of these pages need a lot of work.

 
20140404

Frances Ross' instructions for glass bead bunny rabbits. 04apr2014

 
20100118

excerpt of a letter about my kiln & controller adventures. 17jan10 .

 
20100106

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

 
20100105

This page collects the howto subindex pages or individual howto pages. 05jan10. 05jan2010

 
20090430

Another post explaining how a bead design evolved . Originally posted 30apr09. 30apr2009

 
20090407

A series of large hollow pressed focal with pressed daisy motif, made with pi glass . Originally posted 07apr09. 07apr2009

 
20081022

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

 
20081019

Collects the stringer/cane recipe posts. 19oct2008

 
20080515

This pair of beads is my first dual pixie lot , at least that I can recall. Originally posted 15may08. 15may2008

 
20070424

Each pair of beads on these mandrels has something in common. Originally posted 24apr07 24apr2007

 
20070423

Why yes as a matter of fact you can put two hollow beads with no marvering on one mandrel. 23apr2007

 
20051219

`Tessallation' is made by twisting dots. 19dec2005

 
20050614

tink vessel (23may05, taken down 14jun05)

 
20050601

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

 
20050521

My initial howto post for making dichro solids. Shows an assortment. 21may2005

 
20050509

Using fused strips/scrap to maked multi-colored (stripey) designer sized beads 09may2005

 
20050502

This is a 2-color bead challenge I did many years ago. 02may2005

 
20050325

Collects together pix of my various studios over the years. 25mar2005

 
20040522

Shows the steps in making the GLBG's 10th anniversary commemorative bead. 22may2004

 
20040522

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

 
20040522

Sylvus Tarn's Tips & Tricks for Making and Cleaning Hollow Beads 22may2004

 
20040522

How to put a hollow bead on mandrel. Or 2, if youlike. 22may2004

 
20040522

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

 
20040522

This is a howto, but features curliQs 22may2004