Completed Bead Projects in Less than Two Hours!
Or, Why I took up Flamework...

There are now enough posts on this page that I've started collecting them into subcategories—dotties, pixies, abstracts, floral vases, etc. And I'm tired of looking at the introductory material in the old page so I've deleted most of it. I suppose I should write some new introductory material on the wonders of hollow mandrel wound lampwork beads, but it seems to me that pictures speak louder than words. Another way to find stuff is to scroll to the bottom of the page, click on ‘tags’ and pick a keyword that looks interesting.[1]

Update, 18nov04. Before purchasing or using any of my beads or items containing glass beads, please read the Disclaimer. (Bummer.)

20160120

Rosary made with green beads 20jan2016

 
20150925

production from 23sep15: recent experiments, mostly with color. Also, reviewing old techniques. 25sep2015

 
20150917

 
20140813

Recent work: large pressed florals with backgrounds of shards, frit and powder. 13aug2014

 
20140612

Two 1.5" hollow pressed lentils, with frit, powder, shard and floral decorations, with minor production notes. 12jun2014

 
20140502

One `beauty' and a whole lotta beasts. Fridayfuglies for April. 02may2014

 
20140418

Collects the 2013 posts together, including a lot of beads, of course. 18apr2014

 
20140411

I make two beads using a recursive daffodil cane 11apr2014

 
20140417

Collects the beady sculptural pages. (This is where all the birdie bead links went, btw...) 17apr2014

 
20140330

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

 
20140313

CiM samples–sunshine (opq yellow), Gypsy (trans purple), unk brown, plus a DH? aqua (elektra?). Collects the samples pages 13mar2014

 
20140308

CiM's nutmeg and hematite are cool, and a quite beautiful combination. That doesn't mean my 40 bead challenge came out well, though. 08mar2014

 
20140320

This last in a series of posts about an elaborate beaded potted plant hanger also collects all the plant hanger posts together. 20mar2014

 
20151023

In which I attempt a Margaret Zinser style glass-painted scarab beetle. 23oct2015

 
20100602

metal leaf bead made in Don's class, using my leaf sucker, in early part of 2010, after accident. Not exciting, but a personal fave for the sentimental associations. 02jun2010

 
20140404

fused and slumped glass bowl, from bullseye scraps. Another, more recent index page for glass doodads. 04apr2014

 
20091208

I made this spacerbar charm in green and purple for my own bracelet in the glassact round-robin charm bracelet project. 08dec2009

 
20090407

collects glass beads made in 2009. 07apr2009

 
20081019

Collects the stringer/cane recipe posts. 19oct2008

 
20080527

Collects together the minihollow pages. 27may2008

 
20160208

2008 was the year of the winged heart. 08feb2016

 
20080412

assorted 2007 glassbeads, esp. those not in usual categories, including some curliQs , bigholes , raked fire and ice , assorted earthtone , and sculptural heads . 12apr2008

 
20080414

This category gets updated fairly regularly, as I've been making abstracts pretty consistently ever since I discovered thompson enamels. Last update of the index: 12apr08. 14apr2008

 
20080411

Friday fuglies: a new collection of failed experiments, hideously ugly beads and other screwups. It's my sense of humor , I guess. Directory created 11apr08. 11apr2008

 
20071009

I've updated the dottie page a little, 16mar04; newest post 09oct07 09oct2007

 
20270104

Duplicate? Includes solid dichros , (small designer beads of a small dichro-on-black cylinder cased in clear), jacketed dichro , and big gaudy dichro focals. 04jan2027

 
20070121

A return to an old idea—my earliest hollow style of bead, a plain transparent hollow, aka the `soap bubble', . Originally posted 20jan07 21jan2007

 
20061129

My take on the big expensive gaudy bead . Updated with an unsuccessful new series from 2006 . 29nov2006

 
20061018

Stripey beads . Now a subindex page including three sets of links— mini-stripeys ; howto pages ; and the original 03 stripeys ; created 29aug06 18oct2006

 
20061006

Three files, originally posted 19dec05 , 29aug06 , and 06oct06 currently comprise the tessellation/twisted-dot subindex, created 29aug06 06oct2006

 
20060907

Satake stripeys , originally posted 07sep06 07sep2006

 
20060830

Collects together vessel beads, many floral. File created 08jun05, updated 30aug06, 09apr14. 30aug2006

 
20060830

This post covers a handsome series of stripeys in 5 colorways made (so far as I can tell) in 2003 and as a bonus includes my postcard from that year. 30aug2006

 
20060625

This used to be the swap page, but now indexes various other artists' beautiful beads, whether I've actually traded for them. 25jun2006

 
20060129

Series of designer beads in soft pastel colors made in bullseye; Conceived as a series, these include mostly curliQs , with a few dotties , and gravity swirls to round out the collection. posts created and uploaded during Jan 2006, of beads made in dec 2005. 29jan2006

 
20051129

An unusual series of beads, inpsired by the roughness and iridescence of ancient roman glass . 29nov05. See also this necklace originally posted 19jul06 which includes similar beads made of plate glass. 29nov2005

 
20050608

Collects the non-beady glass object pages, e.g. ornaments, buttons, knobs, etc. 08jun2005

 
20050608

Miscellaneous beads not fitting into other categories , including dichro focals and fuglies 08jun05. This howto page for making dichro solids has a nice picture of the finished product. (File created 15may05) 08jun2005

 
20050601

Collects the howtoglassbead pages/beadmaking tuts, tips & tricks. 01jun2005

 
20050529

My earliest and most extremely ugly beads. 29may2005

 
20050507

Though more recently made than the antique curliQs, these opaque antiques made with translucent opalino and alabastro glass got posted first, around 07may05 07may2005

 
20050502

Some so-so beads serve as a springboard for some mild philosophical musings on the state of the bead world. File created 29apr05 02may2005

 

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[1]Yeah, these keyword clouds are usually on the right or left of the page, rather than all the way to another page, but this site is kinda old and creaky...like 80 or something in dog years...

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