Time to clean this page up. I've decided to organize some of related pages on their own subindex pages; hopefully this will help. I welcome suggestions for improvements to these howto pages.
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The picture will take you offsite to page of Lisa Walsh of Abednego Beads demonstrating that I created for Glassact251; I don't have pictures, but here's a link to my notes about the Thompson Enamel 7000/8000 series for ‘Spectrum and Bullseye’ (sort of....) 20Oct04
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
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
Two florals serve as samples for a pair of experimental blue canes . Originally posted 18oct08. 19oct2008
My longlost post tink vessel's demo. Originally posted 23may05, taken down 14jun05, reposted 3jun08. Ah, the perils of posting!
This pair of beads is my first dual pixie lot , at least that I can recall. Originally posted 15may08. 15may2008
Why yes as a matter of fact you can put two hollow beads with no marvering on one mandrel. Originally posted 23apr07 23apr2007
This post is actually in the Howto directory, but I include it to show an example of tesselated beads . Some day I plan to add more. Originally posted 19dec05, indexed here 29aug06 19dec2005
Floral howtos: 3 ribbed cane recipes ; ruminations on making petals ; making twist dots florals —this last is a real tutorial, with pictures. 01jun2005
A little post to remind myself how to make a simple solid dichro bead. Created 15may05, indexed 23aug05 Cf to these dichro solids posted 09apr06, indexed here 05may06. 21may2005
This howto post primarly focuses on techniques for making stripeys, but does include one picture of the finished product . Created 20apr05, and originally posted 05may05. And here is another post on exactly the same topic, with beads that look nearly identical, created & uploaded about a year l...
This page of my first efforts at the 100 beads in two colors (Effetre 022 grass green and 204 opaque white) also includes 4 links to later pages detailing my interpretations of various exercises in the `Creative Play Group' started by Elise Swope. Updated 02may05. 02may2005
I've posted some pages of my various studios, old and new (02mar05), though the pix and even some of the files date back a couple of years (one for a studio that no longer exists!) and ``moved'' one old pic to that directory. There is a little information on how I set up my ventilation, and th...
About GLBG's 300 10th anniversary commemorative beads. This older series of pages includes the initial commission, design and approval process up through the manufacture of a bead. Though geared to the non-beadmaker, I thought the posts might nonetheless be interesting. Includes a picture of a ...
How to put a hollow bead on mandrel. Or 2, if you like. This page is an older version of the hollow bead make&clean howto . This newer post (spring 2005) of my effort to make a Tink Martin style blown vessel includes instructions and two samples, but no pictorial sequence. 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. (29mar04) 22may2004
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