Designing with Art Glass Beads

Designing a necklace or bracelet with art glass beads presents some surprising challenges because the beads themselves are unique. Gather your glass beads and study them carefully. You bought them because they “spoke” to you. After you have thought about your beads, begin to think about the necklace as a whole. What kind of overall …

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My glass history

I decided to give a list of my past history as I was having a conversation with a gallery owner and they were not aware of my glass past. I first went to Corning USA to be introduced to the magic of glass. Three day courses were offered and I chose to do Dichroic Glass, …

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Glass CV

EDUCATION 2001 Workshop in Corning USA (Dichroic & Pate de Verre class) 2001 Workshop at Bullseye Factory, Portland, Oregon. 2003 Workshop 5 day with Roger Thomas @ Vitrum Studios, Maryland 2003 Workshop 5 day with Brock Craig & Avery Anderson 2003 One on One Bead Class with Lisa St Martin 2 day.Rockville 2004 Bead class …

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Dichroic dogma. Or not.

There is no one way to approach dichroic glass, and my experiences over time were reinforced the other day during one of my classes. On Monday last I held a dichroic pendant class. There were three people, two of whom had not experienced dichroic glass before. It was interesting to note the different approaches each …

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Dichroic classes

I will be holding classes in dichroic pendant making as and when anyone is interested. Please phone 021 851 6166 to make arrangements. Cost of class is R300 for a 1 hour session. All materials and firing will be included in the price.

Past few days

Had a good day doing a display of my beads to interested bead ladies I explained how I first start to roll the glass on the stainless steel mandrel and add the hot glass. They asked intelligent questions which I was very pleased to hear that they were understanding what lamp work beads are. Most …

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A bit more about my bead making

Once I discovered making glass beads on the torch that was it – everything else flew out of the window, I love the fact that I can create these small original works of art with this lovely material. BUT once you start you have to finish the item, but with all the colours and different …

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What is Dichroic Glass…

DICHROIC is defined as the property of having more than one colour, especially when viewed from different angles. Dichroic glass is a high-tech spin-off of the space industry. Thin layers of metallic oxides, such as titanium, silicon, and magnesium are deposited upon the surface of the glass in a high temperature vacuum furnace. Dichroic coatings …

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