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"The most important book on lampwork bead making of our time."
- Paula S. Morgan, Beadwork Sept 2003
This revised edition is a fantastically detailed instruction book by Corina Tettinger that will inspire you, then help you achieve even the most advanced beads! Aspiring beginners, experienced lampworkers, and lovers of glass art alike are sure to be inspired by the depth of information, the vibrant demonstrations and the design possibilities presented by Corina.
Using this comprehensive volume, which features hundreds of colorful photographs and detailed step-by-step instructions (see additional images), you will feel as if you have an expert private tutor beside you, guiding your hands and eyes through the design and creation of beautiful glass beads.
Setting up your studio
Getting to know your glass
The basic round bead Cubes, bicones & other shapes
Stringer decoration and much more!
Pros : This book is just as good (or better) as taking a class. Step-by-step instructions for all the basic bead-making skills are clear and easy to read with great photos. This book is truly the best book available about lampworking.
Cons : expensive
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5 out of 5 stars
Excellent book for beginners and experts
Pros : This is a fantastic source of information for all levels of lampworker. It is perfect for the beginner because it offers step by step pictorial instructions for many techniques. The experienced lampworker will find something new each time they pull this book out. Corina's writing style is very humorous and down to earth. You will want to read it from cover to cover in one sitting.
Cons : It is a little pricey but worth every penny.
Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the September 2013 edition of Stained Glass News As always we look forward to receiving our quarterly issue of Stained Glass News. It is always packed with inspiration and highlights of the newest items available for art glass creations. Let us walk you through these exciting new items and see how they can add new dimension and style to your work today. 1. Dichroic Extract Its like glitter, all grown up. Add dichroic to your projects in ways youve previously only dreamed of with this fantastic new product. Its all the dazzle of dichroic, without a backing to limit your applications. With no COE, you can paint it on, sprinkle it, even pick it up in flameworked and blown glass projects. Dichroic Extract is available in all your favorite colors, plus fun sample sets to get started. 2. Fuseworks Gift
We are excited about the Fall 2013 line up of talented glass art experts teaching classes at Delphis Creativity Center in Lansing, MI. Each artist brings their own unique skill set and techniques that any student from beginner to professional artist would enjoy. Tim Drier’s intricate hollow forms will amaze flameworking fans. Learn valuable new skills from this master glass blower. Gain fusing expertise in Janet Schrader’s classes. Janet has many special tricks to impart that will take your fusing knowledge to a new level. Kent Lauer’s glass magic will enthrall coldworking enthusiasts. You’ll also learn glass gem making from this master of beveling. One look at Patty Gray’s fantastic glass art will have fusers thirsting to learn her secrets. Patty will share some of her unique methods during her Advanced Fusing class. Get to know each artist and their work, then see which class is right for you. Class
National Book Lovers Day is a lesser known holiday - much to my disappointment. Its celebrated on August 9th every year. I love books. I love books so much that in my house, every day is Book Lovers Day. Im hoping youll join me in celebrating for this one day at least though. "A book is a gift you can open again and again." – Garrison Keillor "A home without books is like a room without windows." – Horace Mann Books have always held a special place in my heart. They open up a world of new possibilities to me. Each time I come back to a book, I bring fresh experiences and perspective to it, which lets me take something new away from it. Art books are no different. In addition to the bones of the process, the invaluable instruction that they present, they offer an opportunity to dream