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Beadmaking Ideas Start Here
Every eye-catching photo in this colorful reference will inspire you with creative ideas. Learn how to create all the most popular types of beads, plus the newest, most innovative techniques. Instruction begins with the basics: how to light the torch, wind and cool the bead, and shape the glass into barrels, cones, and discs.
As your skills develop, use this reference to expand your horizons by experimenting with enamel; using mica dust to form an iridescent sheen; and applying silver, gold, and copper leaf to layers of glass. The most advanced projects are truly remarkable, from floral and sculptural beads to beads that encase images of stars, rainbows, and faces.