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Enamel on Glass

Creating my beads takes hours and many steps. I begin by creating lamp worked frits and stringers. These are used to construct the detail of the bead. I combine frits and strings with enamels to both the surface and in between three stacked layers of compatible glass to create a picture. The glass is fired in a kiln until fused and then carefully annealed. The first firing takes several hours. Once removed from the first firing, the hole and edges of the fused glass bead are shaped and smoothed. I smooth out the hole using a flex shaft and diamond bit. I create the shape of the bead with a diamond or tile saw. These saws leave the edges rough; so I next use various glass grinders to smooth the edges. Glass moves in the first firing so the picture I created is not precise. I add a second layer of enamel on the surface of the bead to enhance depth and design. The bead is fired a second time. The second firing has three purposes: (1) to “fire polish” the edges of the bead until it is smooth, (2) to fire m
Added by GeltDesigns on 9/28/2005 10:17:46 AM
Enamel on Glass
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Autumn Sets Gallery

Some of my beads inspired by autumn colors - my favorite time of year! I often use colors that reflect the seasons. I also try to play with light to catch the eye. Check my website www.lampwork.net to see more.
Added by Kandice Seeber on 9/27/2005 4:42:37 PM
Autumn Sets Gallery
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2005-2006

Added by Z on 9/27/2005 1:32:32 PM
2005-2006
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Focal Beads by Kalera Stratton - The Beadwife

Added by Kalera Stratton on 9/27/2005 9:28:57 AM
Focal Beads by Kalera Stratton - The Beadwife
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Sculptural Orchid Pendants

These center pieces were inspired by an orchid of mine that gave me the grace to actually finally bloom in my kitchen! I stared at it for about an hour trying to figure out the best way to make one out of glass. They have a flattened bead loop hanger so that they rest right when strung and I made them a little thicker than usual so that they weren't quite so fragile. I will keep posting some new pictures when I make more.
Added by Christina on 9/26/2005 7:43:32 PM
Sculptural Orchid Pendants
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Andie's Glass - Hollow Beads

Andie's Glass Athens, Georgia Hollow beads have become my favorite kind of bead to make. They took a lot of time to perfect, but it was worth it. If you are interested, I have a tutorial on my website at http://www.andiesglass.com
Added by Andies Glass on 9/26/2005 7:16:57 PM
Andie's Glass - Hollow Beads
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The Hollywood Collection 2005-2006

Inspired by Hollywood's films and leading ladies, this collection offers something for everyone.
Added by West End Designs on 9/26/2005 5:17:19 PM
The Hollywood Collection 2005-2006
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Hollow Beads by Tink

Added by Tink on 9/26/2005 4:57:58 PM
Hollow Beads by Tink
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Fall Organics

I absolutely love this time of year! All the rich earthy colours of Fall really speak to me. Here are some of my latest works, dedicated to all the beauty and glory of the season. Enjoy!
Added by LavenderCreek Glass on 9/26/2005 4:55:28 PM
Fall Organics
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Calm Water Studio -Andromeda Beads by Glennie Sims

Inspired by star gazing!
Added by Calm Water Studio on 9/26/2005 4:41:50 PM
Calm Water Studio -Andromeda Beads by Glennie Sims
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