You Can Make Glass Beads!
Caution!!! Beadmaking is habit forming! Glass beads have had a magical charm that has fascinated people of all cultures throughout history. They date back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, and were among the first glass objects ever found. In the last few years, they've experienced a grand rebirth in interest and many artists, working in all media, are learning to incorporate them into their work. Now, with just a few hours of practice, you can be making uniquely beautiful glass beads of your own design! Author Cindy Jenkins will start you out with an overview of the tools required, and then walk you through simple step-by-step instructions for making a basic glass bead. Then you'll be presented with ideas for more advanced techniques that you'll be able to incorporate into your own work. Includes the basics of beadmaking, safety guidelines, illlustrated instructions, pages of special effects and a trouble shooting guide.