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 New On-demand Class for beginner/intermediate beadmakers:

Passing The Flame in action, part 1

 

 

 The price is $ 125, no matter when you sign up.

 

 ... if you are interested in what will be covered, here is a list of videos as well as duration of each video

 

Guide 1. introduction

 

Guide 2. How to dip mandrels   (10:14)             

 

Guide 3. How to hold the mandrel   (5:00 + 1:45)

 

Guide 4. Meet your best friend, the flame   (4:45)

 

        

Guide 5. Making round beads 

   1. the donut method   (5:38)

 

   1a. focus on the footprint   (3:41)

 

   2a. the winding method   (7:00)

 

   2b. making a big bead with the winding method   (3:23)

   3. the fast and furious method   (5:00)

 

   4. fixing a bad bead   (5:19)

 


             

 

Guide 6. Shaping beads             

   1. Popular shaping tools   (3:25)

   2. marvering   (1:35)

   3. The final touch: flame polishing   (2:54)



   4. Starting out easy: tabs   (7:08)

 

   5. cubes   (8:27)

 

   6. barrels   (5:23)

   7. cones   (9:33)

   8a. bicones   (8:11)

   8b. bicones step-pyramid technique   (7:18)

 

   9. a short introduction into using presses: lentils   (5:00)

 

 

 

Guide 7. using specialty tools to shape beads

 

 

 

   1. intro: why it makes sense to use different shaping   tools   (2:56)

 

   2. Looking at a variety of different tools   (3:33)

 


   3. using a graphite bead mold to make round beads   (6:59)

 

   4. using brass shapers to help with round beads   (4:11)

 

   5. shaping slender bicones with a mega marver   (7:08)

 

   6. making thicker bicones with an olive shaper   (7:46) 

 

 

 

Guide 8: Decorating shaped beads

 

   1. decorating flat beads (tabs)   (7:28)

 

   2. decorating cubes   (11:05)

 

   3. decorating barrels   (4:11)

 

4a. decorating bicones, melted in   (13:04)

 

4b. decorating bicones, melted in and raised   (8:04)

 

5. decorating lentils   (6:50)

6. BONUS: getting fancy with frog

 

 

 

 

 

 Guide 9:  What about the pucker?

 

   1. Meet Detective Pucker: discussion and samples   (8:09)

 

   2. how to create puckers - or not   (23:37)

 

 

 

Guide 10:  Dots                              

   1. how to apply dots to a bead   (12:56)

   2. where to apply dots: Center – Shoulder   (3:40)

   3. Try it out:Goosebump bead   (12:28)

   4a. spacing introduction   (1:59)

   4b. 3 dots   (2:46)

   4c. 4 dots   (3:11)

   4d. 5 dots   (3:18)


   5. stacked dots – layered dots   (9:19)

   6. stacked dots in “star design”   (11:19)

   7. Buffer dots

   8. Twisted dots

 

Poked dots

   9a. poking tools   (1:43)

   9b. center poked   (10:06)

   9c. inbetween poked   (9:28)

   9d. the mirror effect   (4:00)

 

 

 

The distortion effect

 

   10a. first degree example 1   (5:43)

 

   10b. first degree example 2   (7:06)

 

   10c. second degree example 1   (5:03)

 

   10d. second degree example 2   (5:35)

 


11. Just to mention: masking dots   (3:47)

 

12. BONUS: dot freezing   (17:01)

 

 

 

                                     

 

Guide 11: Step-by-step beads

1. The Rainbow bead   (6:53)

2a. Triangle bead - single layer   (8:35)

2b. Triangle bead -multiple layer   (15:36)

 

3. Cosmic Swirl   (17:32)

4. BONUS: Andrea Guarino’s Salmon Egg Bead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guide 12: Stringers                      

 

intro and tools   (3:00)

 

 

 

Guide 13: Pulling/making a variety of stringers

   1a. fine stringers –close up   (2:17)

 

   1b. fine stringers- wide angle   (1:15)

   2a. regular stringers – close up   (8:47)

   2b. regular stringers – wide angle   (5:09)

 

   3. What is a Maria?   (6:20)

 


   4a. thick stringers – close up   (4:58)

   4b. thick stringers – wide angle   (6:17)

 

   4c. thick stringers, "center method"   (4:10)

 

   5. the case of intense black   (6:17)

 

    6. making thick encased stringer (rose cane)   (8:31)

 

   7a. making thin encased stringer   (5:11)

 

   7b. making thin encased stringer with larger rod   (7:06)

 

   8. Filigrana stringer    (3:22)  

 

 

 



Applying stringer

 

 

 

Important intro into stringer application: The camel and the horse – why the shape of the bead matters   (2:47)

 

 

 

   1. something for warming up: using superfine   stringer   (6:26)

 


   2a.  sideways (horizontal) stringers melted in   (18:01)

 

   2b. sideways (horizontal) stringers raised   (15:25)

 

   3. zigzag lines   (8:46)

 

    4a. coiling stringer into itslef: plaid design   (11:00)

   4b. coiling stringer into itself: stringer as “rim”   (6:11)


   5a. coiling stringers, disaster strinkes (6:48)

 

   5b. coiling stringers, “dry run (6:40)

 

   5c. coiling stringers,  final (semi successful) attempt   (5:25)

 

 

 

   6. BONUS: raking through stringer lines  (12:15)

 

 

 

Swirls

 

   7a. intro and beginning exercise   (3:19)

 

   7b. one directional swirls, "closed swirl"  (9:21)

 

   7c. one directional swirls, "open swirl"   (10:53)

 

    8a. two directional swirls, first attempt (blooper)   (11:23)

 

   8b. third attempt (not a typo)   (8:36)

   9. The sweet spot

   10. If nothing else works

 

 

 

-       the sweet spot   (4:55)

 

 

 

-       if nothing else works   (4:40)

 

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-  designing with stringers - an outlook   (2:54)

 

 

 

Confession of a burnvictim   (2:28)