Lampwork Glass Beads 1 of 6
Photo of the glass rods available for purchase and the main staple of a Lampworker. This "raw" form of the glass is melted in the heat of a flame and wrapped around a steel mandrel in order to make a bead. The mandrel is what provides the hole in the bead so that it can be used in jewelry making.
Lampwork Glass Beads 5 of 6Lampwork Glass Beads 5 of 67 years ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
Close up of the finished product!
A combination of opaque colors (cobalt blue, pea green, white) and transparent colors (dark blue, light green, black) were used on this piece. Yes, black is a transparent color and not an opaque in this field. Crazy huh?
If you look carefully, you can see that the large cobalt blue bead that the froggie sits on has swirls of transparent light green in it). Raised dots in transparent light green and dark blue are made in a variety of appliciations. Transparents really bring out the sparkle of the glass and add interest!
Lampwork Glass Beads 2 of 6Lampwork Glass Beads 2 of 67 years ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
A view of the Lampwork Workstations showing the ventilation that is required as well as surfaces that are fireproofed.
Lampwork Glass Beads 6 of 6Lampwork Glass Beads 6 of 67 years ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
Actual size of my Froggie beads!
Thank You very much for your interest!
If you are interested in learning this ancient art, try a Google search and include your City and State along with the key words lampworking and instruction.
Jewelry sizesJewelry sizes7 years ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
Small 7.0 inches (Small Womans Wrist)
Average 7.5 inches (Medium Womans Wrist)
Large 8.0 inches (Large Womans Wrist or Average Mans Wrist)
X-Large 8.5 inches (For man with larger wrist)
0-3 months 3.5 inches
3-6 months &
Working With Models: Part 2Working With Models: Part 26 years ago in Photography More Like This
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LAY IT ALL OUT!
It is ALWAYS a good idea to be completely honest, up-front and open about the nature of the shoot that you're planning. If you're looking for a model who is willing to strip off and jump in a bath of fake blood with another naked girl or two, say that. While some models will be happy to do character work and won't object to being photographed in an unflattering manner in the name of art, others will prefer to/insist on looking attractive in photos. It is obviously preferential to discuss this issue well in advance of making any plans! Also, ask the model if (s)he has any allergies to make-up, detergents, effects products, food or materials that (s)he may come into contact with durin