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1000 Glass Beads
1000 Glass Beads
 
They're the very best in contemporary glass beadmaking, 1000 dazzling and unique examples by an international array of artists. This color survey has it all: the beads come single or in multiples, in jewelry or sculptural pieces, flameworked and kilnformed; and their diversity and beauty are amazing. Julia Skop's intriguing Secret Surprise showcases clear glass beads with millefiori slices at the ends. Bruce St. John crafts his beads out of diachroic glass, then fuses and coldworks them at the lapidary well after completion. Nebula Black Necklace, from Rene Roberts, features an organic-looking focal bead adorned with fine metal leaf, glass shards, and a subtle dot decoration. An artist's comment and detail image accompany many of the photos. Net Wt. is 2.25 lbs.
Price: $24.95

500 Glass Objects
500 Glass Objects
 
Including flame worked goblets, cast vases, and blown cups, this work presents 500 pieces of handmade glass objects from top artisans worldwide. Net Wt. is 2.13 lbs.
Price: $24.95

Advanced Fusing Techniques
Advanced Fusing Techniques
 
By Boyce Lundstrom. Net Wt. is 1.04 lbs.
Price: $45.00

Art and Soul of Glass Beads
Art and Soul of Glass Beads
 
At last, a book that explores the origins and renaissance of lampwork glass beads and offers a one on one journey with 14 exceptional glass bead artists as they create more than 20 projects. Step by step instructions and beautiful photography shows crafters how to create stunning necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and much more. This new reference gives an inside look at the artists' creative processes, including how they choose color and materials and how they add the finishing touches. Most importantly, they reveal how serendipity plays a role in their creative processes. Net Wt. is .95 lbs.
Price: $24.99

Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass, A
Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass, A
 
Kiln forming glass-melting cut or crushed glass together in a kiln until it becomes a single piece and shaping the glass with molds, has quickly become one of the most popular subjects in studio glasswork. This comprehensive introduction features projects both beautiful and practical that are sure to appeal to all beginning glassworkers. It covers all of the fundamentals, such as fusing, slumping and draping, as well as some intermediate and advanced techniques, including pot melting, inclusions, mold-making and more. There's also advice on decorative surface treatment of the finished piece, and an invaluable troubleshooting section. Nineteen exquisite projects, arranged by skill level, range from home decor items, like a wall sconce and fountain, to sculpture, and even an amber glass pendant. Net Wt. is 1.66 lbs.
Price: $24.95

Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking, The
Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking, The
 
Every eye-catching photo in this superb guide will inspire bead- and glassmakers. Splashed across the pages are all the most popular types of beads and the most innovative techniques. Basic instructions explain how to wind and cool the bead, then shape the glass. As beadmakers' skills develop, they can expand their horizons by experimenting with enamel; using mica dust to form an iridescent sheen; and applying silver, gold, and copper leaf. The advanced projects are truly remarkable, from sculptural beads to beads that encase images of stars, rainbows, and faces. Net Wt. is 2 lbs.
Price: $24.95

Contemporary Warm Glass
Contemporary Warm Glass
 
By Brad Walker. Net Wt. is 1.2 lbs.
Price: $47.95

Creating Lampwork Beads for Jewelry
Creating Lampwork Beads for Jewelry
 
This book easily explains and demonstrates the techniques behind the ancient and exquisite craft of lampwork beading, using step-by-step instructions for making 16 different lampwork beads, which are incorporated into 16 jewelry designs. From creating beads, to shaping glass and mixing colors, this book outlines basic techniques through more than 200 color photos and illustrations. Net Wt. is 1.03 lbs.
Price: $24.99

Creative Glass Techniques
Creative Glass Techniques
 
Here is a manual for three specialized techniques in working with glass. Fusing, the joining and shaping of two glass pieces, and painting, the surface decoration of glass objects, both require a small glass kiln. Lamp work is shaping done with a soldering kiln. Net Wt. is 1.34 lbs.
Price: $24.95

Designs for Glass Enameling
Designs for Glass Enameling
 
Over 130 multi-purpose patterns are offered in the book and CD in various complexities, sizes, motifs, and styles from traditional to abstract. The collection includes painting, silhouettes and stencil patterns. Patterns are ideal for creating tiles, tableware, box tops, panels, tabletops and more. Net Wt. is .71 lbs.
Price: $29.95

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