Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Learning the Craft
Louise Mehaffey is a master with the torch, melting glass and wrapping it around a metal rod called a mandrel to create beautiful glass beads. In this book she provides safe and easy techniques for making beads of all shapes and sizes, with tips on setting up a studio, buying the necessary tools and materials, and learning the basic skills. Helpful step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate how to make various shapes, from round to rectangle, and add interesting effects, such as etching and gold leaf inclusions. There are 22 projects featured, including a dot bead, hollow eye bead, petal bead, Christmas tree, and snowman.
About the Author:
Louise Mehaffey has been working with glass crafts for more than 25 years and specializes in mandrel-wound lampworked glass beads. She works from her studio, The Glass Place, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Her beads are used by renowned jewelry designers and have been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications.
132 pages, 381 color photos.