Lampwork Beads Tutorial 104: 4 Gorgeous Hydrangea Beads for Jewelry


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Lampwork Beads Tutorial 104: 4 Gorgeous Hydrangea Beads for Jewelry


Lampworking 104 Tutorial: 4 Gorgeous Hydrangea Beads:

Have you ever been frustrated trying to make a sculptural flower? And, after all the struggle, glass used and time wasted, pulled it out of the kiln the next morning and saw how bad it looked?

Boy, I know how you feel... Because I definitely have! I've spent thousands of hours the last 14 years wasting glass and time trying to figure out how to make sculptural flowers. I have buckets and buckets of reject beads that look like sh#@T to prove it!!

(Don't you secretly wish a 'Fairy Bead Mother' would wave her wand & show you how to do it?)

Over the last 14 years, I have slowly figured out how to make beautiful sculptural flowers that are admired!

I'm excited to share with you my personal secrets to how I create my gorgeous, lifelike Hydrangea flowers...


What Will You Receive in Tutorial 104?

4 Fabulous Hydrangea bead tutorials... each one a beautiful flower and a wealth of my secrets, tips & lampworking knowledge!
STEP BY STEP detailed & easy to understand instructions that tell you how to do each hydrangea bead!
Tons of elaborate photos to help you visually follow along with me as I do each step in the tutorials.

You will start with a simple, yet gorgeous hydrangea bead that could easily become a bread & butter bead, and then advance into more complex and challenging sculptural hydrangea beads with each new tutorial.

Who'll Enjoy Tutorial 104?

Tutorial 104 is ideal for lampworkers who want to start learning to think & understand how to do more sculptural & complicated beads.
It is also challenging enough for more experienced lampworkers to push their artistic abilities with each bead tutorial.


Tutorial Description:

The 1st BEAD TUTORIAL, SPHERE HYDRANGEA, explores the motif of the hydrangea petal shape and how to design a bead embodying these hydrangea characteristics.

Examining hydrangeas closely, some have petals that are flat and wide. I took this one characteristic, expanded and repeated the trait to create this bead. You will be using the foundational information in Tutorial 101 as the jumping off point for this hydrangea bead.

In the 2nd HYDRANGEA BEAD TUTORIAL,TRIANGULAR HYDRANGEA BEAD, be using what you learned in Tutorial 102 to create the different types of blooms. We'll work with designing a triangular bead just by positioning the flowers on the bead. You'll also be mixing your glass colors, using enamels, and working with creating a clutter effect, unique to hydrangeas, on this bead. We will elevate small blooms above the surface to create this quality and by applying hydrangea buds underneath the small blooms.

The 3rd HYDRANGEA BEAD TUTORIAL, is a FLAT BACK HYDRANGEA FLOWER. This bead incorporates new techniques, advancing the complexity of the bead. We'll start making the hydrangea petals much more sculptural.
You can make the 3rd bead as little or big as you feel comfortable doing by putting as many hydrangea petals on as you want. Then make the leaves in proportion to the flower. Some of these hydrangea petals will partially lift off the surface of the bead. We will be forming leaves above and below the hydrangea flowers. You learned how to make leaves in Tutorial 103. Now we'll attach them to the bead.

The 4th HYDRANGEA BEAD TUTORIAL, is also a flat back flower. It is a combination of all the previous tutorials, which includes the key characteristics of hydrangeas. You will learn how to pull all the lampworking techniques together to create the final, gorgeous hydrangea bead.

When you purchase Tut 104, you'll begin lampworking sculptural flowers with the easiest and quickest methods that I have discovered over my 14 years of lampworking.

It would be my honor and pleasure to work with you as we explore Sculptural Flowers & Hydrangeas together! When you purchase Tutorial 104, I'm committed to delivering the very BEST value with my tutorials and helping you make a difference in your lampworking in every way that I can.


File Details:

I will deliver the tutorial to you in PDF format, so all you need is a pdf reader in order to open it and view it on your computer, or print copies for yourself. The photos have been optimized and the data compressed to allow for a much faster download. I believe that you will be completely satisfied with this tutorial and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

I have a copyright on the contents of the tutorial, so I ask that you not distribute it in any way or make additional copies other than the ones you make for your personal use. Thank you in advance for recognizing the value of the hard work that went into preparing these for you.

Thank you, and Enjoy!

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Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I want to share a dream I have for you! It is 'Why' I write my tutorials...

My purpose is to inspire you to reach inside of yourself to find your unique God given gifts and learn to express them with glass. That very special gift inside of you is just begging to be expressed!

I can teach you the lampworking techniques, and I would be honored to shine a guiding light to help you find your own unique voice in glass.

If you share my dream for your success, I urge you to become a Newsletter Member. That way, we will work together to achieve your dreams. I will only share my very best Special Offers on my Tutorials and other Goodies with Newsletter Members!

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This tutorial is 94 pages. We have reformatted it to make it more compact for easy downloading! There are detailed descriptions and 295 detailed photos to guide you.

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