Hollow beads are distinctive in shape, lightweight and part of every skilled lampworker's repertoire. Though tricky to master, in this Webinar Barbara will approach this process in gradual steps so the technique can be more easily learned and several options for making and altering hollows will be demonstrated, including making a fine silver core with metal clay.
Techniques covered include:
Proper application of glass to the mandrel
How to keep the walls consistent in thickness
Judging the heat necessary to maintain the form and not melt it
How to prevent collapse and what to do if it happens
Shaping, altering form, decoration and how to apply glass to a silver core.
-And as a bonus Barbara demonstrates a Puffy Mandrel Project!
This DVD is suitable for both computer and DVD Player…so you can play it on a big screen tv.