Soooo, how do you DO that???
This is the question I’m most frequently asked when i mention i make glass beads (after of course, we get past that initial stage of incomprehension where i explain that yes, a person can make their own glass beads if they so choose, and no, it’s not really like glassblowing).
SO! in honour of that ever repeating question, i decided to make a video demonstrating that process. Ha! easier said than done. Unfortunately life and the whims of a teenage schedule means that video never quite happened.
Instead, thanks to the wonder of modern technology, the internet and lots of people with way more time and video talent than I will ever have, here are some YouTube videos (of other glass beadmakers) demonstrating how they make their glass beads. I’ve explained the process and components on this page: My Glass Beads. Any questions? let me know…
My beads are essentially made just like these – but bigger. Enjoy!
Simple disc bead:
Sculpted polar bear:
(Yes, someday i will get my own video made and posted… someday…)