Val Cox Copper Blue
This frit is sold by Val Cox. “A classic aqua blue color that’s completely fuss-free. When this is worked normally, you will have a pure blue tone. When it’s combined with silver foil, some copper rimming can appear, hence the name.”
Val Cox Copper Blue #0 on [...]
This week I have been all about the bumpy discs for some reason. I have been making them in bigger sets, with matching smaller discs (which are sort of like little donuts really). I actually even have a tutorial on how I make disc beads – it can be found here. These new sets are [...]
Here is part 2 of my Frit Tutorial. In it, I demonstrate three basic ways to use frit, including my encasing technique, and how to use silver foil in a frit bead. Enjoy!
All about frit! This tutorial will be in 3 parts… part 1 is now available for your viewing pleasure. It’s basically an introduction to what frit is, and a bit of discussion about base colours, with a demonstration of making a paddle to test colour combos out.
I wrote an article for LampworkBeading.com about the creative process and some tricks that I use to battle the dreaded “creative slump.” So I thought I’d share it here as well!
The Creative Process & Getting Out of a Slump
Did you know I was going somewhere with all these discs? I’ve finished a new video tutorial today on how I make my disc beads! I actually managed to get this one in HD so make sure you turn up the quality settings on YouTube.
And here are some more disc designs… the “Frit [...]
I made a quick photo tutorial about my system of rod-labeling. It’s over at LampworkBeading.Com. There are some templates for download as well to make your own labels. I thought this would be helpful for some of you lampwork folks out there
Incidentally, LampworkBeading.Com is one of the partner [...]
Found this Youtube video my mom made awhile back… we are planning on making some tutorial videos together in the near future. Is there anything you would particularly like to see? I was thinking of doing a video goddess tutorial definitely, as well as some basic techniques, but I would love input if anyone [...]
I did a guest blog spot this week at WhenShuttersClick.com. My topics were tips for using lampwork beads in jewelry, and tips for buying lampwork online.
In addition, I am going to offer a special deal to promote my online store between now and April 8th – if you buy something from my new store [...]