2014 -  October 15

 

Shards:  Creation and Application

 

 

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 Renee Taylor showed us her methods for creating shards and applying them to beads.

Then members took turns trying out the techniques for themselves.  Send in your photos, and your Web Mama will post them here for you!! 

 

 Renee Demonstrating Shards

 

1.  Build a tube on a hollow mandrel, distributing glass evenly.

2.  Enclose the glass tube.  Then encase and/or decorate.

3.  Heat bubble and begin to blow gently.  Continue heating and blowing, slowly increasing bubble size.

 

4.  The completed bubble.

5.  Shards!!

6.  Application: Heat bead and apply shard. 

7.  Continue applying shards, and melt in to desired degree.

8.  The completed shard bead!

     
William Fisher and Sterling Eaton make shards and shard beads.

      

 

The aqua shards and all shard beads and jewelry shown below were made by Lynn Short.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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