Explore the Magic of Double Helix Silver Glass Presentation

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Reducing Silver Glass

I had the honor to present at the annual International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) Gathering conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, last month. The topic, of-course, was on working with silver glass. When I presented five years ago at the ISGB Gathering conference in Louisville, Kentucky, I did it on one of my signature series at that time: Abyss and Torrent. This time, I thought a basic presentation on how to work the silver glasses – striking, reducing, and combination (both striking and reducing) – is more valuable to the attendees.

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Striking and Reducing Silver Glass

Such an invaluable resource is worthless stuck as a PowerPoint presentation on my computer hard drive however. Thus I took a little time and put the presentation in its entirety, including three video demonstrations, on my website!

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Striking Silver Glass

I have also included a Donate button for the ISGB. To all my glassy friends: if you find the presentation helpful, please consider giving a small donation to the ISGB for without its conference, I’d never have put this together in the first place!

Please note that there is no sound – only the PowerPoint presentation reformatted and the video demonstrations – for the original presentation was not taped.

 

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New Celestial Beads

A new customer saw my earlier blog on my new series and asked for the exact one that was already spoken for. I don’t do custom order per se but do make more of a certain series by request with no obligation for purchase required. The customer gets first dibs on the new lot. Here are six I made and one is heading to Australia! 😀

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Celestial Series

Latest Glass Beads

Have been on the torch (wish I could knit AND lampwork at the same time! 😉 trying to replenish my depleted inventory for I am the guest artist for Fire and Rain Retreat, a Northwest chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, this weekend at Pilchuck  Glass School in Stanwood, Washington!

Here are some of the results.

Working on a new series, Celestial, with various Double Helix reducing silver glass:

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Celestial

More Scheherazade beads – continuing to explore different patterns and the addition to dichroic

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Scheherazade

Close up of the one with dichroic from Lori Riley.

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Scheherazade with crinkled dichroic

Last but not least, Dragon Scale including a hot hot pink WOWZER! 😉

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Dragon Scale