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28/02/2015

Exploring How to Make Glass Beads



To make glass beads, you need to learn and remember the different things about bead making. You should know all the tools, equipments, materials, tips and methods on making beads. Glass beads are said to be beautiful, fine and stunning beads used for decorating purposes and can be also used for fashion accessories, handcrafts designing and jewellery making. The process on how to make beads can be made through the use of machine or by hand. The process by hand is done by melting glass rods, then shaped and cooled and there goes a new glass bead. These beads are cooled and shaped into different shapes.

On how to make glass beads, you must have to a workstation with proper lighting and it must be comfortable for you. Gather important materials needed such as glass rods, mandrels, torch, bead release, sterling silver clasps, swarovski crystals and set of pliers. Then choose a unique and creative design and then apply the different techniques in bead making. You must be familiar with these techniques to make glass beads perfect and amazing. You must also be familiar with the different methods in bead making. All of these details are important on how to make glass beads that you should remember.

The most common method to make beads is through lamp working. This is the process of bead making in which beads are made by winding a hot glass around a mandrel then put in a kiln and removing molten glass from furnace. The beads are moulded into different shapes. Glass beads can be formed into different shapes like square, rondelle, diamond, round, teardrop, heart, oval, flower, tube and bi-cone. There are also lots of different types of beads like Venetian beads, Swarovski beads, frosted beads, furnace beads, hematite beads, Dichroic beads and lamp work seed beads. All of these are beads that are often used for different purposes.

To make beads is a fun and enjoyable activity that can be done by the whole family. Make your own glass beads for beautifying your home and adding some fashion sense in some accessories. Make this as your reference in making beads and you will surely make one of your own. Create different beads that will surely be the talk of the town.


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