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30th-Aug-2005 11:26 pm

my 1st go at floral beads. not bad. (i like the bumpy one)

then other swirls and loops (plus dots!)

a few hrs at the torch :) in the morning of a sui

30th-Aug-2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
LOVE the swirled beads! Just yesterday I ran across a pic of a period bead find that looked just like that (and of course today I can't find the link to share it) and wondered how it would be done, and lo and behold, you just might have an answer for me! So how does one do a swirl like that?
30th-Aug-2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
make a bead. grab a stinger cane. start in the center and work out. melt it in. they're actually alot easier than i imagined.
31st-Aug-2005 12:12 am (UTC)
That's all there is to it? I figured I'd have to make a cane or twist it after applying (which might make a tighter spiral out of one you've already laid) judging by a class I took at Pennsic. Your way is MUCH smarter. Hmmm, I think tonight might be a bead night.
31st-Aug-2005 12:42 am (UTC)
erm. why twist it? just swirl a spiral shape onto a bead with stringer cane (which i did pull). it's no harder.

if u start in the center u can get a much tighter spiral. make sure to leave some space between you loops, however, or you'll end up woth a splodge of colour rather than a line.

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