posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by Night Star
in all honesty, making ones like in my thread are surprisingly simple - i'm little more than a beginner and have spent no more than 10 hrs bead
making in my whole life... you just need a blowtorch that you can fix to a desk, some metal mandrells (rods to wind glass around), some "release
paste" that goes on the madrell where you wind the glass, so it does not stick to the metal, and vermiculite, which insulates the heat in the beads
so they cool slowly and dont crack. ah and glass!
obvs i had some there and then advice from a pro on the method, but really it was no more than a 5 min chat and another 5 mins watching her at work,
then i just started to experiment.
i'm pretty much broke too
hence all the craft from natural materials and recycled stuff... the torch is the only pricey bit, and while i have not
looked into it, a simple blow torch would possibly work
if you ever come across the gear to try it, msg me and i'll try give a few pointers on technique/method etc