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All my glass beads and buttons are handmade by myself in my home studio - The Lusherie! - at the foot of the beautiful Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, England. I have been teaching glass bead-making to beginners and intermediate lampworkers since 2008. I have had numerous lampwork and jewellery-making tutorials published in British bead magazines and I was a Demonstrating Artist at the UK Flame Off 2011.

My beads are created in the flame, one at a time, then fully kiln-annealed for lasting strength and beauty.

This is a digital 21 page tutorial in .pdf format..

After payment is complete you will receive an Etsy download notification email and will be able to download the file immediately. You will also be able to access your download files from your Etsy homepage, under Account - Purchases.

NB: this is a new Etsy feature that is being tested at the moment, so please contact me if it doesn't work for you, and I will send the tutorial as an email attachment!

Everybody Needs (Glass) Buttons!

I have been making glass buttons since July 2010 and have really perfected a number of different styles of shank and two hole buttons.

In my very first eBook I tell you everything you need to know to make shank-style and two hole glass buttons - as well as tips on making cabochon and ring toppers.

The eBook is 21 pages long and packed with step by step instructions and masses of inspirational photographs.

The second photo shows the tools I used to create all the items featured in the eBook.

The information in this eBook is aimed at the intermediate lampworker and assumes that you already have the standard lampworking equipment, are operating safely and are proficient in the basics of glass beadmaking.

The brass Button Tool is not essential for shaping shank buttons but it certainly helps! If you would like to buy a brass Button Tool at the same time as this eBook and save £2 on the bundle, please use coupon code BUTTONBUNDLE at checkout. I cannot offer this discount after purchase if you buy the tool and eBook separately.

For the 2 hole style of button in this tutorial I use a Trimlett button mandrel, available in the UK from Tuffnell Glass, in Europe from Jock's Glas and in the USA from Arrowsprings. (I'm sure other stockists are available!)

The eBook is in PDF format and is 1.81MB.

Check out my other Etsy listings and my website for lots of funky handmade button designs .. and beads of course!

Meet the owner of LushArtGlass

Julie Fountain

Everybody Needs (Glass) Buttons .. lampwork tutorial eBook .. by Lush Lampwork .. Instant Download


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