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This Swirl Bead is such fun to make you never quite know how it is going to form through the process until you have finished. I work on a dual fuel torch so I haven't made this bead on a single fuel torch, it involves alot of encasing so you would definately have to have some patience with a less hot flame but I would guess it would be possible. It is aimed at those who have basic lampworking skills and have had some practise at encasing. This design was created using soft glass and I haven't tried it with Boro, it does require the clear to be hot and gloopy as you work with gravity do create the end design so if your torch is hot enough to melt Boro you will probably be able to adapt it for Boro!

The Tutorial is a PDF File, 29 Pages long and includes colour photographs of every step of the process and the glass and tools required. The colours used in the tutorial are pictured in the first two photographs shown, the other photos are examples of what is possible with different colours.

It is 3.28 mb in size and I will send it to you via email within 48 hours of recieving your order. I am based in the UK so please be aware of time differences!

Please make sure that you give me the email address you would like it sent to when you order and remember to check your spam box incase it gets posted there.

This is an electronic file and is a non refundable purchase you will not recieve a hard copy but you will be able to print out your PDF copy.

I hope you enjoy making this bead as much as I have, I would love to see what you do with this tutorial, do feel free to send me your photos to bazaarbarnstaple [!at] yahoo.co.uk

Thank you

Jennie :0)

The Swirl Bead Tutorial



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