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Custom Cane Pulling Tutorial

This tutorial is 21 pages.

This is actually three tutorials.

The first tutorial shows how I blend colors and pull custom colored cane. I have been working with a limited palette for the last twenty years. Primarily, I’m still working with Effetre colors. By blending these colors and pulling my own cane, I’ve been able to create new and interesting colors that allow me to make beads that are unique from what others are making.

In the second tutorial, I demonstrate how I use a twelve point optic mold to make striped cane. I show how I use these canes to make the ‘hanabi’ or star patterns seen in many of my beads. I also show you the way that I make my twisted or straight striped cane. Please note that the optic mold is not necessary to make the cane.

In the third tutorial, I make a bead using a custom colored cane and apply the ‘hanabi’.

For the last ten years, I have been teaching workshops all over North America as well as in Europe and Japan. In my demonstrations, most students react with surprise at how I approach these techniques. I think that making my own cane is one of the most important things that I do to make my beads stand out from other beads. These tutorials will show you in detail how to blend your own glass to make your own custom colors and how to use them in your beads.

This tutorial is intended for the person who has experience working with soft glass on a mixed fuel torch. I use a propane/oxygen torch but I have taught these techniques with great success in classes using oxygen concentrators. I don’t have experience with Hothead torches, so I can’t say if a Hothead would be adequate.

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Custom Color Blending and Cane Pulling Tutorial

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