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Beginner sculptural bead making tutorial on how I make my lampwork glass Bumble bee beads.

This tutorial is an instant download with 37 photographs over 13 pages of instructions in how to make my bumble bees, butterflies and dragonflies, using simple tools to sculpt the molten glass in cute and whimsy beads.

All glass used in this tutorial is COE 104. All tools used are simple tools which can be brought at your glass supplier or even found in the kitchen drawer.

Tools required.

Razor tool or knife
Metal or graphite marver
Tweezers or flat mashers
Pokey tool/pick any tool you have on your bench can be used instead of the pick, you need to be able to indent into the glass rather than a cut.

This is an e-tutorial in pdf format that will be available for download for you after payment. Please let me know if you do not receive the link for the download or cannot open it and I will email it to you as a pdf file. You will not receive a hard copy, though you are welcome to print one out for yourself. If you have any problems with the download, please be sure and include your email address when you message me.

This tutorial is suited to someone who is new to lampworking, or has experience, with patience and practice I think everyone can make bumble bees.

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Please feel free to use this tutorial to make the beads and sell them at any venue you wish, if you sell on line and mention me in your listings that would be lovely but not mandatory. I would prefer you to not share this tutorial, either printed out or sent via email, this tutorial is intended for the purchaser only.

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. This is a non refundable items due to it being a digital file. It is written in English and will be sent to you as a PDF.

Happy torching :)

Bumble Bees Lampwork glass bead tutorial by Laney Mead - Izzybeads - instant download sculptural bead making

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