Posts in category How-To

How To Make Lampwork Cabochons

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I’ve been wanting to put this tutorial out for some time now. You know how it is though. One thing leads to another and before you know it, it’s been months since you planned to do that one thing. Last week I received another email asking “just how do you make your cabochons?”. So that […]

Blowing A Lampwork Glass Vessel

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I came across an old video I made in 2010 of me blowing a glass vessel during one of my live studio broadcasts. I thought it would be fun to bring it back to the light as I am sure there are plenty of  lampwork artists out there who would find this tutorial of sort […]

Lampwork Off-Mandrel Glass Leaf Bead

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If you hate cleaning out the release from lampwork bead holes as much as I do, you will probably be more than eager to learn how to work off mandrel.

How To Use Our Star Murrini Cane

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If you’ve never used murrini in cane form this blog post will hopefully answer all of your questions. If not leave a comment and I’ll answer any questions you may have on this technique.

Lampwork Tutorials

Lampwork Tutorials

I’ve been asked for years how to blow shards and more specifically how to make my ever popular special effect mottling shards. Well if you’ve been wanting in on the secrets you are in luck.

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Joe

Joe

Glass artist, sometimes starving sometimes not. Full time glass artist residing in the great city of Chicago. I create miniture works of art using glass and a torch. Most of my work consists of beads, pendants, and marbles. On the rare occasion you will also find me dabbling in the fusing kiln making plates, coasters, or tea light luminaries. www.AvenueBeads.com

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