In this video I make a small bead with my own handblown shards!
Shards are thin sheets of blown glass that can be wrapped around beads to add interest and detail to a design. I used shards quite a lot back when I was making large focals. But applying them to small beads can be a bit tricky. Especially if you are using reactive shards that tend to move while they melt in the heat of the flame.
I hope you enjoy it!
Please note: This video is a demonstration for entertainment purposes only.
A photo of the finished bead after kiln annealing…
4 thoughts on “Video: Glass Shard Application on Lampwork Bead”
Hello Christina,Are you going to be listing the bead you have pictured in this post, or may I just purchase it? I love the pattern on it!Kind regards,NanetteSent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App
Hi Nanette! Thanks for your note 🙂 I am actually planning to offer some new Giveaways in the not too distant future (perhaps this weekend if I can figure it all out – lol!) And this will be one of the beads offered eventually. I will be hosting the giveaways on my FB page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/CCGlassArt/124915327553371). Even so, I do plan on making some Glass Shard beads available on Etsy soon too. They are a challenge, but so fun to make! 😀
Thanks liked the tutorial. What is the press you are using I like the look of it.
Hi Pat! That’s actually a ‘bead roller’, not a press. You can get them from http://www.cgbeads.com. 🙂