⭐️PREP Your Business for the HOLIDAYS – A Checklist for Creative Entrepreneurs⭐️

The holidays are right around the corner! Are you ready? Is your business ready?

In this video I give you my best tips for making sure everything goes smoothly for you and your business during this busy time of year, and that you are well-prepared for the holidays.

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VIDEO: Celebrate Your Wins!

When was the last time you celebrated your wins? I mean really celebrated them! Took the time to write them out, and not just keep them to yourself, but to share them with other people that you know? In this video, I’m going to share with you exactly how you can do this in 10 minutes or less, that will have a huge impact on you and your business.

Christina
https://www.CreativeSolopreneur.com

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Video: Making a Reactive Silver Glass Raised Dot Bead

In this video I demonstrate how I create an encased silver glass bead with tiny raised dots on the surface.

With the right type of flame, the silver in the silver glass is brought to the surface of the bead causing it to develop a slightly metallic sheen. Once I see that sheen I quickly and carefully capture that luster beneath a layer of crystal clear glass.

After encasing, and shaping and smoothing the bead, I apply three rows of alternating dots with a silver glass stringer pulled thin.

It takes a steady hand to get the dots just right! 😀

Once applied, the raised glass dots are spun through the heat of the flame just enough to allow them to melt about half way down. If they were not melted in far enough the dots would be at risk of being popped off when worn. But melting them too far down can cause them to lose their dimension and disappear into the bead altogether. It’s a tricky balance between too much and too little heat.

I hope you enjoy watching me work at the torch! 🙂

Christina
CCGlassArt

Video: Watch Me Make a ‘Hollow’ Murrini Cane!

Watch me melt glass and play with fire! In this video I work step-by-step to create a hollow-looking murrini cane. I include narration throughout, so you might learn a little something along the way, (but if you get tired of hearing me talk, feel free to mute the video – haha). 😀

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Making a 'hollow' core murrini cane for lampwork glass beadsThanks for watching 😀

Video: Glass Shard Application on Lampwork Bead

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…

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