Press it lightly into the
surface of your bead at a right angle to the surface.
Use the flame to burn through the stringer as
you pull the stringer away.
Add four dots equidistant around the bead in the
Add a dot between the four dots.
This helps create an even spacing.
Pick a dot and place a dot to the right of it.
Rotating the bead away from you add a dot to the right of all
the centre dots. Keep the bead high in the flame to prevent
the dots from melting.
Pick a centre dot and now place a dot to the
left of it. Rotating the bead away from you add a dot to the
left of all the centre dots. Keep the bead high in the flame
to prevent the dots from melting.
Once you have added all the dot you would like, lightly
heat the stringer dots to ensure it adheres to the glass. The
more you heat the glass the flatter the stringer will be on
the bead until it is flush with the surface. Some people like
their designs to sit above the bead. To achieve this heat,
until the stringer has adhered to the bead only.
As with your spacer bead, take the bead out of
the heat once satisfied with the end result. Count to 5 and
place the bead into your pot of vermiculite.