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Books, DVDs and Posters
Torch Time with Molly Heynis A complete introduction to glass bead making.
If you can't get to a class or want to teach yourself how to make glass beads then this is the DVD for you. Molly runs through how to make beads on a Hot Head. The DVD covers Tools and Equipment, Safety, basic bead, Bead variations, Frit and Millefiori, Dichroic Beads, Making Twisties, Making Stringer and lots of tips.
Available in DVD only. Runs for 85 minutes
Advanced Fusing Techniques - Book 2 by Boyce Lundstrom
The second in the Fusing series this book covers using Bas relief, glory holes, how to build a glory hole, pattern bars, stringers, enamels and lusters, design techniques, applications for slumping and sagging.
The Aquarium and Landscape Beads of Pati Walton by Jim Kervin.!
A great booklet on great murrine creations that can transform a blue bead into an aquarium.
The Art and Soul of Glass Beads by Susan Ray & Richard Pearce
Written with a glass bead buyer in mind, the book focuses on 14 Bead Artists and how they create jewellery with their beads
Beads of Glass by Cindy Jenkins
Beads of Glass covers a number of well known US beaders and provides a step by step guide to one of their favourite beads. Excellent book for the intermediate beader looking for more challenges.
The Brightly Colored Beads and Vessels of Heather Trimlett by Jim Kervin.
The fifth book in the Kervin series show you how Heather Trimlett creates thin disk, hollow beads and vessels. The beads illustrated are very colourful designs with excellent step by step guides.
The Classic Bead Shape of Jim Smircich by Jim Kervin
The signature beads of Jim Smircich, the bicone, is the focus of the third book in the Kervin series. A sample of the step by step tutorials includes a goddess bead, making buttons, using intense black and colour mixing.
The Enamel and Electroform Decorated Beads of Kate Fowle Meleney by Jim Kervin
The fourth book in the series looks at Kate's use of enamels and electroforming. The step by step guides show how to make the beads on the cover.
The Fanciful Floral Beads of Leah Fairbanks by Jim Kervin
This book is for floral bead lovers. The second book in the Kervin series cover a number of flower styles and cane types.
Fan Light by Boyce Lundstrom
Fan light is one of four project plans that provide an instructional guide and a large paper pattern. Fan Lights contains four kiln fired glass projects. The projects are designed to help develop your fusing skills.
Hot Off the Press by Lori Greenberg
The latest book in the Art of Beadmaking Series, takes a look at the use of Brass presses to create shapes. A well illustrated colour book with clear step by step tutorials on getting the best use out of your press.
Japanese Glass Beads - by Tonbo Dama
A stunning insight into the Japanese bead making techniques. While the book is written in Japanese the picture are very easy to follow step by step instructions with some English captions.
The Art of Beads Volume One by Rocio and Ron Bearer, Jr
This book covers six projects which range from bending Beads into watch bands, bracelets and more.
The Art of Beads Volume Two by Rocio and Ron Bearer, Jr
This book covers a number of projects which show you how to enhance your beads with Fine silver and silver clay.
Kiln Firing Glass - Book 1 by Boyce Lundstrom
An excellent resource for Glass Fusers. It covers tools, glass compatibility, annealing, design, kilns, kiln firing cycles, slumping and the use of moulds.
Leaf Motif by Boyce Lundstrom
This project kit is one of four project plans that provide an instructional guide and a large paper pattern. Leaf Motifs contains seven kiln fired glass projects. The projects are designed to help develop your fusing skills.
Low Tide by Boyce Lundstrom
Low Tide is one of four project plans that provide an instructional guide and a large paper pattern. The kit contains seven kiln fired glass projects. The projects are designed to help develop your fusing skills.
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Glass Beadmaking by Jim Kervin
A fantastic reference book for every level of glass beader. While it lacks colour pictures throughout it makes up for that with the enormous amount of information between the covers. No book on the market is as through as this one!
Painted and Faceted Beads of Bruce St. John Maher by Jim Kervin
This one is for the glass fusers. A fascinating insight into creating holes using copper wire and faceting the pendants once finished.
Snowflakes and Crystals by Boyce Lundstrom
This project kit is one of four project plans that provide an instructional guide and a large paper pattern. Snowflakes and Crystals contains a number of kiln fired glass projects. The projects are designed to help develop your fusing skills.
The Complete Book of Glass Bead Making by Kimberly Adams
This hardcover book covers a wide range of techniques with the detailed instructions and practical applications. A fantastic book to start on or expand your current knowledge. 176 pages - Hardcover only.
Warm Glass by Philippa Beveridge
From fusing and slumping to casting and pâte de verre, everything is covered. Not only a beautifully illustrated book but informative as well.
The Wild and Wonderful World of Sharon Peters by Jim Kervin
Sharon is renown for her critter beads and in the first book of the Kervin series you can see a fantastic array of creation. A great book to help you look beyond the initial tutorial as it will help you develop your own cartoon creatures.