This tutorial focuses on a beautiful design which lies at the basis of the apple core design. Long before I made an apple core for years I made this bead and developed it to where it is now.
Why would you purchase this tutorial if you can just purchase the Apple Core Design Tutorial? This tutorial is different in that the goal of it is
1) to show you how to make the bead in the image; 2) to start you thinking about designs as modules that will lead you to more composite designs of your own; 3) to get you to practice several techniques that make this design what it is; 4) to introduce you to concepts of color use to accentuate depth and color in glass.
The clues I offer here make each step more comprehensive and strategic. They are perceptibly different from tutorial to tutorial. I rarely copy and paste. My preference is to think about each tutorial in the moment as having its own logic and a distinct flow of words and expression. Thus, you will learn something different from each of them even though processes might appear as similar if not identical.
I wrote this tutorial with the beginner in mind and have offered multiple clues to working with glass that have served me very well. This tutorial is also a great resource for an intermediate-level lampworker as well.
This tutorial is 27 pages long and I used 36 images to illustrate step-by-step instructions explaining this technique. The photos were taken by a professional photographer and a wonderful artist, my friend Marie Craig.
I used Moretti/Effetre and Kugler 104 to create the bead in the photos.
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Please note that the photos show a representation of what you will receive. Since each item is handcrafted, please do expect there to be minor differences from the photos shown. Thank you for understanding and appreciating the unique handmade nature of each and every piece.