SEAHORSE TUTORIAL Seahorse, Lampwork Glass Bead Instructions with video link, Handmade jewelry supplies instructions, lampwork tutorial

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Tutorial, lampwork glass bead seahorse instructions with video link. This tutorial is filled with detailed instructions for making two similar small wearable lampwork glass bead seahorses. This is an e-tutorial in pdf format that will be available for download for you after payment. Please let me know if you do not receive the link for the download or cannot open it and I will email it to you as a pdf file. You will not receive a hard copy, though you are welcome to print one out for yourself.

What can you learn if you follow these instructions?
* A lot about making sculptural beads- there is a lot of basic sculptural bead information included as well as all the specifics for making a seahorse.
* The instructions cover making all parts of the seahorse, including the tail and mouth, which are a bit tricky. How to make the layered, plunged eyes, how to attach and shape the fins, carefully shaping the mouth- it's all there!
* The details about how to make the tail- from the pattern on it to how to twist it into shape are techniques that I have developed on my own. This is information that I have not seen available elsewhere (though I cannot say for sure that it is not done by others).
* You will also receive a link to a private youtube video showing me at the torch putting together the difficult parts of the animal, like the tail, fins, eyes and mouth.
* You will learn about two of the different patterns that I use on the seahorse bodies.
* You will learn a little about using enamels and alabastro glass.
* Please refer to the first two pages, which are included in this listing, to see more about the type of directions I give.

** Though this tutorial is best suited to someone who has some lampworking experience, the instructions are detailed enough for those who are newer to the craft, though it may take time to catch up with all the material covered. It is an intermediate tutorial.

** Why instructions for two? Well, I find that I do things in different orders at different times. I wanted to show the advantages of each way, and to help you understand the rhythm of making a complicated sculptural bead like this.

** If you have any problems with the download, please be sure and include your email address when you message me. If no email address is given, it will be sent to the email address associated with your etsy account.

** The file is nearly 30 pages long and contains over 100 photos.

** Of course you will be given all tech support needed- if you have questions, just ask!

Here's some feedback I received about my last tutorial: "Brilliant. I have searched high and low and this is now my favorite tutorial for these techniques."

There is no refund available on this item. It includes only an emailed pdf version, no physical copy will be sent. Please use the tutorial as you like- making and selling the beads in any venue is fine. I also encourage you to work on these methods with other lampworkers in gatherings or class settings. I would prefer that you not share the actual pdf or the video link.

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alles bestens, freu mich aufs probieren,vielen Dank
Jul 6, 2015 by Nicole Ludwig
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