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Carols Glass 2016-03-15 11:20pm

Hollow Tube Beads
 
I've been seeing some gorgeous hollow tube beads in the groups on Facebook. Does anyone know of a tutorial I could buy for these?

I hope so!

dla 2016-03-16 4:10am

I've never seen a tutorial for them or tried it myself but why not just give it a go ? Do you have any hollow mandrels ? Wrap some glass around the end of the hollow mandrel to make a hollow bead then gently blow while spinning the mandrel. Once you have the size hollow you want, pull the end of the glass away from you using some hot glass on the end of the color rod you used to make the hollow I'd think. This is just off the top of my head but makes sense to me anyway. lol ! I have no idea if this will work as I said, I've never tried it but now that I've thought about it I just might ! :) So let us know if you try it and post your results. :)

shawnette 2016-03-16 4:21am

https://youtu.be/Phb3vjDs1PE?t=35m40s

dla 2016-03-16 8:21am

I was close ! lol ! Thanks for posting the link Shawnette ! You Tube is our friend time and time again. :)

Carols Glass 2016-03-16 11:49am

Debbie, I tried one way and it was so wrong!

I was going to try something a little similar to what is shown in the youtube video, but I hadn't yet. All of the hollow seashells I make are building up two disks on a hollow mandrel with a hole in the center and building up to the center.

Now, no more guessing, I'm so thrilled to have seen exactly how they are made and I hope to try soon. As soon as I get these excruciating taxes done, anyway.

I will have to learn how to blow the bubble at the end of a mandrel first!

Thank you so much, Shawnette for the link. I want to make these so badly!

Carols Glass 2016-03-16 12:49pm

Then, again, I may just try to build up the hollow on the end of a 5mm hollow tube and go from there. Much less chance of failure since I have done vessels that way before.

Carols Glass 2016-03-16 12:59pm

Debbie, after reading your post again, you were pretty close!

dla 2016-03-16 2:27pm

I was into making ornaments a couple years ago and the way I described what you are wanting to do is pretty similar. I only made them with soft glass so it was fun and interesting. That's how I came up with the thoughts I had. I wonder if it would work with glaskolbens ?

Carols Glass 2016-03-16 4:03pm

Debbie,

I am wondering if it would work with glaskolbens, too. I bought a box of them and tried one out to make an ornament but it was so wonky I just tried to make something out of it so it became a wonky seashell. I may just give it a try and see what happens.

Still working on taxes.....

shawnette 2016-03-16 4:05pm

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Originally Posted by Carols Glass (Post 4836087)
Debbie,

I am wondering if it would work with glaskolbens, too. I bought a box of them and tried one out to make an ornament but it was so wonky I just tried to make something out of it so it became a wonky seashell. I may just give it a try and see what happens.

Still working on taxes.....

Yep, it works with glaskolben. I use them for all kinds of stuff. I really like making skull pendants with them.

Carols Glass 2016-03-16 6:17pm

I saw a you-tube video of Pipyr making a face with a glaskolben. Do you have any videos on you-tube, Shawnette?

dla 2016-03-17 3:48am

Don't know if she has any video's but check out her blog. :)

shawnette 2016-03-17 4:40am

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Originally Posted by Carols Glass (Post 4836141)
I saw a you-tube video of Pipyr making a face with a glaskolben. Do you have any videos on you-tube, Shawnette?

I Periscoped skulls once, but I didn't upload it to my YouTube (YouTube.com/hotglasschick). Here are a couple of pics, though:

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/03...51d8b34ed5.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/03...599a5673ac.jpg

Carols Glass 2016-03-17 11:15am

Gorgeous work, Shawnette. Thanks for sharing.

Carols Glass 2016-03-17 11:17am

I checked out Shawnette's blog, Debbie. :)

I love the flowers but gasped when I got to the knife with catsup, lol.

Carols Glass 2016-03-17 11:21am

I'm going to try that low carb pizza crust for my son. We've tried many and gave up.

EileenGlass 2016-06-08 6:12pm

Shawnett Those skulls are awesome.

Astrid Riedel has a tutorial for off mandrel hollows if you are still looking for one. https://www.etsy.com/listing/9541733..._home_active_3

dusty 2017-06-15 5:57am

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Originally Posted by pswrd (Post 4936589)
David Penso's blow pipes are bigger and quite different from what is available online. It has a slight trumpet flare at the hot end. Does anyone know who sells these please?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/2532781...f-hollow-beads

Otter 2017-06-15 5:49pm

Looks like to me he is using a Carlo Dona small blowpipe.

Spiral Arts https://spiralarts.com
had them and might be able to get you one.

John

Sallyfed 2018-06-20 6:28am

Great video

Bentley 2018-06-21 10:42am

Yes Davide Penso uses Carlo Dona pipes and diamond shears. Available at Spiralarts.com.
Spendy but gorgeous!.

hyperT 2018-06-21 6:31pm

Tube Beads
 
As for me I just blow a bubble and stretch it out to the size I want, then cut the tube into segments.
Obviously this takes some skill and practice.
When I was a 9 year old apprentice I had to make 5000 eye droppers
Then 5000 Connecting tubes just to learn how to do the push / pull.
And it definitely improved my patience as well. LOL
Try that one with your 9 year old kids!



Just grab the bubble with a handle on the other end and stretch as you blow or after it is blown while still hot. By making a Parison to start with you can get an even wall thickness throughout your beads.
Have fun with all that and good luck lol.
Wayne.

hyperT 2018-06-21 6:39pm

Tubing
 
I don't know if anyone makes Heavy Wall Tubing out of soft glass,
But it can be cut into segments after you add some decoration. Fire polish the ends after cutting.

Have fun, Wayne.

Cosmo 2018-06-29 10:25am

I make them out of borosilicate. I do have a tutorial available for them here.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/4559381..._home_active_6

Kare TX 2018-07-13 12:00am

If you scroll down on page 3 there is a tutorial on making hollow beads using tubing if it helps anyone. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/show...=445124&page=3

kamyas_delight 2018-08-20 7:51pm

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Originally Posted by shawnette (Post 4835885)

Thank you so much for sharing that video! It was just what I was looking for!:love:


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