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sjm 2016-05-18 7:44pm

Car Beads
I have been asked to make a car bead, a woodie to be precise. I have searched and cannot find anything even close. Has anyone seen any beads made to look like cars that I may get some ideas from? I don't really want to go with an animated looking car, you know with eyes and such, but I know I can't make one that looks really authentic. Any links, ideas, etc. would be greatly appreciated. SJM

Mina 2016-05-18 11:05pm

I think there is a BOC tutorial for some vehicle beads

dla 2016-05-19 3:05am

Yes, it's in the first edition of the Beads of Courage Hot Glass for Cool Kids. It's not a woodie but I'm thinking you can start with this car and make one. Both editions of Hot Glass for Cool Kids are worth every cent.

yellowbird 2016-05-19 12:56pm

Loren Stump

SharonP 2016-05-19 3:14pm

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Here's a Loren car pic!

Eileen 2016-05-19 4:25pm

Holy Cow! a driver in the car!!!

SharonP 2016-05-19 6:54pm

Yep! I have 4 of Loren's cars, one a little red and white convertible with a Minnie Mouse Murrini driving. Got em maybe 15 years ago?

sjm 2016-05-30 7:54pm

Woody Bead

Here are two Woody beads that I completed. I have an entire assortment of sample cars to get to these. :grin:

dla 2016-05-31 2:49am

Great job ! Where's the surf board ? :)

Eileen 2016-05-31 8:26am

So cute!!!

ESC 2016-05-31 4:40pm

Very cute, and I know exactly what you mean about that 'assortment of beads to get there'. Try making an 'Elsa' from Frozen bead! Not as easy as it sounds.

sjm 2016-06-01 8:15am

Thank You
Thank you all for your kind words. I have to hand it to my car enthusiast husband for some direction as I went along.

glassmaker 2016-07-16 10:26am


Originally Posted by Eileen (Post 4850519)
Holy Cow! a driver in the car!!!

If you're impressed by the driver in the car, you may like this one too Eileen, although the significance may escape youngsters who weren't around in 1994. (Hint: If you can't tell, the car is a white Ford Bronco.) Look very closely at the occupants...

More photos of Loren's work can be found here -

Eileen 2016-07-16 12:54pm

O. M. G. !!!

Teri.p 2016-07-17 12:27pm

^^^What Eileen said.
I'm totally in awe of the talent in designing and skill in creating that bead.
At the same time, I'm cracking up to see the subject protrayed.
I'll bet while OJ was taking his leisurely cruise down the highway,
he was thinking "I wonder if someone someday will commemorate this in glass."

SStephen 2016-07-17 3:04pm

Ha ha, wow! ( 6.6)

Teri.p 2016-07-17 3:13pm

He's even holding a glove!

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