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Jelveh Designs - Glass Beads Torched One-by-One

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Old 2008-08-16, 12:51pm
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Old 2008-08-16, 1:08pm
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Cool Sheila! They look great!
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Old 2008-08-16, 2:03pm
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Nice job, and what a great thing to do!

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Old 2008-08-16, 2:26pm
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Thanks, Sheila! Very nicely done.

An editing note for you, in the last tutorial the last photo on page 2 is out of place. I believe it's supposed to be the last photo on page 1 or the first on page 2.


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Old 2008-08-16, 9:57pm
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Awesome! Thanks Shiela. I like the idea of the torch printout, too.
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Old 2008-08-17, 12:48am
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Sheila, I think it is very generous of you to share these, thank you!
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Old 2008-08-17, 11:04am
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You're very welcome.

You're right Beth, that last photo looks out of place. It's the final bead if you don't put the dots of transparent color over white, and I haven't figured out how to put it in without messing up my layout. It's there now until I can get a piece made as an example, which will have both types of flowers.
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Old 2008-08-17, 11:14am
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Sheila, How nice of you to take the time to put these together. I am going to try your poked dots exercise because my flowers suck!
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Old 2008-08-17, 11:58am
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These are really nice. I must try the staggered dot one!

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Old 2008-08-17, 12:21pm
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Since I'm currently a newbie I have to say I'm very happy that you took the time to make something to help people like me out. It can be so overwhelming when you first start lampworking. I look forward to seeing more!
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Old 2008-08-20, 4:17am
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Thank you so much for sharing these. I can't wait to go over them tonight.
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Old 2008-08-20, 2:01pm
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Hi Shelia! Your always up to something good. I read all the tutorials and think they are great. I wish I had read the first one, basic bead before I started trying to learn how to make matching spacers. My approach has been to wing it and pray. You approach is much more helpful. I learned a few other things too, and I've already made around 1000 beads. I'm going to try the flower beads too!
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Old 2008-08-20, 7:03pm
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Thanks Sheila! I can't wait to try the poked dot flower tutorial.
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For a newbie like myself these are wonderful. Thank you!
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Old 2008-08-21, 5:51am
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Great work Sheila! It's a good idea for anyone to take another look at the basics - not just newbies.

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Old 2008-08-21, 6:37am
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These are great, Sheila. My only suggestion would be to rename the Poked Dot Tutorial "Poked Flower Bead" because when I opened it, I was expecting the Poked Dot technique, where one polks the middle of the dot and then adds a transparent over the poked dot getting a bubble. That seems like the logical next tutorial to do.
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Old 2008-08-21, 10:01am
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Great job! I really like your torch sheets. Super idea!
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Old 2008-08-22, 8:32am
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These are really good!! I didn't even have to read any other the instructions, the pictures said it all. Looking forward to more.
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Old 2008-08-22, 10:01am
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Thanks so much Sheila - these are great - and I love the colours.

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Old 2008-08-22, 10:33pm
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Hey Sheila,
I just wanted you to know that I just got off the torch trying your tutorials, I was having drama a few days back when my dots were crummy. I made three of each of the beads you made the tutorials on and they came out pretty well. They taught me patience with placing them and patience to work the rubino. I will take some pictures when they get out of the fiber blanket. I am not kiln worthy yet, but I appreciate your efforts.
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Old 2008-08-23, 12:43am
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Thanks for the nice words. I'm so happy that these are useful. Like I said, I originally wrote them only as writing and design samples. They still aren't finished, but at least the four exercises are ready to use. It's so nice to get feedback!

Good point, Debbie. I didn't even think of that. Thanks! I'm not doing trapped bubbles because I don't make them (except a few times early on) so I haven't perfected them. Maybe I should include them but I don't feel I can offer any good advice.

Linda, I'm so glad the exercises helped you! I would love to see pictures, especially before and after.
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Old 2008-08-23, 2:49am
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My staggered dots have never worked to my satisfaction, but with your tutorial I think I am going to give it another try! Clear, concise and great explanations!
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Old 2008-08-23, 9:28am
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Wonderful tutorials and the torch sheet makes it perfect!!
Thanks for sharing, can't wait to practice these!

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Old 2008-08-25, 12:02pm
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Sheila,
Thanks for the awesome tutorials. They are well written, very easy to follow, and the pictures are just the tops !!!

I hope to see more of your tutorials in the future. I will bookmark them, for sure.

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Shelia, Thanks so much for your tutorials! I have printed them out to take down to my torch to follow next time I fire up my hothead! What you have written is exactly what I am looking for. Step by Step directions!

I have bookmarked your site and (no pressure! LOL) will be checking for the other two you mentioned!

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Old 2008-08-28, 9:54am
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Hello Sheila,
great description, but i have small comment to the 8 dot excercise. As newbie, i had big troubles withe even spacing of the dots. I think, it is allmost impossible to turn bead 1/4 and hit the right spot. The technique, what works for me (and i think for many others beadmakers) is little bit diferrent. I make the first dot, and a small reference dot on the mandrel. Then, thanks to the reference point i can turn the mandrel 1/2 turn allmost exactly. So you hve now two equidistant dots and you can halve the intervals further to 4, 8, etc dots. The same technique is used for 6 (12, etc ...) only after the first two dots i do two dots on each halft, it goes pretty good to hit the right distance. Maybe, you can use this as alternative for you tutorial.
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Old 2008-08-28, 2:04pm
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Thanks for the feedback, osvold. My next exercise (which is almost ready) is 6 dots, and I use exactly that method except I completely forgot about the reference dot on the mandrel (which I haven't needed for a long time--thanks for the reminder!). I'll put a note in the 8-dot exercise that you can use the method from the 6-dot bead as an alternative. For me, the 90 degree turns were easy to master but 180 degrees was hard. I think everyone is a little different.
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Thank you Sheila,I am so new to lampworking that I have only taken 5 classes and in the process of setting up a studio.* I know that I am going to have to practice and learn some things on my own and I was wanting a step by step guide of learning different techniques.* Since I am so new to lampworking, I was worried that I'd try something that required the knowledge of some basics before being able to actually achieve whatever it is that I wanted to do which would lead to frustration and maybe giving up.* I really appreciate the fact that you want to share your work with everyone.Cheryl
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Old 2008-09-13, 2:32pm
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These are great! I have only been doing this for about 3 weeks now and am self taught! I do hope your going to do more, how about one on how to do the nice little dimples where to bead meets the mandrel. It's driving me mad trying and trying to get them..........
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Those are great! Good job.
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