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Old 2015-01-24, 11:07pm
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I'm new, almost 1 month now, and am looking for some very basic recipies to learn with. Pulling twisties, and then using them. Creating a tornado bead, petal implosions, striking, reducing, etc. but mainly, what is the end result, and how do I get there? Any suggestions?
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Old 2015-01-25, 6:55am
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Books: Passing the Flame, Making Glass Beads among others.
You Tube videos, there a quite a few, very interesting to watch & learn.
Here, look in the Tips and Techniques section and settle down to read
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Old 2015-01-25, 7:04am
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And search Tips & Techniques as well as Tutorials here, both free and for sale. There's tons of information to dig up! I'm pretty sure I remember my friend Joan (j2canoe) doing a free tut on petal beads. A lot of us have most of our bead education from reading and practice.
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Old 2015-01-25, 7:53am
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When you say tornado bead what do you mean?
I think of this
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Old 2015-01-25, 1:06pm
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No, kind of like a ball of yarn encased in clear. Thanks!
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Old 2015-01-25, 2:30pm
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I think you probably mean a pleated or baleen bead.
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Old 2015-01-25, 6:14pm
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Also check here, lots of free tuts, i visit it sometimes when my muse goes on vacation. http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=464446
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Old 2015-01-25, 11:03pm
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A 5 dollar artist's color wheel from Hobby Lobby will help you pick complimentary colors etc.
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Old 2015-01-27, 3:11am
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There are lots of free advice here. Some in the free tutorials and some in the tips and techniques. There are many good tutorials to purchase too. Some are listed here and some at other sites.
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Old 2015-01-27, 9:36am
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I found SODA LIME TIMES!!! I LOVE IT! Thank you!!
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Old 2015-02-01, 7:16pm
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I found SODA LIME TIMES!!! I LOVE IT! Thank you!!
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Old 2015-02-02, 8:21am
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Hi Danielle, and welcome to The Addiction!

Here's what has worked for me: when I have a few spare minutes, I just start reading threads in Tips and Tricks. I keep my glass notebook next to me and write things down that interest me. I have learned so much this way! I have more fun doing it this way than trying to loom up a specific thing, but everyone is different. I wish you much happiness in glass.

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Old 2015-02-04, 7:38am
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I think the tornado you are looking for is called a vortex. You may have better luck chasing up threads about vortex marbles in some of the boro threads but remember that boro is much stiffer and shock tolerant than the softer glasses and you can learn to do things in boro quickly that take a lot of practice to accomplish in soft glass.

I lean heavily on youtube videos from Corning Museum of Glass and I google lampwork videos to try to find the webpages of artists that have videos to watch for free. A lot of them don't post to you tube but have a half dozen on their websites free for just visiting the site.

I am also very addicted to the book Passing the Flame.
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A 5 dollar artist's color wheel from Hobby Lobby will help you pick complimentary colors etc.

Or you can download an app for your phone that will help you put colors together. I always have my phone with me at the torch so it's great to pull up the app and pick one color and then it will pick one or several complimentary colors. It's a fun app to play with.
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Old 2015-02-07, 12:04pm
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Agree with the Soda Lime Times too. It's $5 a month and has lots of ideas and usually 2 or 3 tutorials in each. You can get back issues too. I download them to my kindle and keep that at the torch with me for inspiration or when I get a torching block.
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Or you can download an app for your phone that will help you put colors together. I always have my phone with me at the torch so it's great to pull up the app and pick one color and then it will pick one or several complimentary colors. It's a fun app to play with.
Donna...can you tell me the name and where to get this app please?
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Old 2015-02-10, 12:38pm
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I'd love to have that app for my iPad!
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Old 2020-03-19, 6:42am
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I'm def going to sign up for Soda Lime Times tonight when I'm home from work. Our schools close tomorrow, I need to keep sane lots of reading to be done.
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Etsy has a lot of good tutorials as well. Check it out!
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Old 2020-03-19, 1:34pm
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Love SLT!!! I’ve subscribed since the first issue in 2011 (I think)! If you are considering buying back issues, there used to be a cumulative Table of Contents and an index of tutorials (with pics) on the website to help you choose.

Here on LE you can learn an incredible amount! Try using the search button. Also, check out the Gallery section for color and design inspiration.

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