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Title: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Mandy on August 15, 2011, 08:06:01 AM
Hello my lovely ladies/Gentlemen...My hb has been really good and now has brought me everything I need to start lampworking. I now  am looking at getting some books. There are hundreds out there and would feel very cheeky asking for more money to buy them .. In fact I think it would kill my husband...lol.. I have already got the complete book of glass making, which is a wonderful read... I was just wondering if there is a must have book, one that you all turn to in need of inspiration/help...  Many thanks Mandyx


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Hotglass28 on August 15, 2011, 08:07:41 AM


Passing the flame.   Full stop ;D



Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Les on August 15, 2011, 08:08:02 AM
I'd still vote for Passing The Flame by Corinna Tettinger

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Passing-Flame-Beadmakers-Detail-Design/dp/0972660208/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313410052&sr=8-1


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Les on August 15, 2011, 08:08:14 AM
Ha !
Cross posted Denise :)


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Mandy on August 15, 2011, 08:34:33 AM
lol, You was both very quick.... It looks scummy!... Think Ill get saving for that one, for the first time in a long time I'm actually looking forward to my birthday! haha... the list of bits i want is going to rival my four daughters!


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: MadelineBunyan on August 15, 2011, 08:56:35 AM
passing the flame is fab,

but I love 'beads of glass' by Cindy Jenkins

(she has written other books too)

I much prefer the way it is laid out, you can work from it lot easier than PTF. it has alot of different bead projects, lots of basic ones to get you started, but also some more challenging ones for later on.

I think that not as many people have it, as it was a bit unavailable for a time.
but, its top of my list.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Josephine on August 15, 2011, 09:12:43 AM
Another vote for Beads of Glass here.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: cbeadies on August 15, 2011, 09:31:40 AM
I like Passing the Flame too.
I haven't read Beads of Glass yet but would like to get it - just had a look at prices, this seems to be the cheapest at the moment.

http://www.wellheadbooks.com/acatalog/MB_Glass.html#a2037 (http://www.wellheadbooks.com/acatalog/MB_Glass.html#a2037)


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: justjules on August 15, 2011, 09:52:30 AM
As a newbie I'm with Madeline on "Beads of Glass" but also have (& refer to frequently) "Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking" by Kimberley Adams & "Creative Lampwork" by Joan Gordon. All 3 are very user friendly with good diagrams. I'm saving up for Passing the Flame!

 :) :)


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Helen G on August 15, 2011, 10:00:00 AM
My personal opinion is Beads of Glass is glorious with lots of lovely tutorials but I would say passing the flame has more basics in it and was better for a complete newbie  ;)


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: awrylemming on August 15, 2011, 10:05:21 AM
Mandy, I'm happy to loan you my copy of Passing the Flame for a couple of weeks if you don't mind paying the postage for it.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Mandy on August 15, 2011, 10:40:54 AM
Thats very very kind of you, I would love to have a nose........How do I pay the postage ?... Im very new to this and obviously a big bar of chocolate for you to enjoy xx


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: awrylemming on August 15, 2011, 12:19:45 PM
Hmm, Paypal is usually the way to go, if that's okay with you?  I'm not sure how much it'll be to post, so would have to tell you after sending.  If you pm your address to me, I'll get it off to you, probably on Wednesday, then tell you what it cost.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Kaz on August 15, 2011, 01:52:49 PM
I think Creative Lampwork is a really good book for newbies (and oldies!)
Kazx


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: sublimekate on August 15, 2011, 02:05:39 PM
I love Passing the Flame and The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking, both stood me in good stead when I started.

But you know the best bible you could ever have is a notebook of all your fave colour combos, reactions, those 'don't ever use those two together again' episodes. It's suprising how you forget what happens when you use 'this' with 'that', and there's nothing worse than looking at a gorgeous bead and not having a clue how you did it or what you used  ;D  ;D

I have literally spent weeks attempting to recreate effects because at the time I made it I was just messing about and didn't realise some magic had happened until the bead came out of the kiln  ???

Honestly it will be worth its weight in beads  :)

Kate xx


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Dee Dee on August 16, 2011, 12:41:27 AM
PTF for me - I hope you enjoy it! ;D


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: turtle on August 17, 2011, 04:15:27 PM
for a noobie (i am definitely in that category) passing the flame has helped me tremendously.
totally recommended.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: noora on August 18, 2011, 03:30:07 AM
I started out with a 2 day course, Passing the Flame, and this forum :D

Then I bought a couple of other books, but Passing the Flame is so pretty that I keep returning to that all the time.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Purple Cobwebs on August 19, 2011, 09:00:16 AM
I like Passing the Flame, but sometimes get a bit overwhelmed by it. Just too much to look at!!!

The book I always turn to if I need help and inspiration is "Creative Lampwork" by Joan Gordon. Her instructions and photos are so clear, and she covers all of the basics really well.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Sarah9959 on August 22, 2011, 04:30:00 PM
Without a doubt 'Passing the Flame'

I have most of the others, many of which are great, but PTF is THE book for beginners IMHO   :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Shirl on September 20, 2011, 03:51:26 PM
I have this book "Creative Lampwork" by Joan Gordon. and I love it.

I would like to buy passing the flame, but dont want to pay out for this expensive book if its not what I am after. Is it just for beginners?


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Blue Box Studio on September 20, 2011, 06:58:52 PM
My vote is for PTF as well.  I have several other books but this is the one I tend to go back to. 


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: MyPrecious on September 21, 2011, 06:23:51 AM
Passing the Flame is the one that taught me almost everything I know now.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Yellow friend on September 21, 2011, 09:21:25 AM
I don't think you can have enough books as they all have different things to offer.  All those suggested are in my library :) Another good source of info is gool old You Tube & here of course.

Shelia


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: Lakelady on September 21, 2011, 11:19:47 AM
Tried my local library today - they don't have the ones recommended by everyone unfortunately but there were a couple of others that I have requested.  My book wish list has grown substantially after reading what everyone has to say!!


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: cbeadies on September 21, 2011, 11:28:38 AM
 :) Not a book, but Red Hot Sal's lampworking DVD's are great too.


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: ruth on September 25, 2011, 05:29:40 AM
I can also recommend Sal's DVDs.  There are really great, lots of information and good demonsrations.

 I am going to list the first 2 for re sale in a little while if you are interested. I have checked that reselling them is o.k. with Sal.

Ruth(sewnthings)


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: cbeadies on September 28, 2011, 11:56:08 AM
Another vote for Beads of Glass here.

I've just bought this one after seeing the recommendations on here. It's a lovely book!  :)


Title: Re: Whats the lampwork bible?
Post by: awrylemming on September 28, 2011, 12:13:29 PM
Me too - it's a wonderful book, I wish I'd had it some time ago as much of this I've had to work out by trial and error, sometimes with little success!  I couldn't choose between that and PTF though, they're very different and offer different techniques.