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Title: Fish
Post by: Quirky Bird on January 16, 2017, 02:04:14 PM
Just wondering if anyone has tried to make Claudia Trimmer-Pagel's fish, and if so, how difficult were they? I was thinking of having a go, but it's going to require the purchasing of (yet) more equipment (book, brass presses etc. etc.), which I don't want to commit to if it's way up the difficulty scale.

I'm a big fan of the beautiful lampwork in her 'Road Trip' book, but sadly the fine stringer work is still out of my depth  ::) .........



Title: Re: Fish
Post by: ARBeads on January 16, 2017, 05:58:06 PM
Don't know about the fish, but Claudia's just releasing a video on fine stringer control.


Title: Re: Fish
Post by: shelly on January 16, 2017, 06:18:39 PM
I love making fish but dont use any tools apart from mashers and stringers, takes some patience but can get some lovely results, didnt know you could get moulds!


Title: Re: Fish
Post by: Quirky Bird on January 16, 2017, 08:49:24 PM
I'll look out for the video - I remember watching her stringer control at Flame Off a couple of years back and it was amazing.

Shelly - do you work from Claudia's book? I haven't been able to look at one yet, wondered if it was as good as her Glass Bead Trip.


Title: Re: Fish
Post by: CindiDee on January 17, 2017, 11:34:34 AM
The video is in her Etsy shop - 15 ish. Haven't purchased it myself so can't comment but it looks interesting although I suspect still beyond me - stringers and I do not get on!!  ;D

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/503849329/stringer-secrets-video-tutorial-english?ref=shop_home_active_2 (https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/503849329/stringer-secrets-video-tutorial-english?ref=shop_home_active_2)



Title: Re: Fish
Post by: shelly on January 23, 2017, 04:12:56 PM
no i work from a tutorial i got from etsy by Mary Lockwood.  I love her tutorials, struggle with the dragon though


Title: Re: Fish
Post by: Quirky Bird on January 24, 2017, 10:11:27 PM
Never heard of that, I'll have a look  :)


Title: Re: Fish
Post by: Moira HFG on January 25, 2017, 07:53:19 PM
j c herrell has a great tutorial on stringer control, in return for a donation:
http://www.jcherrell.com/stringerjoy.htm

Mine still isn't great, but it did help! I still need more PPP I fear!