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Lampwork => Lampworking Tip n Tricks => Topic started by: beadammed on March 08, 2008, 06:19:41 AM



Title: Tornados
Post by: beadammed on March 08, 2008, 06:19:41 AM
Hi folks,
Can anyone tell me how you can get the encased tornado effect?  They are really puzzling.


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Redhotsal on March 08, 2008, 09:49:05 AM
Do you mean this?

If so, it's actually quite easy.

1) Start with a skinny barrel in the "tornado" colour
2) Put rings of clear around the barrel - make sure they don't touch - alternatively trail a spiral of clear around the barrel like a screw thread or helter skelter.
3) Gently melt the clear into the barrel. Don't marver,
4) Encase the whole bead.
5) I squashed this bead to exaggerate the spiral effect but you can leave it round.



Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: mariag on March 08, 2008, 10:30:03 AM
Ooooh Sal that's loverly ;D


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: ♥♥Tan♥♥ on March 08, 2008, 11:38:46 AM
Blimey Sal that is one sexy mutha of a bead, is that what you meant beadamned?


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Sarah on March 08, 2008, 06:40:15 PM
Blimey Sal that is one sexy mutha of a bead


What she said   :o :o :o


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: flowerjasper on March 08, 2008, 06:45:47 PM
what is the barrel colour sal? its lovely,


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Redhotsal on March 09, 2008, 06:15:52 AM
Thanks everyone,
The barrel colour is CIM clear pink (don't know what it's real name is). I've covered that with faux boro - reichenbach iris gold over effetre straw yellow.
Then the encasing is bog standard vetrofond scummy clear.


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: beadammed on March 09, 2008, 09:20:00 AM
Yep that's it.  The effect is stunning that bead in particular is gorgeous.  Thanks for that.  I'm still at the placing dot-stage on my new minor but maybe one day....... :P


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Redhotsal on March 09, 2008, 12:54:08 PM
Maybe you should have a go Geraldine...it's one of those techniques which gives a really good result and you don't have to be 100% accomplished at it. May actually be easier than placing dots.


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Soo on March 09, 2008, 12:58:23 PM
I'm so glad I saw this thread, I have been wondering how to make these for ages! Thank you Sal


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Ancasta on April 08, 2008, 06:55:29 PM
Wow  :o What a stunning bead Sal!

Is that the same stuff known as Raku in America? Must get some of it in fine frit and experiment, I've seen that it can be achieved in milder colours on a HH torch, although I won't be trying it till I learn to use the HH properly first  :P


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Redhotsal on April 09, 2008, 03:30:36 AM
Hi Anacasta,
It is the same manufacturer Reichenbach but it's not Raku - which is Iris Orange. You need Iris Gold (looks exactly like brown sugar in frit form). Mix Iris Gold with Effetre Straw Yellow and try it over different colour bases - I used amethyst pink. This is the "Faux Boro" effect.


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Kaz on April 09, 2008, 05:36:48 AM
Thanks Sal for these really helpful instructions - I have been dying to have a go at one of these too. Will play this weekend. And for the instructiuons about the faux boro effect.
Cheers
Kaz :)


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Ancasta on April 09, 2008, 05:05:38 PM
Thank you for those details  ;D
I shall have a go in the future with this but don't think it will look as lovely with a HH torch. I'll probably produce a brown mass!


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: saffie on April 09, 2008, 05:22:29 PM
such simple explanation for a gorgoeus effect and bead never realised it was that simple. Mind you saying that i haven't had a go yet!!!! thanks for heads up Sal now it has been demystified i can attempt it!!!


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: LesleyMac on April 09, 2008, 05:49:21 PM
That is one gorgeous bead Sal, really lovely colours. :)

In theory this is a simple technique but you can get it wrong, Sal's explanation is very clear though.


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Andy Davies on November 27, 2014, 10:00:37 AM
Do you mean this?

If so, it's actually quite easy.

1) Start with a skinny barrel in the "tornado" colour
2) Put rings of clear around the barrel - make sure they don't touch - alternatively trail a spiral of clear around the barrel like a screw thread or helter skelter.
3) Gently melt the clear into the barrel. Don't marver,
4) Encase the whole bead.
5) I squashed this bead to exaggerate the spiral effect but you can leave it round.



Thanks for posting this Sal, I was directed to your instructions by Karen   'Essex Girl'

            All very helpful. 
                                       Thanks folks.

                                                        Regards  . . .  Andy
 


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: Carefulkate on November 27, 2014, 10:42:21 AM
I am going to try too x ;D


Title: Re: Tornados
Post by: babyshoes on November 27, 2014, 11:25:31 AM
I've been trying to figure out this technique for ages, thought it might have been some sort of 'gravity swirl' type method...!  :-\

Thanks! I will definitely be giving it a go when I next get to the torch...