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« on: March 23, 2009, 08:16:22 AM »

A tutorial that I had lots of fun with, and also some info on dragging dots to create patterns:

http://deesignedbeads.blogspot.com/2009/03/getting-those-damn-dots-to-behave.html

Enjoy!

Diana
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 08:28:12 AM »

Thank you for sharing...very useful, particularly that initial raised dot!  Your black & white beads are STUNNING!
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009, 08:36:33 AM »

Thank you Charlotte!

Again apologies for the lamp reflecting on the beads. 

By making sure that you add the hot stringer to the slightly cooled bead, you will create a 'cold seal' which will make it easier to flick off a wayward dot.  I also use this tecnique when I want to place big dots - first add small raised dots, and when I am happy with the placement, I melt them in, and add more glass to make the dot bigger.  I also always look at the bead from the end, to eye guage the placement. 

I am a bad teacher, but I love doing tutorials ...  Classes does not seem to work for me.  I battle to explain myself verbally, but on paper it seems easier, go figure!

Anyway - feel free to contact me if you have any queries!  I will try my best to explain what/how ...

Diana
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 09:09:29 AM »

Thank you!  I am battling a bit at the moment with my dot placement on large transparent hollows - it is much trickier and I suppose that is because of the reflections.  So the raised dot in the same colour glass as the hollow will be a real help.

I know what you mean about the teaching...it's not for me either.  I once taught an embroidery class and that was stressful without the added factor of molten glass! 

I have been looking at your other tutorials too.  They are easy to follow and the photographs are great because they are so close up you can see all of the detail.  I hope that you will do LOTS more!
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009, 10:09:36 AM »

 Cheesy I've had a look around your lovely blog, when I should have been doing a million
other things!  I've printed out your instructions and can't wait to have a go at proper
round beads. Kiss

Marg x
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 10:16:25 AM »

FAB FAB FAB!!!
I can't do dots very well at all (shaky hands) but this just inspires me to just keep at it, your work is fantastic!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 10:46:31 AM »

Gorgeous beads and excellent tut, Diana - thanks a lot!!  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 11:43:27 AM »

Thank you Diana for a great tutorial. Simple when you know how I guess.
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2013, 04:42:51 PM »

Thank you Diana really love all your tuts they really help me to understand all the tectonics xx  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 04:49:40 PM »

Useful for spatially challenged peeps like me Cheesy
Thank you
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 05:12:16 PM »

Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing! Smiley
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