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« on: January 20, 2008, 02:56:23 PM »

These are dead easy! Really, really they are - perfect if your beads normally end up without puckered ends, or if your stringer control is pants  Grin

1) Make a random-shaped bead out of effetre dark grey opaque

2) Squish it into  pebble shape (this is where you should get rid of the sharp ends).

3) Create a quartz ore using ivory stringer (it doesn't matter if it gets blobby in places, after all, quartz veins aren't even either)

4) Sprinke some white enamel (sparingly!) randomly and melt in (or reverse steps 3&4 if you want a raised quartz ore).

5) Cool, anneal, and (to quote Tan): etch, etch, etch (15 mins seems a good time).

Experiment - try clear glass with an iron ore (vetrofond petrified wood works well) and ochre enamel.........study pebbles and the world's your oyster ...errr....pebble  Grin

Here are mine following the steps above, I'll add some of the other pebbles I played at - let's see yours!

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 02:58:49 PM »

Ohhh Thanks Sabine - I'm off to make a stone fish - that's all I can seem to make at the moment! LOL
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 03:06:48 PM »

Thanks Sabine, I'm going to try this.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 03:20:36 PM »

I think I may have wet myself  Embarrassed

Those are gorgeous!!  Cry
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 03:38:04 PM »

They're really pretty! No playing with enamels for me just yet but one day  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 06:20:32 PM »

Really lovely Sabine...they look so lifelike....thanks for the tut Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 03:09:01 AM »

Sabine, you are a gem, I love these beads thankyou Grin
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2008, 04:59:14 AM »

They are so cool!  Thanks Sabine  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 05:49:45 AM »

By the way-how on earth did you work out how to make these!? I think I am just far to boring and unexperimentative!
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2008, 07:22:58 AM »

If you are bilungual, you can have a nosey around other lampwork forums - German ones, for example  Wink So as much as I'd like to take credit, I can't - I saw it here

http://www.herz-aus-glas.com:8081/thread.php?threadid=222&sid

More pics from individual steps and other pebbles can be found there too  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2008, 07:53:23 AM »

Haha! Your secret is out!  Grin  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2008, 08:12:28 AM »

 Grin Grin I also just noticed that I'm bilungual, and not bilingual - that must be extra-special??
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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2008, 08:18:17 AM »

Grin Grin I also just noticed that I'm bilungual, and not bilingual - that must be extra-special??

We already knew that you were extra-special though Sabine!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2008, 08:36:47 AM »

LOL  Grin
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