Recently I was asked again whether I have offer any tutorials for my stringer control. Over the weekend, my husband and I discussed about the hard facts, one of them being the most important of all, what on earth is so special about my tutorial that will make someone want to buy it and not the other tutorials already available? Let's be honest, the market is already flooded with lampworking tutorials; to come up with another tutorial, then I have to jolly well make sure, it is extra special and is a 'must-have'. To be able to communicate your techniques across to any audience, you must be a very good author, choosing your words carefully and making sure that every reader knows exactly what you mean and not what they think you mean to say or convey. My respect, however, goes to my lampworking colleagues who have written and presented their tutorials; there is a lot of work involved and one is never sure how their tutorials will be received by other lampworkers.
More Mad Hatter series beads, made over the past days. Two days ago, I made three focal beads in nine hours. Don't ask, it was one of those days where I ignored all rules of keeping the bead nice and warm while decorating. Towards the end, just when I was about finished, there was a 'puck' sound (this is exactly the sound when the glass cracks) accompanied by my long string of expletive words which I shall not publish here. This cracking went on the whole day, awww...I feel so backwards!! About six beads went to their graves silently...
Yesturday, torching was better, thank heavens. The beads will be either listed on Ebay, Etsy, BigCartel and/or DaWanda. The listing information will be found on my Facebook Page (Beadchatter) - or simply contact me directly if you wish to purchase any beads.
GROUP PHOTO #3!!
51x32mm, 12mm thick
TEA PARTY reverse side
53x26mm, 10mm thick
JUST PICTURE THIS
39x29mm, 12mm thick
JUST PICTURE THIS reverse side
LOST IN THE LABYRINTH
48x31mm, 11mm thick
LOST IN THE LABYRINTH reverse side
FAR FROM THE MAD HATTER'S CROWD
56x31mm, 11mm thick
FAR FROM THE MAD HATTER'S CROWD reverse side
NO END TO A BEGINNING
48x31mm, 11mm thick
NO END TO A BEGINNING reverse side
HAPPY ALL OVER AGAIN
46x34mm, 10mm thick
HAPPY ALL OVER AGAIN reverse side