This craft video shows how to make lampwork beads, i.e. those popular jewelry beads you see everywhere. It shows, in particular, the making of a glass disc bead.
It demonstrates how start with a base, shape the bead, add metal, add raised dots and more.
I consider this to be a really clear demonstration, ideal to learning making lampworking beads yourself.
Mastering the Glass Bead Video
Let veteran glass bead artist and teacher Karen Stavert, also known as the “Dichro Diva,” show you how to create your own gorgeous one-of-a-kind beads with this inspiring introduction. In this 45 minute video, she demonstrates how two basic shapes can create a multitude of different beads. Step-by-step, she leads you through the process, demonstrating the tools and safety procedures needed to create your own unique beads. It’s a great way to explore the world of glass bead making.