Beadmaking

Coral Glass Bead Project Guide

March 19, 2018

Coral Glass Bead Directions Materials Needed: • Moretti Glass Rods: black, white & orange • Black and White Stringers • Bead Press • Stainless Steel Tweezers • 1 Fireworks Beginner Beadmaking Kit • Protective eyewear • Mandrels coated in bead release →Project Tip: You can find the figures in the PDF we have provided. Instructions: 1. To form a base bead, heat an orange rod until a 1/2" ball of glass forms, apply glass to a warmed mandrel. When thoroughly heated, place bea...

Penguin Glass Bead

March 20, 2018

Flurry Glass Bead  Materials Needed: • Moretti glass rods: black, white and yellow • One each black, yellow and white stringers • 1 Fireworks Beginner Beadmaking Kit • Protective eyewear • Mandrels coated in bead release Directions: Step 1: To form a base bead, heat a mandrel and apply 1” of black glass. Heat thoroughly and use the flat marvering tool to shape the bead into a barrel about 1/2 to 3/4” inches long. (FIG. 1, You can find examples on the pdf file link under the tit...

Seabiscuit the Seahorse

March 20, 2018

Materials Needed: • Moretti Glass rods: yellow opaque and aqua transparent • Orange, Black, White and Aqua Stringers • Bead Press ( small and larger size) • Stainless Steel Tweezers • Knife or razor tool • Tungsten Pick or Rake • 1 Beginner Beadmaking Kitl • Safety Glasses • Mandrels coated in bead release Directions: Step 1: To form the base bead, heat the yellow rod and wrap softened glass around the heated mandrel. Make a thick barrel bead about an inch in length. Put an addit...

Wiggles Glass Bead

March 20, 2018

Materials Needed: • Moretti glass rods: opal light green, dark green, medium transparent grass green • One each black, red and white stringers • 1 Fireworks Beginner Beadmaking Kit • Protective eyewear • Mandrels coated in bead release Directions Step 1: To form a base bead, heat your mandrel and apply 1” of light green opal glass. Heat thoroughly and use the flat marvering tool to shape the bead into a barrel. Be sure to make the base bead long enough to accommodate a glass spiral ...