My bead adventures

Friday, September 15, 2006

Hollow Lampwork Beads

Its really fun to make hollow beads. There are many tutorials on the web detailing the methods used by various bead makers. I like to make them the Smircich way. It is showcased in his Volume One DVD, Smircich Makes Beads! To make the hollow focal, I build up 2 parallel discs about 5/8" apart. Then the discs are joined, shaped, accented with raku reduction frit, and voila, a new line of hollow bead sets is born.