Sunday, May 02, 2010

Eye Candy: Lampwork: Trey Cornette

Some serious eye candy here - Lampwork beads by Trey Cornette. Could also be called - awesome use of twisties and stringer!

For the non-lampworkers out there, stringer is really skinny rods of glass that you make yourself from thicker rods for doing fine detail work. They are tricky to use, because by the time you get them hot enough to melt, they are then almost immediately too hot to control, and just melt into blobs. Fine scrolling lines are hard.

Twisties are patterned glass rods that you make yourself with various colours twisted together. The tricky part of these is getting them consistent as you twist.

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