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Art of Hand: Getting those damn dots to behave ...

Dragged Dots When in chat on Lampwork Etc this morning, I was asked how I get my dots to behave and evenly spaced around the bead.

Mini Tutorial of making a small glass drop with flowers: Start with a small spacer bead, add a tiny blob onto one side. It's important that you don't work too hot, otherwise you loose the shape. Just heat the lower part of the drop and flatten it just a little bit with a paddle. Now add either 3, 4 or 5 little dots with an opaque stringer. Melt the dots all the way in, poke into the middle and add another dot of clear over the flower. Melt the clear even, while keeping the rest of the bead…

Mini Tutorial of making a small glass drop with flowers: Start with a small…

5. Let the base bead cool slightly as you heat up your clear.    THIS IS IMPORTANT: When you touch the clear to the base bead, be sure to only cover the middle of each dot, like this:

Let the base bead cool slightly as you heat up your clear. THIS IS IMPORTANT: When you touch the clear to the base bead, be sure to only cover the middle of each dot, like this:

OpArt Bead Tutorial: Make a transparent lemon shaped bead, add 4 big white dots and 4 mini dots inbetween (like shown on the 3. picture). Melt them all the way in and add a dark transparent all over the white. Melt it in and add 4 smaller white dots off-centered on top - melt them in, add a medium dark/light transparent color. Repeat that step again with white and a light color. I like to make my round beads with a bead mold, that helps keeping them the same size and making them perfectly…

OpArt Bead Tutorial: Make a transparent lemon shaped bead, add 4 big white dots…

Purple dotted beads by Lezlie B. - these are fun and would be fun to work with.

Purple dotted lampwork beads by Lezlie B.

Try marbles or beads and add the tops from real acorns.like from Peter Pan!

Use glass beads and top with real acorn cap! These were made for jewelry, but I could see the same thing done with beads or marbles and displayed in a container for fall.

╰☆╮Glass Bead Making: Flamework for Beginners : Glass Bead-Making: Improvising to Create Beads

Treat glass like a taffy ball to create interesting beads. Learn how to create a string of flame-treated glass beads in this free bead-making video from a pr.

OpArt Bead Tutorial: Make a transparent lemon shaped bead, add 4 big white dots…

OpArt Bead Tutorial: Make a transparent lemon shaped bead, add 4 big white dots…

Handmade lampwork glass beads Artisan glass by AvasBeadGarden, $54.00

Handmade lampwork glass beads Artisan glass by AvasBeadGarden,

Harrach Glass: Lampwork, off mandrel leaves tutorial

We found this free tutorial on Lampworketc. written and posted in the forum& tutorial section by Kalera Stratton;

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