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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Cheaty Twistie - a beginner tutorial by Kitzbitz Art Glass



This is some footage from 2007 when I was very much still new to working with glass.
As you can see, I am working on a Hot head which is single fuel torch, propane only.
I call this the cheaty twistie method - heating only a small amount of glass to pull about an inch of twistie at a time. It is great way to get the feel of how *elastic* glass can be without feeling like you have to control with gravity a large fluid gather of glass.

Here is a bead that I made in 2007 with my cheaty twistie


It was a mile stone for me, a newbie bead I was dead thrilled with and so I hope my basic little video will help some one else along the addictive path of lampwork.

Jolene

Kitzbitz Art Glass

2 comments:

bluefairy said...

Great video Jo, and great idea, going to have totry that now!

LittleMoo said...

How fab! I would never have thought of doing them that way - genius!