this post of the Text and Trowel Blog. On the blog the author says the red/white waves were completed by "tracing wave patterns with the red and white rod." I don't believe this was the case. I found that I could get this wave pattern by raking a line created by a red/white flattened cane of glass. If you look at the tip of the waves on the historic bead, you will see that the red seems to disappear. I found this happened during some of my tests as I pushed the striped cane out.
Another bead made with that same wave pattern. This one came from a picture in Callmer's bead typology . It was originally dark blue, but I made the base it black for the person who had asked for this bead. It is similar to some of the beads pictures on this post from the Text and Trowel Blog.
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Tinker, Irene, and I had a lot of fun making period furnaces at Atlantia's Artisans Easement at Pennsic this year!! Thank you Atlantia!
Below are a few photos of the furnace built by Tinker that I used to made beads.
|Making a bead.|
|Adding and marvering in dots.|
|Second layer of dots|
|Final layer of dots.|
|Completed evil eye bead|
|Cute picture of me using the furnace!|
|Demonstrating for an audience!|
|Having Fun Cooking Lunch! |
You can also see Irene's furnace in the background.
Her's uses a beehive shape. The other two use more of a volcano shape.
A few pictures of Tinker making her portable furnace. This one was not used at Pennsic, but it was built to showcase the process. I made this type of furnace with Erica a few months ago using Tinker's instructions (see previous blog post). I can't find my photos of the making of the furnace, so I've included these here below for reference.