Twists – glass tutorial by Heather Trimlett
Twists are two or more different colors of glass twisted together. Twists are commonly used as surface decoration on your bead but you can even make the whole bead out of twists.
Yes, you can make twists! At first making twists will seem like an overwhelming challenge. With practice you will be able to choose the diameter and number of twists per inch. Really!
Heather designed her Twists! tutorial for students who are unable to take a class with her personally.
Note from Heather: “Just imagine that you are in my studio for a private lesson. Here is your chance to “watch” me work, and have me “talk” you through the process of honing your beadmaking skills. And yes, there will be assignments at the end of this lesson!”
Goals for this tutorial:
- Make beautiful twists and apply them neatly to your beads!
- Learn to rotate two glass rods/punties at the same time while making a nice “football” gather.
- Avoid those “dog-bones.”
* This tutorial is a downloadable PDF file.
About my tutorials…
Years of answering student’s questions and requests planted the idea for creating these tutorials. It was the often repeated statement “I wish you had been my first teacher.” that spurred me to finally take fingers to keyboard and write these tutorials.
I am a strong believer that a good solid foundation of basic beadmaking skills is what you need to succeed. I’ve designed these tutorials for students who want a reminder or notes from the class and those students who are unable to take a class with me personally. I have tutorials available for download right now.
Just imagine that you are in my studio for a private lesson. Here is your chance to “watch” me work, and have me “talk” you through the process of honing your beadmaking skills. And yes, there will be assignments at the end of each lesson!
P.S. If you can only buy 1 of my tutorials I recommend the Foundation! Foundation! Foundation! tutorial. It provides the base of skills you will need for good beadmaking.
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