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sleekbeads
2008-08-25, 10:41am
Hi peeps! This was featured in the Women In Glass issue of The Flow... but I also thought I'd post it on my website.

This tutorial was made for borosilicate glass, however, I tried it in softglass and it works for that too!

Just thought I'd share!

link:
http://www.goodrivergalleries.com/tipsboroleaf.htm




ps: I'd love to see the ones you've made!

Jo

playswithfire104
2008-08-25, 10:44am
Great tut! Thanks!

josielv
2008-08-25, 10:50am
Wonderful!!! Where do you pick up the peter tweezers??

swamper
2008-08-25, 11:14am
awesome - thanks, sleek.

Granger'sGlass
2008-08-25, 2:47pm
thanks for the tut!
here is the leaf I made.
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p196/svinkster/27522ea6.jpg

sleekbeads
2008-08-25, 3:55pm
Thanks everyone!


PERFECT leaf, Granger!~ Wow, well done!!!!

Josie, I think you can get them at Arrow Springs, or Frantz....
I know there are other styles, but the one I use is cheap and does the job!

Lara
2008-08-25, 8:08pm
Jo - wonderful! I'm going to try it out.

Carols Glass
2008-08-25, 8:19pm
That is a wonderful tutorial, thank you so much.

Now I need to get those tweezers and the hemostats soon, that has to make it all easier.

Moth
2008-08-26, 6:43am
That is really lovely!

I've never seen anyone make the loop first...what a great idea.

I've seen people make loops separate, then keep them hot and attach them...but never saw a loop formed first. I must live a sheltered glass life. LOL

Thanks for sharing!
~~Mary

sleekbeads
2008-08-26, 8:03am
Hey, my family says I'm backwards so I thought I'd kick it up a notch.
lol.... if the loop fits! ;)

LaurieBSmith
2008-08-26, 9:30am
That is really lovely!

I've never seen anyone make the loop first...what a great idea.

I've seen people make loops separate, then keep them hot and attach them...but never saw a loop formed first. I must live a sheltered glass life. LOL

Thanks for sharing!
~~Mary

Me, either....but it makes good sense because making the loop is the hard part....

I've made off mandrel pendants with a loop....and the loop discombobulates me. Gonna try the loop first!

preciousglass
2008-08-26, 10:30am
There is nothing quite like the feeling of ruining a cool piece by screwing up the loop. I have cracked so many projects by spending too much time trying to finish it off. This sounds like a great approach. Especially since I also am quite 'backwards'.
Thanks for sharing :)

sleekbeads
2008-08-26, 10:37am
lol!! I'd love to see what you guys make!!
Jo

glasscelr
2008-08-26, 2:57pm
Just wanted to add my thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try it out.
Great LOOP!
Connie

tt4st
2008-08-26, 5:21pm
GREAT TUTE.... Thanks Jo! The color is gorgeous on your leaf.

I've been making these out of soft glass and do all the shaping by hand because I don't have leaf mashers....Looks like the leaf mashers save a lot of time!!!!

lripster
2008-08-26, 5:51pm
Very cool, Jo. Thanks for sharing.

Hey, my family says I'm backwards so I thought I'd kick it up a notch.
lol.... if the loop fits! ;)

That's funny, cause I thought, "Aha, THAT makes more sense to me." Everybody calls me backwards too. LOL!!!

Sharon Abood
2008-08-26, 8:48pm
Great tut. Since I do most things backwards I can't wait to try your approach to making a loop.

Beadanna
2008-08-27, 1:57am
I'm not a boro person and the leaf mashers I have are BIG. So I won't be doing this for a while. Maybe without the mashers? I like the idea of doing the loop first. I can be a bit contrary myself!
The colours are beautiful in your tut and the leaf looks great.
Thanks very much for sharing it Jo.

Anna

glassartist
2008-08-27, 6:34am
Thanks for sharing Jo!!!
Pam S

Bea
2009-07-31, 5:52pm
Hi peeps! This was featured in the Women In ...............

Just thought I'd share!

link:


http://www.sleekbeads.com/page/page/5954846.htm




ps: I'd love to see the ones you've made!

Jo

The link goes to a dating site? I have tried it several times in the last few weeks.......
:(

Tutti-frutti
2009-08-01, 6:15pm
same here, wanna date lol
Katja

sansan239s
2009-08-03, 6:31pm
I've tried to view this tutorial but it doesn't take me to a sleekbeads.com. It seems to take me to an advertising site....hmmm! any suggestion? Or am I just being a boob? thanks

HannahRachel
2009-08-03, 6:45pm
Sleeky shut her site down when she was having trouble with her neck. I hope she has it up and running again soon, but she gave me permission to put the tutorial up on my site before she shut hers down....

http://www.goodrivergalleries.com/tipsboroleaf.htm

Ekkie
2009-08-03, 6:48pm
Thanks Hannah

Jenn

HannahRachel
2009-09-27, 9:58am
I'm about to remove this from my site, since it appears to be confusing people as to who wrote it. I think its clearly stated that its Jo's tutorial and reposted with her permission, but since it still seems unclear, just wanted to let y'all know. I'll leave it up for another week for anyone who wants it, but after that, it'll be gone.

http://www.goodrivergalleries.com/tipsboroleaf.htm

ukiacat
2009-09-28, 9:32am
Thank you for the nice tutorial. All that color makes me want to play with boro.

debkauz
2009-09-28, 12:23pm
The tutorial is also on the Midwest Creative Collective website. Not much happens there anymore but there are some good tutorials there.

http://midwestcreativecollective.wordpress.com/2008/01/31/59/

esbeads
2009-09-30, 9:48pm
I've been making lots of (104) leaves lately, but haven't tried doing the loop first. Will definitely give this a try! Thanks!