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Old 2007-03-21, 4:46pm
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Can someone tell me how to make the beads that have a little color in the center with clear all around? When I try it I just get an encased bead, without much clear surrounding it. I could keep adding the clear but I'd end up with a giant marble type bead. Is there a simple secret I'm missing?

Edited to say: here is a picture for an example. I wished I knew who did them so I could give them credit. See how some have a little white in center, then clear, then dots. And opposite.
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Old 2007-03-21, 4:49pm
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Start with a tiny core bead. As wide as you want your footprint to be, but a skinny barrel. Looks odd till you add the clear, but it will magnify it. Hope that helps!
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Old 2007-03-21, 4:56pm
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Start with a tiny core bead. As wide as you want your footprint to be, but a skinny barrel. Looks odd till you add the clear, but it will magnify it. Hope that helps!
I've tried that, apparently I just need PPP. I'm probably getting my barrel too big.
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This thread might be helpful for you...
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ht=encasing%27
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Try to make the barrel with one of the commercial stringers if you use Effetre. 3 wraps sideways and marvered into a barrel is perfect for a nice bead.
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This thread might be helpful for you...
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ht=encasing%27
Great thread! I've got the general idea now! Thanks eveyone!
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