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Old 2014-09-12, 8:59am
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Hello all!
I'm in search of a plaid bead tutorial!
I have promised a friend I would make a set of jewelry with my lampwork beads to be donated to the highland dance her children are apart of and I thought it would be cool to do a set in plaid since that's what the kids wear! The only issue is I have never made a plaid looking bead before! Lol
Any help , tips , tricks or tutorials you know of?
Thank you!
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Old 2014-09-12, 9:45am
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Interesting challenge. If I was going to tackle it, I would layout stringers in a weave/plaid/grid, and try rolling a hot bead over them. I once watched a bead maker in Asia use a regular candle to shape stringers, then embed those shapes in beads. So, could be that a combo of weaving over a candle's heat (to tack the joins) would get you a strip of usable plaid. Last idea that I have is to heat your encasing rod, flatten it and put stringers of color A on it, then on your base bead, put stringers of color B going the other way on it - but wouldn't be woven tho. Really last idea; dichro comes in a 'kinda weave' pattern. Have you ever seen a bead with plaid deco's? Could be that you could hunt down the artist and ask them how they did it.
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Old 2014-09-12, 9:57am
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There's a great tutorial for plaid beads here: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143842
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Old 2014-09-12, 1:05pm
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Way cool, I'll try this stringer layout! Much better tutorial than my ideas - I always seem to go at things the harder way.
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Old 2014-09-12, 6:31pm
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Years ago Anne Ricketts sold a tutorial on plaid beads.
It's basically a tut for pastel color plaid.

Hope it helps
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Old 2014-09-13, 4:41pm
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I ended up getting ahold of Anne and bought her tutorial to try!
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Old 2014-09-23, 9:03am
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Thanks Patty K!
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Old 2014-09-23, 10:12am
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I love all of Anne's tutorials. Her chintz rose tutorial is wonderful.

Mary Moth is another one who has consistantly worthy tutorials. So many different authors... I love tutorials... sigh...

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Old 2014-09-30, 10:38pm
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You can make a simple plaid effect with multicoloured transparent frit and a clear rod.

Melt your gather, dip it in the frit and then pull a thick twistie.

Apply to a bead for a plaid effect.
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Old 2015-06-13, 4:04pm
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143842
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