Lampwork Etc.
 
AKDesign

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


Jelveh Designs - Glass Beads Torched One-by-One

Beads of Courage


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Tutorials > Free Tutorials

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2008-11-17, 10:58pm
Bruna's Avatar
Bruna Bruna is offline
Ruebennesqueness Queenie
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. MX
Posts: 2,642
Default Ponsettia tutorial

Since joining LE I can say that I have learned a lot from very generous people, from free or sold tutorials, from small comments and images, etc. So, this is my humble Christmas Gift to the very generous LE comunity!
The pictures were taken by my 15yo son, Bruno, and well, they show what I want them to show, but they could be less blurry. If I get better pictures later, I'll change them. But I think these will work alright for now.

Ah, and I made a collage of the pictures, with a bit of text, as a cheat-sheet. If anyone wants that, just send me a PM with your e-mail or send me an e-mail to bcordova AT hotmail . com

Petals: To make the petals I use plain tweezers (I owe a pic of those) the one's that have square, flat tips, and to make smaller petals (for the double ponsettia) I use the tweezers I'm using on the pics. I think the Leonardo Petal PUllers might be cool to make the petals, but since I dont have them, just make do with what's at hand.

1. I'm using a lentil as a base for the flower. In these pics I arrange the petals one at a time, though sometimes I like to add them all then arrange. If I arrange them one at a time, I like to very slightly overlap the petals, not much, just a little so they don't become a unipetal.

2. after attaching the petal, I leave it raised, instead of stuck to the base. Then heat the whole petal and bend it with tweezers.

3. Once bent, I heat the tip of the petal.

4. And pull it to a point. I like to pull down and out.

5. Attach. Remember to heat the base when adding a petal, so it sticks properly.

6. Bend

7. Pull (it's starting to sound like aerobics)

8. Here comes another petal.

9. See how it looks standing up?

10. and puuuuuuuulll... I flame cut the end of the pull, so it's spikier. :O

11. The underside... As you can see, the petals drop below the base bead.

12. The top with an empty space in the middle, where the yellow dots go.

13. Adding dots. I like to start with the middle one, then add one on the part where one petal meets the next.


Hope this is clear enough and that you enjoy making them. For me, they turned out to be quite addictive.
__________________
Don't make a priority out of someone who is only willing to make you an option...
GTT Bobcat and 5lpm Oxycon... lampworking since may 2005.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Giving
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
a try!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2008-11-17, 11:03pm
DaBatt's Avatar
DaBatt DaBatt is offline
Bravewarrior stumblinbatt
 
Join Date: Feb 20, 2007
Location: "The West Island" - Oz
Posts: 3,454
Default

What a fabulous tutorial Bruna - how generous & sweet of you to share

I'm going to put these on my list to try! (doesn't mean I will be showing you my efforts though - hehehe!)
__________________
Deb - aka DaBatt, a FireBird in Disguise
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2008-11-17, 11:06pm
Bruna's Avatar
Bruna Bruna is offline
Ruebennesqueness Queenie
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. MX
Posts: 2,642
Default

ahh, but you have to share!!!
__________________
Don't make a priority out of someone who is only willing to make you an option...
GTT Bobcat and 5lpm Oxycon... lampworking since may 2005.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Giving
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
a try!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2008-11-17, 11:25pm
theglasszone's Avatar
theglasszone theglasszone is offline
I speak Murrini!
 
Join Date: Oct 12, 2006
Location: In a Glass House, CA
Posts: 9,170
Default

Very cool!!! I love it!!! I figuring you make all your petals first - then keep them warm in a kiln or hot plate. I can't imagine there's another way to do it without several arms and a tail...(giggle!)

Thanks for sharing with us! If you get a chance to take a picture of the finished bead to post, that would be wonderful, too!

DeAnne in CA
__________________
~DeAnne~
I've got a murrini for that,'ya know!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Only a fool rushes to his own demise..." ~Zorro
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2008-11-17, 11:27pm
Meow Meow Beads's Avatar
Meow Meow Beads Meow Meow Beads is offline
Queen Of the Kitty Parade
 
Join Date: Feb 02, 2008
Location: Warrenville, SC
Posts: 4,680
Default

Bruna this is soooooooooooo wonderful!!!! You now that it is a very special person to give to everyone!!!!! It is nice to have someone that shares with out exspecting any thing in return!!!! We love your kindness and it is just wonderful!!!!
Attached Images
 
__________________
~Susan Pack~Meow Meow Beads-
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2008-11-17, 11:34pm
Bruna's Avatar
Bruna Bruna is offline
Ruebennesqueness Queenie
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. MX
Posts: 2,642
Default

DeAnne,
thank you! here is the finished piece.
front

back

the back has a silver hoop to make it easier to string or just add a jumpring to.
__________________
Don't make a priority out of someone who is only willing to make you an option...
GTT Bobcat and 5lpm Oxycon... lampworking since may 2005.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Giving
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
a try!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2008-11-18, 5:06am
penny5658 penny5658 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 27, 2005
Location: Burnaby, BC Canada
Posts: 419
Smile Tutorial

Hi
I want to thank you for sharing and showing everyone how to make these beautiful flowers. I pm'd you about a cheat sheet. Take care.
Penny
__________________
A Girl Can Never Have TOO Much Glass!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2008-11-18, 6:31am
beauxartz beauxartz is offline
Flaming my life away
 
Join Date: Aug 07, 2008
Location: Annandale, VA
Posts: 257
Default

Bruna,
Good karma is coming your way. Thanks for a great tutorial to a beautiful bead
__________________
Dagmar
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2008-11-18, 7:00am
Meow Meow Beads's Avatar
Meow Meow Beads Meow Meow Beads is offline
Queen Of the Kitty Parade
 
Join Date: Feb 02, 2008
Location: Warrenville, SC
Posts: 4,680
Default

Bruna that is soooooooo Christmasy I love it!!!!!
Attached Images
 
__________________
~Susan Pack~Meow Meow Beads-
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2008-11-18, 7:10am
GiGiC's Avatar
GiGiC GiGiC is offline
Cake for me too please
 
Join Date: Feb 13, 2008
Location: Benton, AR
Posts: 120
Default

Wow! thank you so much for sharing. Those look wonderful.
__________________
Angie C.
minor, propane and an Oxy Con
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 2008-11-18, 7:28am
blong2001's Avatar
blong2001 blong2001 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 07, 2007
Location: High Point, NC
Posts: 1,402
Default

Thank you for your hard work! I look forward to trying it this evening!

Beth
__________________
♥.:**:.♥.: Bethany :.♥.:**:.♥
When a child is born... so is a grandmother
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 2008-11-18, 7:57am
Aurore's Avatar
Aurore Aurore is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 28, 2005
Location: Riviera Nayarit, on the Beach in Mexico !!
Posts: 205
Default

Wow, very nice Bruna !! Thank you so much for sharing .. and I love that ring idea on the back ... who woulda thought ?!
__________________
Lorraine ~~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 2008-11-18, 8:34am
debkauz's Avatar
debkauz debkauz is offline
Covered in glitter
 
Join Date: Jun 16, 2005
Posts: 15,680
Default

Excellent! Thanks Bruna! I can't wait to try it.
__________________
~Deb~

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


And those who were seen dancing were thought insane by those who couldn't hear the music. --Nietzsche
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 2008-11-18, 9:00am
Bruna's Avatar
Bruna Bruna is offline
Ruebennesqueness Queenie
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. MX
Posts: 2,642
Default

Thank you! I'm very happy that you like it!
and don't forget to show your own. =)
__________________
Don't make a priority out of someone who is only willing to make you an option...
GTT Bobcat and 5lpm Oxycon... lampworking since may 2005.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Giving
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
a try!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 2008-11-18, 9:23am
HannahRachel's Avatar
HannahRachel HannahRachel is offline
Still makin' flowers...
 
Join Date: Feb 26, 2006
Location: Oregon...
Posts: 2,384
Default

Bruna - what a wonderful tutorial! Thank you. And... the silver loop - a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
--NEW and Updated Beading Tutorials for all levels
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
-- Sign up for my
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 2008-11-18, 9:25am
Bruna's Avatar
Bruna Bruna is offline
Ruebennesqueness Queenie
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. MX
Posts: 2,642
Default

About the hoop... don't aim the flame to the metal, or it'll go dull and/or melt! Just heat the glass, plunge the ring and add a bit more of glass to encase half the ring. Paddle it smooth, all without letting the flame hit the ring. And I have no idea how I know that would happen.
__________________
Don't make a priority out of someone who is only willing to make you an option...
GTT Bobcat and 5lpm Oxycon... lampworking since may 2005.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Giving
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
a try!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 2008-11-18, 10:35am
beadmama's Avatar
beadmama beadmama is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 22, 2006
Posts: 1,153
Default

Bruna,

Thank you for sharing your poinsetta I love them!!!

Hope you have a wonderful Holiday!!

Becky
__________________
Becky
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 2008-11-18, 10:57am
rosebud101's Avatar
rosebud101 rosebud101 is offline
I think I could be a bead
 
Join Date: Jun 28, 2006
Posts: 10,992
Default

Great tut, Bruna! Wow! Thank you for sharing!
__________________
Mallory

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 2008-11-18, 2:00pm
klcbeads's Avatar
klcbeads klcbeads is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 18, 2007
Posts: 217
Default

Thanks so much for this tut! I can't wait to try it!!!
__________________
Kellie
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 2008-11-18, 7:18pm
WildBird's Avatar
WildBird WildBird is offline
WildBird Beads
 
Join Date: Jan 24, 2007
Location: Olympia Washington
Posts: 377
Default

Whooohhoaojfdafjaj hhaahhhhaaa I just love the picture of Kewl Beans! I had to get my husband off the couch to see this.... LOL.... what a great picture... I just can't stop laughing everytime I see it...

WildBird
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 2008-11-18, 11:57pm
Meow Meow Beads's Avatar
Meow Meow Beads Meow Meow Beads is offline
Queen Of the Kitty Parade
 
Join Date: Feb 02, 2008
Location: Warrenville, SC
Posts: 4,680
Default

LOLOLOL!!!!!
Attached Images
 
__________________
~Susan Pack~Meow Meow Beads-
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 2008-11-19, 9:41am
PaulaD's Avatar
PaulaD PaulaD is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2005
Location: SUNNY FLORIDA~West Coast!
Posts: 9,423
Default

Very nice tut and really pretty bead! Thanks for Sharing!
Paula
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Still North America's Largest Lauscha Dealer!
Now reopened in South Florida!!
Like US on Facebook !
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 2008-11-19, 9:45am
Bruna's Avatar
Bruna Bruna is offline
Ruebennesqueness Queenie
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. MX
Posts: 2,642
Default

Glad you guys are liking the tut... so, how about pics to show?
__________________
Don't make a priority out of someone who is only willing to make you an option...
GTT Bobcat and 5lpm Oxycon... lampworking since may 2005.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Giving
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
a try!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 2008-11-19, 10:08am
beadmama's Avatar
beadmama beadmama is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 22, 2006
Posts: 1,153
Default

Bruna,

Would you mind if I asked which red glass did you use on this flower? It looks scrumptious!!! Thanks Becky
__________________
Becky
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 2008-11-19, 10:14am
SadiesJewels's Avatar
SadiesJewels SadiesJewels is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 21, 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,627
Default

Wonderful Bruna ... beautiful flower!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 2008-11-19, 10:57am
ukiacat's Avatar
ukiacat ukiacat is offline
NW Oregon
 
Join Date: Aug 31, 2005
Location: NW Oregon
Posts: 940
Default

It was really nice of you to take the time to make this tutorial.

Thanks!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




Jennifer
Highland Beads
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 2008-11-19, 10:59am
Bruna's Avatar
Bruna Bruna is offline
Ruebennesqueness Queenie
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. MX
Posts: 2,642
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beadmama View Post
Bruna,

Would you mind if I asked which red glass did you use on this flower? It looks scrumptious!!! Thanks Becky
hmm. I think it's lausha red. I'll check when I get home, but I'm almost positive it's that one.
__________________
Don't make a priority out of someone who is only willing to make you an option...
GTT Bobcat and 5lpm Oxycon... lampworking since may 2005.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Giving
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
a try!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 2008-11-19, 12:10pm
Janetlee's Avatar
Janetlee Janetlee is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 15, 2006
Location: In my Studio
Posts: 1,811
Default

Thank you for taking the time of making the tut. And sharing it with us all.
I'm looking forward to trying these out.
Thanks again,
Janet
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 2008-11-28, 5:35pm
Bruna's Avatar
Bruna Bruna is offline
Ruebennesqueness Queenie
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Hermosillo, Sonora. MX
Posts: 2,642
Default

no ponsettias yet?
__________________
Don't make a priority out of someone who is only willing to make you an option...
GTT Bobcat and 5lpm Oxycon... lampworking since may 2005.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Giving
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
a try!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 2008-11-28, 8:29pm
jillybean jillybean is offline
Twisst Studio Jewels
 
Join Date: Mar 17, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 33
Default

Thank you so much for your kindness! I am going to try one today!
Jill
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:11pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 3.235.66.217