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Old 2015-11-01, 9:10am
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Anybody have info on how to make Astrid Riedel's spiky urchin bead? Thanks for any info!

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Old 2015-11-01, 9:32am
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I think she might teach that in the classes she is doing, or possible have a tutorial for sale on it? I'm not positive though, she may not be ready to let go of that technique yet.
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Old 2015-11-01, 9:38am
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She does teach this technique in her classes, and I have never seen anyone teach something similar.

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Old 2015-11-01, 12:26pm
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There is something very similar to this technique in a free tutorial somewhere. I have it but at the moment can't locate it. Will keep looking. It is posted online on someone's website too. Been there a LONG time - if it's still there and that's where I found it.
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Old 2015-11-01, 1:53pm
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Wow, I've never seen anyone do the spikes but Astrid, now I'm intrigued. I've only seen the solid spirals, so thought the spikes were her discovery, but now I may have to go looking around.
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Old 2015-11-01, 4:44pm
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Try a search for 'tornado bead'. That's been around awhile. Astrid's looks different and much more magical.
But...even if someone knew, who took a class or bought a tutorial- they shouldn't tell. Ya know?
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Old 2015-11-01, 5:04pm
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I wouldn't for sure. I was intrigued as to whether it was an old technique that was only new to me, & I really do think this is Astrid's discovery and hers to teach to those who want to/can take the class, but was curious if there really was a tutorial that predated her beads.
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I know you wouldn't Eileen, that was more directed to the OP. This is the one I was meaning. The link isn't good anymore but maybe she's still around. The thing is, I know someone else who was doing them a long time ago too. That tornado style I mean, no idea about Astrids.
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...t=tornado+bead
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Old 2015-11-01, 6:07pm
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Ah, OK, and yes, I have seen tutorials for that style too.
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Old 2015-11-01, 6:12pm
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The link to the tornado bead by MZ doesn't work. I just tried. What a neat bead. Does anyone have a working link to it or a copy that they could post to the free tutorial thread here on LE? Thanks.
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Old 2015-11-01, 7:35pm
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I would be ecstatic to find a link to a tutorial that teaches this method, or the swirly ones, tornado ones, whatever, and it does not need to be free. I do not mind paying for new techniques!

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Old 2015-11-01, 9:14pm
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I have a pdf of Margaret Zinser's tutorial on my computer. I am not really sure if it would be okay for me to pass it out even though it has her logo on it.


Edit: I just sent her a message through her website advising her of the interest and asking if it was okay to pass the tutorial on.
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Old 2015-11-02, 3:37am
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That's the one I was thinking of. I'm sure she'll be fine with it. She's a very generous person. She's shared with me in the past. Plus, it was on her website for a long time for free. Anyway, I've messaged her as well but thru her facebook page and will look in my book of printed tuts.
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Old 2015-11-02, 3:51am
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Astrid's bead is different but it's the same basic technique.
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Old 2015-11-02, 5:49am
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Found my copy. On the page I have it's called "Are You Twisted ?" Knew I had it. lol ! Anyway, this is something anyone can do. Will wait to hear from Margaret.
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I heard from Margaret, she is going to repost the tutorial on her website. She will come over and post a link when she gets it done.
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Old 2015-11-02, 7:22am
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MZ's is called a tornado bead. In my opinion, this is a very exaggerated version of the tornado bead. Absolutely stunning!
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Old 2015-11-02, 10:02am
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Hi all! As others have already explained, I wrote this tutorial ages (2004?) ago, and figured that when I migrated to a new site, that the tutorial didn't need to make the migration too...I had no clue folks were still using it! It's a bit outdated, but the steps are all there. At some point, I'd like to retake photos, and update the text a bit, but I wanted to get this up in the meantime. I just reposted a link on my page to a Dropbox folder that contains a printable pdf. Enjoy! (email if the link doesn't work, and/ or if you have questions)

http://www.mzglass.com/twisty-tutorial
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Old 2015-11-02, 10:59am
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Thanks so much Margaret for reposting !

I told you all she's generous and may I add a very kind and helpful person to boot.
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Very, very generous of you, thank you!
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Old 2015-11-03, 4:29am
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Just thought I'd show my printed copy from Margaret's previous website. Notice how it's titled. And yes, Astrids bead is a version of this tutorial. As I stated, very similar technique.

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Old 2015-11-03, 9:11am
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can you apply the same technique to a larger bead? I would like to make one of these into a shifter knob for my car.
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Old 2015-11-03, 9:17am
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Thank you Margaret--and all who replied!! I did write to Astrid for a tut but she said she didn't have one. Would have been happy to buy it, as opposed to poaching.

Going to play with this!
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Old 2015-11-03, 10:16am
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Hazegry, the knob shifter is a doable thing but you need to remember that is some 3 or 4 inches of glass and the kiln cool down time is going to be a day long or more.

You might get it made with less hazard of cracking if you went to someplace with liquified glass in a crucible like Corning Museum of Glass or some hot glass shop.

Torching 4 inches of marble is not for the faint of heart.
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Old 2015-11-03, 2:35pm
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I am planning on doing it at the chrysler museum so should be good there.
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Old 2015-11-04, 2:46pm
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Most shift knobs are hollow, not solid. If they were solid they would be too heavy to use.
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