Tag: Beads

Murrine Madness

By Brian Kerkvliet, copyright 4/1/97   Mosaic cane has a long and rich history that is important to understand if you want to get closer to the mind set of making cane. This comes to you if you spend time researching reading, thinking, and a lot of time in the studio! Many of my biggest […]

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Society of Glass Beadmakers, Under the Magnifying Glass

By Brian Kerkvliet, Copyright 1996 The Society of Glass Beadmakers Is going through yet another growth spurt! This is the third year of their existence as an organized group, and already it has grown more than expected. In August SGB will be holding a special conference in Seattle, the annual “Gathering”. I want to take […]

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THE FLAME GREW BRIGHTER

By Brian Kerkvliet, Copyright 1995 At the 25th anniversary of the Glass Art Society conference held in Asheville North Carolina, this past May (13-14 1995), there was a great enthusiasm for flameworking and beads. It is this refreshing energetic enthusiasm that I want to talk about! It seemed to envelop nearly every conversation to some […]

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Dichroic Glass

  The Mysteries of Dichroic Glass By Brian Kerkvliet © 9/20/96 In the last several years there has been a growing interest in the use of dichroic glass. There are many reasons for the attraction to the spanky glitter effect that it produces. The most common being: “It sells my work”, “I love the way […]

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Finding Your Style

By Brian Kerkvliet, Copyright 1995 My last article, Magic Kiln Tactics, used up too many of my left brain cells, so this issue I want to explore the more abstract and elusive topic of style and creativity. Hopefully it will feed the right side of my brain, giving time for my left side to regenerate. […]

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Listing of Past Articles

Here are some articles that I have written over the years. I hope they help you. Articles on Inspiration Farm Books and Supplies Flameworkers Safety Sheet Bead Basics Beads From the Beginning Twist and Shout of Lampworking! Magic Kiln Tactics Annealing & More! Finding Your Style Did you loose it, or what!? The Flame Grew […]

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Bead Basics

by: Brian Kerkvliet copyright 1994 Whether you are a glass worker, stained glass retailer, instructor, jewelry designer, or a reincarnated Phoenician, beads seem to be the current topic of choice. Why is it that recently people have become so attracted to these small art glass pieces with holes through them? This is a question that […]

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Books and Suppliers

Suppliers list for Glass Artists Articles on Inspiration Farm Books and Supplies Flameworkers Safety Sheet Bead Basics Beads From the Beginning Twist and Shout of Lampworking! Magic Kiln Tactics Annealing & More! Finding Your Style Did you loose it, or what!? The Flame Grew Brighter GAS conference The Bead gets Bigger: Core Vessels Marbvelous Marbles […]

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