Friday, February 18, 2011

Jeri Warhaftig Creating Glass Beads

Here's a new book about lampworking by Jeri Warhaftig of Jeri's Beads
It's a fun book with innovative techniques for lampworkers. I like the cute face bead pictured on the front of the book. Cute eyes and smile.
Jeri has projects in the book that work with hollow beads (She is the inventor of the 'puffy mandrel') She uses tools to ruffle the hot glass, glow in the dark frit, silver foil, resins, and just a bunch of interesting ways to use soft glass.
If you don't have Jeri's first book, you should check it out. It's one of my favorites. This book has me thinking of new things to try also. There are so many things to do with soft glass, and Jeri's books can open up a new way of thinking.
and.... ahem..... while you peruse the book, do check out the galleries and see if you might find a few things from me. ;-)