Sunday, 1 November 2009

I'm on the YouTube!

Following the great response to the Basic Thick Encasing tutorial I thought I'd do one on regular encasing. Chris was down here for the weekend and I asked him to do my step-by-step photos for the written tutorial and then we had the brainwave of making a little bead movie.

So, after Chris got all Spielberg he edited the footage for me and we're now pleased to present my first how-to video. It's of me showing you how I make a basic encased bead. Please excuse my burnt workbench, Hampshire accent and occasional slightly stern instructions ..... "DON'T touch the mandrel!"



Anyway, I hope you like the video and that it is of some use to you. I'd like to say a big thank you to Chris for helping me with all the technical video stuff. If you like the movie do let me know and we may well make some more . Please click here for my YouTube channel.

I will do the written version of this later so do check back for that tonight.

13 Comments

Sue Doran said...

Brilliant; what a great team you two make! It's always really helpful to see someone doing what you want to achieve. I have my own method that works of a fashion using a lollypop of clear glass; I end up with two small triangles that I have to fill up on the edges of the bead. This way looks quicker and cleaner so I'll be giving it a go tomorrow. I like the look of your Corina Magic Wand, I have an old knife for poking glass towards the mandrel (MUSTN'T touch it) ;-) I'm not sure I could part with it now but it does the same job!

Gardanne said...

Thanks for the great tutorial Laura. Even though I have been doing this for 3 years encasing and stringer control is always evolving for me. I would love to see a future video on stringer application, yours seems to be perfection.

Diana Ferreira said...

Very good! Thanks, I enjoyed watching your video.

GlitzerKlimbim said...

I really like the video , thanks

Caroline B said...

Absolutely fascinating video, even for me who doesn't make beads - clever stuff.
What part of Hampshire do you originate from? I'm an Isle-of-Wighter by birth - well, someone has to be........

Jacqui said...

Congrats Laura and Chris, great video, very clear and very easy to follow, more please on stringer control and using silver.

Laura said...

Sue - my Corina Magic Wand is one of my oldest but most-used lampworking tools. I love it.

Gardanne - thank you for the comments. I think the next video we do will indeed be on some form of stringer application.

Diana & GlitzerKlimbim - thank you!

Caroline - glad you enjoyed the video. I hail from Hedge End in Southampton. And I miss it .....

Jacqui - thanks! Stringer video to follow soon and thanks for the silver suggestion.

Laura :o)

Mel P said...

This is fab Laura xx

Linda said...

Laura thank you for makeing this wonderful video. I am so looking forward to the next one.

Denise said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL tutorial! I don't make beads, but I have a GREAT desire to one day. You and Chris are quite a pair! FABULOUS! Love the Hampshire accent and the burnt workbench which dictates a lot of LOVELY BEADMAKING! I so look forward to more written and video tutorials!

Laura said...

Aw, thank you Denise! :o)

Joy Funnell said...

This is great Laura, I hope you will do more. The written ones are fab as well but it is so good to see it all happening in real time. Thanks

BlueBoxStudio said...

Brilliant video, I look forward to the next. It was lovely to see how those gorgeous beads I won from your give away were made. I've not seen bead making done before.