by Cindy Jenkins
Oh, please, what could be more fun? Making your own
gorgeous glass beads with your own little gas torch and glass
rods (easy to find) - and the instructions in this book. Jenkins
takes you step by step from beginner's simple decorations to
hollow beads, marbles, small vessels, all aswirl with the
marbleized color and light of glass. Lots of hot tips to increase
the fun and speed your learning along, and hundreds of
luscious color photos featuring the work of scores of fine bead
makers to inspire and delight.
112 pgs. (210 color plates); 8½"x 10" Hard cover.
The best instruction book for beginners.
Reviewer: A reader from New York State April 6, 1999 This is the book I recommend in my glass bead making classes. There are pictures with each set of instructions so you can see, as well as read, how to do it. It covers all of the techniques necessary to make the most simple to the most complex glass bead imaginable. Definitely a "must have" book for the new (and not so new) bead maker. Excellent book for people who have never worked with glass
Reviewer: A reader from Chapel Hill, NC March 26, 1999 Cindy Jenkins has done a wonderful job with this book. It teaches you step by step from the very beginning. This book will show you what you need and where you need to get it. It will then show you how to make great beads. Numerous techniques are very well illustrated. I started out with no knoweledge of glass whatsoever, but now with the help of Cindy's book, I can make beautiful glass beads. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get their foot in the door to the world of glass. A must have for your lampwork library!
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org from Maine, USA October 11, 1998 My hat off to Cindy Jenkins for making a lampworking book with information that easily can be understood by the novice lampworker as well as a reference book for the more experienced. The information, tips, and step by step photos indeed give you what you need to explore the world of lampworking with ease, understanding and confidence. I would recommend this book to anyone who desides to enter the world of glass..... A beautiful and thorough reference
Reviewer: email@example.com from Chicago, Illinois April 10, 1998 Cindy Jenkin's book is truly a work of art as well as a detailed instruction guide. I was drawn to the book by it's exquisite photographs and inspired to try lampwork by the thorough explanations and instructions. I was fortunate to take a beadmaking class with Cindy and her book is a wonderful reference guide! It's so beautiful that I enhance the decor in my home by using it as a "coffee-table" book. I liked it.
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org from boston, ma February 10, 1998 This was really a wonderful book. It contains lots of clear colorful pictures and describes the beadmaking process in detail. The author is very generous in sharing her vast knowledge of glass bead making techniques. Beautiful, fun, informative....an excellent value!!!
Reviewer: LMarkow@aol.com from St. Louis, MO February 7, 1998 I'm ready to try my hand (both hands actually) at bead making thanks to Ms. Jenkins cleanly written and non-technical text. The photographs are beautiful and inspiring. This book is a terrific value! Good Teach-yourself Book
Reviewer: CraftyUK@aol.com from London, England January 8, 1998 This is an excellent book for teaching yourself to make glass beads. I'm learning, using the equipment at a local college where the teacher knows about glass, and this book is giving me the help I need. My only criticism is that it does not really explain the kind of problems you can have with glass work - I'd have liked a bit on common errors and what to do about them. It seems to assume that everything you do will work the first time! A perfect combination of do-it-yourself narrative and photos
Reviewer: email@example.com from u.s.a. December 9, 1997 Cindy Jenkins truly appeals to the bead addict in this perfect combination of easily-readable instructions and high quality photography. After the sixth time through the book in as many days, I signed up for a lampworking class and utilized all her recommendations. Ms. Jenkins' writing style motivates the reader to attempt each technique with the confidence that there are no mistakes...just another "work of art" in the making and opportunity to learn! An awesome book for beadmakers & collectors, very inspiring!
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org from Seattle, Washington, USA November 10, 1997 "Making Glass Beads" is a 'must have' for any glass beadmaker, or bead collector, as well. It features beautiful photos of work by some of the country's most outstanding glass bead artists, as well as clear and concise information and instructions. As a glass beadmaker myself, this book continues to be a constant source of inspiration and ideas. Cindy Jenkins did an awesome job of putting this wonderful resource together! This may be the definitive book for incipient bead makers.
Reviewer: email@example.com from Melbourne, FL October 24, 1997 Beautiful, inspirational, and great instruction.
Reviewer: A reader July 25, 1997 Red alert to all bead lovers - you must have this book! Soon, we'll all have little lampwork set-ups in our own garages. Cindy Jenkins gives wonderfully detailed instructions. She shows you how to set up a workshop, how to make a simple bead, and then more and more detailed beads. I never intended to do lamp-work, and just bought this book on a whim becuase the pictures were so beautiful, but after reading it, I believe I could easily get started, without any additional hands on instruction excellent first source book for glass beads!
Reviewer: A reader July 17, 1997 this is an excellent course in beginning beadmaking.All aspects a beginner would need are here, with LOTS of excellent pictures. Plus the price here is $6 less than I paid for mine.