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chrise775
11-16-2007, 12:36 AM
Here's one more tutorial from me....This is how I do my roses!
1. make several lolipop ends...stick each one on your warmer (candle or coffee warmer) how many you make depends on how big your rose is. Also, make a few very small green ones (same color as stem)
2. I used a transparent green rod. Divide into thirds...I do this in the torch so I can make one end smooth by letting the pulled part of it condense to the main part of the rod. With one rod you have 3 rose stems.
3. attach a decent sized "blob" of glass (silver plum pictured here) to the rough end of your stem.
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4. smoosh to make a lolipop (do not detatch) heat the plum and roll on your marver to make the center shape of the rose.
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5. with each "petal" flash in and out of the flame till it's warm enough to melt the rough end enough to attach to the center piece.
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6. Marver the petal to the center piece to shape and attach it a little better. I marver "harder" at the bottom to make it more flush than the top.
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7. Keep doing this slightly overlapping your petals till it is the size you want it.
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chrise775
11-16-2007, 12:42 AM
8. attach two small green ones at the base n oppisite sides of each other.
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9. TA DA you're done!!!
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_0517.jpg
Here's what it looked like after being annealed!
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Tips:
~ make sure that you keep the entire rose warm or else it will crack and eventually break!
~ be careful not to overheat where the petals attach to the stem or else your rose will flop over.
~if you have a kiln it's best to pop it in there right away! if not the petals are more likely to break. Though I did have some survive w/o the kiln.

Good Luck and please post any questions or comments!

pegz
11-16-2007, 05:19 AM
Very cool, Nicely done. Thank you!!!
-Peg

rosebud101
11-16-2007, 07:14 AM
Great tutorial, Chrise! Thank you!

MaryBethC
11-16-2007, 07:35 PM
Very nice! Love the end result:)

Ekkie
11-18-2007, 06:39 AM
Great turorial Chrise. Thanks.
Jenn

MaureenKennedy
11-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Beautiful pictures and clear instructions. I love the look of your roses. How would you finish as a single bead or for a pendant?

chrise775
11-29-2007, 11:50 PM
I did one once that was on the mandrel...made a small cone and built around it with petals the same way. your size depends on the size and how many petals you use!

chrise775
03-02-2008, 04:10 AM
I came back to this tutorial and thought about Maureen's question....this style I have never sold as a bead but as a short stemed rose....they are about 7-10 inches long when they are finished. I have had a few special orders that I have made like a dozen or so and the buyer gives them in a vase just like you would roses you buy at the store but, they don't wither and wilt...that's the upside! I do believe that the first rose I tried was Maureen's on mandrel rose, then my motor got running after doing several off mandrel lillies hey I bet I could do and off mandrel rose too! So there you have it, that is what I do with my roses that I make. Honstly I love to make glass art but so often do not have time to "make" jewerly that I tend to make pieces that can be slipped on a necklace or in a vase.
Just wanted to clairify that these are not really beads but scultural pieces!!
Thank you for your interest!