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11-16-2007, 01:36 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.
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.
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.
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.
7. Keep doing this slightly overlapping your petals till it is the size you want it.

11-16-2007, 01:42 AM
8. attach two small green ones at the base n oppisite sides of each other.
9. TA DA you're done!!!
Here's what it looked like after being annealed!
~ 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!

11-16-2007, 06:19 AM
Very cool, Nicely done. Thank you!!!

11-16-2007, 08:14 AM
Great tutorial, Chrise! Thank you!

11-16-2007, 08:35 PM
Very nice! Love the end result:)

11-18-2007, 07:39 AM
Great turorial Chrise. Thanks.

11-18-2007, 10:16 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?

11-30-2007, 12:50 AM
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!

03-02-2008, 05:10 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!