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Old 11-28-2004, 02:50 PM
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Any one have any hints on makeing cat beads?? I have a few kids that want them for xmas...
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Old 11-28-2004, 03:16 PM
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Re: Cat question.....

Hi Alan,
I can share how I make mine...



They are two beads...
The head, make a round bead and squash it flat into a tab shape. flame polish out the chill marks.
Add two large dots of White (in this case) to make cheeks to front. I flatten on my marver.. then I add two dots of white with stringer for eyes, then the black dots on top and a pink nose. (I make my own pink with dark red and white for this). I sometimes help the dots along by pushing them flat with a tool...

All the while spinning the bead to keep it warm or it will crack.

then I add two dots on either side of the mandrel for the ears, sometimes I need to add another dot on top of each...I heat each one and flatten with my tweezers, then pinch the points to make them into triangles.

sometimes I add a second color to the ear in front sometimes not, in the example above I did.

Lastly, i heat the cheeks again and use my pick to put little wisker dots...

pop that one away...

The body...
Make a larger tab shaped bead....get rid of chill marks...Heat front of bead use a tool (I use an old butter knife) to make a line from top to bottom. On either side of this, along bottom edge add dots to make toes...melt in..
then with full rod, ( or thick stringer) from bottom,middle, back make a tail and bring it up and around to front....Melt in enough so it sticks to bead....add a tip to the tail...
done....

Not so good directions, but it really is very easy...
I actually drew the picture out, and worked out what I needed to do in layer order. It really helped.
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Old 11-28-2004, 03:24 PM
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Re: Cat question.....

Very nice, Bazile!

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Old 11-28-2004, 03:27 PM
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Re: Cat question.....

Bazile - YTour kitty is so cute! And thank you for the instructions! They are very simple and clear. My niece is coming and I would like to make one for her while she's here!

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Re: Cat question.....

Thanks, actually I was looking for this other picture, these are nicer...I hope this is what you were looking for...


If not sorry...but I love making these...can't have a cat hubby is allergic..
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Old 11-28-2004, 03:42 PM
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Re: Cat question.....

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Hi Alan,
I can share how I make mine...



They are two beads...
The head, make a round bead and squash it flat into a tab shape. flame polish out the chill marks.
Add two large dots of White (in this case) to make cheeks to front. I flatten on my marver.. then I add two dots of white with stringer for eyes, then the black dots on top and a pink nose. (I make my own pink with dark red and white for this). I sometimes help the dots along by pushing them flat with a tool...

All the while spinning the bead to keep it warm or it will crack.

then I add two dots on either side of the mandrel for the ears, sometimes I need to add another dot on top of each...I heat each one and flatten with my tweezers, then pinch the points to make them into triangles.

sometimes I add a second color to the ear in front sometimes not, in the example above I did.

Lastly, i heat the cheeks again and use my pick to put little wisker dots...

pop that one away...

The body...
Make a larger tab shaped bead....get rid of chill marks...Heat front of bead use a tool (I use an old butter knife) to make a line from top to bottom. On either side of this, along bottom edge add dots to make toes...melt in..
then with full rod, ( or thick stringer) from bottom,middle, back make a tail and bring it up and around to front....Melt in enough so it sticks to bead....add a tip to the tail...
done....

Not so good directions, but it really is very easy...
I actually drew the picture out, and worked out what I needed to do in layer order. It really helped.

Thanks very much for the photo and instructions....
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Re: Cat question.....

Don't forget to rate this thread so we can put it with the Glass Class 101 sticky thread! Excellent instructions and pics! Thanks Bazile!
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Re: Cat question.....

Bazile:
Those are too cute for words! Thanks for sharing. I'm feeling the inspiration coming on...a Turkish Van...a Siamese...a Scotish Fold...how about an Ocecat using Ocelot spots?
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Old 11-28-2004, 06:18 PM
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Bazile:
Those are too cute for words! Thanks for sharing. I'm feeling the inspiration coming on...a Turkish Van...a Siamese...a Scotish Fold...how about an Ocecat using Ocelot spots?
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LOL well lets see some!!
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Bazile this is a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Cat question.....

Well here are my first cats lol.....it was fun but hard a few broke..most of them I made in one peice plus a few heads only...
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Re: Cat question.....

Here's what I give out in class.... basic Sitting Kitty (hope it's sized right!) *sharon*
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Re: Cat question.....

After having taken your class (twice) I do have the notes on making "your" cats. I just wanted to say how mice (bawhahahah) it was of you to share the direction on WC.
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Here's what I give out in class.... basic Sitting Kitty (hope it's sized right!) *sharon*
Thanks Sharon thats a help to me....
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