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Old 04-25-2007, 11:34 PM
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Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

Well my life has been more than crazy and this project was necessarily on the back burner. I could spend more time working on it, but it is just time to it out.

It was designed to be a one page, quick glance type of thing. It is available as a PDF file. This will be easier to use when working.

Materials List:
Mandrel dipped in bead release
Base color of your choice
Vine cane
Clear glass stringer
Clear rod
Opaque White Stringer
Transparent Color Stringer
Stamen Cane
Marvering tool (I use a Stump Shaper)

HINTS:
1. Work with a small flame.
2. When adding transparent colored dots add them within the edges of the previous opaque dot.
3. When I say "melt in slightly", your goal is to melt only enough to smooth any sharp transitions. This is to avoid bubbles being trapped as you add clear.
4. When covering each layer of petals with glass, you just cover the petals completely and only. When you melt to round this helps with the spread of the petals.


Below making an embedded Rose Bead is broken into 24 steps.

STEP 1: Place small footprint of glass on mandrel

STEP 2: Marver glass footprint to a barrel shape, measuring about .25 to .375 inch wide.

STEP 3: Add Vine Cane to barrel.

STEP 4: Melt to round.

STEP 5: Encase vine with clear.

STEP 6: Melt to round.

STEP 7: Add three groups of three opaque white dots for the first layer of petals for three seperate blossoms.

STEP 8: Melt to round.

STEP 9: Add dots of transparent color to each petal. Place dot within the opaque white. Melt to Round.

STEP 10: Add clear glass on the top of each group of petals. Melting very slightly to avoid bubbles. Melt to round.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:35 PM
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STEP 11: Add a second group of petals, on top of and in between each each of the first set of petals.

STEPS 12 through 14: Repeat steps 8 through 12
8 Melt to Round. 9 Add dots of transparent color to each petal. Melt to round. 10 Add clear glass to the top of each group of petals, melting slightly to avoid bubbles. Melt to round.

STEP 15: Add a third group of petals, on top of and in between each of the second sets of petals.

STEP 16 through 18: Repeat steps 8 through 10.
8 Melt to Round. 9 Add dots of transparent color to each petal. Melt to round. 10 Add clear glass to the top of each group of petals, melting slightly to avoid bubbles. Melt to round.

STEP 19: Spot heat and plunge the center of each grouping of petals with stringer or stamen cane.

STEP 20: Melt a small amount of clear stringer and carefully fill the hole made by plunging. Melt in very slightly.

STEP 21: Add clear glass covering the top of each blossom. Melt in slightly as you go. This is to avoid bubbles.

STEP 22: Melt to round

STEP 23: Carefully encase the entire bead. Melting slightly as you go.

STEP 24: Melt to round.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:00 AM
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

Thank you Michelle for sharing your wonderful tutorial. Your beads are amazing! Thank you, thank you.... off to rate this a 5!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:10 AM
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

Gorgeous, thanks!!!
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:26 AM
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YOU are such a sweet person - I have been in awe for a long time at your WONDERFUL flowers - you ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Am I excited or what guys!
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:32 AM
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

Thank you, Michelle! This is very similar to the way I do mine, but I will have to try your techniques. I just have one question though. I still have a lot of trouble with stamen.

Do you break your stamen off or flame cut it? If you break it, do you break it flush with the bead, or out a little bit?

Thanks!

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Old 04-26-2007, 12:34 AM
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

excellent tutorial and thank you so much, Michelle...you make it look so easy!

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Nicely done, Michelle! Thank you so much. 5 stars!!!
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:29 AM
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Thank you, Michelle! Lots of pictures - I like that
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:34 AM
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

Woohoo, the secret is out!

Wonderful tutorial. Thanks so much, 5 stars!
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:30 AM
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

Dear Michelle,

It is absolutely great, all with pictures, many thanks, 5 stars!

Cheers, seachange
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:29 AM
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

Awesome! And I can use the yellow rose bead I bought from you as a visual as well. Thank you very much!
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:46 AM
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

Thanks, Michelle! I love your beads. Great photos and great tutorial.
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Great tutorial. Thanks for all your work and talent!!
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Re: Finally....Bousky Rose Tutorial.....

WOW Michelle! This is great! Can't wait to try it because I SUCK at florals! LOL
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