A Bead Like No Other with Robert DancikWednesday March 24, 2010
A 90 minute LIVE recording with CRAFTCAST's host Alison Lee and instructor Robert Dancik.
In this fast paced, low tech workshop, you will explore making hollow form beads that are extremely durable, easy to make and utterly unique. Using materials as common as Plexiglas, as new as Faux Bone™ and as unexpected as bicycle reflectors and lighting lenses you will learn how to form hollow beads of varying sizes and shapes. After they are formed, you will learn how to include other materials such as metal clays, epoxy resins and putties, polymer clay and rock-like paper pulp, as part of the bead. You will also learn how to cut windows into the beads to reveal words, images or any thing else you may want to place behind the window or inside the bead. The surfaces of the beads can be cut, carved, and textured: or they can be sanded to a smooth matte, or polished to a high shine.
This workshop was recorded live on March 24, 2010.