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The Glass Blowing Bible


Here's Just Some Of What You'll Learn Inside:
Complete information on the fundamentals of glassblowing. You'll be taken step by step through all the core concepts you must know.
A complete step-by-step explanation of the different glassblowing techniques.
A myriad of pictures that clearly show you the glassblowing process, and its different techniques.
Learn about the necessary equipment you'll need to have, (most can be attained inexpensively), and where to find it.
Discover all the materials that you must have to do glassblowing, where to buy them, and how to save $100's every year on your supplies.
How to make custom glass beads. Including i/o cane beads.
How to create consistency in your glassblowing, whether you're making beads, pipes, cups, or whatever!
Well actually show you how to set up your own glassblowing studio, set everything up for maximum ease and effiency.
An entire chapter showing you how to sell the glass items you make. We'll show you the hottest selling items, and how several of our close friends are able to make over $1,000 a week, part time, selling their beautiful glass creations.
All about using and mixing colors into your glass. Make your creations shine with beauty with this information.
Learn how to do Venetian Glassblowing.
An easy, quick way to cool the glass, and make sure it doesn't crack!
How to fuse 2 pieces of glass together, and the various types of 'fusing" you must master to become a true glass-blower.
How to blow glass pipes with ease, and how to color them.
What you need to know about pulling points, and why this is indispensable in glass pipemaking.
All about the legal issues regarding Glassblowing Setup (oxygen tanks, propane tanks, open flame, ventalation, etc)
All of the most common, (and some uncommon) glasses used in glassblowing. Where to get them cheaply, and tips heating each type of glass to ensure ultimate melting/fusing characteristics.
Learn the differences between hard and soft glass.
A list as well as a description of all the ‘must have’ tools you’ll need to make glass objects, beads and glass pipes
How to make sure all the beads you create (or any other glass creation) end up being the same size.
The industry standard "best-practices" that all professional glass blowers live by, and you should be aware of.
A complete chapter on Safety Precautions. Put your mind at ease once you know how to ensure that you're doing glassblowing safely.
What is an Oxy-Map Mix? How to use it to create stunning glassblowing results.
How to make a glass Witch Ball!
How to do the fancy "spider" technique - you'll learn this quickly and easily with our step by step, easy to follow instructions.
Hot to mix colors using special ingredients - have a blast creating dazzling glass items and let your creativity loose!
How to use recycled glass from old jars and bottles.
How to get rid of 'bubbles' forming in your glass creations.
Learn what type of abrasive is used for different types of glass, you'll be smoothing your glass to perfection with these great tips

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