Amalgamation Beads

Amalgamation is the name I gave to a bead style I’ve been making for more than a decade. Recently I was invited to write an article for Glass Line magazine, so I decided to feature this style in several different color palettes. Some of the completed jewelry pieces are pictured below. I’m also happy to announce a new Amalgamation tutorial hosted on YouTube which features a focal bead with my daughter’s Louboutin boots as the color inspiration. I’ve also recorded a supporting video showing how I pull encased stringer and make twisted cane. The written tutorial appears in the April/May 2021 issue of Glass Line magazine. Enjoy!