Applying Dichroic Glass on Lampwork Beads
Hillary Lawson recently taught me a valuable lesson - applying dichroic glass upside down results in a much cleaner and smoother finish. In the past, I applied the glass on top and the dichroic facing my bead, which made a bulkier layer of glass and required more effort to smooth out. However, when I inverted the dichroic glass, it laid down much more cleanly, making it easier to encase.
This one has dichroic accents on the outside applied similarly, upside down.
This technique worked well in all of my beads this week.
I've used this technique in all my beads this week, including the Blue Metals Dichroic Lampwork Bead, Teal Green Dichroic Lampwork Bead, and the Purple Dichroic Gem Lampwork Glass Bead. The results have been exceptional, with the dichroic accents on the outside looking sharper and more defined.
Overall, I'm grateful for the opportunity to learn new techniques and incorporate them into my work. Hillary Lawson's method has proven to be incredibly effective and has helped me elevate my glasswork to the next level.