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January 2016Soda Lime Times Jan 2016 - Sensational Surfaces
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Beads with texture or interesting designs on the surface with plenty of ideas to keep you busy for a while. Articles: Sensational Surfaces, by Diane Woodall; Journeys, by Darryle Jadaa; Different Methods for Dipping Mandrels, by Diane Woodall | Features: Inspirational Collages, by many artists; Featured Artist - Anne-Lise Meier, by Leah Nelson; Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Dot by Dot, by Anne-Lise Meier; Rustic Opal Off-Mandrel Pierced Shield Pendant, by Lori Lochner; Seafoam Shards Focal Bead, by Diane Woodall; Bumpy Hedgehog, By Heather Seller.
59 pages
Feb 2016 Soda Lime Times February 2016 - Metal Magic!
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We use metal in our glass beads to bring a whole new universe to our standard bead. Silvered ivory stringers or foil encased on the bead delivers a WOW factor like nothing else can. Palladium, gold, brass and silver produces amazing (usually) gorgeous results. Applied as mesh, foil, leaf, wire, or frit, metals can add a completely new dimension. Our Featured Artist is Leah Nietz, by Leah Nelson | Articles include: Metal Magic!, by Diane Woodall; How to Sell Your Work on Facebook, by Darryle Jadaa; How is Gold Leaf Made?, by Diane Woodall; Using Gold Leaf, by Karen Leonardo; and Making Beads Using Brass Frit, by Cynthia Tilker | Inspirational Collages, by various artists | Tutorials: Energy Vessel, by Leah Nietz; Show-Stopping Starburst Heart, by Trudi Doherty; Silver Foil Recipes, by Chelsea Pavloff and Angie Roberts; and Zoom Zoom!, by Heather Seller.
65 pages
March 2016 Soda Lime Times March 2016 - Murrini Madness
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Made or bought, Murrini is magic for beadmakers. In this issue: Articles: Murrini Madness, by Diane Woodall; Tips, Tricks and Techniques, by Darryle Jadaa; The Journey of a Modern Day Apprentice, by Ri Crye | Features: Featured Artist, Renee Wiggins, by Leah Nelson; Inspirational Collages, by many artists; Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: How to Make Starburst Murrini, by Renee Wiggins; Cosmic Collision Star Murrini Bead, by Kathryn Guler; Sweetheart Murrini, by Jolene Wolfe; Snack Time with Wally Beads of Courage tutorial, by Heather Sellers.
57 pages
April 2016 Soda Lime Times April 2016 - Birds of a Feather
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This issue is for the birds, with bird beads in a myriad of shapes, sizes and forms. “Exploring and Playing to Create,” by Leah Nelson, highlights Gay Massender our featured artists of the month. Among other things, her wire bird’s nest that holds an adorable bird on a wire, sitting on top of a fine lady’s head makes a humorous broach. The “Inspiration Gallery” is full of birds from chickens to owls to a bird sitting on a cat, and many more. | Articles: “Sara Sally’s Grand Birds,” by Leah Nelson, and “Our Significant Others and How They Support Us,” by Darryl Jadaa make for interesting reading. | Feature: The Grubby Mitts report, by Diane Woodall, for places to find bird bead related stuff. | Tutorials: Bird’s Nest Broach, by Gay Massender; The Night Watchman (owl tutorial), by Kim Fields; Nesting Chicken, by Diane Woodall; and, the Wakadoo, by Heather Sellers (suitable perhaps for Beads of Courage).
60 pages
May 2016 Soda Lime Times May 2016 - It’s Magic
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Melting glass is just magic. This issue is filled with wonderful magical things. Featured Artist - Jennifer Gordon, by Leah Nelson, works solely in boro (a first for Soda Lime Times), but the Gnomes can be made with soft glass too. | Articles: Fairies, Gnomes, and Imps (Fairy Gardens) by Leah Nelson; Grow Your Business, by Darryle Jadaa | Inspirational Gallery, by many artists | Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Gregarious Gnome, by Jennifer Gordon; Dragalope, by Laurie Ament; Whimsical Fairy House, by Mary Bush, Woodland Fairy Beads of Courage tutorial, by Heather Sellers.
52 pages
June 2016 Soda Lime Times June 2016 - Sensational Summer
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Summer is a great excuse to pull out your brightest glass colors and make beads that wow! The beach, blooming flowers, big green trees, picnics, magic all around; all say “summer.” This month’s articles are: Sensational Summer, by Diane Woodall; Featured Artist, Angelika Kaufmann, by Leah Nelson; Round Robin - a Beadmaker’s Journey to Inspiration, by Angela Meier; Finding Organization, by Paquerette Charlas; Choosing the Right Eye Protection, by Darryle Jadaa | Special Features include: Inspiration Gallery, multiple artists, by Diane Woodall; Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials include: Ink Watercolor - Painting on Glass, by Angelika Kaufmann; Saltwater Therapy - Hollow Seashell, by Terry Hale; Flower Power Jawbreakers, by Diane Woodall; Summer Fling Beads of Courage Tutorial, by Heather Sellers.
66 pages
July 2016 Soda Lime Times July 2016 - Fabulous Fish
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Glass fish are beautiful. For proof just look at the July 2016 SLT issue. It’s all about FISH. Deb Crowley, well known for her fish, shares here technique for using dichroic to make her fish really jump (sorry). Articles: Fabulous Fish, by Diane Woodall; Featured Artist - Deb Crowley, by Leah Nelson; Fish Recipes, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel’s book, by Darryle Jadaa; Shoal - a Linda Newnham Creation, by Diane Woodall | Inspiration Gallery (7 pages of fish from many artists) | Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Wearable Dichroic Fish Bead, by Deb Crowley; Gone Fishing - Inspiration from the Pond, by Corina Tettinger; Puffer Fish Ceiling Fan Pull, by Diane Woodall; Goldie - Goldfish Bead (Beads of Courage), by Heather Sellers.
61 pages
August 2016 Soda Lime Times August 2016 - Lampwork Jewelry
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Jewelry made from lampwork beads is the focus of this month’s Soda Lime Times. Featured artist this month is Irina Sergeeva who makes stunning jewelry mixing lampwork with metal. Articles: The Melting Point Studio, by Darryle Jadaa; and, Stardust Necklace, a collection by Ronnie Lambrou and Jeri Warhaftig, by Diane Woodall | Two inspirational galleries this month, one at the front of the magazine and one in the middle (too many good contributions by our readers to just have one) | Tutorials: Delicate Like the Morning, by Irina Sergeeva; Thinking Outside the Mold Cone /Drop /Dangle /Button, by Patricia Larsen; Three-Hole Flower Component, by Stephanie Sersich; Striation Bead Wavy Necklace, by Hilary Tillin; How to Make a Ball-End Headpin, by Kimberly Roberts; and Glam Pink (Beads of Courage tutorial), by Heather Sellers.
66 pages
September 2016 Soda Lime Times September 2016 - Beyond Beads
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Glass is magical. It may be formed into just about anything. This issue goes beyond beads to something new. Featured Artist: Amanda Muddimer, by Leah Nelson, from the UK, shows her talent at amazing cabochons | Articles: Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, A Legacy in Glass, their work is truly unbelievable and must be seen, by Darryle Jadaa; Waste Not, Want Not, Introducing the “Bead Blob,” By Leza Harary | Features: Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Simple Fun Cabochons Ringtoppers / Poppers, by Amanda Muddimer; Silvered Ivory Scroll Marble, by Jason Powers; Glass Cone Pincushion, by Amy Ouellette; Embellished Copper Frames, by Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts; Dive Into Glass, Forced Encasement Paperweight Tutorial, by Heather Sellers; Sparkly Boro Icicle, with an Easy Pre-Made Loop, by Diane Woodall.
77 pages
October 2016 Soda Lime Times October 2016 - Shape Up
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All about beads that are NOT round, the donut bead takes a back seat in this issue. Featured Artist: Patricia Larsen, The Shape of Things to Come, by Diane Woodall, is the rule that proves the exception with almost every shape she can imagine, but round. | Articles: Thanks for the Memories, Tales of Favorite Teachers and Studios, by Darryle Jadaa. | Features: The Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall. |Tutorials: All Stacked Up, by Patricia Larsen; The Swirly Shells, by Anneli Gustavsson; Autumn Floral Fantasy, Using Non-Round Cabochon Plates, by Judit Szöke; Fly Away with Me, Heart Toggle, by Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts; and, Speedy Rainbow Hearts, by Heather Sellers.
57 pages
November 2016 Soda Lime Times November 2016 - Landscape Beads
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Inspired by tall mountains, valleys full of blooming flowers, the stark beauty of the desert, or a calm serene ocean at night, landscape beads become their own little world in your hands. Featured Artist, Pati Walton, is one of the best known landscape bead artists in the world. Articles: Landscape Beads - From Panorama to a Finished Bead, by Diane Woodall, Pricing Your Work - Strategies for Selling Your Work in a Competitive Market, by Darryle Jadas | Special Feature Landscape Tutorials for past issues of the Soda Lime Times | Tutorials: Layered Landscape, by Pati Walton; Blooming Bonsai Tree, by Cindy Matthews; Night Beach, by Nina Eagle, and Peek-a-Boo Alien, by Shannon Vickers.
54 pages
December 2016 Soda Lime Times December 2016 - Successful Encasing
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Nothing is more beautiful than an encased lampwork bead. This issue is filled with that beauty. Featured Artist: Michelle Waldren, by Diane Woodall; Encasing - Asking the Experts, by Darryle Jadaa | Encasing tutorials from past issues | Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Ribbon Twistie Focal Bead, by Michelle Waldren; Glowing Bead, by Régis Teixere; Multi-color Ethereal Bead, by Jennie Lamb; Striated Encased Purple Heart, by Diane Woodall; Wig-Wag Baubles, by Shannon Vickers.
61 pages
January 2017 Soda Lime Times January 2017 - Wonder of White
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A winter color, white, is an essential color for bead makers. It is a background color for sure, but this issue explores many of the other uses of white. Featured Artist: Manuela Wutschke, Art + Humor = True Happiness, by Diane Woodall | Articles: The Ergonomics of lampworking, by Darryle Jadaa; My First Craft Show - Lessons Learned, by Donna Felkner | Features: For Your Inspiration, collages; The Grubby Mitts Report, by Diane Woodall; Previously in Soda Lime Times | Tutorials: Winter Brings out the Magic, by Manuela Wutschke; Snow White Discs, by Debbie Sanders; Frill Flower Murrini, by Sandra Schenck; and Great Horn-Rimmed Owl, by Heather Sellers.
63 pages
February 2017 Soda Lime Times February 2017 - Tiny Treasures
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Working small in lampwork can be just as challenging as working big; maybe sometimes even more so. But small doesn’t mean dull or boring; just look at the gallery to see what I mean. Featured Artist: Abigail Castagnaro, Boro on a Tiny Scale (Just look at what she puts in a tiny bottle), by Diane Woodall | Article: (Amazing) Creativity Beyond the Glass, by Astrid Riedel | Tutorial: Birth of a Chameleon, by Abigail Castagnaro; Itty-Bitty Bunny & Yummy Red Radish, by Nancy Smith; Cabochon Earrings, Tiny & Fabulous, by Corina Tettinger; Charming Seashells, Tiny Auger Headpins, by Diane Woodall; Birdies, Two to a Mandrel, by Diane Woodall.
62 pages
March 2017 Soda Lime Times March 2017 - Flowers
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Flowers truly do make people happy, which explains why floral beads never go out of style. Six pages of flower beads in our Inspiration section showcase dozens of beautiful flower beads from all over the world. Featured Artist: Kristen Frantzen Orr, Artist at Heart, by Diane Woodall | Articles: Saying Farewell to Diana East (1954-2017), by Sally Carver; How to Make Frit (104COE), this is basically a tutorial, by Desi Cachia | Features: Tut Talk, Review of “My Dream Bead” by Jacqueline Parkes, by Darryle Jadaa; Spotlight, Flower Murrini, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Winter Garden Bead, How to Make a Flower Bead Using Striped Flower Cane, by Kristen Frantzen Orr; Blooming in Glass, Off-Mandrel Floral Pendant, by Elena Hernburg; Romantic Bouquets, Multi-Layer Plunged Floral Bead, by Kathy Greer; Waiting for Spring, a Glass and Mixed Media Bangle, by Kimberly Sturrup Roberts.
75 pages
April 2017 Soda Lime times April 2017 - Over the Rainbow
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Color and lots of it is the focus of this issue. Just look at the Inspirational Collage and you will see what I mean. In this issue: the Featured Artist, Amy Kuczewski, amazing Bollywood Rainbows, by Diane Woodall | Articles: Chevron Beads, Part 1, The Classical Form, by Gunnar Haag; How to Use a Color Wheel, by Darryle Jadaa | Features: Spotlight, Dip-n-Go Sludge Ultra bead release, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Featured Artist’s tutorial, Maximum Rainbow, by Amy Kuczewski; Stripy Rainbow Heart, by Stephanie Sersich; How to Make a Rainbow Bridge Bracelet, by Corina Tettinger; Hawaiian Shirt Focal Bead, by Diane Woodall.
61 pages
May 2017 Soda Lime Times May 2017 - Organics & Color Reactions
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If you like beautiful glass, this is a terrific issue filled with gee whiz stuff. Making glass beautiful when mixed is an art. This issue shows you how to. Inspiration Gallery, college of many beautiful beads. Featured Artist: Whitney Lassini, by Diane Woodall. | Articles: Virginia Firebirds, by Diane Woodall; Fifty Reactive Glass Color Recipes 104 COE, by Debra Clutter; Blast from the Past - Corina’s Color Reaction Booklet, by Diane Woodall; Oxidaton of Turquoise, by Laura Critchfield. | Features: Spotlight - Organic Tutorials by Daniel and Janelle Aubade, by Diane Woodall; Make Mine a dirty Martini-Mini-Tut,by Diane Woodall and Carol Hackler. | Tutorials: Abstract Organic Bead, by Whitney Lassini; Up-Cycled Glass Bottle Bead Suite, by Jenelle Aubade; Butterfly Wings Headpins, by Carolyn Driver; Sea Turtle Bead, by Diane Woodall.
69 pages
June 2017 Soda Lime Times June 2017 - International Issue
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6th Year Anniversary Issue - Inspiration with Beads from Around the World | Featured Artist: Tatyana Boyarinova, Never Give Up and Never Say Never, terrific Russian Lampwork, by Diane Woodall | Articles: GSS Flameworking Studio, Ottawa, Canada, by Darryle Jadaa; Chevron Beads, Part 2, New Shapes and Techniques, by Gunnar Haag | Features: Spotlight on Murrini by Kaz Baildon, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Wise Little Owl by Tatyana Boyarinova; Wild Roses, by Helen André; Coral Shores, by Stephanie Gough; Calla Lily Bead, by Lucie Kovarova-Weir; Happy Owl Bead, by Michal Silberberg.
75 pages
July 2017 - Ivory
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Ivory, an expensive versatile glass that looks good and makes other colors come to life. Inspiration Gallery | Featured Artist - Amber Van Meter, by Diane Woodall | Glass Report - A Dream Come True, by Tracey Alfaro; Introduction to Teaching Lampwork from Your Home Studio (Part 1), by Diane Woodall; Spotlight - Corina Secret Weapon, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Bimini Road Beads, by Amber Van Meter; Peacock Mosaic, by Angela Bohanan; Chantilly Ivory Lace, by Donna Trull; Luscious Lemon Pie Beads of Courage Tutorial by Diane Woodall
53 pages
August 2017 Soda Lime Times August 2017 - On the Wild Side
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In the issue Featured Artist is Tammy Mercier, by Diane Woodall | Articles: The importance of Research in Bas-Relief Animal Bead, by Joy Munshower and Darryle Jadda; An Introduction to Teaching Lampwork From your Home Studio, Part 2, by Diane Woodall | Features: Inspiration Gallery, by many contributors; Spotlight - Let’s Draw Animals, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Eye of the Wild, by Tammy Mercier; A Bird in the Hand, by Elise Strauss; Curly Caterpillar, by Margaret Zinser Hunt; Ollie the Orca, Beads of Courage Tutorial, by Shannon Vickers.
60 pages
September 2017 - Freedom of the Press
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Presses for beadmakers have come into their own. This issue explores the fun and utility of bead presses. | Inspirational Collage |Featured Artist: Ray Skene, Toolmaker, Artist, Visionary, by Diane Woodall | Articles: Beyond Basic Tools, by Desi Cachia; Getting Down to Business, the Price of Success, by Catherine Winter | Features: Spotlight, Let’s Start Pressing!, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: How to Use a Prism Heart Press, by Ray Skene; Rainbow Pillows, by Pearly Karpel; He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, Pull Knob, by Nancy Sinclair; Angel Wings, by Corina Tettinger; Quick and Easy Pressed Leaf Headpins, by Karen Leonardo.
59 pages
October 2017 - Fun with Frit!
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Featured Artist Kris Schaible, From flying to Flameworking, by Diane Woodall | Inspiration Gallery from Selected Artists | Articles: Brazee Street Studios, by Stephanie Sersich; Getting Down to Business, You Are The Product, by Catherine Winter | Features: Spotlight, Frit Sifters, by Diane Woodall | Tutorials: Why I Love Frit, by Kris Schaible; Inside out Hollows, by Aja Vaz; Fox in an Autumn Forest, by Laila Strazdina; Summer Illusions, by Carol Ann Savage
53 pages
November 2017 - Enamels!
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Our November 2017 issue is all about enamels and how to use them, with our featured artist Featured Artist - Bea Stoertz. Articles include Thompson Enamel A Rich History of Color by Darryle Jadaa; Caravan Studios - On the Move by Diane Woodall; Getting Down to Business - Shop Policies by Catherine Winter; and our monthly business column Spotlight - A Look Back at Enamels by Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Enameled Faces by Bea Stoertz; Enamel and Murrini Cabochon by Kathryn Guler; Enamel Iridescence Reduction by Nina Eagle; Freeze and Fuse Pâte De Verre Beads by Janice Peacock; Snow Globe A Beads of Courage Tutorial by Trudi Doherty.
59 pages
Dec 2017 SLT December 2017 - Holiday Time
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Holidays are fun, especially when you can make some winter themed beads to enjoy the season. Our Featured Artist, Elise Straus is known for her beads depicting life in Alaska and northern U.S.| Articles: Alexx Cheng - Modern Day Santa Claus by Darryle Jadaa, Getting Down to Business - Stand Tall! by Catherine Winter | Features: Spotlight- Dichroic Dots by Darryle Jadaa | Tutorials: Polar Bear Cub by Elise Straus; Let the Snowflakes Fall by Corina Tettinger; Dreidel, Dreidal, Dreidel by Jelveh Jaferian; Happy Snowman - A Beads of Courge tutorial by Diane Woodall
53 pages
Jan 2018 SLT January 2018 - A Look Into The Past
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Our January 2018 issue explores the beauty and history of traditional and ancient bead designs with featured artists Tom and Sage Holland. Articles include A History of Mimicking Precious Materials in Glass by Floor Kaspers; Living History - Recreating a History of Glass Beads by Suzanne Tate; Getting Down to Business - Evolve or Die by Catherine Winter; and our monthly Spotlight by Darryle Jadaa on the book Dots, Dots, Dots by Deanna Griffin Dove. Tutorials include an African Shield Bead by Sage Holland; Kuba - A Bead Inspired by African Tribal Patterns by Holly Cooper; Traditional and Timeless Telemark Techniques by Kat Sanders; and an Eye Pendant by Stephanie Sersich.
73 pages
Feb 2018 SLT February 2018 - Hearts!
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Our February 2018 issue features one of our favorite themes - hearts! Our featured artist is Sabrina Koebel. Articles include I Give You My Heart - Eww! by Darryle Jadaa; Getting Down to Business - You Are in the Driver’s Seat by Catherine Winter; and our monthly Spotlight - Lumiere Lusters by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Beachy Heart by Sabrina Koebel; Hearty Heart by Sabrina Koebel; Sea Heart by Olga Vilnova; To the Heart’s Content by Felicitas Wilhelm; and Mr. Smiley Hearts by Brent Graber.
67 pages
March 2018 SLT March 2018 - Murrini Mania!
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Our March 2018 issue is all about murrini – how to make them and use them. Our featured artist is Elena Hernburg. Articles include Procrastination by Andy Cooperman, Tips, Techniques, and Questions by Darryle Jadaa, Getting Down to Business - How to Rock a Custom Project by Catherine Winter, and our monthly Spotlight – Magical Murrini of Jackie Gundlefinger by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include a Murrini Petal Bead by Elena Hernburg (on our cover), Murrini Techniques for Small Torches (a clownfish) by Heather Ferman, Smiley Face Murrini by Ann Spirek-Wierbinski, and Marvelous Melts (murrini and enamel on copper) by Tracy Lockhart.
73 pages
April 2018 SLT April 2018 - Bling!
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Our April 2018 issue will tempt you with bling. It's about using dichroic, lusters, czs, and other shiny things in and on your beads. Our featured artist is Lisa St. Martin. Articles include Dichroic Glass – Older than You Think by Darryle Jadaa, Tips, Techniques, and Questions by Darryle Jadaa, Getting Down to Business - It’s Show Application Time! by Catherine Winter, and our monthly Spotlight – Glorious Dichroic from Lori Riley Designs by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include BlingBling-Ring Tutorial (Free PDF link) by Stephanie Hartmann, Confessions of a Dichroholic by Lisa St. Martin, Crystal Heart Implosion by Dawn Ceccacci, Silver Sprinkled Purple Long Cones by Karin Hruza, and Lumiere Lusters by Renee Wiggins (on our cover)
64 pages
May 2018 SLT May 2018 - Watch it Grow
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The May 2018 issue is Watch it Grow and is all about flowers, leaves, trees; anything that grows! Our featured artist is Carolyn Baum. Articles include Rolling with the Changes - The International Society of Glass Beadmakers Moves Forward by Susan Richards - ISGB President, Carmen Miranda in Miniature Glass by Janice Peacock Tips, Techniques, and Questions by Darryle Jadaa, Getting Down to Business - Check, Check, and Check by Catherine Winter, and our monthly Spotlight – Mad Sigh-ence by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Floral Wedding Crown by Christina Cole, Hibiscus on a Wire by Carolyn Baum (on our cover), Everything’s Coming Up Roses by Rachel Childers, Lemon Necklace for Essential Oils by Oksana Puzhalova, and Watercolor Flowers by Olga Kravchenko.
89 pages
June 2018 SLT June 2018 - CUTE
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The June 2018 issue is all about cute, so if you like cute beads you will love this issue! Our featured artist is Marcy Lamberson. Articles include What Makes Cute Things Cute? by Darryle Jadaa, Gathering in Lauscha 2018 by Doris Stumpf, Tips, Techniques, and Questions! by Darryle Jadaa, and Getting Down to Business –The Genie in the Bottle by Catherine Winter. Tutorials include Seahorse Focal Bead by Marcy Lamberson,Big Smile Bunny by Kari Chittenden,Bumble Bees by Jeannie Cox,Not So Suddenly Sluggy by Chris Haussler, and Popcorn-Loving Mouse by Heather Sellers (on our cover).
61 pages
July 2018 SLT July 2018 - Dots, Dots, and More Dots!
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The July 2018 issue is all about dots, and the different ways to use them to decorate a bead. Our featured Artist is Karyn Williams. Articles include The Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference Review by Julie Delaney, Tuffnell Glass by Karen Leonardo, Tips, Techniques, and Questions! by Darryle Jadaa, Getting Down to Business – Psst - Here’s a Dirty Little Secret! by Catherine Winter, and our monthly Spotlight - Waste Not, Want Not! by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Evil Eye Glass Totem by Karyn Williams, Pretty Bubble Pod by Christi Klein, Fish Scale Effect/Transitional Color Bead by Jeannie Cox, Creating Magic with Dots and Lines by Corina Tettinger, and Easy Raked Dot Bead by Diane Woodall.
69 pages
August 2018 SLT August 2018 - Silver Glass
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The August 2018 issue is all about silver glass, and the different ways to use it to make a bead. Our featured artist is Jana Filípková. Articles include Carlo Donà Tools by Karen Leonardo, Pittsburgh Glass Center by Karen Leonardo, Getting Down to Business –Ten Ways to Move Forward When Business is Slow by Catherine Winter, Spotlight - Double Helix Glassworks by Darryle Jadaa, and Tips, Techniques, and Questions by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include The Magic Flower by Jana Filípková, Hot Pink Beads with Rhea and Phoebe by Jed Hannay, Once Upon a Dragon by Mary Ann Helmond, and Silver Glass Gravity Swirl Bead by Hayley Tsang Sather.
63 pages
September 2018 SLT September 2018 - Special Finishes
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The September 2018 issue is all about special finishes, and the different techniques you can use to add special finishes to the exterior of your beads. Our featured artist is Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan. Articles inclue Nine Things Every Artist Should Know to Produce, Strong, Effective Advertising by Cynthia McEwen; Southeastern Michigan Glass Beadmakers Guild by Cindi Brunell; Tips, Techniques, and Questions by Darryle Jadaa; Getting Down to Business – Sales Going Up! by Catherine Winter; and Spotlight - Jelveh Designs Studio by Darryle Jadaa and Jelveh Jaferian. Tutorials include Nailed It! by Nikki Thornburg-Lanigan; Scroll Beads by Janice Peacock; Palladium Drop by Maria Mazay; and Electroformed Disc Earrings by Terry Henry.
56 pages
October 2018 SLT October 2018 - Welcome Autumn!
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The October 2018 issue is all about the autumn season, both the colors of autumn/fall, and the holidays. Our featured artist is Yulia Ponomarenko. Articles include On The Flip Side - What Do Buyers Really Want? by Betony Maiden; Get Inspired - Seasonal and Autumn Theme Jewelry by Karen Leonardo; Getting Down to Business – Staying Connected by Catherine Winter; and Spotlight - Corning Museum of Glass by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Smiling Skull by Yulia Ponomarenko; Autumn Leaf by Lena Borodulina; Autumn Jazz by Natalia Korolyuk; Ectoplasm & Friend by Sharon Peters; and I Can See You!- a Beads of Courage tutorial by Diane Woodall.
60 pages
November 2018 SLT November 2018 - Faces
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The November 2018 issue is all about faces, both people and animals. Our featured artist is Irina Sergeeva. Articles include Finding Inspiration and Making Your Own Design by Hannah Rosner; "What’s in a Face?" by Karen Leonardo; Getting Down to Business – 10 Ways to Holiday Up Your Sales by Catherine Winter; and Spotlight - Heather Trimlett Tools by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Lady in a Victorian Hat by Irina Sergeeva; Dog Head Sculptural Bead by Elise Strauss; Realistic Cat Face by Joy Munshower; and Gimme a Happy Face by Sharon Peters.
64 pages
December 2018 SLT December 2018 - Fab Focals!
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The December 2018 issue is all about focal beads, with three that are geared toward the Christmas holidays. Our featured artist is Ann Spirek-Wierbinski. Articles include Moonlighting as a Lampwork Beadmaker by Susan Wehner and Jill Cage; To Tag or Not to Tag? That is the Question by Karen Leonardo; and Spotlight - Val Cox Studio by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Christmas Poinsettia by Ann Spirek-Wierbinski; Golden Studded Holiday Focal by Shani Barrett; No Rain, No Rainbows by Sarah Friskey; and Glitter Kitty by Maria Grimes.
48 pages
January 2019 SLT January 2019 - In Your Imagination
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The January 2019 issue is called In Your Imagination, and it also features some articles and tutorials for Beads of Courage. Our featured artist is Maria Grimes. Articles include Beads of Courage – Providing Arts-in-Medicine Programs to Children Around the World By Becca Gladden; Beads of Courage Needs You! by Karen Leonardo; Artistic Journey - Technique vs Design by Deryn Mentock; Getting Down to Business - Five Ways to Bring a Customer Back by Catherine Winter; and Spotlight - Creation is Messy by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Marvin the Mouse by Maria Grimes; Fantasy Palm Tree by Molly Cooley; Alice in Wonderland by Anna Miller; and Two Lucky Charms - The Ladybug and the Hedgehog by Dorry Spoo.
62 pages
February 2019 SLT February 2019 - Symbols of Love
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The February 2019 issue is called Symbols of Love. Our featured artist is Sabine Frank. Articles include Memorial Beads - What You Need to Know Before You Start by Hannah Rosner; Art and Fear by Jane Harter; Getting Down to Business - Lose Weight Instantly! by Catherine Winter; and Tools of the Great Artists by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Lady Valentine by Sabine Frank; Memory Galaxy Bead by Hannah Rosner; Unlock My Heart - Seascape Heart On a Key by Cynthia Tucker; and Chocolate-Covered Cherry by Diane Woodall.
66 pages
March 2019 SLT March 2019 - American Southwest
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The March 2019 issue is called American Southwest. Our featured artist is Patti Gennack. Articles include Free Shipping - Or Not! by Laurie Ament; Borax, the Old West, and Borosilicate Glass by Darryle Jadaa; and Spotlight – Glass Diversions by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials include Cowgirl America (Cowgirl Boot) by Patti Gennack; Fabulous Feathers by Marcy Lamberson; Colorful Cacti To Decorate Your Home by Elena Tszian; and Easy Faux Stones by Karen Leonardo.
49 pages
April 2019 SLT April 2019 - Encasing!
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The April 2019 issue is all about encasing. Our featured artist is Anna Miller. Articles include From the Studio to the Classroom by Terry Hale, Like a Little Child in the Big City - Review of the Tucson Gem and Bead Show by Hava Edery, Spotlight – Karen Thomas Beadable Products by Darryle Jadaa. Tutorials Garden Bloom by Anna Miller, Purple Roses and Sea Salt Strand by Jenelle Aubade, Encased Silver Glass Focal by Melanie Graham, Secret Blossom Bead by Dani Muller, and Enchanter Seascape Encased Bead by Wendy Willmott.
66 pages
May 2019 SLT May 2019 - Flowers!
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The May 2019 issues is about making floral beads. Our featured artist is Lena Borodulina. Articles include Search Engine Optimization for Etsy - Why SEO is Important by Lori Greenberg 2019 International Flameworking Conference - Salem Community College by Tracey Alfaro, and What's in My Studio? by Darryle Jadaa and Diane Woodall.Tutorials include Rose Bouquet by Lena Borodulina, Sunny Yellow Tulips by Marina Guma, White Flower and Ladybug by Oksana Puzhalova, and Rose in Stone by Olga Vilnova.
66 pages
June 2019 SLT June 2019 - Let's Eat
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The June 2019 is all about fun and easy food beads. Our featured artist is Heather Behrendt. Articles include Tour of the Lauscha Glass Factory by Doris Stumpf-Hinte, and Oh No! I Got a Bad Review! Now What? by Karen Leonardo. Tutorials include Salmon Sushi by Heather Behrendt; Sweet Summer Strawberry by Sabine Frank; Double Stack Pancakes by Marcy Lamberson; Priscilla Pea Pod by Stephanie Sersich; and Fruit Murrini by Angela Meier.
65 pages
July 2019 SLT July 2019 - Blue!
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The July 2019 issue is all about the color blue! Blue is a favorite for so many people. Our featured artist is Petra Pepper. Articles include Does Making Art Help Our Emotional State? by Judith A. Rubin, Ph.D.; Search Engine Optimization for Google by Lori Greenberg; What's in My Studio? by Darryle Jadaa; and Spotlight - Bail Biters (Creating Loops the Easy Way) by Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Miracle Mirror Bead by Petra Pepper; Aurora Blue Stardust Lentil by Karen Leonardo; Lampwork Cornflower Pendant by Natalia Degtyaruk; and Berrylicious Blueberries by Sabine Frank.
65 pages
July 2019 SLT August 2019 - Buttons & Headpins
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The August 2019 issue is all about headpins and buttons! Our featured artist is Patty Lakinsmith. Articles include The Button-ic Plague - History of Buttons by Betony Maiden; Ancient Bead Conference at Brazee Street Studio by Sage Holland; Spotlight - Heather Trimlett Two-Hole Button Mandrels by Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Wire Shank Lampwork Glass Button by Patty Lakinsmith; Murrini Shank Buttons by Wendy Willmott; Enameled Copper Fish Headpin by Kimberly Sturrup Roberts; and Leaf on a Copper Wire by Diane Woodall.
65 pages
September 2019 SLT September 2019 - Autumn's Here!
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The September 2019 issue pays tribute to autumn! Our featured artist is Maureen Nugent. Articles include Art Glass Invitational 2019 by Tracey Howard; Spotlight - Venghaus Pearls by Darryle Jadaa; What’s in My Studio - Donna Felkner Glass Storage Idea by Diane Woodall; and Previously in Soda Lime Times (other tutorials with an autumn theme in past issues). Tutorials include Autumn “Fleur” by Maureen Nugent; Armored Autumn Tribal by Lee Woodburn; Yellow Autumn Barrels by Debbie Sanders; and Sid the Snake - A Beads of Courage Tutorial by Laney Mead.
63 pages
October 2019 SLT October 2019 - Beautiful Black
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The October 2019 issue is all about black and all the things you can do with this not so basic color! Our featured artist is Lucie Kovarova-Weir. Articles include How to Get Super Clean Glass by Heather Trimlett; Three Tips for Photographing Black Glass by Shannon Vickers; Color of the Month - Metallic Black by Anna Miller; and Spotlight - Reichenbach Deep Black by Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Snowdrop Flower Murrini by Lucie Kovarova-Weir; My Favorite Blue Bead . . .Is Actually Made from Black by Hannah Rosner; Raven by Kristen Frantzen Orr; Enameled Witch’s Finger by Sabrina Koebel; and Acorn Pendant by Diane Woodall.
68 pages
November 2019 SLT November 2019 - Bits & Pieces
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The November 2019 issue is all about “bits and pieces”, those little things you can add to your beads to make them more interesting (frit, lusters, micromosaics, etc.). Our featured artist is Valorie Cox. Articles include Micromosaics – Glass Art in Miniature by Janice Peacock; Crafting My Life – Sailorgirl Jewelry by Catherine Winter; Easy as Frit –Creating Exciting and Easy Beads with Frit by Caroline Rhodes; and Glass Spices – Raku by Anna Miller. Tutorials include Fused Glass Frit Cabochons by Valorie Cox; Good Things Come in Small Packages by Trudi Doherty; Micromosaic Millefiori Pendant by Janice Peacock; and Retortoli (Zanfirico) – Twisted Cane Made with Lumiere Lusters by Renee Wiggins.
65 pages
December 2019 SLT December 2019 - Let’s Celebrate!
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The December 2019 issue is about the holidays, with tutorials and articles to inspire you with the colors and themes of Christmas.Our featured artist is Shannon Vickers. Articles include Getting the Shape You Want by Darryle Jadaa and Donna Felkner; Handmade Holiday - Gift Ideas From Your Heart and Hands by Anna Miller; Luscious Lauscha Reds by Diane Woodall; and Heather Trimlett’s 40-Bead Project by Heather Trimlett. Tutorials include Birds of a Feather by Shannon Vickers; Boughs of Holly by Gina DeStevens; Dancing Polar Bear by Darlene Storgeoff; and Fairy Lights by Trudi Doherty.
64 pages
January 2020 SLT January 2020 - Let’s Make Something!
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The January 2020 issue is about making finished projects, particularly jewelry, using lampwork beads. Our featured artist is Hannah Rosner. Articles include The Mesh-Up by Betony Maiden (a jewelry designer’s insight into buying lampwork beads); and Winter Garden - CiM Whites by Anna Miller. Tutorials include Multi-Media Boro Tassel by Hannah Rosner; Interchangeable Implosion Pendant by Judit Szöke; Glistening Glass Snowflake Necklace by Natalia Degtyaruk; Spring Birdy Earrings by Stephanie Sersich; and Icicle Earrings by Diane Woodall.
79 pages
February 2020 SLT February 2020 - Girly Girl
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The February 2020 issue is about girly girly beads, and it’s full of projects for feminine designs. Our featured artist is Amber Higgins. Articles include Tutu Beads by Anna Miller; Beads of Courage - My Crazy 1000 Bead Challenge by Diane Woodall; and Dream Bead Recipes by Jacqueline Parkes. Tutorials include Puffy Heart by Amber Higgins; Dog Rose and Bumblebee by Irina Sergeeva; Salted Pink Nuggets by Gea Hines; and Chaos Squeeze Beads by Lori Peterson and Kim Milan.
52 pages
March 2020 SLT March 2020 - A New Path
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The March 2020 issue is our first issue without a theme. The featured artist is Corina Tettinger. Articles include:
Sets and Pairs- How to Make Matched Beads by Darryle Jadaa and Donna Felkner; Devardi Luscious Glass by Anna Miller; and Heather Trimlett’s 40 Bead Project Completed! by Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Bullet Beads by Corina Tettinger; It Takes Two - How I Make Pairs by Trudi Doherty; Easy Peasy Boro Flowers by Hannah Rosner; Fossil Pillar Bead by Anna Miller; and Kid-Friendly Seashells by Diane Woodall.
69 pages
April 2020 SLT April 2020 - Featured Artist Gea Hines
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The April 2020 issue: Gea Hines is the featured artist. Articles include Stained Glass Beads by Anna Miller and Beads of Courage 1000 Beads Challenge Update by Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Psyche Indoor Fireworks Spree by Gea Hines; Reduced Silver Glass Heart by Nina Eagle; Chic Hoot – Owl Bead by Leah Nietz; and Bunny Kisses - Torch Enameled Standing Rabbit by Sabrina Koebel.
56 pages
May 2020 SLT May 2020 - Annual Floral Issue
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The May 2020 issue is our annual floral issue. Our featured artist is Mary Bush. Articles include How to Motivate Yourself in These Times of COVID-19 by Darryle Jadaa, and Murrini Mania by Anna Miller. Tutorials include Blush of Spring - Raised Floral Heart by Mary Bush; Flower Goddess Sculptural Goddess Bead by Maria Kirillova; Sculptural Bearded Iris by Tatyana Boyarinov; and Cherry Blossom Headpins by Anna Miller.
61 pages
June 2020 SLT June 2020 - Heidri Lourens
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The June 2020 issue: Our featured artist is Heidri Lourens. Articles include The Business Side of Social Media -Taking Your Sales to Instagram by Hannah Rosner; and For the Love of Purple by Anna Miller and Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Flower Girls by Heidri Lourens; Prickly Pears in Bloom by Cheryl Jekins; Ancient Artifacts - Faux Roman Glass Bead by Hannah Rosner; and Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone by Diane Woodall.
56 pages
July 2020 SLT July 2020 - Featured Artist Chris Haussler
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The July issue: Our featured artist is Chris Haussler. Articles include The Business Side of Social Media -Taking Your Sales to Instagram - Part 2 by Hannah Rosner; It’s ASGB Happy Hour Party Time! by Diane Sepanski; and CiM Candyland - An Exploration of the New CiM Colors by Anna Miller. Tutorials include Emerging - Organic Soft Glass Marble by Chris Haussler; Going Long - Long Tube Bead by Laurie Ament; Feelin’ Beachy - Enameled Copper Components by Sabrina Koebel; and Easy Little Owl - Beads of Courage Bead by Janice Blair.
81 pages
August 2020 SLT August 2020 - Featured Artist Rhiannon Griffiths
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The August 2020 issue: Our featured artist is Rhiannon Griffiths.Articles include The Florida Glassdragons by Terry Henry and Mystical Glass Forest Cloche by Anna Miller. Tutorials include Put a Bead on It!- Hat Embellishment Tutorial by Rhiannon Griffiths; Ocean Vessel by Sheila Davis; Feelin’ Beachy - Part 2 - Enameled Copper Components by Sabrina Koebel; and Fido - Beads of Courage Bead by Karen Colaneri.
76 pages
September 2020 SLT September 2020 - Featured Artist Ikuyo Yamanaka
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The September issue: Our featured artist is Ikuyo Yamanaka. Articles include Beads of Courage - How it All Began by Jean Gribbon, PhD, RN; and Glorious Tools by Anna Miller. Tutorials include Dotted Hollow Beads by Ikuyo Yamanaka; Purple Clover by Natalia Korolyuk; Soft Pink Sculptural Flower by Helen André; and Ginger and Her Ball of Yarn - Beads of Courage Bead by Karen Colaneri.
59 pages
September 2020 SLT October 2020 - Featured Artist Angela Meier
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The October issue: Our featured artist is Angela Meier. Articles include Beadables Bliss – Karen Thomas Beadables by Anna Miller and Diane Woodall and Beads of Courage 1000 Bead Challenge Update by Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Little Icebear – Polar Bear Bead by Angela Meier; I See a Sea Star – Off-Mandrel Pendant by Summer Jean; Confetti Beads by Lori Peterson; and Mr. Brown Bear and His Pot of Honey by Karen Colaneri.
57 pages
November 2020 SLT November 2020 - Featured Artist Terry Henry
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The November 2020 issue: Our featured artist is Terry Henry. Articles include Corina Tettinger’s Frog University by Anna Miller; and Summer Memento Windchimes by Anna Miller.Tutorials include Grasshoppers in the Garden by Terry Henry; Snowflake Murrini by Ann Wierbinski; Egyptian Coiled Spiral Necklace by Hannah Rosner; and Panda Bear and His Bamboo by Karen Colaneri.
57 pages
December 2020 SLT December 2020 - Featured Artist Jennie Lamb
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The December 2020 issue: Our featured artist is Jennie Lamb. Articles include Christmas Sparkle – Christmas Ornament History and Process by Anna Miller, and Bead Release – A Solid Foundation by Diane Woodall. Tutorials include Floating Flower Cabochon Brooch by Jennie Lamb; Midnight Tree by Hannah Rosner; Lil’ Bird in a Spruce Tree by Karen van Staden; and Rosey the Reindeer by Karen Colaneri.
66 pages