Monday, November 17, 2008

Making a Dichroic Bead

Here's another little video - this one is about 8 minutes long - and shows making a dichro bead. LMK if it plays, is clear, etc. For this one, I went with brief subtitles, instead of a voice-over. Mostly, the target audience is people who know little or nothing about beadmaking - but maybe experienced beadmakers will enjoy it too.


  1. great video! I usually manage to end up with "burnt" dichro when I try to encase it. Guess I'll have to practice more. :)

  2. Geoffrey McNall8:07 p.m.

    Very Nice Video. You have worked long and hard on this one. Thanks

  3. Anonymous9:04 p.m.

    Hi Dwyn,
    I really like your new video! I've always wondered how to do dichro. A couple of suggestions: moving the text in from different directions is distracting. I found myself looking away from the bead to either side of the screen. How about fading in? You might also leave the text on the screen a bit longer, so it will sink into thick skulls like mine! :0)
    Thanks for taking the time to share this technique!!

  4. nice job Dwyn and Catherine, thank-you.

  5. Great Video,

    I will a link to it on our Dutch glass forum:

    The tool you use at 7.20 min what kind of tool is that? Looks so cool!!!

    Greetings from the Netherlands,


  6. Aren't those great? That's the Truly Parallel mashers - I reviewed them earlier.