Thursday, December 17, 2009

Magazine: Vorsicht! Glas!

New magazine! Printed in Germany - this is an English translated version of a German magazine.

It's way cool.

Apparently - according to a column inside - it is content taken from two issues of the German version.

The translation is a little spotty in places. It is all perfectly understandable - but really needs an editor to go over it one more time. ;-)

The pictures are fabulous - and it contains some excellent tutorials. Some are very basic - but there is one really cool intermediate one as well.

Here's an example of what it looks like inside.

This particular issue has articles on:
History of Glassbeads
Jewelry from Africa
and Tutorials:
OpArt Cubes (see pic)
Flowerstones (Very cool small paperweights)
Triangle beads and
Lining a bead.

A bunch of Eye Candy too.

It's a little oversize - 8.25 x 11.75 inches - and 39 pages. It has a cover price of a whopping 16 Euros - which would make it about $32 Canadian. Ouch.

That said - I would probably buy it anyway. ;-) I'm going to try the flower stones. Although I will have to look up what a "larded fly mushroom" is - as, at one point - that's what the end of the rod is supposed to look like. I can hardly wait!


  1. Pat from Canvey5:41 a.m.

    Do you have a link to where one can buy the English version. I've tried Googling and drawn a blank as I only seem to get translation services. I've seen some covers of back issues and the tutorials look very interesting. I'm a UK hobbyist but like to experiment with off mandrel stuff.

  2. Sorry - don't know. Does anyone else have a source for it? Their website is or you might try emailing them at