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Vertebrae Twistie

Here is the tutorial for making a "Vertebrae Twistie", written and photographed by Kimberly Affleck, who would like to give credit for the technique of adding the glass to a mandrel and then twist to Andrea Guarino. On the other hand, I myself learned the same technique from Michael Barley (just different colors) - and I know that most JAPANESE beadmakers make their twisties in a similar way, the first time I had seen someone add a gather of glass to the end of a thick mandrel was 3 years ago at the Japanese Lampwork Festival....BUT - what colors to use and how to use the resulting twistie is always up to the individual artist...and there is still LOTS of room for YOUR creativity!!!!

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