Want to learn to make your own glass beads for jewelry? In this introductory level workshop, students are introduced to the diversity and fun of glass bead making using a modern high tech torch in a state of the art glass studio. Class begins with an overview of safety and types of glass. Techniques offered in this class: simple and complex shapes, frit and stringer application, heat control, and more as time permits. This class is designed for those with little or no prior hot glass experience. Students create several beads suitable for jewelry. All tools and glass provided and included in class tuition.
This class qualifies students for Open Studio/Open Torch where students can practice skills learned in class. (See Open Studio/Open Torch guidelines).
Please wear cotton or natural fiber clothing.
Want to learn more techniques? Check out these projects: Dichroic glass, silvered ivory shards and stringers, hollows, marble making, Magic and Mystery of Borosilicate Glass, inclusions, molds and presses, Intermediate Bead Making with Linda Lawrence, and more!
All beads are kiln annealed for long life and may be picked up the following day.
Studio 34 Instructors: Marilynne Lipshutz, Michelle Arena, Lindsey Arena
Cost: $55 Tools, glass and eye protection provided.
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