Making Glass Beads for Jewelry 101

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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.

Prerequisite: none

Studio 34 Instructors:  Marilynne Lipshutz,   Michelle Arena,   Lindsey Arena

Level:  Beginner

Cost: $55    Tools, glass and eye protection provided.


January 23, 2018    6:00-8:00


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8 replies »

  1. You asked me to send an email to remind you to send me the up to date information on making glass beads workshops. I am looking forward to exploring this art form.

    • Hi Cynthia,
      Our website has several posts for beginning flameworkers.
      There is a class this coming Thursday evening.
      The next workshop specifically for beadmakers is March 2.

    • Hello!
      We just added two new classes for glass beadmakers.
      Call anytime if you have more questions !


    • Hi Cynthia,
      Our next glass beadmaking class is scheduled on July 14. You might also want to check out Linda Lawrence’s workshop in August.

  2. Hi, are the dates listed above old ones from this year or are they for next year (2017)? Thanks.

    • er dates. Sorry for the confusion. I am getting the correct dates up this week. Meanwhile, is there a particular class/technique you are interested in? I can send you those dates today.
      Thank you!

  3. Hi Marilynne,
    The Making Glass Beads with Jewelry in Mind 101 was what I was interested in.


    • Hi Ana,
      The next class is July 16 at 6 PM. Then you might want to check out Linda Lawrence’s class in August.

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