So you have experienced the amazing realm of glass bead making and want to take it up a notch. The beauty of glass is in it's properties and how different colors look in interactions and with the wide array of reactions that take place. You will revisit your basic techniques and will be able to create your own signature palettes and explore how colors work. We will be working with Soft Glass COE 104, frits and silver foils.
You will also come out with a finished piece of adornment in addition to 5 hours free additional Torch Time.
NOTE: We welcome all creatives 16 years and older.
AUGUST 20 - 21 -22 (Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday)
Times: AUGUST 20 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
AUGUST 21 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AUGUST 22 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AUGUST 24-25-26 (Saturday - Sunday - Monday)
Times: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Revisiting Safety, proper posture, studio housekeeping
Best methods for preparing mandrels and mandrel care.
Prepping Rods and how to achieve clear transparent glass for encasing. Looking at the best types.
Stringer development and encased cane work.
Annealing and how to use a kiln, cleaning and sanding.
Revisiting beads made from DAY 1.
Poked Dots, Transparencies and layering
Planning for the finished necklace, earrings or bracelet for DAY 3
Revisiting beads made from DAY 2
Encasing dots, poked dots and heat control
Wig Wag Canes
Florals and Silver Leaf and Frit for a watercolor bead.
Assembling Final piece