Glass Bead Making

Duration – 4 hrs (2 free practice hours)
Cost – $450
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This class will teach you A – Z the art of glass bead making on a mandrel using either hard or soft glass. Tools to safety, setting up your home studio and understanding all tools involved, glass chemistry and flame composition, various techniques and much more.

This is a perfect class for the jewelry designer who yearns to add glass to their creation toolbox. You’ll learn focal beads, accent beads, Pandora (large hole) beads and shape variations. I will cover how to shape the molten glass into a range of bead forms and the process of making stringers and twisties to embellish their beads with a variety of decorative techniques.  These skills will include dots, raking, lines, swirls, foils, encasing, twists and more.