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 bead shapes, frit and stringer application, heat control, and more techniques as time permits. This class is designed for those with little or no prior torchwork experience. Students create several beads suitable for jewelry. Tools and eye protection provided.
Studio 34 is known for our small class size to maximize student learning and enjoyment. Maximum class size is just 6 students. Minimum age 16.
This class qualifies students for Open Studio/Open Torch where students can practice skills learned in class. (See Open Studio/Open Torch guidelines).
Want to learn more techniques? Check out these techniques: Dichroic glass, silvered ivory shards and stringers, hollows, marble making, Magic and Mystery of Borosilicate Glass, inclusions, molds and presses, Intermediate Bead Making with Making Glass Beads with Jewelry in Mind Intermediate Techniques.
All beads are kiln annealed for long life and may be picked up the following day. Glass and materials included for up to 10 different projects.
Studio 34 Instructors: Marilynne Lipshutz, Michelle Arena
Cost: $ 80
October 19, 2023 5:30-7:30
Want to learn how to sculpt glass? Here’s a fun option for more learning opportunities using Borosilicate Glass: Flamework Glass: Part Art Part Science All Magic , and Sculptural Flamework, Lost Your Marbles: Torchwork