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Precision in Glass: Twists, Disks, and Big Hole Beads

Instructor: Heather Trimlett
Dates: June 4-6, 2018
Class Code: B18L

Bead&Button Show 2018 Master Class - Precision in Glass: Twists, Disks, and Big Hole Beads

The glass and history of Lauscha, Germany, have long inspired the incredible work of Heather Trimlett, particularly with twisted cane. For nearly 25 years, she has developed and used designs with diverse textures, distinct application, and juxtaposition of color to create her intricate twist patterns. In this dynamic workshop, Heather will share her love of twisting glass while introducing patterns beyond imagination. You will advance your skill set, bring precision to your work, and expand your ability to understand and define the fine art of heat control.

Find your comfort zone in learning to use large mandrels in beadmaking. Challenge yourself through a series of tips and tricks to conquer this technique. Become so comfortable with Heather’s method of applying glass to a mandrel in such a precise way, your large disks will always maintain their shape. Understand the fundamentals of centering a pattern and laying on a twist that will ensure an end-to-end match on your bead.

Through her unique style of teaching and creative problem solving, questions that you are facing in your current work can also be explored helping you to not only be a better beadmaker, but increase your level of confidence in your consistency and detail of design.

In this energetic environment, the question will simply be about how much of a challenge you are up to?

Who should take this class?
Skill level intermediate to advanced

3-day class fee: $1,145 plus $65 kit fee.

Added benefits for Master Class students:
  • Waived registration fee
  • Advance registration for general classes
  • Fun-filled tote bag
  • Special event tickets
  • Graduation celebration
  • Transportation to class location
  • Breakfast and lunch on class days
  • Commemorative Show bead, pin, and T-shirt
Bead&Button Show 2018 Master Class Instructor - Heather Trimlett

About Heather Trimlett

Heather’s work has been exhibited both domestically and internationally, as well as being featured in numerous publications. You can learn more about Heather and her work at

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