Students will use three colors to create two pendants of hand-shaped glass beads using a sophisticated color palette. This class is a study of geometric shapes using asymmetry and line work. All of these components come together to make two stunning pendant necklaces. Class involves the use of a torch with open flame and gases. Wear safety (didymium) glasses, cotton clothing, and closed-toe shoes. Tie long hair back.
Students will Learn:
How to hand-shape glass in geometric shapes, adding line design to each bead, and connecting the beads to create two stunning pendants; how to make a bead on a bent copper shank that will be used in the pendant design process.
Intermediate or advanced glass bead making level and curiosity about hand-shaping glass beads.
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Cutters, didymium glasses, eraser, graphite marvers, large parallel mashers, metal soup can, paper, pencils, personal lampworking tools, striker or matches, tape measure, tweezers.
Bentnose, flatnose standard, standard roundnose.
Materials in Kit:
Glass in three colors, 2 mm black leather (5 yds.), two stainless steel clasps, brass 4 mm crimps, 6 mm black rubber O-rings.
One seat per person per class.