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Fabulous 3-D Floral Beads

  • B171027
  • Instructor: Dolly Palmer
  • Class Type: Glass/Lampworking
  • Date: Tue. June 6
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 10
  • Class Fee: $234.00
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Description:
Flowers pop off the bead and create a beautiful arrangement of floral art in glass. Step-by-step instructions with hands-on lessons and demos will enable students to make their own 3-D floral creations. 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:
The class will focus on painting with encased glass stringers, creating 3-D glass flowers, and enhancing your bead with surface designs of vines, leaves, and flowers. The emphasis is on controlling glass, planning your designs, and advancing your skills.
Prerequisites:
Lampworking safety, glass bead making - intermediate to advanced levels, stringer making, and some encasing.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Bead release; graphite stump shaper; personal lampworking tools; didymium glasses; striker or matches; graphic or brass marver, butter knife (non-serrated) shapers, etc.; 1/8” mandrels (4-8), mandrel holders; 3/16-in. or 1/8-in. mandrel for vessel; glass nippers; frit or reduction frit, spoon for frit; 1-2 sheets silver foil; metal soup can; paper; pen. Glass rods: Moretti/Effretre, Vetrofond or CIM glass, 104 COE to include 5 mm (or larger) clear (3-4), 5 mm transparent black T-064 or an opaque black (4-5), 5 mm opaque white P-264 (3-5), 5 mm transparent dark grass green T-024 (3-4), 5 mm transparent sage green T-019 or CIM Slytherin (3-4), 5 mm transparent pale green or CIM Mojito (2-3), 5 mm transparent medium topaz (1-2), 5 mm rubio oro S-456 (1-2), 5 mm transparent ink blue T-058 or CIM’s version (1), 5 mm transparent medium purple like Moretti’s amethyst purple or CIM’s Berry Mist or Simply Berry (1), light gray opaque (1), medium gray opaque (1). Optional: 2 mm Effetre/Moretti opaque white glass stringers P-204-S (1).
Materials in Kit:
Pointed metal tweezers, flat-style stamp tweezers.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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