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Fundamentals of Beadmaking

  • B191542
  • Instructor: Frank Scott
  • Class Type: Glass/Lampworking
  • Date: Thu. June 6
  • Time: 8:30am-3:30pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $254.00
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Students will work on dual-fuel torches and learn how to form glass and make various bead shapes. Most importantly, Frank will show students how to recognize when things aren’t working, and how to get back on track. By the end of the day, students will have made a dichroic heart bead and a dot flower bead. Studio safety, set up, and equipment will also be discussed. 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:
If you ever wanted to learn about bead making, or if your introduction to beadmaking was not the best experience, this class will be a great way to start off or start again. A major emphasis of this class will be to explain in detail how glass, gravity, and heat work together. If you really understand what is going on, you will be able to maintain control and know what to do when things get a little iffy. Students will work on basic bead shapes and will be using both opaque and transparent glass. Finish up the afternoon by making a heart bead with dichroic glass and a flower bead constructed from dots.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Didymium glasses (good quality), graphite marvers, good quality fine-grained graphite marver (2 in. x 3 in.), metal soup can.
Materials in Kit:
Glass rods, stainless steel punties, butter knife, tweezers, dichroic glass.
One seat per person per class.
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