Glass Bead Making

Beginners glass bead making workshop

2016 Timetable

Beginners: April 23rd and April 30th

Intermediate: May 28th (one day only)

Beginners: August 6th and 13th

Tutor: Sharon Upton

Beginners Glass Making

In this class you will learn how to melt glass on a torch and wind it on to a metal rod to make unique beads while learning a variety of glass techniques. In the first week you will learn how to make roundish beads and decorate them with dots, make little flowers, pull thin pieces of glass to use as decoration, twist two colors together to make twisties and more. The next week we cover more intricate techniques including twisting, snail beads, pressing and shaping beads, plunging and encasing, finishing off with a beautiful encased floral bead. This class will give you the opportunity to learn the age old technique of glass bead making, once you have learnt how to make your own beads, your whole approach to jewellery making will change

- Beginners workshops are run over two consecutive Saturdays, limited spaces book in early.

All workshops are held on a Saturday from 9:00am to 4pm
$310 (inc. tool hire and materials)

Intermediate Glass Making
This class is for those who have already learnt the basics of glass bead making and want to take it to the next level. We will cover a variety of new techniques that include sculptural, silver reaction, advanced floral work ,complex cane and murini. It will really re-inspire you!!

All workshops are held on a Saturday from 9:00am to 4pm
$210 (inc. tool hire and materials)