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International Society of Glass Beadmakers


​​​​​Tuesday - March 31, 2020

Lucie Kovarova-Weir

Silver Glass - Encase It

This class includes making off mandrel 3 types of flowers: snow flowers, roses and crocuses. We will learn how to make different shapes of petals. We will use different ways to work with petals, choosing the best way to get the thickness we need. The most interesting part of the class is making full branches of flowers.

At the end of the class students will get full bouquet of their own glass flowers.  


Teacher provided supplies: Special leaf mashers

Student provided supplies: Metal pipe 6 mm hole, half-round mashers, glass cutter with discs 



Students will learn to carefully design and lay out the bead, to build it from a core towards outside, layer by layer, learning to encase, stringer and twisted cane application and manipulation, apply murrine cane chips (included in materials kit), manipulate them and build upon them. Aquarium beads will be demonstrated step by step to help students execute their designs. 


Teacher provided supplies: Murrine cane chips to build the aquarium bead Student provided supplies: Your favorite tools, including a small graphite marver, a brass marver, tweezers, a razor blade tool, and a small metal masher.

Materials kit: Murrine cane chips, silver foil, glass


Instructor web: www.lunacybeads.com

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/31

​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A


$220 plus $20 for materials kit

payable to instructor in class

 

All Levels

Borosilicate Glass

Leah Nietz

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/31

​South Point Hotel,

Morro Bay Room


$220 plus $75 for materials kit

payable to instructor in class


 All Levels

NON-TORCH

Learn copper electroforming and take home your own personalized electroformed glass pendant! I’ll share my tricks and techniques and help you gain a clear understanding of electroforming so you’ll be able to reproduce the techniques at home. I’ll provide you with detailed “how to” documentation, and you’ll get plenty of hands-on practice in class. Every student will electroform at least one project and learn: safety; how electroforming works; how to set up a tank and adjust the rectifier; prepare your project; copper painting; design and finishing. Students are encouraged to bring one of their own beads to decorate in class. My methods are easy to understand and always effective, and I will answer any questions you may have! Come play with copper! 


Teacher provided supplies: Rectifier, leads, beakers, copper wire (8g & 24g), copper anodes, tweezers, stainless steel posts, scissors, hand tools, paint brushes, tumblers, stainless steel shot, ring stand and ring, funnel, filter paper, plastic grid and cart.

Student provided supplies: Notebook, writing implement, magnification and an apron are recommended. Students are invited to bring one of their own beads, however this is not a required item.

Materials kit contents: Detailed notes with color photographs are included. One set of notes discuss the science and rectifier settings and the other are project instructions. Material kit includes handmade face beads, glass micro-beads in two sizes, cubic zirconium crystals, and use of masking fluid, conductive paint, and electroforming solution.


Instructor web: terry-henry-glassworks.com

Portable Rain Stick

SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Ashleyann Kaltschmid

SPONSORED BY DOUBLE HELIX GLASS

AND FRANTZ ART GLASS

Sell Your Beads!

Marketing for the Lampwork Artist 

Tatyana Boyarinova

Mermaid and a

Seascape Story Aquarium Bead

Non-torch Workshops

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/31

​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A


$220 plus $20 for materials kit

payable to instructor in class


 

All Levels

Borosilicate Glass

Encasing silver glass and preserving the gloss under clear is a struggle for you? Then this is your class. We will learn which silver glass is best for encasing, different techniques to encase, and you will get a lot of information about clear glass. We will make beads with a pearly eye pattern, spiral ribbons, ribbed patterns, and relief pattern under clear — we will also cover the hot pink and purple colors of striking and reducing glass and as a highlight, I will teach you how to make a lentil bead with side wings. 


Teacher provided supplies: Presses in Lentil and SSL shape

Student provided supplies: Basic tools such as glasses, tweezers, paddle and other favourite tools

Press in lentil or straight sided lentil shape from 25 to 36 mm (1” to 1 ½”) if you have one.


Instructor web:  www.perlaperla.ch 

SPONSORED BY WALE APPARATUS

SPONSORED BY DOUBLE HELIX GLASS

AND FRANTZ ART GLASS

Elise Strauss

Kerri Fuhr Keffeler

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2 Days: Tuesday, 3/31

and Wednesday, 4/1

South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A


$420 for 2 days

$4.50 for optional materials kit

payable to instructor in class


Intermediate Level

Soft Glass

Bouquet

SPONSORED BY DOUBLE HELIX GLASS

AND OLYMPIC COLOR

Angela Meier

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/31

​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A


$220

 

Intermediate Level

Soft Glass

Electroforming on Glass Beads

Torch Workshops

SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Frequently made from bamboo and many feet long, a rain stick is a musical instrument that makes the sound of falling rain. In this entry level borosilicate class the unique sounds of glass and basic scientific glass techniques are harnessed to make a tubular rain stick that is a manageable size for beginners. For the inner tube, students will create round bottoms on tubing, manipulate tubing walls, and make and capture glass “pebbles” that are the source of the delightful gentle sound. The inner tube is then placed into an outer tube. Basic torch skills in soft glass or boro are helpful but since this can be tricky for first time makers the instructor will bring plenty of pre-prepared tubes that can be used in case of a disaster! In order to kick it all up a notch, the materials kits includes crystals that add to both the sound and the “bling” of the rain stick. 


Teacher provided supplies: Boro tubing and Boro rods in color and clear

Student provided supplies: Pointed tweezers, ideally tungsten tweezers

Materials kit:  Crystals, assortment of graphite rods which students will keep, sturdy tube for transporting rain stick


Instructor instagram: @AshleyNJGlass

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/31

​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A


$220 plus $15 class fee

payable at registration

 

Intermediate / Advanced Level

Soft Glass

Vessels & Bottles

​​Day 1 of 2-day Workshop

Explore the world of glass blowing at the torch and create beautiful, miniature, wearable vessels and perfume bottles. Students will learn to blow an even glass bubble at the torch using hollow mandrels. The instructor will demonstrate how to create a beautiful form using various shaping techniques followed by the shaping of a neck, lip, and handles. Students will also learn how to create glass/cork stoppers to fit their vessels. We will explore a number of color, encasing and decorative design techniques throughout the class.


Teacher provided supplies: Corks, epoxy for glass, toothpicks, paper plates, tin foil, rubbing alcohol, cotton swabs, Dremel with a diamond reamer

Student provided supplies: Bring 5 to 10 hollow stainless steel tubes ⅜" diameter and 5 to 10 ¼" diameter. NOT Puffy mandrels or vessel mandrels. (available at: devardiglass.com/mandrels)

Graphite paddle, tweezers, frit tray, tungsten pick, marble mold with 10mm diameter, needle nose pliers (optional)

Materials kit: Fine silver mesh $4.50 per square (optional and can be purchased during the class)

Instructor web: www.leahnietz.com

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/31

​South Point Hotel,

Monterey Bay Room


$75

 All Levels

NON-TORCH

​​​​Tuesday - March 31, 2020

Do you want to create either a part time or full time income from your bead sales? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the various ways to sell online? Do you struggle with posting on all the platforms or just want to use one but don’t know which one to choose? If this sounds familiar, then this is the class for you!


Marketing can be fun and simpler than you think! This workshop will motivate, inspire and educate you to help you start your online bead business or take your online bead business to the next level!!


You will learn how to price, present and promote your beads (and jewelry!) and you will learn how to create a marketing plan that is effective for your particular work. You will walk away from this class with set goals, a basic business plan and the steps needed to start or improve your online business.


This class will demystify the various online sales platforms (Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, Shopify, etc), and we will explore new sales methods that are shaping the future of online sales!


Bring your beads to show and tell so we can discuss the right marketing plan for your style of work. Bring your questions and I will help you overcome the marketing challenges you may be facing. Let’s have fun and sell more beads!!!  


Teacher provided supplies: handouts and online resources

Student provided supplies: notebook and pen


Instructor web: kerrifuhr.com

What does the word “Madonna” mean to you? The origin of the word is Italian; “ma donna” literally, “my lady.” This word connotes respect and reverence and that is what we will make in this class: a figurine that signifies something that you love and is special to you. Will your Madonna be of the Ocean or the Earth? What creature will she be holding? The creature is up to you. I will help you simplify your animal design so that it can be replicated in glass. Students will learn basic sculptural techniques, creating human faces, and making and applying latticino. Your Madonna will be approximately 2" - 3" tall.


Teacher provided supplies: Step-by-step instructions on some of the techniques we will use in class, and reference photos of animals.

Student provided supplies: Your favorite tools, including a small graphite marver, a brass marver, tweezers, a razor blade tool, and a small metal masher.


Instructor web: koicreekbeads.com

Terry Henry

Personalized Madonna

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/31

​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A


$220

Intermediate Level

Soft Glass