Beginners Glass Bead Making Course (20-Hours)

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Those new to glass bead making will learn from the get-go how to make truly centered and balanced beads naturally, using only the flame and gravity. Learning to use less heat more effectively gives you an incredible amount of control and opens the door to endless shaping and designing possibilities.

We also offer a 12-hour beginner bead making course. Both courses touch on a whole series of important techniques such as gravity balance, encasement, stringer decoration, working with gold & silver etc., but the 20-hour course allows for even more focused attention on each. Plus, the 20-hour course allows us to touch on hollow glass bead making, whereas the 12-hour does not.

Other areas explored in the class:

- Pulling stringer / Applying stringer
- Making dots, twisting dots, layering dots, feathering and raking
- Distorting the surface of a bead: poking, squashing, raking, twisting, cutting, etc.
- Glass encasing
- Working with Gold and Silver
- Techniques for consistent recreation of bead styles
- Hollow Core Beads

Instructor Tim James is known for his effective, no-pressure teaching style. He’s aware that we all arrive at the torch with various strengths and weaknesses, and while learning to make glass beads is challenging, he’s never had a student who wasn’t able to learn, or, in fact, excel. His goal when working with a student is two-fold: To impart information in such a way so as to give students a strong foundation on which to build the rest of their bead making career, and to celebrate the learning process itself. Working with glass is endlessly fascinating and fun!

Whether your goal is to be a professional or hobbyist, it’s not how fast you learn, but how well you learn, that makes the difference.

  • I teach from home (or a fixed venue)

Mornings, Daytime, Week days, Weekends

HOW LONG: 20 Hours

LEVEL: Beginner

A 2-person group rate of £325.00 Per Person is also available.

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