Learn to Make Hollow Glass Beads!

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Class duration: 4 hours

Course summary: Learning to make hollow core glass beads on the mandrel. Includes learning various shapes, bead decoration etc.

Added bonuses: Besides the obvious benefit of learning to make hollow beads for the sake of the beads themselves, you will also glean from this course a whole new way of working with glass. I can honestly say that the techniques used in this course have literally become the standard by which I make each and every bead, hollow and non-hollow alike. Perfecting the use of gravity and spot-specific heat techniques will give you an incredible amount of control and open the door to endless shaping and designing possibilities.

Mastering the art of hollow bead making is WAY easier with the assistance of a patient instructor. Believe me, I learned the hard way; In 2005 I received a commission from Chanel to create more than 1,500 handmade hollow beads for their 2006 spring collection. Of course I took the job, but unbeknownst to them I had never made a hollow bead in my life! Learning this process under that kind of pressure, and all by my lonesome in my studio at the time in Florence, Italy, was torturous at best. My students, on the other hand, can have the learning curve dramatically decreased by working together side-by-side as we break down the learning process step-by-step.

Fun! Relaxed! Cool!

FYI: This course is intended for more experienced glass bead makers. To get the necessary skills to take this course, our 12-Hour or 20-hour Beginners Glass Bead Making Course is highly recommended, as this is an extension of that learning process.

  • I teach from home (or a fixed venue)


HOW LONG: 9 Hours

LEVEL: Intermediate

Posted price of £100.00 is for a one-person private lesson. A 2-person group rate of £72.00 Per Person is also available.

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