Turn hot glass into cool stuff!
3333 Lake Shore Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14219
How to Make Glass Beads (3-hour intensive)
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Learn how to make your own beautiful glass beads and enter the mystical and ancient world of "lampworking." This 3-hour clinic will introduce you to the art of safely flameworking soft glass. By the end of this session, you should have enough skill to work at the torch independently.You will learn to melt glass rods, wrap molten glass around thin steel rods (mandrels), and create basic beads and explore various surface decorations. You will produce 3-6 colorful treasures that you can turn into jewelry on your own.
Age: 15 years thru adult, younger students considered case-by-case
If under 18 years old, must have parent's written approval
Price: $75, includes all materials and equipment, plus 1 hour complimentary studio time to be used within 30 days of the class
Class size: maximum of 4
Duration: 3 hours, plus 1 hour of free studio time within 30 days to practice your skills