Apr
30
May 6

Spring 2017 Bead Retreat: Big-Hole Beads, Battuto and Cabochons

  • The Melting Point

Six Day, All Inclusive Spring 2017 Bead Retreat at the Melting Point!

Big-Hole Beads, Battuto & Cabochons
Featuring: Heather Trimlett, Laura Bowker and Pati Walton

Join us on April 30-May 6, 2017 for an all-inclusive Bead Retreat with three fantastic instructors in beautiful Sedona Arizona. This retreat includes six days of classes, lunches on class days, required glass, an optional queen or king room at the Baby Quail Inn for eight nights, and one day off in between for sightseeing!

Aug
27
Sep 2

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Beadmaking Bonanza: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Heather starts at the beginning. She will go all the way back to the birth of your beadmaking, covering the basics. Then she will quickly take you on a challenging path of making your work crisp and more precise. Along the way Heather will surprise you with tips and tricks...lots of “why didn’t I think of that” moments that will increase your productivity through improved practices and techniques. Heather believes in the mantra, “work smarter, not harder!”

This week-long class gives you the opportunity to broaden and refine the scope of your work.  Will it be clear casing? Buttons? She has at least 5 styles to show you! Disks that don’t flop over? Hollow beads using a Puffy mandrel? Twists and their accurate application? Stringer work? Big hole beads? Tumbling your glass? Heather will give you direction as well as the opportunity to dive deeper into your individual projects.  Her 25+ years of beadmaking experience will help you advance your work at an accelerated pace.

One of Heather’s favorite things to do is deconstruct and redirect the frustrations of your current project.  Take advantage of her years of experience and bring a sample of your current work to class so she can jump start you back into your creative process! Seriously, critiquing your own work and that of others (in a nurturing environment) makes us all better beadmakers.

We will have time for group discussion about selling your work, design exercises, studio set-up and more.

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Oct
31
Nov 5

Bead Camp

  • Nokomis, FL

Beadmaking Bonanza: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Heather starts at the beginning. She will go all the way back to the birth of your beadmaking, covering the basics. Then she will quickly take you on a challenging path of making your work crisp and more precise. Along the way Heather will surprise you with tips and tricks….lots of “why didn’t I think of that” moments that will increase your productivity through improved practices and techniques. Heather believes in the mantra, “work smarter, not harder!”

This week-long class gives you the opportunity to broaden and refine the scope of your work.  Will it be clear casing? Buttons? She has at least 5 styles to show you! Disks that don’t flop over? Hollow beads using a Puffy mandrel? Twists and their accurate application? Stringer work? Big hole beads? Tumbling your glass? Heather will give you direction as well as the opportunity to dive deeper into your individual projects.  Her 25+ years of beadmaking experience will help you advance your work at an accelerated pace.

One of Heather’s favorite things to do is deconstruct and redirect the frustrations of your current project.  Take advantage of her years of experience and bring a sample of your current work to class so she can jump start you back into your creative process! Seriously, critiquing your own work and that of others (in a nurturing environment) makes us all better beadmakers.

We will have time for group discussion about selling your work, design exercises, studio set-up and more.  Some of the best conversations and conceptualizing is done during our shared meal time or while walking on the beach enjoying the fresh air.

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Mar
11
Mar 12

Brazee Street Studios

  • Brazee Street Studios

Big Hole Beads: Constructing and Finishing A-Z

Heather brings 25 years of beadmaking experience to you! She will share her heat control magic and tricks to give your work that clean and precise look we all want. You will learn her secrets to applying glass to a large mandrel while maintaining a nice smooth bead base. The class will start with 1/8” mandrels then work way up to……let’s see how brave you are…..maybe all the way up to a 1” mandrel?!

TWISTS! Almost all of Heather’s beads contain TWISTS! She has more tips and tricks to share with you to make your twisting life easier. You will learn to control the application of your twist and match the ends when you apply your twist…your friends will be amazed and your beads will be gorgeous! This class will also cover polishing the holes on the inside of the larger hole beads and an introduction to tumbling and polishing your disk beads.

One of Heather’s favorite things to do is deconstruct and redirect the frustrations of your current project.  Take advantage of her years of experience and bring a sample of your current work to class so she can jump start you back into your creative process! Seriously, critiquing your own work and that of others (in a nurturing environment) makes us all better beadmakers.

Time permitting, bonus instruction may include: clear casing, using Puffy mandrels for constructing hollow beads, and your special requests.

Heather will bring her tools for you to try and will instruct you on how to use them. She will have her tools available for sale, too.

Brazee Street Studios : 4426 Brazee Street, Cincinnati (Oakley), Ohio 45209

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Mar
10
10:00 am10:00

Brazee Street Studios

  • Brazee Street Studios

TWISTS!

One day class  

Enter the world of twisting hot glass! Create magical canes which will enhance your beads, sculptural work, ornaments, marble making and more. Once you know how to choose and layer the colors of a twist there is no end to the combinations of color and line! Heather will teach you the techniques for mastering the layering, and controlling the diameter and length of the twist as well as making your own filigrana! Your potential is unlimited when you explore the possibilities of TWISTS!

Brazee Street Studios : 4426 Brazee Street, Cincinnati (Oakley), Ohio 45209

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