Aug
27
to Sep 2

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

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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
to Nov 5

Bead Camp is CLOSING!

Beadmaking Bonanza: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Bead Camp will be closing at the end of 2017.
This will be Heather's last opportunity to teach at Bead Camp.

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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Jun
4
to Jun 6

Precision in Glass: Twists, Disks, and Big Hole Beads

The glass and history of Lauscha, Germany, have long inspired the incredible work of Heather Trimlett, particularly with twisted cane. For nearly 25 years, she has developed and used designs with diverse textures, distinct application, and juxtaposition of color to create her intricate twist patterns. In this dynamic workshop, Heather will share her love of twisting glass while introducing patterns beyond imagination. You will advance your skill set, bring precision to your work, and expand your ability to understand and define the fine art of heat control.

Find your comfort zone in learning to use large mandrels in beadmaking. Challenge yourself through a series of tips and tricks to conquer this technique. Become so comfortable with Heather’s method of applying glass to a mandrel in such a precise way, your large disks will always maintain their shape. Understand the fundamentals of centering a pattern and laying on a twist that will ensure an end-to-end match on your bead.

Through her unique style of teaching and creative problem solving, questions that you are facing in your current work can also be explored helping you to not only be a better beadmaker, but increase your level of confidence in your consistency and detail of design.

In this energetic environment, the question will simply be about how much of a challenge you are up to?

Who should take this class?
Skill level intermediate to advanced

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