Feb
5
to Feb 9

Bahamas Bead Camp!

This is my first trip to the Bahamas! I hope you can join me there.

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

The glass and history of Lauscha, Germany have long inspired my work, especially with twisted cane. For nearly 25 years, I've developed and used designs with diverse textures, distinct application, and juxtaposition of color to create my intricate twist patterns. In this dynamic workshop, I'll share my 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 comfortable with my method of applying glass to a mandrel in such a precise way, and 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 my 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 the design.

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

More info at beadcampbahamas.com.
 

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May
4
to May 5

Big Hole Beads - Disks - TWISTS!

  • Crystal Forge - Omaha NE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Heather brings almost 25 years of beadmaking experience to The Crystal Forge.  She will share her heat control magic and tricks to give your work a clean, sharp look.  She will reveal her secrets to applying glass to a large mandrel while maintaining strict control and precision.

Students will start with an 1/8” mandrels then work their 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 will demonstrate numerous different ways to layer the glass to create new looks to your twists.  Learn to control the application of your twist and match the ends when you apply your twist…your friends will be amazed!

Ah, but your beads is not complete until the cold working is done.  The holes of your large hole beads need to be polished.  Heather will demonstrate polishing the flat surface of her disk bead; one more way to make your work look crisp! 

She will also bring her tools for you to try and will instruct you on how to use them.

Questions? Contact Jeri Wiskus @ https://www.facebook.com/midwestlampworkersguild/

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Nov
7
to Nov 11

Twists, Disks, and Big Hole Beads @ the Melting Point

I'm excited to be returning to the Melting Point.  I couldn't ask for a nicer group of people to work with.

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

The glass and history of Lauscha, Germany have long inspired my work, especially with twisted cane. For nearly 25 years, I've developed and used designs with diverse textures, distinct application, and juxtaposition of color to create my intricate twist patterns. In this dynamic workshop, I'll share my 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 comfortable with my method of applying glass to a mandrel in such a precise way, and 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 my 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 the design.

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

More info at the Melting Point

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Sep
22
to Sep 23

Glas gestaltung Otterbein - Germany! (Class 2)

  • Glasgestaltung Audrey Otterbein (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I’ve never been to Germany so I’m quite excited!   I have heard wonderful things about GLAS Gestaltung studio and Audrey!  I plan to check out the bead show in Werthein and visit Lauscha too.

Note: Class are currently full.  Contact the studio to be put on the Wait List.

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ZWEI-TAGE-KURS I
Big Hole Beads
Twists & Disks

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Sep
20
to Sep 21

Glas gestaltung Otterbein - Germany! (Class 1)

  • Glasgestaltung Audrey Otterbein (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I’ve never been to Germany so I’m quite excited!   I have heard wonderful things about GLAS Gestaltung studio and Audrey!  I plan to check out the bead show in Werthein and visit Lauscha too.

Note: Class are currently full.  Contact the studio to be put on the Wait List.

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ZWEI-TAGE-KURS I
Big Hole Beads
Twists & Disks

More information...

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