Beginners Glass Beadmaking 2


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Barrel Beads, Shaping, Making a Stringer, Raking, Frits and Powders.

This class follows on from Beginners Beadmaking Class 1.   In this lesson you will learn how to make barrel shaped beads, how to shape the glass in different ways, how to pull your own stringer, how to make patterns on your bead using a raking technique, and how to apply glass powders and frits for different effects.   All glass materials, use of equipment, gas, kiln firing, and safety gear is included.  As your beads need to be processed in a kiln afterwards, they can not be taken home on the day.  The cost of *posting your beads is also included in the fee.

*Please note that if you reside in America, as of March 2019 New Zealand postage prices have increased dramatically due to security.  The price stated includes only non-tracking with a delivery time of 14 days.   If you require your bead parcel to be tracked, it will be an additional charge of NZ $50.

These classes are a private lesson for two hours working at your own pace with glassmaker Jo Tricker.  Come on your own or bring a friend - the torch can be shared across two people if you book two consecutive lessons. Tuition is conducted in Jo's own 75 sq m studio in the Judea Industrial Estate.  Minimum age requirement is 12 years of age - parents are welcome to stay with their child.   

Participants must have already completed Beginners Glass Beadmaking Class 1 in order to do this class, or to have prior beadmaking experience.  

Give a gift with a difference!!   A bead-making lesson is a really great present for friends or family members!   

Lessons are available Wednesdays to Fridays between 9 and 2.30pm and on Saturday mornings at a time that can be negotiated with you.  To make a lesson time please contact me on jo@jotrickerglass.com or 0274621655 and you can then purchase your lesson online. 

Studio hire is available for students who do not have their own equipment and wish to continue practising what they have learnt.  Studio hire is only available to those who have completed either Beginners Glass Beadmaking 1 or 2.  

Jo is passionate about glass and has been glassmaking for 9 years.  She is proficient in fusing, casting and flameworking techniques.  In addition, Jo was an English Language Teacher for three years in the private sector, teaching English to those in the age range of 18 - 80 years.  To see more of her bio please click here

To see a video on flameworking and how it is done, please click here:

SKU: 10012 TAG: beadmaking

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