I am going to be offering a Seminar in Intermediate to Advanced Lamp Work Bead Making, Jewelry Design and Marketing, in Bisbee this September.
These are early days in the planning but I think some of you might like to know about it well in advance.
The Seminar will be six days long because I have to much I want to teach.
There will only be four participants because I prefer not to teach a room full of glass workers on torches, but rather,concentrate on giving my all to a few pupils at a time.
I think you may find this Seminar valuable in many ways..
I will be teaching those participants how to turn their beads into jewelry,
How to go into production with other kinds of beads, how to prepare to market their work, and above all, what really sells and why.
The point about a good seminar is that it is not just a series of classes, but rather an exchange of useful information too, so that everyone benefits from the companionship, experience, and tales of adventure we all bring to the table.
I have been making bead jewelry for nearly forty years and during that time, it has been my only source of income.
I will need to see the work of applicants so that I may choose those who will benefit the most and who have already shown themselves to be at a point in their work where my teaching can carry them forward.
Accommodation in Bisbee is varied and charming, and September is a beautiful and vibrant month to be here.
I do not use a torch in making jewelry, everything is wire work, knotting, working with chain and generally useful for those of you who want to be able to make jewelry on the go, rather than being tied down to another torch and the timeless and complicated work involved with setting stones etc.
You will learn to make beads with Stained Glass Remnants… Mixing those colors is fascinating and of course if you love the work, glass is much less expensive because boxes of it lie under tables in most Stained Glass Art Studios and Stores.
I have taught classes at the International Bead Conferences in Washington DC. Sadly there have not been more than three in all. Maybe one day, there will be another…
The Seminar will be Monday Through Saturday 9am -6pm daily.
Tools and Lunch included with two breaks.
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