I am currently offering Lamp Work glass bead making classes in the Bay Area .
I usually only teach in England and France, but this year I am in California for the summer. I have my first Grand Daughter to visit here and I am in love with her!
The classes are limited to a maximum of 4 pupils.
$250 PER DAY. 10am to 5 pm.
You will learn to make beads with Stained Glass remnants.
I will provide each pupil with a glass kit, a selection of colors both coded and named so that you do not have to deal with Co-efficiency problems in the future. The glass is Spectrum System 96.
It is preferable to commit for a minimum of two days in order to cover as much as possible in the time.
Please understand that I need to know about your work before we agree to get together.
I can tailor the class to suit each pupil and I love teaching.
Please watch here for dates and locations. If you are interested, please go to GLASS BEADS here and watch the slide show to see more of my work.
I am also offering classes in BEAD JEWELERY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.
Please contact me if you are interested. When I have set a location and date, I can let you know where and when! I will be in California until mid September.
I have been making bead jewelry for nearly forty years and during that time, it has been my only source of income.
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.
Here is the glass collection you will have to work with. 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…