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Earthy Etched Paw Print Lampworked Beads

  • B180072
  • Instructor: Karen Leonardo
  • Class Type: Glass/Lampworking
  • Date: Tue. June 5
  • Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm (3 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 10
  • Class Fee : $121.00
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Learn how to make two and three-toned base lampworked beads with handmade cane, silver foil, and frit. Imprint the beads with a paw print tool and etch for a matte finish. Create a theme for your beads by just using a different imprint tool. Class involves the use of a torch with open flame and gases. Wear safety (didymium) glasses, cotton clothing, and closed-toe shoes. Tie long hair back.
Students will Learn:
How to make a base lampworked bead with two or three colors using a press; how to add silver foil, frit, and handmade cane to create an earthy look. The glass is imprinted with a paw print tool and etched for a matte finish. The focus of the class is to learn ways to make beads with a variety of themes using imprint tools.
Basic lampworking skills on a torch with the ability to make a bead.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Didymium glasses, graphite marvers, mandrels, mashers, personal lampworking tools, raking tools, micro-mini paw print imprint tool (bring or pre-order at There will only be a few imprint tools to use in class so if pre-ordered, instructor will bring to class.
Materials in Kit:
Silver foil; dark ivory, copper green, red roof tile glass rods; raku frit; fine-silver wire.
One seat per person per class.
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