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Precise Patterns in Beadmaking

  • B19G
  • Instructor: Kristina Logan
  • Class Type: Master
  • Date: Sun.-Tue. June 2-4
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (1 hr break) (21 hours)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $1,230.00
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Additional Information
Kristina returns to teach a Master Class to help your gain more precision in decorating your beads. During this special class, Kristina will explain and demonstrate her techniques in making big, beautiful shapes containing intricate patterns and detailed surfaces. Kristina has a unique approach to teaching, striving to give your confidence in your skills and a new way of looking at your own work. You'll come away from her class invigorated and with a greater sense of confidence at the torch. Kristina will help you gain more precision in beadmaking by helping you gain better overall control over dot placement, heat control, and intricate decoration. She will demonstrate how to make large disks on large diameter mandrels. In addition, she will explain and demonstrate a wide variety of techniques, including surface decoration, clear casing, raking and feathering, and color choice. Kristina will also demonstrate how she lines the inside of her beads with sterling silver and you should be able to line one of your own beads with silver in the class.
Students must be able to work independently at the torch.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Graphite plate/marver 6”x6”, strikers for torch, graphite/brass marver, mashers, small knife, personal lampworking tools, notebook, any special glass colors (COE 104) you would like to work with, mandrels: 1/4 inch mandrels (3-6 of them), 1/8 inch mandrels (10-15 of them), 3/32 inch mandrels (10-15 of them), Optional: big hole mandrels of any size, puffy mandrels and some of your own beads for show and tell!
Materials in Kit:
Glass, bead release, sterling silver tubing
One seat per person per class.