Introduction to Flamework
Glass Bead Making 100
Not sure you want to take the intensive beginner's class? Then this class is for you. You will get a hands on experience of basic glass bead making with a minimal investment of time and expense. Students will use a single fuel torch called a Hot Head and make 3 to 4 round beads to take home with them*.
One color round bead
Two color round bead
Surface Designs: fit, enamel, dots and lines
Duration: 3 hours
Tuition: $95. includes materials and use of equipment during class.
We higly recommend purchasing the beginner kit so that you can contine with bead making at home.
Beginner kit: $100
Hot Head torch
bracket to hold torch propane bottle,
Mandrels - 1 dozen medium sized diameter
Double Ended Pick
Metal Pick on wood Handle
Free with purchase of this kit. Mandrels - 1 dozen .062" small diameter
Selection of Moretti Millifori Glass Chips
Pair of Ceramic Fiber pads for cooling your beads slowly
Sample of Goldstone
Sample of enamel powder
(Not included: propane or MAPP gas, glass rods, fire proof surface, bead cleaning tools)
Recommended reading: The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking, Kimberley Adams, Lark Books, 2005
Please note that beads made in this class will not be kiln annealed*.