Glass Beadmaking Classes

Learn to create beautiful artisan glass beads from glass artist, Victoria Belz

Introduction to Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you are looking for a fun way to experience glass work with no experience and no commitment necessary, then this is the class for you. This is an introductory “tour” of lampwork beadmaking. You will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools and technique followed by a demonstration. Student will then have time to explore their own creativity manipulating the glass to create one of a kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor. 

Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses, various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass, and all the tools needed. Please bring note taking supplies. Wear natural fibers, closed toe shoes, and tie long hair back.

  • Ages 16+

  • Member Price: $81.00 / Non-Member Price: $95.00

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Basics and Beyond Glass Beadmaking

In this six segment class, you will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod. We will learn the basic skills used to manipulate glass and concentrate on cultivating a mastery of those skills. Students will learn basic bead shapes, layering of glass, dots, basic flower designs, frit (the use and making of), stringer pulling and how to make and pull twisty canes. It is recommended that students attend Intro to Glass Beadmaking class, but it is not a requirement. Each student will have access to a Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses and all the tools needed for use in shaping glass. 

Materials fee of $30 will be required on first day of class, payable to the instructor. This is to be used by student towards glass. Various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass will be available for purchase. Please bring note taking supplies. Wear natural fibers, closed toe shoes, and tie long hair back.

  • Tuesdays from 6-9 pm

  • Member Price: $220.00 / Non Member Price: $259.00

  • Ages 16+

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