A 3 day workshop and 4 night stay in a ocean front house right across the street in Seal Rock Oregon,
Learn how to construct two large disc beads and bridge them together to form a hollow bead. By using a "puffy" mandrel, the student will be able to breathe life into the bead as air expands the bead into a lightweight but large bead. The class will delve into the trick of decorating a thin-walled bead while keeping it from cracking and maintaining the embellishment intact. You'll never make small, heavy beads again. The Jari will address the problems specific to decorating a hollow bead as opposed to a solid core, with stress on the careful balance of heat and movement. Jari will also demonstrate the technique of stringer control necessary for precise ornamentation. Lunches included - possible materials fee T.B.A.
This is an intermediate to advanced class
3 full days of studio time, plus torch time after hours until 9pm.
Glass will be available for sale 1.25 per rod Italian glass / silver glass will be a bit more .
5 Puffy mandrels included with W/S
Class space is limited sign up now call Susan 541-563-8789
4 nights Lodging is included in the price ,
we have a delightful Ocean front house across the street from
Heartsong Beads .
Price with lodging is 750.00
With out lodging 650.00