Class Image Intermediate Glass Beadmaking with Diane Cain

Intermediate Glass Beadmaking with Diane Cain

This intermediate-level beadmaking class will introduce new tools and techniques for beadmaking with soft glass (COE 104).  Artist/instructor Diane Cain will demonstrate and share ideas for creative tools and techniques that will enhance your options for making lampwork beads including topics such as:

  • Shaping beads using bead rollers and bead presses
  • Adding interest with texture plates and stamps
  • Making more complex twisties and dot patterns
  • Clear encasement to enhance beads
  • Frit beads enhanced with raking and scrolling
  • Making multiple spacer beads on one mandrel
  • Interesting reactions using enamels, silver leaf, and warm/cool color combinations

Create a variety of beads using her tools and guidance. Learn something new in the glass studio on Friday afternoons and add to your skills. Prerequisite: This hands-on class is appropriate for beadmakers who are confident making round beads with soft glass. Not for beginners. Please bring your favorite 104 COE glass bead rods/colors, with ivory and clear being important colors to bring.