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Bountiful Beads and Charms

at Brooklyn Glass - Gowanus 142 13th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

If you’re looking to start your jewelry empire, look no further. This class teaches you how to create your own glass beads to use in all kinds of projects, or just to admire! This summer, bead your hair, your bracelets, your necklaces, and more!  In this class, students will learn how to create their own flame-worked beads using borosilicate...

Saturday Aug 24th, 4pm - 7pm

Glass Beads A to Z

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Join Maria Aroche for an intensive exploration of glass bead making. The first class begins with safety, bead release preparedness, basic shapes, dots, feathering, frit, and stringers with a twist. The second class will cover bead removal, cleaning, surface treatments, and sandblasting. In our third session we will work with molds, silver foils,...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 6pm - 9pm

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Advanced Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Strengthen your skill set during this eight-week bead-making workshop. Topics will cover a variety of techniques including shaping, sculpting, twisted cane, feathering and dots. Gain confidence in understanding heat and control, and enjoy the opportunity to express your artistic voice through kiln manipulation.  Sketchbook drawings are strongly...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

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Bead Stringing

at Brooklyn Charm - Williamsburg 145 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Learn to incorporate beads into your chain and charm jewelry designs. In this class, you will learn how to use nylon coated beading wire, crimp beads and crimp covers. Materials included in class: Glass Beads 5 charms Crimp beads, crimp covers, and stringing materials 1 finished chain necklace Ages 12 and up. All materials are included. What...

Saturday Aug 24th, 12pm - 2pm

Lampworking Basics

at Annealed Studio - Cranford 107 Union Ave N, Cranford, New Jersey 07016

Join Stephanie Maddalena for a 1-day hands-on workshop where you will learn the basics of lampworking, or glass bead making, using ancient Venetian techniques.  Learn how to manipulate and combine colorful rods of glass into beautiful shapes and beads. The class will be limited to eight students allowing for individual instruction. No experience...

Saturday Sep 14th, 10am - 4pm

Seed Bead Stacks

at Bead On Bond - Gowanus 296 Bond St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Become a master of the essential Crimping technique! Bracelets are strung on soft beading wire, this material cannot be tied off, so we must use findings called crimps and a plier called a crimper. We will learn how to use crimps and crimping pliers, how to measure to our personal wrist size, layout designs, string up, and add closures to colorful...

Wednesday Aug 21st, 12pm - 1:30pm

Mosaic Tile Bracelets

at Bead On Bond - Gowanus 296 Bond St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Learn how to create gorgeous, on-trend glass mosaic bracelets! Using gorgeous colorful double drilled (2 holed) Tila beads, we will learn how to string up and secure colorful stacking bracelets on elastic. Special attention will be paid to tying off our jewelry with a technique and adhesive to ensure bracelet elastic will not "pop" or break. These...

Sunday Aug 18th, 12pm - 1:30pm

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Experimenting with Enamel

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Prospect Heights 640 Dean St 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This class takes an experimental approach to working with enamel on copper. Besides learning the basics of applying enamel to metal and proper firing, students in this course will explore the use of liquid enamels, glass beads, underglazes and lusters to create unique effects and surfaces. Other techniques include scraffito, stoning, rubber stamps...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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Coldwork Your Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Come learn hot and cold techniques for bead making in this weekend course. This class will begin with demonstrations on a range of bead techniques including dot patterns, marver textures, and frit application. Once cooled, students will learn how to clean beads and employ a wide variety of coldworking techniques to further embellish and treat the surfaces...

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2 sessions

Bottles to Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

One person's junk is another person's treasure! In this 2-day workshop, we will learn the recycling properties of everyday glassware and how to transform it in the flame shop into something new. Students will experiment with melting and pulling glass cane, while also learning the basics of flameworking glass beads. We will not only cover how to select...

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2 sessions

Beadmaking Bonanza (Ages 9+)

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Discover basic tips and tricks for melting glass at the table torch into wearable beads! Delve into a variety of decorating techniques from simple dots to raking several colors across the surface to create a feathered effect. Students will also learn how to roll hot glass over different surfaces to add texture.  This class is for participants...

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Off-Mandrel Hollow Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

During the course of this workshop, we will explore non-traditional methods for making flame worked glass beads without the use of a mandrel. Beads have a long history within the context of trading and commerce, and these stories can serve as a prompt for our exploration in the studio.  Techniques covered include off-mandrel hollow beads and...

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4 sessions

Pattern & Patina: Glass Beads

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

In this 5 day workshop, we will focus on stringer control and shaping of glass beads on a mandrel. Then we will move on to adding surface patina by the application of metals to  the glass in the form of powder, leaf and silver glass. In addition, there will be the introduction of design methods and principles, sources of inspiration and their...

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Just Bead It: All Ages Intro to Beadmaking

at UrbanGlass - Fort Greene 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217

This beginner workshop will guide students in the creation of their very own wearable beads! We will explore color and form through the lens of pattern and texture, applying your unique voice to the art of glass beads.  With safety talks and demonstrations, students will learn the process of melting colorful glass rods at the torch and how to...

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Tops and Dreidels

at Brooklyn Glass - Gowanus 142 13th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Spiral your way into our flame-working studio for one of our most loved classes. Learn to craft one of a kind functional spinning tops and dreidels. Spend hours perfecting you spinning skills with your own handmade trinkets! Working with torches and borosilicate glass, students will first learn how to form the basic shapes and classic processes used...

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