21-22.10 Use Your "Little" Torch to Make Glass Beads

Class Date::
Friday, Oct 21, 2022, 1pm - 5pm (CDT)

Date: Friday, Oct 21, 2022, 1pm - 5pm (CDT)

Instructor: Janet Libbey

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Description: Jump into the world of lampworking using your Gentec OR Smith Little torch and get a quick start class to glass bead making! Students will learn to make beads of various shapes and sizes with dots and various surface decorations for one-of-a-kind creations. Safety, lampworking equipment, glass properties, beadmaking techniques and annealing will be discussed.

Materials Kit:  Assortment of color glass rods that are 104 coe, rosebud torch head, mandrels, marver, rake, fiber blanket, aluminum sheet, bead release.

Domestic US shipping included. (Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.)

(Materials kit is included in price when "Zoom/Kit combo" or "Kit only" option is selected.)*  

Required Tools:  

  • Safety glasses - preferably didymium
  • Old stainless steel knife
  • Fan
  • Metal clamp

Kit only option does not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship Oct. 5, 2022, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until Nov. 1, 2022. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Extend viewing time" option above.