#B325 Flameworked Glass Beads
September 15 - November 5Varies for Dairy Barn Members/Non-Members
For Adults and Teens 16 and older
Join Bonnie Proudfoot on Saturday, November 5th from 1:00pm-5:00pm for #B325 Flameworked Glass Beads. This engaging 4-hour class will introduce techniques of making glass beads with a torch. Often called lampworking or flameworking, this practice dates back to ancient Egyptians. This class is for complete beginners or for those who have already taken basic flamework but want to enhance their skills. By the end of this comprehensive class, you will learn how to set up a torch, how to melt glass rods into beads, and how to decorate the beads using various techniques. Note: Melting glass requires high temperatures, and students will be required to wear protective glasses (these are lightweight, easy to see through, and remove the intensity of the flare from the flame). Long pants and closed shoes are suggested.