A Bead Like No Other with Robert Dancik

A Bead Like No Other

Instructor Bio: 
90 minutes

In this fast paced workshop, you will explore with instructor Robert Dancik how to make hollow form beads that are extremely durable, easy to make and utterly unique.

Using materials as common as Plexiglas, as new as Faux Bone™ and as unexpected as bicycle reflectors and lighting lenses, you will learn how to form hollow beads of varying sizes and shapes. After they are formed, you'll learn how to include other materials such as metal clays, epoxy resins and putties, polymer clay and rock-like paper pulp, as part of the bead.

You will also learn how to cut windows into the beads to reveal words, images or any thing else you may want to place behind the window or inside the bead.

The surfaces of the beads can be cut, carved, and textured: or they can be sanded to a smooth matte, or polished to a high shine.

This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!

Watch and listen as Robert reveals to you tips and techniques you need to know to make hollow form beads. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Robert’s detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!

Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Creating hollow beads from Plexiglas™
  • Epoxy, concrete and paper mache embellishments
  • Cutting windows in Plexiglas™
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Plexiglas™
  • Wet and Dry Sandpaper
  • Jeweler's Saw
  • Heat Gun
  • Epoxy
  • Concrete
  • Paper Mache

Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.

Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.