Six steps to perfect lampworked hollow beads with a bonus silver core

Instructor Bio: 
106 minutes

Watch as award winning jewelry artist, Ms. Barbara Becker Simon, demonstrates the art of lampworked beads.

Barbara will guide you through the entire process of this ancient art of manipulating molten glass into enticing jewel like glass bead treasures. Learn to construct hollow beads and "puffy" beads, as well as how to create beads with silver core sleeves.

Also watch as Barbara reveals how she creates the surface treatment on her famous “crunchy” beads.

Get a close-up look at this ancient glass skill and get inspired to start making your own glass bead creations.

This class is perfect for taking your basic lampworking skills to the next level or for learning about lampworking possibilities.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • safety and tools

  • surface decorations

  • glass manipulation

  • how-to make hollow forms

  • how-to use a silver core

  • kiln annealing

Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Lampworking glass - your choice
  • One rod black Filagrano
  • Mandrels - I prefer the larger diameter 1/8”
  • Lampworking tools: marver, tweezer, rake, etc.
  • Protective filtering glasses
  • Bead release
  • Lampworking torch set up: oxy/propane torch, 
  • Annealing kiln

Included with purchase a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resource links you need to get started.