Deposit: £50 (non refundable)
Total Cost: £325
Dates: 30th September-1st October 2017
Times: Saturday, 10.30 – 6.00 Sunday, 10.30 – 5.00pm
This 2-day class is for advanced beginners or intermediate lamp workers. It’s all about using vitreous enamels and blending those juicy rainbow colors Bea is known for.
The first day Bea will explain how to create focal beads including her unique multi-layered “reverse glass painting” technique. You will be incorporating detailed stringer work, goldstone or dichroic glass, twisties and wigwags into pressed or free-formed beads.
She will also show how to make interchangeable toppers in this technique. They will be made without a disc base which leaves you the freedom to make any shape you like.
You will be learning:
Preparing and applying stringers, twisties and wigwags for this special technique
Color blending “Bea style”
How to build up beads in a press
Free formed beads
On the second day Bea will incorporate a combination of enamels and lampworking techniques to a copper base. All the prep work (stringers, twisties, wigwags, etc) from day one can be integrated to copper enameling as well.
You will be using pre-cut and self-cut copper blanks. You’re imagination is the limit!
Learn how to incorporate interchangeable glass toppers to enameled copper bases.
At the end of the day you will be able to create wonderful pieces of mixed media jewelry.
Techniques you will be learning:
– cutting, doming, finishing copper elements
– torch firing, sifting, sgraffito, applying glass embellishments
– different approaches to assembling jewelry
Please bring a packed lunch for Saturday lunch will be provided on Sunday, tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and jelly babies on tap!
Tools to bring with you :Most of these can be purchased from Tuffnel Glass
Lentil presses and favourite presses (not too small) – we have lots of presses also for you to use.
All your favourite tools and safety glasses
Pliers or suitable tools for fins or bird tails
5 -6 glass or metal trays for enamels. Diameter should allow for easy dipping of sifter
Respiratory mask suitable for use with enamels
Special holding tool – try Ebay or use the link
If you have these tools bring them along:
Metal hole punching tool
Dapping tools and hammer
Shears for cutting copper
Extra long tweezers
Glass and Enamels
Dichroic – Optional
Goldstone (Chunk) – Optional
Enamels (Thompson 104) : I will email you a list once I receive your deposit. Any colours will do but I have a list of Beas favourites.
Copper Blanks and Copper Sheet
Any copper blanks you like from this supplier here in the UK – the ones with a lug are best
0.7mm Copper Sheet approximate size guide 10 x 10cm
Deposit is non refundable.
Cancellation after final balance has been paid 6 weeks prior to class will result in 100% of the class fee being non refundable.
Payment of final balance
Mangobeads will send you an invoice 6 weeks before the class for the outstanding balance. This will be payable by Bank Transfer only.