Teaching 2017

I have classes of my own planned for 2017  and they are as follows!

11 12th February

Neus Shop – Switzerland :

Sundial and Harlequin Cabochons

imageThis class builds on techniques and skills with each demonstration. Each demonstration will take your  Sundial and Harlequin Cabochons one step further from small to big and from simple to complex. In doing this at the end of class you will have a new set of skills that you will be able to use confidently on your own, and a real understanding of how to construct cabochons and prevent so many of the classic things that can easily go so wrong !

Both designs demonstrate confident use of the torch as a tool for effective heat management – one of the keys to successful Cabochons.

I will share with you a technique I discovered that will enable you to easily alter and perfect both the Sundial and Harlequin designs making it very difficult to ‘go wrong’ with raking, encasing and manipulation of the glass.

You will be left wondering how you managed without it and will be able to apply all the knowledge you have learnt in constructing your cabochons to many areas of your bead making.

I will demonstrate for you how to clean up your work and make simple effective pendants from the finished cabochons.

15-16th and 18-19th March

Bluemoon Glassworks –  Austin Texas USA :

Cabtastic Cabochons and Bobbles

imageLots of cabs for rings, snaps, poppers, pins, cuff links earrings, and just about everything else – neat designs and color choices. Simple Sundials, concentric circles, dots, hearts everything in miniature ! We may even get some tumbling done.
Locket Pendants, and Bobbles including soldering the findings that I make to finish them into beautiful pendants.
There won’t be a minute to spare and you will have lots to take home with you after class !
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25th – 26th – 27th and 28th May

Glas Gestaltung – Germany :

Two classes  that can be booked as individual days both classes running two times

Harlequin Cabochons

Again building on techniques and skills with each demonstration this class relies heavily on heat control in order to maintain mastery of the glass. We will practice confident use of the torch as a tool, using it not only effectively for heat management, but to our benefit when encasing the layers. _MG_0013
I will demonstrate effective use of color in the layered designs discussing with you those that should be avoided and those that work well. Emphasis will be on demonstrating working cool and slowly.
Encasing the design adds impact and clarity and results in a finished cabochon that is quite beautiful .
I will share with you a technique I discovered that will enable you to easily alter and achieve your design making it very difficult to ‘go wrong’ with the manipulation of the glass at the encasing stage.

 

 

Cabtastic Cabochons

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Lots of cabs for rings, snaps, poppers, pins, cuff links earrings, and just about everything else – neat designs and color choices. Simple Sundials, concentric circles, dots, hearts everything in miniature ! We may even get some tumbling done 🙂
Locket Pendants, including soldering the findings that I make to finish them into beautiful pendants.
There won’t be a minute to spare and you will have lots to take home with you after class ! .
I will bring with me silver findings which you can purchase at the class.

 

And … I’m back at Bead Camp in Florida in 2018 !

If you are a studio and would like to host a class with me please do get it touch.

I hope to meet some more of you next year ….. And maybe some old friends at my new class in Austin Texas .

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