Deposit: £50 (non refundable)
Total Cost: £325
Dates: 11th-12th May 2019
Times: Saturday, 10.30 – 6.00 Sunday, 10.30 – 5.00pm
Bea Stoertz has been a beadmaker since 2005.
Also being a jewelry designer, she loves to develop new wearable designHaving already worked intensively with vitreous powder on glass beads, she already had all the colors of enamels in her studio. It was only a matter of time that she longed for a stroll “out of the box” and use them on copper as her new medium.
She taught herself all the basics of torch enameling.: A new combination of two old techniques evolved as Bea the Beadmaker did what she could do best: Torch enameling “Lampworker style”
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.
In this 2-day class we are going to develop extraordinary mixed media jewelry pieces from the scratch.
You will be making some glass beads and toppers and will then incorporate them to your own brand-new torch-fired copper enamels.
You will learn basic metal work, like cutting, sawing and finishing self-designed pieces from a sheet of copper. You will also do some easy riveting with sterling silver.
At the end you may call several pieces of wearable art your own.
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
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 – if you can let me know if you want this tool and I will let Bea know – she will order them and bring them with her when she comes for the class.
If you have these tools bring them along:
Metal hole punching tool
Dapping tools and hammer
Shears for cutting copper
Extra long tweezers
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.