Make Glass Beads: Intro to Lampworking
Date and Time: 09/15/2018 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Making glass beads is great fun and an opportunity to play with fire in a controlled and supportive environment. This class will teach you the art of lampworking, a technique of using a torch and melting Effetre glass rods to create various shapes. Safety and appropriate equipment handling are emphasized. Your handmade beads will need to stay in a kiln overnight to be annealed.
NOTE: Participants must be at least 15 years old.
This class serves as a pre-requisite for Flame II that will be scheduled in October.
Wire Wrapping Stones through Kirkwood Community College Education Program$58.00 Add to cart
Date and Time: 07/15/2016 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: Ability to make wrapped loops
Learn the basics of wrapping stones with wire. Students will practice with copper wire to form a plan for a particular stone, then move to sterling wire for the final project.
Registration is through Kirkwood Community College. Register at: www.kirkwood.edu and go to Continuing Education and then search for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search. On-site registrations will be taken if registration through Kirkwood meets minimum requirements of two participants.
Next Steps in Soft Glass Work: Hollow Beads$98.00 Add to cart
Date and Time: 07/11/2016 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Instructor: Wendy Ford
Prerequisites: Flame I or equivalent
Take your soft glass skills to the next step. This workshop will focus on making hollow beads. If there is time, we may try to make a bead inside a bead.
Peyote Stitch Beaded Beads through Kirkwood Community College Continuing Education Program$58.00 Add to cart
Date and Time: 07/27/2016 from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary.
Weaving with beads isn’t has complicated as it looks. Peyote stitch is a versatile and often used seed bead weaving technique. Students will make beads by beading a rectangle then folding it up and zipping it closed to make a tight and seamless tube. Fancy your bead up by adding layers of embellishment. Samples of finished jewelry using peyote stitch will be available with discussion on the techniques used to construct them.
Registration is through Kirkwood Community College or on site–follow this link to register and look for Beadology Iowa under the instructor search.
On site registrations will be taken but not counted towards the minimum class size in order for the class to take place.