Make Glass Beads: Intro to Lampworking through Kirkwood Community College–this class is full–call to get on a waiting list.
Date and Time: 01/18/2020 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM
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 use of Beadology Iowa's flame studio and next steps glass classes.
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. Instructor: Karen Kubby.
$40 instructor fee/$65 materials fee
Floral Embellished Dutch Spiral Bracelet$68.00 Add to cart
Date and Time: 09/10/2016 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor: Cheryl Weatherford
Prerequisites: No previous experience is necessary.
Learn or get refreshed with your Dutch Spiral skills to make this fun bracelet with Toho beads. Then embellish it with resin floral and Czech pressed glass beads.
Free Soft Glass TutorialsRead more
Date and Time: 08/11/2016 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Instructor: Wendy Ford
For those with basic glass skills through our classes or other sources. Tap into Beadology Iowa instructor Wendy Ford’s expertise to expand your skill set.These tutorials are not free intro classes. They are meant to help those wanting to get help starting or finishing a project, to perfect technique, or how to better use tools.$15 lab fee to use the studio. Conversation is free.
Cubed Right Angle Weave Pendant: An Introduction to CRAW$58.00 Add to cart
Date and Time: 07/02/2016 from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Instructor: Karen Kubby
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary
Cubed Right Angle Weave (CRAW) is a fun and fascinating stitch. It is hard to learn from video or written instructions. In this class you will learn CRAW with larger beads to create a pendant. Move on to embellishing the piece by “stitchin’ in the ditch”.
Note: This class serves as the prerequisite for the CRAW Fan Earrings class on July 16.