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    Flame Working: Marbles

    Diablo Glass School
    Ah, marbles, a favorite childhood game. Remember collecting these glass beauties? Add to that collection. Using either Moretti or Borosilicate glass, you will learn how to make several styles of marbles such as complex twists, raked designs, and paperweight-style encased flowers. Experienced instructors will also teach you the techniques for encasing marbles for a magnifying effect, and how to make glass stands to proudly display your creations. Demonstrations will alternate with plenty of working time. After class, maybe play a quick game of marbles.
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    Intro to Enameling

    Stonybrook Fine Arts
    If regular jewelry just doesn't make the cut for you, why not try your hand at making your own! In this four hour workshop, you'll learn how to enamel using both torch and kiln methods. Become familiar with all the basic aspects of making enamel jewelry, including templates, adhering silver leaf and other metals, stamp and roll patterns for champlevé, and melting glass beads into the enamel. By the end of this class, you will have made two personalized, hand-crafted pendants to show as proof of your new skills!
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    Bead Making 101: Moretti

    Diablo Glass School
    Beads, beads are good for your heart. Beads, beads, they make you... look so luxurious and elegant. In this introductory class, you will learn how to make beautiful glass beads on a mandrel. After a discussion of studio set-up, safety, and demonstrations, experienced instructors will introduce you to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. You will use soft glass, Moretti, to build these colorful glass pieces. Demonstrations will alternate with working time. Just remember the need for bead.
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    Introduction to Beadmaking

    Fiamma Art Glass
    Jewelry making is great and all, until you just can't find that perfect colored bead. Stop relying on crafting stores to achieve your artistic visions, and take matters into your own hands! In this 2-hour crafting class, travel back in time to explore the over 5000 year old art form of glass beadmaking -- using the best modern equipment and supplies, of course. Learn all the fundamental skills and information needed to produce your own glass beads in nearly any shape or color you can imagine, including safety procedures, how to manipulate hot glass, how to color glass, and how to decorate the surface. Enjoy the luxury of having your own workstation, torch, tools, and all the supplies and glass you need to be well on your way towards making custom jewelry more beautiful than you ever dreamed!
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    Flame Working Sampler

    Diablo Glass School
    Play. With. FIRE! This beginner course will introduce flame working at a stationary bench torch. This class is the ideal way to enjoy the excitement of melting glass in the torch and creating your very own piece. You will experience putting the melted glass on the mandrel, controlling, shaping, and sculpting it to produce colorful and elegant shapes. The course is intended to briefly introduce you to flame working for further consideration. Basically, get ready to play with fire and transform flame into beauty.
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    All about Glass Dots I

    Fiamma Art Glass
    This class will introduce you to the bead-i-ful world of beads and dots! Explore your inner artist as you learn to execute simple dot patterns using multiple colors and stringers on moretti glass. Expert teachers will carefully guide you through the entire process. You will explore various techniques including pulling stringers, spacing dots, dot stacks, and more. Leave with a beautiful creation you can show off to your family and friends. Who knew, the world of beads is not so small after all!
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    Flame Working 101: Boro

    Diablo Glass School
    Flames erupt. You turn the glass, melting it and forming it. It's glowing. Whether you're working a flame for fun or hobby, here, you'll have the chance to create one-of-a-kind beads, pendants, and marbles. This hands-on flameworking course covers the basics of shaping colorful glass in the flame of a stationary propane/oxygen torch. There will be a discussion of studio set-up and safety, followed by periodic demonstrations and plenty of practice time. Throughout the day, you will create beads, glass pendants, and marbles.
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    Make a Pendant

    Stonybrook Fine Arts
    Tired of wearing the same accessories that everyone else has? Why not let your individuality shine through your jewelry! Learn the basics of making and customizing pendants in this crafting workshop. This four hour course will take you through several jewelry making techniques, including metal cutting, filing, and soldering. After learning the essentials, begin to customize your own personal silver pendant, perhaps with some colorful glass beads? The sky's the limit! Leave with a beautiful accessory to either give to someone special or rock of your own.
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    Glass Pipe Making

    Juggernaut Glass (MA)
    If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Or, in this case, the glass pipe making class. Spend an afternoon learning the in's and out's of lampworking -- a cool form of glassblowing that creates beautiful shapes from molten glass rods and a trusty torch. In this class, see how the pros create items such as hand-blown glass beads, pendants, marbles, ornaments, functional art, pipes, and sculptures. The lampworking studio is your oyster, come see what beautiful creations you can make.
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    Glassblowing: Lampworking

    Juggernaut Glass (MA)
    If you can't handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Or, in this case, the lampworking class. Spend an afternoon learning the in's and out's of lampworking -- a cool form of glassblowing that creates beautiful shapes from molten glass rods and a trusty torch. In this class, you'll see how the pros create items such as hand-blown glass beads, pendants, marbles, ornaments, functional art, pipes, and sculptures. The lampworking studio is your oyster, come see what beautiful creations you can make.
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