glass bead making

Come to Transformation Glass to learn the art of glass bead making.  Watch as glass rods are heated to the molten state in a torch flame.  Use gravity, heat and various tools to shape and move the molten material into a beautiful glass bead. 

Glass bead making continues to expand in popularity across the US.  Instruction and studio access is offered in glass bead making through the lampworking technique.  All levels of instruction are offered.  Beginning glass bead making classes include (but are not limited to) lessons in shaping, surface decorations including dots, stringers and twists, working with molds and patterned marvering surfaces.  Additional classes cover the use of metal leaf and foils, enamels, encasing, florals, and controlled stringer work.  Advanced techniques include the creation of latticino, picture cane, sculpture and electroforming.