Thursday, October 29, 2009

Basic Beadmaking

Last night I finished teaching my first session of basic glass bead making.

I am proud to announce that after three consecutive Wednesday nights no one had set themselves on fire and everyone had learned basic lampworking.
These are my sample beads from the first night of class.
Yes, everyone had made all these shapes by the end of the first night. Subsequent classes covered things like using and making twisties and stringers, encasing, trapping air bubbles, and lots of different decorating and sculptural techniques.

Will I ever teach again?
I hope so. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit.


rosebud101 said...


Barbara Lewis said...

I love teaching, too! There's nothing like the excitement when someone is pleased with something new they've learned. Creation is an amazing thing!