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  • Astrid Riedel, Implosions, Flower Cane, Silver Glass, & Mokume Gane, February 28 - March 4, 2019


    Marble bead making 

    • Preparing a small glass plate as a base for the decoration, (done on a punty) 
    • Making Wig/Wag cane
    • Making layered cane
    • Making designs with enamels and spiral imprint 
    • Making spiky implosion in marble bead
    • Shaping marbles and inserting a small screw into bead when hot. A bail with a threaded pin will be wound into it. This makes it an interchangeable bead. 
    •  NOTE Special tool is required for this technique.  

    Making 3D Flower Murrini 

    • Theory on how the flower murrini’s are build up so you can make any flower using the explained techniques.
    • Creating flower stamen 
    • The building up of the flower petals 
    • How to apply the murrini on the bead so that your flowers bloom on the bead. 

    Silver Glass

    • Learn how to reduce the silver glass
    • Layering or pleating the silver glass
    • Making silver glass murrini
    • Making enameled murrini
    • Encasing with clear glass
    • Creating well-made lentil shaped beads
    • Making perfect round encased beads 

    Mokume Gane/ battuto beads 2-day class   

    Day 1 
    • Preparing multi-layered cane 
    • Creating lentil beads 
    • Layering beads with enamels and shards 
    Day 2
    • Cold working the beads 
    • Polishing the beads in the flame of the torch 
    • Final decorations such as fine stringer murrini etc.

    This class does include lunches and glass packs! 

    We will also be doing a Hotshop dinner the first night of class and then a graduation ceremony the second

    to last day of class! 

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