May 14th - 18th, 2019 (Arrive May13th & Depart May 19th)

Shani Barrett

Shimmer, Shine, Bling, dot-dot-dot

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
The main focus of this 5 day workshop will be the the coveted, elusive and often unpredictable Double Helix Glassworks palette.

We will work our way thru the lineup of reduction colors that Double Helix has to offer, learning the ins and outs of each. We will be learning to coax a rainbow of colors out of this magical glass! Metallic luster effects in golds, silvers and more will be achieved. Striking glass will also be covered.

We will explore recipes to successfully combine Double Helix with Effetre & CIM glass to get the most out of our material. Combining these glasses greatly opens the ranges of color possibilities as well as reduce costs.

We will also be simultaneously working on our dot placement, precision, heat control & consistency. We will be playing with wide variety of bead sizes and shapes on multiple sized mandrels.

This fun class will leave students feeling excited about the endless possibilities that silver-glass has to offer along with multiple strands of beads fit for a Queen.....or King!!!