Sunday, March 22, 2015

Calling all lampworkers who want to compose fabulous jewelry using their beads!!!
Bead Camp ( is hosting my workshop, April 26-May 2, in Nokomis Florida.  We are really going to tackle jewelry design as well as some basic metal clay knowledge and some lampworking tips and techniques. 
Bead Camp is a unique, casual, dare I say “beachy”? venue that is so much fun!  Join us in the beautiful Florida weather next month!

Combining Metal Clay Components and Your Glass Beads to Make Unique Jewelry
Learn to make a focal bead, spacers, components and custom findings, using fine silver metal clay for your glass bead jewelry. In this five-day workshop, students will make a set of lampworked beads to coordinate with a fine silver PMC focal piece and/or components. We will spend some time on the process of designing jewelry with glass beads—color, size, shape, function, etc.—so that the final product will be a strong, cohesive piece. Techniques for creating a matching clasp will also be demonstrated. Custom findings made with silver metal clay will set your jewelry designs apart from the crowd! Those with no  experience with metal clay will be welcomed right along with those who have experience. Base metal clay will also be demonstrated.