INTRODUCTION TO DICHROIC FUSED GLASS JEWELRY MAKING
Learn How To Create Exquisite Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry Adornments in our exciting series of TWO, FULL day-long classes!
*You MUST have basic glass fusing experience in order to take this class.*
*You need NOT have taken a basic class with the Lasses, we only ask that you have a firm grasp of basic fusing skills (i.e., how to create a firing schedule for slumping, draping, tack fusing or full fusing, the C.O.E. of glass and why it is important, annealing, etc.). If you do not yet possess these skills, our FUSING FOR BEGINNERS class will teach you these and other essential techniques.*
Pippa (“Pip”) Cossette of TWO LASSES GLASS CLASSES, will share her passion for glass fusing in TWO, FULL day-long classes that will teach you how to create exquisite fused glass jewelry pieces using dichroic glass!
Classes are conveniently held at our private studio just off US 41, at Glengary Street (the first intersection south of Bee Ridge Road) in Sarasota, Florida.
Touted by Sarasota Magazine as one of the TEN BEST CREATIVE ART CLASSES in Sarasota, each student will create FOUR uniquely different dichroic glass jewelry pieces including THREE pendant cabochons, two of which will feature a horizontal channel running through the glass. The other pendant piece will be an exercise in etching glass using a chemical and "resist" technique and will feature a glue-on bail. Students will also create a pair of elegant, button-style earrings and techniques for creating drop earrings will be discussed and demonstrated.
Students will learn how to design their pieces for maximum beauty and sparkle using a fabulous assortment of dichroic glass and a specially developed intarsia technique that will add depth and interest to your finished pieces! Production methods will also be taught in this fun and fast-paced class. Students will learn and practice a number of finishing skills that will involve sawing, grinding, and drilling techniques, and will also be taught the proper methods for applying assorted findings to complete their jewelry designs.
The class fee is $300.00 for BOTH days and includes ALL the necessary supplies (i.e., dichroic glass), use of the tools and equipment and the firing of your pieces. Classes begin at 9:30 AM and end at approximately 2:30 PM. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by the Lasses. Students are asked to bring a bag lunch to BOTH classes. There will be a limit of TWO students per class. Those students who have taken the basic course with the Lasses will receive a 10% discount off the cost of the jewelry class.
To register for our two-day Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry Making classes, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (941) 923-3773 and leave your name and number so we can get back in touch with you regarding a mutually convenient date to schedule your classes. You will be making a $75.00 deposit* to register for your two-day course and the balance of the fee will be due on the date the first class is taught.
Our business office is located in Sarasota, on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast.
*Deposits reserve your place in our studio and ensure that classes are not over-booked. Your deposit is fully refundable if the class is canceled, or you may choose to use that same deposit to hold your place in the next available class. Students who find themselves in an unavoidable situation where they need to cancel (i.e., illness), will automatically have their deposit used to hold their place in the next available class.