Welcome and thank you for visiting our site. All beads are designed at our in-house studio, annealed, and put together to make the great jewelry in our catalog. Feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions.

Directions will be emailed 2 weeks prior to the class.  Make sure I have your email address.  Payment must be paid in full to hold class space.

 2013 Basic Bead Classes
 Email for class dates
I am happy to add a special class on available weekends or weekdays with a minimum of 4 attending.  I will need several weeks notice to prepare for tools and equipment. 
Basic Lampworking Classes
I cover the basics of glass bead making.  We spend several hours on safety.  I show you the basic equipment, its uses and how to set it up.  I will teach you 3 different shapes and we will spend lots of time on surface decorations. You will learn everything you need for sometime in this 2 day class.  The class fee is $220 (plus tax), USE of all equipment is provided, there is a materials fee of $25 (payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class).  Each basic session will consist of 12 hours of hands on/instruction, you will learn the three basic shapes and lots of surface designs. Stop buying and learn to make your own beautiful beads, all you need to bring is YOURSELF.  Please note:  Students 13 to 15 years of age need a parent to take the class with them.
Also note, all my classes are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday.  I believe you learn better in back to back classes.  You won't experience a learning curve only growth!  If you are unavailable for weekend classes, pull together 3 additional friends and schedule the class at your convenience.  I am usually available most week days.  Email me with some dates.

At the end of class, you will have the option to purchase your tools and equipment, along with a glass kit, should you decide you want to continue making beads at home.  Torch kits are $210 and glass kits are $35 (prices may vary due to availability of supplies).  Additional list of tools will be provided at class.  It does include EVERYTHING you need to go home and start making beads.  I also will have other useful tools and books to choose from if you want to purchase them. 
Each student is given a class packet that will cover all the material we work thru as well as resources for purchasing more tools and glass in the future.

Basic Bead Class tuition $220.00 (+ tax 20.25 = $240.35) don't forget your $25 materials fee on the day of class.  Tax is collected from everyone since the "goods" are delivered in the State of Tennessee.  Purchase the class here or you can  mail a check or call with your credit card.  Use Voucher Code 501675001 in the check out area to eliminate shipping charges.  Each class is Limited to 8 students/minimum 4.

Intermediate Bead Class
New structure to fit your schedule.  Each session will cost $100 (total 6 hours) and YOU get to request what we cover.  I will take requests several weeks before and edit what we cover.  If you have no requests, we will expand on other techniques.

 Intermediate Bead Class
Classes are offered and scheduled at your request, many are private.  Email for information
Learn all about dots,encasing, pulling perfect stringers, flowers, cane & shaped molds.
4 student minimum/8 maximum.
Intermediate tuition $100.00 (+ tax)= $109.25
Use Voucher Code 501675001 in the check out area to eliminate shipping charges.  Must bring all tools and equipment to class.  Glass and Gas is provided.
Private Instruction
Private instruction is also available at a rate of $25 per hour with a minumum of 2 hours for previous students.  Students instructed by others, there is a 4 hours minimum at $30 per hour.  Private Basic Bead Making Class is $360.00 (both days) Mon thru Thurs.  Private Basic Bead Making Class on Sat & Sun is $450.  All subject to tax.  Email or call to schedule your private session.  Weekend private classes are scheduled around current show schedule.

If you have questions, please donít hesitate to contact me at: (865)256-2807



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