G-106: FUSED JEWELRY PENDANTS & PINS
Thursdays, June 21 & 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
TUITION: $50, includes materials. INSTRUCTOR: GEORGE AYARS.
Two-week class, no experience required. Supplies included. Create unique, sparkling glass jewelry for yourself or for gifts, even if you’ve never cut glass before! It’s easy and fun using dramatic, dazzling dichroic glass. All supplies are included, and tools are available in class. Demos include basic “small piece” cutting techniques, a brief intro to glass fusing, dichroic glass, and composition recommendations. Students will use scrap glass and cut simple shapes, then stack and glue 3-4 small pendants for fusing in the first session. In session two, students will assess the results of their first batch, in-group review of all fused pieces, including before and after photos. Discussion will include changes from the fusing process and surprise effects, both good and bad. With added insight, students will then create a second batch of pendants. Finally, students will select and attach jewelry bails or pin backs, to complete their fused glass fashion masterpieces!