Intro to Bead: Minis & Multiples

November 14th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Julia Aneiro |

In this 3-hour introductory workshop, students will learn beginner beadmaking techniques with a special focus on making and shaping multiple beads at a time. A collection of mini beads opens up worlds of possibility - whether that’s stringing them on their own, complementing larger statement beads on a necklace, or adding handmade flair to clothes and accessories. Together we’ll go over techniques like working with graphite paddles and controlling temperature on and off the torch. Students will learn how to create small-scale beads in an assortment of fun, organic shapes and a rainbow of colors.

What to Expect: The class will start with a few short demonstrations (no longer than 30 minutes) and the remainder of the time will be given to students to create their own beads using the techniques from the demos and working with Julia to answer any questions. Beadmaking requires a little practice at heat control with the torch to create successful beads. Students can anticipate making at least a handful of mini beads, along with some failures, while also refining their skills and growing more comfortable with hot glass. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 12 and up.

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight then be carefully removed from the mandrels, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work. 

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration

Class Schedule
  • 1 Session: November 14th
    Thursday, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Julia Aneiro

Julia is a lifelong New Yorker with an interest in beautiful things and the people who make them. With a background in art history and archaeological research, she’s especially drawn…

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