Upcycled Beads

June 10th - June 11th
Kenya Chester |

This workshop will teach students how to recycle glass using basic flameworking skills, and transform it into their own upcycled glass beads for jewelry and crafts. We will use collected glass - from recycling to thrifted pieces - and transform the found glass into cane (rods) to use as our main material. We will then use those rods to create beads. Join in for this fun and transformative process!

What to Expect: The class will start with an introduction to flameworking and safety followed by a demo on how to pull glass cane rods. After the demo students will work on pulling their own glass cane for the beads they will make on day 2. Utilizing recycled glass is less predictable than standard effetre or borosilicate, so expect a bit of a challenge! There will be successes and failures along the way to making some successful final pieces. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 14 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
  • 2 Sessions: June 10 — June 11
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Kenya Chester

Kenya Chester is a New York City - based artist who comes from a background of Industrial and Accessory Design. 

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