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Elevate: Coring Glass Beads with Sterling Silver Tubing and Handcrafted Caps

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Elevate: Coring Glass Beads with Sterling Silver Tubing and Handcrafted Caps   

Elevate: Coring Glass Beads with Sterling Silver Tubing and Handcrafted Caps workshop


Elevate your glass beads with metal! Elevate – Coring Glass Beads with Sterling Silver Tubing and Handcrafted Caps is the first of the Metal for Lampworkers series where Hayley shares how she takes her beads to a new level by coring them in sterling silver tubing with metal bead caps. Utilizing many of your existing tools and equipment – as well as common household items – Hayley takes you on this endeavor step by step using four different coring tools with additional lessons on texturing metal, creating the caps (from simple to more complicated), adding patina, and finishing tips. This course concentrates on beads made on 3/16" / 5mm mandrels (but may be adapted for other sizes). Elevate is an on-demand virtual class without live session or support. Purchase and start the course immediately here.


MUST READ: Waiver of Liability, Release, and Indemnity
Course Description
Introduction and Material/Tool List (PDF)
Selecting the Right Coring Tool for Your Needs (PDF) 

Module 1: All About Caps
Marking Center of Purchased Discs
Cutting Center Hole on Discs
Dapping (Doming) Washers
Creating Caps from Sheet Metal 

Module 2: Textures
Annealing Using Lampworking Torch
Pickling Using Household Supplies
Stamping Texture + Cutting Washers
Hammering Subtle Texture
A Few Words on Additional Texturing Tools 

Module 3: Finishing/Polishing
Adding Patina
Polishing with a Brass Brush
More Finishing/Polishing Tips
A Few Words on Tumbling, Pin Finishing, and Using a Fiber Wheel 

Module 4: Preparation
Why Bead Caps?
Preparing the Glass Bead
Auditioning Bead Caps
Sizing and Cutting Tubing 

Module 5: Capping/Coring with The Bead Riveter
The Bead Riveter Intro
Capping+Coring with The Bead Riveter
Initial Flaring with a Plumb Bob 

Module 6: Capping/Coring and Dapping with a Press
Jim Moore Press Intro and Custom Dies
Capping+Coring with a Press
Dapping (Doming) Washers with a Press 

Module 7: Capping/Coring with the Beadliner – Model BM3 – perlenpresse.de
Beadliner – Model BM3 Intro
Capping+Coring with Beadliner – Model BM3 – perlenpresse.de
Finishing with a Rawhide Mallet 

Module 8: Capping/Coring with the Impress Beadliner
Impress Beadliner Intro
Capping+Coring with the Impress Beadliner
Refining with a Rawhide Mallet 

Ensuring the Fit for the Popular European Charm Bracelets
Split Tubing During Coring
Using the Retro Capping Tool
Capping+Coring and Refining Encore
Homemade File Stick

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Terms and Conditions/Privacy Policy – in order to create an account with an username and password on the enVision Virtual Workshop Portal (link above), one must agree to the site’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 

Liability Waivers – by purchasing the course, students AGREE to the Waiver of Liability, Release, and Indemnity set forth in the first lesson.

Access – two-year access from date of purchase

What you need – material/tool list may be requested before signing up.

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No prerequisites except access to a device (computer, tablet ) with high-speed internet and basic understanding on how to work the virtual platform

The Fine Print

"Watch parties" or sharing access with unregistered persons to the prerecorded, or downloadable content for this course is strictly prohibited.

Due to instant access to much of the course materials, once transaction is complete, there is no refund.

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Created with the success of the students in mind

Learn under the tutelage of Hayley Tsang Sather – from the many fundamental facets of working with silver glass to her signature glass series, as well as metal components that turn glass into wearing jewelry! New workshops will be added frequently starting with the popular Explore the Magic of Silver Glass and the new Svelte – Slender Bicone in Striking Silver Glass, as well as the self-guided on-demand Elevate: Coring Glass Beads with Sterling Silver Tubing and Handcrafted Caps.

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