Svelte: Slender Bicone in Striking Silver Glass
In this virtual workshop, students will learn how to shape a long – 2-2.5"/5-6.5cm – slender bicone with tapered puckered ends using striking silver glass. Hayley will share how she works the long bead to bring out multiple hues as well as how to correct colors and adjust values if needed. Enroll in the next session of the course here.
Module 1: Important – please read
Svelte – Slender Bicone in Striking Silver Glass (PDF download)
Liability Waivers – REQUIRED for all NEW students
What You Need (PDF download)
Module 2: Svelte 101
Introduction to Slender Bicone Shaping (PDF download)
Introduction to Striking Long Beads (PDF download)
Shaping and Striking Basic (video demo)
Shaping and Striking Basic 2 – Lengthwise (video demo)
Module 3: Svelte 102
Twisted Skylla and Skiron (video demo)
Transparent Color (video demo)
Module 4: Assignments
Suggested Assignments for Two-Week Instructor Support and Beyond
Annealing Silver Glass
Basic Photography with A Smart Phone
Dipping Mandrels for Long Beads (video demo)
Stringer Tool (video demo)
Students must have taken the two-day EMSG course or be proficient in striking silver glass, and be at an advanced beginner skill level and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch.
What you need
Effetre Clear (I use Super Clear)
Effetre Transparent in a bright color of your choice OR Double Helix Transparent – Rhea, Lotis, or Theia
Any striking silver glass may be used for all the lessons. Unfortunately many are not currently available. Here is a list of current and discontinued stock colors (there were too many test/experimental batches to list and some test/experimental glass may not work well)
• Double Helix Atlas
• Double Helix Skiron OR Okeanos 2
• Double Helix Skylla
Current test batches (limited quantity/availability may change):
• Double Helix Terranova 2021
• Double Helix RK-782
• Double Helix Khaos, Luna (2, 3), Terranova (2.0, 2.1)
• Precision 104 Double Amber Purple/daVinci 2, Van Gogh
• TAG 104 Fire Lotus
How a virtual workshop with live session(s) and support works
Workshop contains one or more modules. Each module has multiple lessons with step-by-step instruction usually via demo videos and/or written instruction, supported with PDF downloads. Videos can easily be standalone teaching tools with captions, voice over, and diagrams when applicable. Students are encouraged to watch these videos as often as they wish on their own as they practice the techniques over the six months (183 days) after the LIVE Zoom class.
LIVE Zoom class
LIVE session is one day in length lasting about 2.5-3 hours with frequent a break. We will start with lecture on shaping and striking slender bicone then will be watching the prerecorded videos together with real-time interaction, discussion, and Q&A. Students will be working on their own after the LIVE Zoom class.
Two-week post LIVE Zoom class support
Via a Facebook Private Group. Ask questions, share pictures, and enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow students. Students will continue to have access to the Facebook Private Group without instructor support throughout the same six months (183 days) as the portal access.
Liability Waivers – students taking a for-purchase virtual workshop must print, fill out, initial, sign, date, and return the Liability Waivers. This is a required document (and only one is needed for all workshops unless student's information changes) and failure to submit will result in access to the course removed
Zoom LIVE Class – invitation for each day of the LIVE class will be emailed after the Liability Waivers is received a few days prior to the LIVE session. Please join meeting with video on (see The Fine Print below) and audio off. Respecting your privacy, Zoom meeting will NOT be recorded.
Facebook Private Group – an invitation to join will be sent at the end of the Zoom LIVE Class. This is the interactive platform for the two-week post LIVE Class support. Students may also ask questions on the Discussion Panel right in the Portal within each module/lesson. Please make sure we are friends on Facebook (feel free to unfriend once invite is accepted).
• completed Explore the Magic of Silver Glass course or proficient in working with striking silver glass (we will cover some striking techniques but will not go in depth as shown in the Explore the Magic of Silver Glass course)
• completed Liability Waivers
• advanced beginner skill level and comfortable making long beads (minimum 2"/5cm)
• comfortable working on a propane/oxygen mix torch is a must
• a device (computer, tablet, phone) with video and audio capabilities and high-speed internet a basic understanding on how Zoom app, Facebook private group, and the virtual platform work
The Fine Print
To ensure students have the full 183-day/six-month portal access to the course, expiration date will be manually adjusted before LIVE Zoom Class commences. Note that the portal utilizes UTC time, please adjust to your time zone accordingly.
Two-week instructor support starts the day after LIVE Zoom class.
"Watch parties" or sharing access with unregistered persons to live, prerecorded, or downloadable content for this course is strictly prohibited. Students should arrange their viewing area so their cameras can be left on during live events to assist the instructor in monitoring student participation. Students who need to turn off their cameras for extended periods or log into the sessions with more than one device should coordinate with the instructor in advance of each session.
Please review the free information and demo videos in the free Basics course on the portal before signing up for the full workshop. Due to instant access to much of the course materials, once transaction is complete, there is no refund. In case of extenuating circumstance, please contact us via email for possible arrangement.