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Explore the Magic of Silver Glass

Elevate

Scheherazade

Silver Glass Texture + Murrine

Dragon Scale Beads

Ornate Beads

Embellishments

New Workshops to come

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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 first Explore the Magic of Silver Glass and the standalone, on-demand Elevate: Coring Glass Beads with Sterling Silver Tubing and Handcrafted Caps. Get on the email list to receive the latest updates here!

Explore the Magic of Silver Glass (EMSG)

Over four months in the making and beta tested, this workshop was created with the students’ success in mind. Students will explore the many facets of working with Double Helix Glassworks silver glass – Reducing Intensive, Striking Demystified, and Dual/Combination Explained – through LIVE Zoom class, demo videos, PDF handouts, and post-class support. See detailed description of Explore the Magic of Silver Glass here. Enroll in the next session of the course here.

Reducing Intensive

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Module 1 – Reducing Intensives concentrates on working with a variety of reducing silver glass. Students will explore the many facets of different flame chemistry, along with Hayley's own "paint brush" method, to bring out all the unexpected magenta and peacock green luster colors within one silver glass. Students will also learn how to best capture – and RETAIN – the pearlescent effects under encasement.

Striking Demystified

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Module 2 – Striking Demystified concentrates on working with a variety of striking silver glass. In addition to learning the three-step striking process, students will explore different ways to encase striking silver glass.

Dual/Combination Explained

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Module 3 – Dual/Combination Explained concentrates on working with silver glass that both strikes and reduces and how best to capture the unique characteristics of these colorful and iridescent glass under encasedment.

Students must be at an advanced beginner skill level and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch.

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

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Elevate your glass beads with metal! Elevate – Coring Glass Beads with 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. Include lessons on texturing metal, creating the caps, adding patina, and tips on finishing. See detailed description of Elevate – Coring Glass Beads with Handcrafted Caps here. Purchase and start the course immediately here.

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Workshop to come – conversion from in-person to virtual

Scheherazade

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In this Scheherazade workshop, students will learn how to create these mesmerizing Scheherazade beads, Hayley’s popular series, with only dots using silver glass, and gain an understanding of the masking technique and how it affects the positive and negative spaces of the pattern. Hayley will share her unique approach and design theory in achieving her innovative patterns.

Students must be at an advanced beginner skill level, familiar with reducing silver glass, and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch. Students who are not familiar with reducing silver glass are encouraged to take the Explore the Magic of Silver Glass workshop as a prerequisite.

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Silver Glass Texture + Murrine

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In this Silver Glass Texture + Murrine workshop, students will learn the tips and techniques behind Hayley's silver glass murrine and create a small murrine pull of their own. Students will then learn Hayley's approach to adding surface texture to silver glass using frits, powders, enamels, and other embellishments, and create one of Hayley's Flora series beads. Starting from a base using both striking and reducing silver glass, surface texture and stringer work will then be added. Students will complete the bead by applying the murrine pulled or purchased murrine.

Students must be at an intermediate skill level, familiar with reducing and striking silver glass, and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch. Students who are not familiar with reducing silver glass are encouraged to take the Explore the Magic of Silver Glass workshop as a prerequisite.

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Dragon Scale Beads

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In this Dragon Scale Beads workshop, students will learn the special techniques behind Hayley's popular series and will practice creating this very challenging bead using different silver glass and silver glass combinations while being mindful of careful heat control in order to retain the iridescent effect. (Please note the class does not include capping and coring instructions.)

Students must be at an intermediate skill level, familiar with reducing silver glass, and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch. Students who are not familiar with reducing silver glass are encouraged to take the Explore the Magic of Silver Glass workshop as a prerequisite.

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Ornate Beads

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In this Ornate Beads workshop, students will learn how to create two of Hayley's Ornate Series bead styles and understand the design approach and the complicated construction process behind this series.

Students must be at an advanced skill level and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch.

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Embellishments

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In this Embellishments workshop, students will explore a variety of embellishments – from embedded ones to surface enhancements. Students will learn to use dichroic, metals (leaf and mesh), cubic zirconia, murrine, twisties, shards, and other decorations. At the end of the class, students will be armed with many techniques that will take their lampworking journey to the next level! This class also includes Hayley's Enchantment Series bead. Students must be at a intermediate skill level and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch.

Students must be at an intermediate skill level, familiar with reducing silver glass, and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch. Students who are not familiar with reducing silver glass are encouraged to take the Explore the Magic of Silver Glass workshop as a prerequisite.

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NEW Workshop to come

Metal for Lampworkers

Encore – Explore the Magic of Silver Glass 2

Galaxy Beads

Abyss/Torrent Beads

Double Helix Silver Glass Seminars

Workshop, Demonstration (D), and Presention (P)

2008
Santa Rose Studio, California
SoCal Flame Surfers, California (D)

2009
Santa Rose Studio, California
Smokey Mountain Firecrackers, Tennessee
Arrow Springs, California

2010
Arrow Springs, California
Playing with Fire, Maine
Blue Moon Glassworks, Texas
ISGB Gathering, New York

2011
The Mandrel, California
The Gathering Place, Illinois
Bead&Button Show, Wisconsin
ISGB Gathering, Kentucky (P)
Creative Glass, Switzerland
BSNC, California (P)
Blue Moon Glassworks, Texas
SGB NorCal, California (D)

2012
ASGB, Arizona
Kiss My Glass, California
Bead&Button Show, Wisconsin
The Gathering Place, Illinois

2013
Let It Bead, Arizona
Third Degree Glass Factory, Missouri
Kiss My Glass, California
Bead&Button Show, Wisconsin

2014
Glass Act, Michigan/Ohio
Carlisle Machine Works, New Jersey
Kiss My Glass, California
Bead&Button Show, Wisconsin
The Glass Shoppe, Ottawa, Canada
Dallas Craft Guild, Texas

2015
Third Degree Glass Factory, Missouri
Kiss My Glass, California
Glass Act, Michigan/Ohio
Bead&Button Show, Wisconsin
The Melting Point, Arizona

2016
BeadCamp, Florida
Scarab Glass Works, California
Fire and Rain, Washington (D)
ISGB Gathering, Louisianna (P)
Carlisle School, New Jersey

2017
Molten Experience, Canada (D)
The GLOW, Wisconsin
Carlisle School, New Jersey

2018
Crystal Forge, Nebraska
Carlisle School, New Jersey

2019
Carlisle School, New Jersey

2020
5-6 September – EMSG
3-4 October – EMSG
7-8 November – EMSG
7-8 December – EMSG

2021
20-21 February – EMSG
20-21 March – EMSG
26-27 June – EMSG
On demand – Elevate
SoCal Flame Surfers, California (P)