Taming the Flame-Glass Beading Basics and So Much More

2 ornate and colorful glass beads
 A beaded bracelet
 At left a hobnail bead. At right, a spear shaped bead
At left, a crab in a seashell. At right a heart-shaped bead necklace
 At left a circle shaped bead necklace. At right a blue star bead
 Two oblong beads
 Lotus beads with a tiny bee

Date: June 15-19, 2020 (Summer)
Medium: Glass
Instructor: Marjorie Langston and Terry Hale (email)
Skill Level: All

This class is open to all skill levels - beginning to advanced. Beginners will learn the safe use of tools and equipment, the basics of making well-shaped beads and a variety of surface decoration techniques. More skilled students will cover intermediate-advanced shaping and design techniques along with some off-mandrel sculptural pieces. Everyone will go home with lots of beads and several finished projects.

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Non-Credit

Undergraduate Credit

Graduate Credit

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.


Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.


Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.


About the Instructors

Marjorie Langston has been making beads since 1993 and teaching beadmaking for 20 years. She teaches at various venues in the US and Ireland as well as her private studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Her work can be found in several books and magazines. She is the co-author of Just Plain Beads.

Terry Hale is the owner of Hale Fire Glass, a working studio and teaching facility in Madison, Alabama. She began making beads in 2003 and has been teaching lampwork classes since 2007 across the US and Ireland. Her original glass and metal jewelry can be seen at fine art shows throughout the Southeast.