Thursday, October 3
1:30pm - 4:30pm
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ANCIENT BEAD CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (ABC)
Brazee is thrilled to welcome Stephanie Sersich as Visiting Artist and co-founder of Brazee's first Ancient Bead Conference! Expand your skills on the torch with Stephanie Sersich as she walks you through creation of ancient two-bead beads!
The ancients used a two-part method to make pendants. In this half-day workshop, Stephanie will show you how to form several compatible parts, keep them warm simultaneously, and then fuse them together in the flame to make a two-bead bead. We’ll make simple and then more complex examples. Students will learn to use the kiln to “garage” and reheat beads and components.
Stephanie will also show how to make multi-holed components from the techniques and explain how the methods can be used for repairing and adding on to existing beads and pendants. This class is for advanced beginners and long-time beadmakers alike.
Students will be working with Bullseye Glass.
This class is for advanced beginners (taken at least a beginners class) and long-time beadmakers alike.
Students must wear closed-toed shoes in the studio.
Cancellation Policy: Please be sure you can attend class at time of registration. 24 hour notice required to keep payment as CREDIT to be used towards another class. All sales final, no refunds.
Stephanie Sersich is from a family of artists and collectors and has been making jewelry since she was a child. She challenges herself by using both the old and the new together. Whether shiny or pitted, glass or fiber, she strives to incorporate multiple elements into her work that give it depth, color, and texture. She has been making her own glass beads for over twenty years and they are the focal point of all of her jewelry designs. For inspiration she draws on varied sources, including textiles, ancient art and the natural world.
Her unique approach to glass bead-making and contemporary jewelry design has led her to teach at craft schools and glass studios around the world. She’s lectured at many conferences and societies, such as the Bead Society of Greater New York and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers 2003, 2006, 2008, 2014 and 2016 annual Gatherings. She has sold her own work in many well-respected venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s annual Craft Show and SOFA, both Chicago and New York.
Stephanie’s jewelry and beads have been spotlighted in the pages of many publications including The History of Beads, The Washington Post, Contemporary Lampworking, and her own book, Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads, published in March of 2008 by Interweave Press.
To see more of Stephanie's work, visit sssbeads.com