Last Class Night December 12th
I'm going to miss seeing all of you! You have made my first teaching experience a pleasureable one! Thank you!
***If you wish to purchase additional supplies, please come a little early (we're always there by at least 6:30) or plan to stop working a little earlier (8:45) in order to not detract others from class time. Thank you!
Some things we will cover/go over again :
*We'll be wrapping up and taking questions and requests.
* Carol and I will be bringing Lampworking books and literature for you to look at. This is a great way to preview some of the materials that are available to us as Lampworkers before rushing out and buying your own copies!
*Show & Tell
* We will be doing kind of a Secret Santa bead exchange. If you wish to participate, bring a bead (wrapped or not) to give as a gift and you will get one in return.
* Feel free to bring some munchies to share. You don't have to, but the more food the merrier--right?? :-)
***Torches have to be off by 9:00. (8:45 if you wish to buy supplies at the end of class). That gives our torches and beads just enough time to cool before the end of class!
* It's ok to make SMALL beads! This is especially true when it comes to encasing. I know some of you have started to try to encase your beads. Encasing is hard and for most people takes a lot of practice! I have heard even the most seasoned bead makers oogle over someone else's flawlessly encased beads. It's that difficult. I don't want to discourage you. Quite the opposite. My best advice for good first results is to start with a clean clean rod and work very small. We will touch more on encasing later. I just wanted to throw in a few tips in the meantime. Also remember that it's ok to work slow. Patience is just as important as practice at this point. We're not roastin' marshmellows--we're melting glass! :-)