Entries by the Communicator

Fraser Valley Bead Show

The Pacific Pyros and the Terminal City Glass Co-Op were invited to set up and demonstrate glass bead making at this year Fraser Valley Bead Show.  The fun began on Friday with Kirsten and Maria taking turns demonstrating their beadmaking skills to groups of bead show guests.  Saturday’s demonstrators were Pat, Melanie, Barb, Kirsten and […]

Corina Tettinger

Upcoming Event at Terminal City Glass Co-op For all those pyros out there, check out the link below for the upcoming event at the Terminal City Glass Co-op.  Corina Tettinger will be giving a live demonstration on September 26 at 6pm.  Corina Tettinger demo Registration is now open and seats are limited so check it […]

Beer & Beadz – July 2014

July’s Beer n Beadz was held at Elisabeth’s beautiful garden studio. The weather was warm, the food was awesome and the turn out was large. Elisabeth demo’d using enamels in glass bead making.  She sprinkled color on the bead she was making and melted the color in.   The result was a deep color in the […]

Beer & Beadz – June 2014 – Updated

Well if you weren’t there you missed a great B&B! Leslie has a great studio and lots of cool tools and rare glass. Leslie did a cabochon demo using a round and a heart shaped mandrel.  The heart shaped bead ended up huge!  She also demo’d the webbing technique using Double Helix glass. Because the […]

Beer & Beadz – May 2014

May’s B&B was held at Sunlight Art Glass studio where Tamara did a fused glass murrini demo. The murrini was created by loading up a coated fireproof mold with glass rods such as stringer, small diameter rods and twisties and then heated up to melting point in the kiln. The result is a mosaic style […]

Whistler Molten Experience 2014

Wow! What an “Experience”! For those of you who couldn’t attend this event, here are some pictures and as much explanation as I can provide.  Hopefully you enjoy them and can feel the experience. On the weekend of May 2, beadmakers from the Westcoast, BC Interior, Washington, California and even Thailand congregated at the beautiful […]

Beer & Beadz – April 2014

Ania’s son Alex made a great sign to welcome everyone at the door. The following people attended: Carol, Helen, Melanie, Silvia, Ken, Lynne and Tamara. It was a great potluck dinner with quiche, salmon, spinach salad, cheeses & meats, followed by some studio time. We discussed colour matching techniques from two different perspectives: 1. Matching […]

Beer & Beadz – February 2014

February’s Beer & Beadz was held at Ken & Silvia’s studio and WOW! what a studio they have. They are set up for lampwork, metalwork, lapidary and jewelry making. Ken demo’d a fabulous sculptured flower and bee which showed us how to easily add elements (like the bee) to another element (like the flower). The […]