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.
Registration is now open and seats are limited so check it out.
Members get a discount.
Check it out now!
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 theme was the beach, we were challenged to submit our interpretation of that in a bead. What a great challenge. Everyone had their own reason why their bead was related to the theme.
Thanks for hosting Leslie. The drive home was beautiful and scenic and not too busy. Until next time.
June’s B&B will be held at Leslie Ford’s studio on June 22. Arrive any time after 12:30
Theme: the theme is the beach. Bring your beach related beads. That can be beads that were inspired by the beach, the color of the beach, found on the beach, sandy colored, beads in bikinis … naked beads
Demo: cabochon beads.
Leslie will demo how she makes cabochon beads for ring toppers
Bring a snack and a bead for the bead exchange.
Don’t forget your diddy’s!
See you there.
Check out the Events page for more details
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 Edgewater Lodge in Whistler, BC for the 3rd annual Whistler Molten Experience. The weather was good for the majority of the weekend and no bears were viewed this time.
Every year the event features a Master Glass Beadmaker to demonstrate their techniques and this year the feature glass artist was JC Herrell. Wow! If you’ve ever seen her beads you’ll understand the Wow! JC demonstrated a couple of her signature beads while 30+ attendees watched in awe and appreciation of her amazing talent. I can’t imagine how much I’m going to have to practice in order to do the stringer work she does. JC is also a very good speaker and she explained everything she was doing as well as why and how. If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes you shouldn’t hesitate!
The other demonstrators for this event were Debbie Tarry who demo’d her skull marble .. whoa! so cool. Even if you don’t like skulls you would enjoy this demo. Deb explains her techniques, tips & tricks without hesitation.
Terry Henry, a return attendee from California demonstrated Electroplating. Once again, whoa! I am so going to try this. Terry dazzled the group with her beautiful example beads while demonstrating the various steps of electroplating from start to finish.
Alexx demonstrated several techniques, one of the coolest – making twisties with a power drill.
Every night there was Open Torch time where the sign up sheet was always full. Some of us trying the techniques demonstrated during the day.
The food was simple, tasty and well prepared with 3 planned meals a day and munchies available throughout the day.
As in previous years, there was a Show & Sell or Trade area set up as well as an auction table.
Many thanks to Andrea and the team that organized this event. The T-shirts were a great idea, I love mine and thank you to all the volunteers that helped to make this a great event.
Announcing the Third glorious year of the annual Whistler Molten Experience. We keep having so much fun, we’re doing it again!
Our headline demonstrator is the amazing and incomparable
from Sacramento, CA, USA
Glass bead artists from far and wide assemble at this exclusive retreat. Our event may be little, but it’s not small. The tickets are precious and few, and those lucky enough to get registered in time will have an experience they’ll not soon forget.
Held at a private resort in the famous resort municipality of Whistler, BC, it is only one and a half hour drive northwest of Vancouver.
The lodge sits on the shores of tranquil glacier-fed Green Lake. It’s a peaceful, meditative location full of glass-crazed artists, all sharing their talents, techniques and stories throughout a magical weekend. What more could a glass adventurer ask for?
There will also be special demos, open-torch stations to play at, and an area for selling, swapping and hanging out. All meals are included in the fee, so you are free to just relax, feel inspired and be with friends who share your love of glass bead making.
Registration opens December 1 , 2013
I’m told the headliner for this event is AWESOME!!!! but a secret for now. I’m told it will be announced very soon.
Registration will open December 1 and the organizing committee recommends you book early, as there is a lot of interest and they expect to sell out fast.
They are going to need a few more volunteers on the days of the event, and if
you’d be interested in lending a hand please let them know. They say thank you in
Here’s the link to the Whistler Molten Experience page. http://www.moltenexperience.ca
See you there …
The Pacific Pyros were invited to demonstrate glass bead making as part of the evenings entertainment. We previously had our beads and jewelry on display in their gallery so to be invited back was a big deal.
Ania and Alicia spent the evening demonstrating the art of glass beadmaking. Along with their demonstrations they also made sales and answered questions about glass beadmaking.
The music and atmosphere of the gallery was incredible and the food was lovely.
Mikelson’s Festival of Arts is a summer event that features local artisans. This year was the 40th anniversary and to mark that achievement, the Pacific Pyros Glass bead makers decided to do demonstrations of our craft. Members participated in doing live lampworking demonstrations , much to the delight of the public. Many were amazed by the skill involved in making a glass bead. We were blessed with fantastic weather and beautiful surroundings. All that, and melting glass too! Couldn’t get much better!
July 11, 2013, Elizabeth Owre’s garden studio, Vancouver, BC
A great get together at Elizabeth’s garden studio. We enjoyed snacks of fresh fruit and baked goods. Melanie brought some glass left over from the last Whistler event so we drew names for it.
Elizabeth demo’d her hollow beads and Melanie finished the demo with how to use a reactive purple frit by TAG. Debbie demo’d a large dotted and dragged disk.
June 22, 2013, Leslie Fords studio, Squamish, BC
Once again, Leslie was an excellent host. The munchies were great and her glass stash is unbelieveable!
Only a couple of us made it out this time unfortunately but we still had a great time! We started off watching a DVD on silver fuming, very interesting. A couple of us sat down to the torch and made a few beads but only 1 made it to the kiln.
… until next time!