Making beautiful glass beads with Sarah Downton

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Learn to make glass beads in the flame using a gas torch, coloured glass rods and several decorative techniques. Practise increasingly complex designs and shaping to create a final piece of jewellery or a suite of beads. Intermediates can improve existing skills and learn new tips. Techniques explored include encasing, using silver, shaping and using presses to mould the beads.


Sarah Downton

Sarah started making glass beads in 2002 and teaching beadmaking in 2006. She sells at bead and art fairs, is a City and Guilds qualified teacher and four times judge of the British Bead Awards.
She is a member of the Surrey Guild of Craftsmen (where she sells her work), Glass Beadmakers UK and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.


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