Learn Sculptural Bead Making
with Lampworker Kim Fields

We’re thrilled that lampworker extraordinaire Kim Fields will be leading a two-day class at BeadFX! Kim will be teaching Sculptural Bird Beads. Throughout her corporate career, Kim continued to explore numerous outlets for expressing her passion for the arts. In 1999, Kim took a beginner’s lampworking class. Just a year later she found that working with glass was so fulfilling, she decided to leave her 20-year corporate career behind and devote herself completely to the art of glass beadmaking and jewelry design.   Among her achievements are the 2005 Glasscraft Emerging Artist Award from the Flow Magazine; 2008 Commemorative Bead …

Back to School

Parents partying in the street – the kids are going back, the kiiids are goingggg baaaack! Kids moansing and groansing. Parents also chewing their nails off in anxiety. Will they be ok? Will they find their classes, will there be bullies? Oh yes – it’s a double-edged sword. So, once they’ve been back awhile and you can catch your breath, what about you? Planning any back-to-school for yourself? Learning keeps you young – apparently, all that stuff we learned about the brain being fixed in development at a young age was absolute rot. The more you learn, the better you …

Summer Sizzles @ BeadFX

I can’t quite explain it, but every summer, the hotter it gets the more people want to lampwork! Maybe, it’s because they can’t wait to make fun and summery beads.Maybe, they use it as reverse air-conditioning (because after sitting at a torch and reaching into a 950°F kiln for a few hours, even the summer heat feels cool!).Or, maybe it stems from a deep-seated desire to roast marshmallows on a campfire! Whatever the reason, why not join in on all the fun! Drop by our studio and check out the glass, mandrels, torches and kilns used to create beautiful handmade …