Funky Fused Glass Jewellery Making
One-day workshops with Jenny Timms

"Jenny's enthusiasm...is infectious and her patience is commendable." - Sue

Fused Glass Jewellery - make your own jewellery and learn about kiln fusing on this class for beginners.

This one day workshop will teach you how to cut clear and coloured glass, and create interesting 'jewels' to turn into pendants and earrings. No previous experience is necessary.

We will cover the basics of glass cutting using professional grade tools, and then building these pieces of glass into cabochons.
You will be shown how to make a tiny glass ‘sandwich’ - the filling being coloured glass frit and/or dichroic glass.
These pieces will then be fused in our kiln, making your glass sandwich into fused glass cabochons.

Due to firing and resin curing time the construction of the pieces will be done after the class by Jenny or Mike.
We provide sterling silver findings to make 2 finished pendants and 2 pairs of earrings.
Of course all your completed work is yours to take home; additional silver findings are available if you'd like to finish off more of your 'jewels'.
We'll send you photos of your pieces once fused (or feel free to call in) so you can choose which pieces you'd like us to attach bails and earring posts to.

You will learn:

  • Glass cutting
  • An introduction to glass fusing
  • What works well as a designed piece of glass jewellery
  • How to have fun with glass and explore new ideas

Please bring :

  • Flat enclosed shoes (no sandals) and old clothes; an apron is provided
  • Enthusiasm
  • Your close-up spectacles if you wear them
  • Some ideas for what you might like to make – a quick internet search for fused jewellery might be helpful, but even better are your own ideas!

The course cost includes:

  • Enough glass to make 10 cabochons and matching earring cabochons – depending on your cutting skills
  • Silver findings so 2 of the best cabochons can be made into pendants, along with the matching pair of earrings
    • 2 x Sterling Silver Bails, 4 earring posts and 4 earring butterflies
    • 1 x Sterling Silver Mini Snake Chain Necklace (18”)
  • Use of tools and apron
  • Light lunch & refreshments during the day
  • Maximum class size 4 people
  • All your work to take home (after firing)

How to book your place on our fused glass jewellery making class

Jewellery making takes place at Vitreus Art @ Wakefield, 5 miles north of Milton Keynes on these dates; class runs from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

  • Saturday 11th Nov Fused Glass Jewellery - £105 per person - 1 place available
  • Sunday 28th Jan Fused Glass Jewellery - £115 per person - 3 places available
  • Sunday 1st April Fused Glass Jewellery - £115 per person - 4 places available

If you're ready to book, select the date you prefer and make your booking - debit / credit cards and PayPal accepted . We can also take personal bookings in our studio.
Our class bookings terms and conditions are here.

 

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Make your own fused glass jewellery on our one day classJenny modelling some of her own fused glass jewellery Fused glass cabochon made with dichroic glassMake enough glass cabochons for 10 pendants and matching earrings Jewellery glass ready to be fired in the kiln
One student's pieces ready to fire in our kiln
Fused glass cabochons
After firing you'll choose which pieces to make in to jewellery
Sterling silver findings used to finish your fused glass jewellery
We'll add silver bails and earring posts using resin adhesive

 

About Jenny Timms / Vitreus Art

Vitreus Art is Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy - glass artists, course providers, and proprietors of Vitreus Art @ Wakefield. Jenny is an accomplished glass artist who loves to share her passion for all glass art forms with students and visitors to the gallery.
Latterly Jenny has added silver jewellery making and candle-making to her range of talents!