Teaching Glass Beadmaking...
......if you'd like me to see me teaching at a
               glass studio near you, request me to the studio.

Class Description

Kaleidoscopes, Big Beads & Spinning, Oh My!
Lampworking for Big Kids, with Julie Nordine
& the Electric Mandrel Spinner.

In this intermediate 2-day class, you will learn to work bigger & more efficiently.
Julie will start out by having you jump in with both feet, shortening the learning curve of the
ultimate beadmaking tool: The Electric Mandrel Spinner (EMS),
by Bearfoot Art Glass, which will be used throughout class.

You'll learn:
  • shaping techniques for end of mandrel pendants
  • earring pairs (2 on 1 mandrel)
  • encasing & the pleating technique
  • "chemical reactions": working with silver glass, wire & foil
  • big hole charm beads
  • large hole rings for leather bracelets & such
  • bud vases / secret keepers
  • working your way up to the extra large kaleidoscope beads
  • finishing techniques include: end of mandrel pendants, earrings,
             kaleidoscopes, as well as caping & coring big hole beads

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Each student will be supplied with an Electric Mandrel Spinner to use in class.
They will be available for purchase for 10% off retail ($259 retail).
Additional supplies will also be available for purchase.

Student kit/supply fee - $50 - includes:
supplies for finishing pendants & earrings, kaleidoscope kit,
utensil blanks & supplies for capping/coring big hole beads.

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*NOTE: 3-day class option includes electroforming & glass acorns.
Optional 3-day add-ons could include copper etching, etc.

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Check my SCHEDULE page to see where I'm teaching this year. If you &/or your group would like to see me teaching at a glass studio near you, have the studio or group contact me.

I took a class at Malcom Potek's studio this past weekend. Julie Nordine was teaching her very first class but you'd never know it. Consummate professional. She was well organized, arranged the course so that it had a logical progression, had interesting projects to do and an amazing handout. She kept all of us engaged, even though there was a mix of people (10) in the class who ranged from 20 years on the torch to just barely able to light one. If you get a chance, take a class from Julie. If you have a studio or group and are looking for an instructor, I think you'll be very happy if you contact Julie about teaching.  ~ Judy F.

That was your first class?!!?!?!? You are more awesome than I thought. Organized, patient, descriptive, great demos. I would take another class from you in a heartbeat! Thank you so much! ~ Dianne D.

Grrrrrrreat teacher. So smart, calm and competent. My brain is full. Love Julie Nordine. Highly recommend taking class from her. so many tidbits along the way as well as masterful content. Her beads are to die for, the color she gets from the silver glass is superb. ~ Sue D.

Big Hole Charm Beads (encasing & pleating technique, capping & coring)
End of Mandrel Pendant
End of Mandrel Heart Pendant
Earring Pairs (2 on 1 mandrel)
Large Hole Rings for leather bracelets