“BeadCamp” in Florida!
Join us in Nokomis, Florida, March 8–11, for four fun-filled days of lampworking.
Janie Jones has been making beads for 18 years and teaching for 8. She shows and sells her work at juried shows throughout the southeast and has a large following of loyal collectors. She will teach a broad repertoire of lampworking techniques such as stringer control, dot patterns, sculpting and shaping tricks, custom twisties and what to do with them, and much more. She’ll also share some hints using brass presses. Look at her web site at www.grammyglass.com
- make sure you click the link to her blog to see all the things she can do. And if we’re really nice, We can talk her into showing us some creative things to do with our beads, such as wire wrapping or weaving, metal stamping, making our own bead caps and even a few more surprises she has up her sleeve! There will be plenty of formal instruction and lots of personal time with Janie after class too, helping to solve your individual stumbling blocks or making some new discoveries.
Learning new designs and techniques from this positive and supportive teacher will be a great addition to your developing skills.
Just like in camp as a kid, you can choose to stay up half the night making beads or just enjoy new friends. This venue is great for sharing with other participants and with Janie. On top of this, it is very affordable.
Cost for all four days, Janie's instruction, glass, fuel, and torches is only $650. Wow, a Florida vacation and Janie for that price!
The studio space is limited to 10 people, double occupancy lodging at the cottage is limited to 6, others will stay in a motel only 1 mile away so reserve now.
Location and Facilities
The workshop will be held in Marley and Jetze Beers’ cottage in Nokomis, Florida. The inside is fresh and newly decorated, the outside is still being completed. Marley and Jetze are former innkeepers and know how to take care of “campers!” Marley is a lampworker and jewelry designer. Jetze is a “host extraordinaire.” He also designs and builds great booths if you want some tips.
The workshop is well appointed with Mini CC torches and comfortable work spaces for each participant.
There are also metalworking tools if you want to try your hand at making up something with your gorgeous beads.
The cottage also has room for dining and lounging. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and you can either go out or cook in for supper. Transportation will be provided for trips to the beach, or wherever we want to go.
If you'd like some pictures of the accommodations, please contact Marley Beers at the email shown below.
Marley Beers at [email protected]
, or call 919-323-9799 or 919-323-7097
$650 - which includes four days of instruction, all materials used during lampwork instruction; practice torch time; transportation to and from the Tampa or Sarasota airport and/or other activities.
Payment for the workshop:
half ($325) is due upon reservation. The remaining half ($325) is due by February 15th. If reserving after Feb. 15th, full payment is required.
Lodging: two options are available on a first come first served basis.
• Cottage: $30 per night based on double occupancy which INCLUDES breakfast and lunch (6 spaces on first come, first served basis). Total $120. The rooms are well appointed with single beds.
• Breakfast and lunch are available at the workshop in the cottage for $6 per meal if you are not staying in the cottage
• Motorhomes or travel trailers- parking available on site first come, first serve. Please let us know if you need this.
Payment for the first night’s lodging is due upon reservation.
We accept checks and Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards. Or email us for a PayPal invoice.
All cancellations must be in writing either by regular mail or by email. Cancellation will only be refunded when your spot is replaced by another participant. We will not be held liable for any cost incurred by you, other than the amount paid towards the class fees and charged by us as outlined herein. This includes, but is not limited to, airline tickets, hotel accommodations, lost work, etc.).