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Hi Folks, it's that time of year again when we can coax Bernie off the island and up to the mainland to impart some glassy goodness. There are two workshops to choose from although you can of course do both, one is in soft glass and one is in boro.

Monday 14th July - Wednesday 16th July
Soft glass sculpture
Soft glass is perfect for making sensuous and expressive figures.Picture Learn how to control the flow and create women with attitude.
As well as the basic torso Bernie will teach how to make a full figure and how to create a stand for mounting the finished piece.

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th July
"A continuation of the exploration of the possibilities of the borosilicate bubble"
This year we will be working on the vessel form - so many possibilities - bud vases, pots, jars, perfume bottles.
Bernie will teach how to start on a point as well as how to coil to produce a coloured vessel, how to add handles, lips, lids and stoppers and how to make legs and a blown foot.


Workshops are held here at the studio in Elanora Heights, Sydney.
All tools and materials are provided, all you need to bring is your lunch.
Cost per workshop is $750.
For bookings or more information
please contact Penel at firebirdbeads@gmail.com or on
0422 437 812.

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Megan's Beaded Designs 30mm Single Owl Glass Eye for Taxidermy Sculptures or Jewelry Making Crafts in Yellow
Art and Craft Supply (Megan's Beaded Designs)
  • A single owl inspired handmade glass eye cabchons for jewelry making, doll sculptures, taxidermy, scrap booking, and more.
  • This intriguing glass eye design in yellow and black and is sure to make your art project a hit!
  • Original, bird inspired eye design, sure to capture plenty of attention. Look beautiful at the center of a bead bezel, as a wire wrapped pendant, and more.
  • Reflections shown in pictures are from the lighting reflecting off of the glass surfaces, there are no reflections in the glass eyes themselves.
  • This flatback glass eye cabochon is originally designed and hand constructed with digitally pritned on cardstock, diamond glaze resin, and domed glass.
AFRICA GEMS USA AfricaGemsUSA (3 Strands WholeSale Lot) NATURAL MEXICAN BIRD'S EYE RHYOLITE Smooth (10mm, 8mm, 6mm) Round Shape Beads. Each Strand Approx. 8 inches
Art and Craft Supply (AFRICA GEMS USA)
  • A Must-Have for Jewelry Designers. You will receive a Total of 3 Strands of beads
  • You will receive ONE strand of NATURAL MEXICAN BIRD S EYE RHYOLITE 10mm Smooth Round Shape Beads (Approx. 8 inches)
  • You will receive ONE strand of NATURAL MEXICAN BIRD S EYE RHYOLITE 8mm Smooth Round Shape Beads (Approx. 8 inches)
  • You will receive ONE strand of NATURAL MEXICAN BIRD S EYE RHYOLITE 6mm Smooth Round Shape Beads (Approx. 8 inches)
  • Photo shows multiple strands to help you understand more of the product. This is natural stone. Color maybe slightly different than photo.
Africa Gems USA AfricaGemsUSA (Matte Finished) Natural Mexican Birds Eye Rhyolite 18x25mm Rectangle Beads (Approx. 8 inches)
Art and Craft Supply (Africa Gems USA)
  • You will receive one strand of (Matte Finished) Natural Mexican Birds Eye Rhyolite 18x25mm Rectangle Beads (Approx. 8 inches)
  • Photo shows multiple strands to help you understand more details of the product
  • Photos are taken under 150 Watt white light without light box. Objects maybe slightly darker than pictures. This is not a polished stone
  • All natural stones are unique. Please note that you will receive ONE strand similar but not identical to the one in photos. The colors and patterns of each item...
  • AfricaGemsUSA is the only authorized distributor of this brand on Amazon. We will take legal action on any unauthorized product and sales activity. If you are not...
Bird's Eye Jasper Beads Flat Oval 20x15mm
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  • Sold by the 16 strand, half strand (loose)
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Kershaw Sporting Goods Kershaw 1660 Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with SpeedSafe
Sports (Kershaw Sporting Goods)
  • Elegant knife with Speed Safe ambidextrous assisted opening system
  • Lets user smoothly and easily deploy the blade with one hand, either left or right
  • Ideal for hunting, fishing, or working in situations where one-handed opening is useful
  • Handle: Bead-blasted stainless-steel; Blade: 14C28N Steel
  • Measure 4 inches when closed; Weighs 3.1 ounces; This item is not for sale in some specific zip codes
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