Try Something New: Learn How to Make Lampwork Glass Beads with Eleanore Macnish

One of the most fun and rewarding jewelry-making memories I recall was the day I spent learning to make lampwork glass beads. If you solder, you already have a torch. If you work with metal clay, you already have a kiln. If you enamel, you might have both. And now, finally, I can tell you about this fun event that provides a way to get even more use from these two major tools you already have in your studio: lampwork glass!


If you’re ready to try something new, learn to make several kinds of lampwork glass beads in Beginning Lampwork Beadmaking: How to Make Little Glass Beads, a live web seminar with Eleanore Macnish on Wednesday, July 29, at 1pm ET. Eleanore is an energetic, fun teacher who has written several popular guest blogs for JMD. Her detailed lampworking presentation includes everything from preheating your mandrel and glass rods to prepare them for use, to making round, striped, dotted, button, square and oval beads beads, with loads of lampworking and bead-making tips along the way. With clear photos and detailed instructions, you’ll learn the magic of making charming lampwork glass beads–plus you’ll have Eleanore, an expert bead maker, metalsmith, and instructor with more than 20 years of experience, to answer your lampworking questions.


The Beginning Lampwork Beadmaking: How to Make Little Glass Beads webinar includes a bonus handout and links to Eleanore’s free instructional lampworking videos, in addition to all of the info you’ll learn during the live event (and later, when you watch as often as you’d like, on demand). Wouldn’t you love to attend this web seminar around lunchtime and be making lampwork glass beads by dinner? I expect this webinar to be very popular–so learn more and reserve your spot now!

About the Instructor

EleanoreMacnish-EllieMac-beadsEleanore Macnish is an artist working primarily in glass and silver with an interrelated practice of jewelry, sculpture and design. For the last twenty years, Eleanore has followed an independent course as a jewelry artist creating working in two distinct forms: candy-colored, playful yet laborious lamp-worked glass beads and intricate, quirky, Victorian-inspired assemblages of vintage and sterling silver elements. She was born in Kansas and now lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has taken classes at Urban Glass, Brooklyn; The Studio at Corning Glass, Corning; and the studio of Lucio Bubacco, Murano. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries nationwide including the American Craft Museum in New York, Kentucky Museum of Craft in Louisville, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and Scottsdale Museum of Art. She has been included in numerous books and publications. For more information, please visit

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