Lampwork Etc.
 
Mountain Glass Arts

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


Frantz Art Glass & Supply

Beads of Courage


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Tips, Techniques, and Questions

Tips, Techniques, and Questions -- Technical questions or tips

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 2013-11-24, 8:42am
Eileen's Avatar
Eileen Eileen is offline
Loving learning
 
Join Date: Oct 11, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 11,327
Default

And remember that you can buy glass there, and compared to the cost of getting there & the class, etc. the $1 a rod you pay for most colors is a drop in the bucket if you need to fill in with more rods. I brought a lot of glass, but still ended up not having all the colors I needed & never touched some of what I brought, and bought about 8 rods of colors I didn't bring. So bring what you think you'll use, and just figure on buying anything else you end up needing.
I'm assuming you'll be doing some encasing and will need clear, but it's hard to guess for the rest. If you have some premium colors you like to use, maybe bring a little of that?
__________________
My current "hot" fantasy involves a senior discount on glass & tools!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 2013-11-24, 12:21pm
isaberg isaberg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2010
Location: The warmer half of MN
Posts: 154
Default

Oh, I fully expect to buy some glass - if only because nobody sells glass rods around here! - but I'm just trying to figure out the balance. I'm having a lot of fun now with Raku and other striking/reducing colors, so I'll bring a little along just in case.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 2013-11-24, 12:51pm
Eileen's Avatar
Eileen Eileen is offline
Loving learning
 
Join Date: Oct 11, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 11,327
Default

And I just wanted to say, I was exactly the same, so know just what you mean. But whatever you bring or don't bring, just know you're going to have a great time being with a group of people who are excited by the same things, know your language, and are just as hyped at being there as you are! I just wish I was going too!
__________________
My current "hot" fantasy involves a senior discount on glass & tools!
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 2013-11-24, 4:57pm
krisdaka's Avatar
krisdaka krisdaka is offline
Happiness is....
 
Join Date: Nov 21, 2005
Location: MI.
Posts: 1,110
Default

take some return address labels to tag your new tools, they stay on for years and no one will claim them as theirs. If something does get mixed up, it's easy to id who's it is and send it off in the mail to them.
__________________
Karen
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


A Crickett and 2 5lp oxycons
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 2013-11-24, 5:08pm
Eileen's Avatar
Eileen Eileen is offline
Loving learning
 
Join Date: Oct 11, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 11,327
Default

Great idea!
__________________
My current "hot" fantasy involves a senior discount on glass & tools!
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 2013-11-25, 12:56pm
BeadIt BeadIt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 10, 2006
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 60
Default

I am taking Corina's class as well. Very excited. I'm driving up from Naples. Where are you from in Minnesota? I spend the summer in northern Minnesota. I've heard great things about Beadcamp and I'm so looking forward to the class.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 2013-11-25, 1:09pm
lotusbunny2009's Avatar
lotusbunny2009 lotusbunny2009 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 22, 2010
Location: North
Posts: 254
Default ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeadIt View Post
I am taking Corina's class as well. Very excited. I'm driving up from Naples. Where are you from in Minnesota? I spend the summer in northern Minnesota. I've heard great things about Beadcamp and I'm so looking forward to the class.
Where in northern Minnesota do you summer? Karen
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 2013-11-25, 1:23pm
BeadIt BeadIt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 10, 2006
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 60
Default

It's a small town called Sturgeon Lake. It's about 1/2 hour south of Cloquet and an hour south of Duluth.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 2013-11-25, 1:37pm
Angie09 Angie09 is offline
Angie09
 
Join Date: Aug 06, 2009
Posts: 1,788
Default

I took Corina's class, and if it hasn't changed, you don't need much glass at all. Bring the basics black ... (Corina likes Effetre) white and clear. If you really need something that they don't GIVE you, you can buy it from Marley or Corina. And, save some money for Corina's tools she sells! I bought her mashers and love them.

Again, it's been over a year since I took the class so these are the basics back then. It is an incredible learning experience, Corina's a doll and Marley and Jetze open their home to you so generously. And I would say .... don't compare your skills with your neighbors! You are there to learn regardless of your skill level. Oh...and have FUN!!!
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 2013-11-25, 3:18pm
isaberg isaberg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2010
Location: The warmer half of MN
Posts: 154
Default

I'm in southern MN, about half an hour south of Cities suburbia in Northfield. I do try to get Up North as much as possible, though!
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 2013-11-29, 9:15am
BeadIt BeadIt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 10, 2006
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 60
Default

Because I'm driving up to Beadcamp I know I will bring more stuff than needed. I would rather have too much than not enough. I'm sure I'll still buy glass when I'm there. I can never resist!

Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 2013-11-29, 4:45pm
28676bhe 28676bhe is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2011
Location: NC
Posts: 1,687
Default

Flying in on Monday for two back-to-back classes with Corina! There has to be a better word than "excited"!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Barbara

Last edited by 28676bhe; 2013-12-01 at 12:08am.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 2013-11-30, 10:05pm
glass butterfly glass butterfly is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 17, 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 484
Smile

Angie, Does Corina accept credit cards at bead camp for her tools? I'd like to try her small masher to see if it's comfortable. The huge mashers that I have are too big and hard on my hands. I also have her small brass shaper but don't have much luck using it. Does she have tools for us to try out before buying or for those of us who bought them and don't know how to use them.

Looks like there are at least 4 of us from LE who will be in Corina's beginning class and one who will be in 2 classes - wow! It'll be fun to finally meet folks who have been a name or series of numbers here on LE. This really is like a big family of people with similar interests and who are kind and generous in sharing information and helping others.

Bead camp is going to be terrific. I was a bit afraid that I'd be with folks who are far better and more experienced lampworkers but Eileen was very encouraging when she said that there is no pressure to perform well from the teachers or others. Lydia from central Virginia
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 2013-11-30, 10:27pm
Curly Irish Girl's Avatar
Curly Irish Girl Curly Irish Girl is offline
Irish Eyes A Smiling
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2005
Location: Menomonie, WI
Posts: 1,627
Default

Is there a course description or project list...might help you decide on colors....if making beach beads the colors would be different than say desert tones.....I'd check with corina or the hosts.....
__________________
Lynn


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 2013-11-30, 11:18pm
isaberg isaberg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2010
Location: The warmer half of MN
Posts: 154
Default

I don't really have any tools I use past tweezers and marver, do I have nothing to bring. Really looking forward to trying out new things!
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 2014-02-17, 6:15pm
wd2crv's Avatar
wd2crv wd2crv is offline
Heart of Flame
 
Join Date: Apr 28, 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 163
Default

Does anyone know if Beadcamp has Internet access? I am coming from Canada and would like to facetime with my family so am wondering if they have WiFi?

I am so excited - thanks for all the tips above!
__________________
Darryle
If you wish to learn the highest truth, begin with the alphabet - Japanese Proverb



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 2014-02-17, 6:18pm
caliente's Avatar
caliente caliente is offline
Melody of Glass
 
Join Date: Apr 08, 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,511
Default

Yes, they have internet access. Have fun!
__________________

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

Coming soon...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 2014-02-17, 6:18pm
Eileen's Avatar
Eileen Eileen is offline
Loving learning
 
Join Date: Oct 11, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 11,327
Default

They do, I saw people using it. They had a code you had to get from them to type in I think.
__________________
My current "hot" fantasy involves a senior discount on glass & tools!
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 2014-02-17, 6:25pm
BeadIt BeadIt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 10, 2006
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 60
Default

Yes, the hosts will give you the password for wifi. You'll have a great time. I was there in December for Corina's class and hope to be able to go back soon!
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 2014-02-17, 6:55pm
Jo Ann's Avatar
Jo Ann Jo Ann is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 17, 2011
Location: Sandusky Ohio
Posts: 188
Default

I'm taking bead camp in PA in June. How much glass should I be taking? I'm driving so space isn't a big deal. Glad this thread got started.....I wouldn't have even thought about taking anything but my didi's, thinking cost included supplies.
__________________
My obsession is my passion and my passion will light the flame.
Jo Ann

Lanford BeadWorks
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 2014-02-17, 7:17pm
BeadIt BeadIt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 10, 2006
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 60
Default

For the actual Beadcamp in Florida (not just a camp for beadmaking) you really don't need to bring anything. All of the tools you could possibly need are available for your use. Corina also brought tons of her tools so we could give them a try. Glass is also available. I drove so I brought my own glass (way too much), but I wouldn't bother to bring any if I were flying. It's easier to just purchase what you need.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 2014-02-17, 7:53pm
BeadIt BeadIt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 10, 2006
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 60
Default

Oops! Just realized that I forgot to say you do need to bring your didi's to Beadcamp.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 2014-02-17, 7:56pm
SharonP's Avatar
SharonP SharonP is offline
Flame Dames Rule!
 
Join Date: Jul 12, 2005
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 2,749
Default

Yep! Bring your didyms and your favorite tools. You'll have a great time!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sharon Peters
New Bead Display Stands Available - pm me!

Specializing in Critters and Puns and other Cool Stuff...

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:56am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 35.172.217.40