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Lampwork Glass Bead Making in the Forest

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Lampwork Glass Bead Making in the Forest

4 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
craft class

Lampwork Glass Bead Making in the Forest

craft class

Lampwork Glass Bead Making in the Forest

4 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Albert Einstein said, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” In this half day workshop I invite you to tap into your artistic nature and join me in creating unique Lampwork glass beads. Lampworking is a process in which a torch is used to melt rods of glass into a bead. We will meet at my charming and cozy home studio. After going over the glossary of terms, our safety procedures, and a tour of my studio, we will begin creating our first basic, handcrafted beads using techniques that I am constantly refining. I’ll teach you techniques on how to decorate and shape the beads you make. About half way through our workshop we will take a half-hour break to stretch our legs and have a quick snack. You are welcome at this time to enjoy the fresh air and explore the lush wooded hiking trails on the property. After our refreshing break, we will finish our beads. Come to this workshop with a sense of curiosity and leave knowing that you have personally created a few one of a kind works of art.

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Your host

Learn more about Cindy

Cindy

Hi, I'm Cindy Erickson. For the last six years I have been the owner, artist and designer at One Big Tree Designs. My work has been accepted into many juried art shows over the years and my beads have been published in three trade magazines. I’ve often been told that my work has inspired others to create beautiful things for themselves and for others, and to think outside the box to up-cycle everyday items into wonderful works of art. My expertise is in Lampworking. I have studied this unique art form with some of the best instructors in the country and I am continually honing my skills. In keeping with my desire to be sustainable, I love creating beads using bottles or glassware that I break with a hammer and melt on my torch. You will enjoy using the beads that we create together in jewelry or to incorporate into gifts.

What's included

Food
Pastries and cookies made in the bakery of a local's favorite restaurant called Wanda's.
Drinks
Herb tea that is grown on a local farm and retreat called North Fork 53, which is located just five minutes from my home.
Equipment
Lampworking tools, glass, safety equipment and a sample bead that represents the ones that you have made to take home with…

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Where you'll be

My home and studio are nestled in what we affectionately call the "Enchanted Forest" on the Northern Oregon Coast just twenty minutes from the quaint coastal villages of Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler. We are across scenic Highway 53, also known as the Necanicum Highway, from the North Fork of the Nehalem River and the Nehalem Fish Hatchery.

This experience is available starting May 02, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Bring your creativity and be ready to have some fun!

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

100% natural fiber clothing such as cotton or linen.

More tips

After completing a bead it is put directly into a kiln overnight to cool slowly for strength and durability. You are welcome to return the next day to pick your beads up, or I can ship them to you at no additional cost if it’s more convenient.
Cindy
Lampwork Glass Bead Making in the Forest
4 reviews
From $120/person
4 reviews
From $120/person