Material expenses are not included in the class price. You may bring your own glass, or purchase at the school (with a 10% discount on all glass sales during class). (This may change as we get closer to the class date)
Please bring your didynium glasses
Small pointy tweezers. Tungsten tweezers are nice but more pricey and not totally necessary.
Optional -Small diamond shears. (can get by without but I use them a lot and it’s nice to introduce students to them who haven’t used them yet.
Larger tweezers, the 6-8″ standard ones are great.
Tungsten pick. (straight with sharp point).
Handheld marver/paddle. About 3″ x 3″ give or take is good.
Necking Tool. Optional but really helpful for tight shaping. Griffin Glass makes a nice graphite one that I use, needs to be mounted to a block. A short piece of 4×4 works well. Brass or stainless work ok but require beeswax to function well.
Small 2/12 hexagonal reamer or 6mm pointed graphite rod.
Optional but really helpful for finishing beads- Small/mini ball grabbers, there’s some with a brass handle and four prongs that I use but anything made to hold objects around 25mm are good..
A 6×6” graphite table marver or torch mounted marver is a big help for blown bead making too.