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Holiday Glass Blown Ornaments
Instructor:  Jim Berry


A Blue Moon Holiday tradition continues! Join Jim Berry as he teaches you how to blow German style glass ornaments in this fun, semi-private class.  Only four students per class gives you personal attention.  Bring your family and friends for a fun afternoon. 




Each student receives 10 glass tubes and an assortment of colorful glass frits, stringers, and other decorative bits to personalize your creation.  It might take a little practice but after awhile, you will be making some lovely one of a kind ornaments to keep or give as presents.  We even supply the metal hanger inserts.  After kiln annealing, your handmade ornaments will be ready to pick up and hang on the tree! 


No previous experience required. 


Beginner Blown Glass Holiday Ornaments

10 Ornaments and hangers

2 hour session

Tuition:  $75


Sessions are by appointment. 
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Let it Snow!

Sat. and Sun. October 11-12th

 It's snowing in Austin!  Okay, maybe not outside, but Marcy Lamberson will be teaching her 2-day "Let It Snow" snowglobe class here at Blue Moon Glassworks on October 11 & 12th.

We will be learning not only how to make some of her new lampwork figurines and glass scenery to go inside of your globe, but we will be putting them together and will have all the tools, materials and information of where to get more, when class is over and you're hooked.  One snowglobe & assembly supplies are included in the price of this class.


Pictured are samples of some of the globes Marcy made in 2013.  We will be making a variety of glass components for you to design your own special combination.

2 day class on Sat.-Sun. October 11-12, 2014

Lunch is included both days
Tuition: $395












Hollows, Pendants, Buttons, & Bead Caps

Sat. and Sun. October 25-26th


Learn how to blow even-walled, light weight yet sturdy hollow beads, off-mandrel buttons, cabochons, glass bead caps, pendants and all the components to create an ornament or a miniature ornament pendant. This class focuses on a series of techniques, each building up to a final project. Silver glass secrets will be revealed using interesting and unlikely combinations to create different kinds of sparkle.



2 day class on Sat.-Sun. October 25-26, 2014

10:00AM to 6:00PM


Lunch is included both days

Tuition: $450




















Kaleidoscopes, Electroformed Acorns

& Big Beads, Oh My! 

Lampworking for big kids with

Julie Nordine and the

Electric Mandrel Spinner



In this 2 day class, you will learn how to work bigger & more efficiently. Julie will start out by having you jumping in with both feet, shortening the learning curve of the ultimate beadmaking tool: the Electric Mandrel Spinner (EMS), which will be used throughout the class.

 You'll learn:

  • shaping techniques for end of mandrel pendants & acorns
  • earring pairs (2 on 1 mandrel)
  • encasing & the pleating technique
  • "chemical reactions": working with silver glass, wire & foil
  • big hole charm beads
  • bud vases
  • working your way up to extra large kaleidoscope beads
  • electroforming 101
  • finishing techniques for end of mandrel pendants/earrings, kaleidoscopes, as well as capping & coring big hole beads.

Each student will be supplied with an Electric Mandrel Spinner to use in class. They will be available for purchase for 10% off retail ($235). Additional supplies will also be available for purchase.

 Mandatory student kit/supplies: $40 - include supplies for finished pendants & earrings, capped/lined big hole beads, electroforming supplies for acorns & kaleidoscope kit


Tuition is $395.00 plus $40 kit fee. 
A 50% deposit is required at time of registration.  



November 1-2, 2014
9AM to 5PM----Lunch is included.





Julie Nordine | Credit River Art Glass . Credit River, Minnesota

Raised throughout the US as a child of an Air Force officer, Julie Nordine settled in Credit River, Minnesota in the early 90s. Pottery, stained glass, woodworking and jewelry design are just a handful of the creative outlets Julie has pursued. In early 2007, she fell hard...madly, deeply, instantly in love with melting glass and making glass beads (lampworking). With her background in Interior Design, her eye for scale, proportion and color transferred over quite nicely to her glasswork. She challenged herself early on to set herself apart, with both her bead making style and what she wanted to produce with it. She considers her style to be both organic & ethereal, in a strong, exaggerated & stylized sort of way.

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