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Take your glass bead-making to the next level! Dots are delightful, but dots can be daunting. This class is full of tips and tricks to increase your dot confidence. Mandrel size, dipping method, and glass color choice - all matter. You will learn how to manage various styles of dots and their placement. And if the bead itself is not enough bling, you will learn how to use reduction glass to put the bling factor over the top.
Michele Benson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University.
After many years in the field of child protection, Michele retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish Glass Studio) where she taught Lampworking (torchwork) for over ten years until she moved to Washington State.
She has taught Lampworking (torchwork) for OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology), for Klamath Community College, and has written articles for Softflex Jewelry Company.
Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and is currently a member of the Florida Glass Dragons.
When not in her studio, Michele volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County and for the Kitsap Humane Society. She enjoys travelling, scuba diving and underwater photography!