Jewelry Making & Wirework
Kids Birthday Parties (Ages 8+) : Jewelry Making/Wirework Workshop
We'll kickoff the festivities with a glass bead (flameworking) demonstration, where the kids get to see first hand how the beads are made by melting glass rods on a bench top torch. We'll also make a special glass bead for the birthday girl or boy. After the glass bead demo, the kids move to the "bead bar" where they’ll choose the gemstones, beads and crystals they want to work with.
Then we’ll instruct them on how to put it all together using wire wrapping and design techniques. Depending on party size and how quickly they work, the kids will have time to create between 2-3 projects: a stretch or memory wire wrap bracelet, a necklace or earrings, and a keychain/backpack charm. We like to limit parties to a maximum of 10 children to insure individual instruction and attention. However, we can accommodate up to 15 children if necessary, at a fee of $35 per additional child. A 50% deposit is required to hold the date.
Teen Birthday Parties (Ages 12+)
Help your teen celebrate their birthday with the hottest party in town!
Tailored for ages 12 and up, our teen torch parties offer an immersive and unique experience exploring the world of glass beadmaking. The kids will learn to use heat and gravity to shape molten glass and create minute works of art. They'll each make between 5-8 beads, and no experience is necessary.
In order to ensure safe flameworking practices, teen torch parties are limited to a maximum of 8 children. We provide all materials and supplies required for each participant to make their own glass beads and jewelry, as well as trained staff members to help with instruction and supervision while working at the torch. For our glass beadmaking parties, we typically spend one hour making glass beads and one hour making jewelry.
After the glass beadmaking session, the kids move to the "bead bar" where they’ll choose the gemstones, crystals and findings they want to work with. Then we instruct them on how to put it all together using wire wrapping and design techniques and tools. The birthday girl or boy can choose 1-2 projects from several options – a stretch or memory wire wrap bracelet, necklace or earrings, and a keychain/backpack charm.
A 50% deposit is required to hold the date, and a minimum of 4 children is required to run a birthday workshop. For the teen parties, a flameworking waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian of each child in order for them to participate.
* Note - The glass beads made during a teen party must gradually cool, or “anneal” in the kiln overnight. They will be ready for pickup 2-3 days after the event, or we can make arrangements to mail them.
Basic Birthday Party Package - $375:
This package includes all materials and supplies required for each participant to create their own projects, as well as additional staff members to ensure a safe and fun experience.
Premium Birthday Party Package - $425:
This includes everything in the basic package, as well as party decorations and a cluster of balloons. In addition, we'll supply all paper products (plates, cups and utensils), and water. You only need to bring any food you may want. *If you plan to bring food or beverages we kindly ask that you bring individual juice/water bottles or boxes; open plastic cups often spill on the benchtops.