Flamework Implosion
Pendants Workshop

yvonne beadsWe are going to create a pendant with colored glass imploded inside clear glass. We will learn how to create a maria, apply the color & then melt the glass in such a way that the color will be pulled up inside - sort of like when you drop ink into water. After the basics are learned, artists will be able to play with multiple colors and decide if they want to put a slight or aggressive twist and shape the flow of the colors however they like. Also we will learn how to create a bail, or loop at the top of the pendant, and then put it away for annealing.

This class is intended to teach artists the implosion technique. It can later be applied in many ways, using metal fume or shaping the finished product into marbles, etc. However, in this class we will make small pendants for ourselves and to be given as gifts! After a verbal explanation of the materials and tools that will be used as well as instruction on the process, I will provide a demonstration on three pendants so that everyone has a chance to absorb the procedure. After that, we will head to our torches and try it for ourselves! I will walk around and be ready to answer questions or re-explain anything and can jump in and help with a step anyone may get stuck on.

You will take away 3-5 pendants, or more if you really get the hang of it!

Workshop Day Date Location Facilitator
Saturday June. 23td, 2018
9:30am to 4:30pm
Al & Joan's hot shop,
Shields SK., (south of Saskatoon)
Brandon Vukelic


Workshop level:


Workshop Total Cost:

Glass Guild Members - $120.00
Non members (includes 2017-18 & 2018-19 Guild Memberhip) - $165.00


Workshop is limited to 6 participants.


Registration form and the workshop cost is required for registration.
Cheques should be payable to the Saskatoon Glassworkers' Guild.
Submit completed form and cheque before June 2, 2018 to:

Yvonne Kurpjuweit
205 Rossmo Rd.
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2W3

Download: Flamework Implosion Workshop registration form


Workshop Materials List

Class includes:

Each participants needs to:

Lunch - will be a potluck affair so please bring something to share as well as anything special you wish to drink.
Coffee will be available.