Studio Info


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12 Minaret Drive, Bucklands Beach, Auckland
Bus route: catch the Howick and Eastern bus service at Panmure Train Station bus 552, disembark at the corner of Bucklands Beach Road and Gills Road. Walk up Gills Road past the veterinary. First right into Minaret and 12 is on the left hand side. 

Ferry Route: catch the Halfmoon Bay ferry from Auckland Central. Pre-arranged bookings will be collected from the Halfmoon Bay ferry terminal. Alternatively catch the 552 bus, disembark on Priestley Drive and walk down Bucklands Beach Road past the veterinary, turn left into Gills Road. First right into Minaret and 12 is on the left hand side. 

Studio Phone: +64 (09) 535 2280
Lisa-Jane Mobile: +64 (021) 050 3493 

Studio Equipment:

The studio is fully equipped for you to make your own glass beads, fuse glass pendants, coasters and plates, and learn how to create your own fine jewellery with Art Clay silver. Workshops taken will give you access to all studio equipment relating to the course outline. We provide you with all your glass and tool requirements and when you do step up to setting up your own studio, Born to Bead is your one stop shop for advise on how to setup your home studio. 

Comprising of 6 fully comprehensive seats for lampworking with the following:
Mini carlisle torches
2 Kilns used for annealing beads, fusing, small item casting
Graphite tools to shape press and marver beads
Zoozi press for lentil shaping
Grinder for cold working and bead facetting (The cold working course is a pre-requisite before use)
Bead cleaning reaming file both manual and battery operated
Acid etch 


Studio Facilities

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Studio Development

Developing the studio was amazing, we had so many things to do, create a wall, dig a drain, fit a fan, install gas, implement ventilation, just an incredible journey