Studio Info

Location:

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12 Minaret Drive, Bucklands Beach, Auckland
Bus route: catch the Howick and Eastern bus service at bus stand D12 in Galway Street Route 52, disembark at the corner of Bucklands Beach Road and Gills Road. Walk up Gills Road past the vetenary. 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 Howick and Eastern Route 52, disembark at the corner of Bucklands Beach Road and Gills Road. Walk up Gills Road past the vetenary. 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
sales@borntobead.co.nz 

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. Should you not have a home studio setup then you can rent the studio with all the equipment. As Born to Bead is an official Annie Rose reseller, we can 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 the home studio setup. 

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 

  

  • 2009.04.06 Irene 1on1
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