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How to Create Glass Bead Mosaics - Bead Painting

Free LIVE Training with 
Shahar Boyayan

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Live and Free*: March 9-10, 2020!
from 11:00am-2pm ET
(8-11am PT, 9-12pm MT,
10-1pm CT, 3-6pm GMT)


*The live and free course does not give you a certificate of completion, additional tools and resources, access to the bonus classess, and one-on-one with the instructors.
These perks are only available in the paid version of the course.

About the course

You’ve seen mosaics made with tiles, you’ve seen mosaics made with glass, but have you seen bead mosaics?!

They take glass beads to a whole new level. This fantastic, fun, and versatile technique is also known as bead painting. Gather your stash of beads and get ready for a very fun and shiny course. No need for grout!

In this course you will learn:

  • Types of glass beads
  • Basics of glass bead mosaics
  • Incorporating different materials
  • Borders
  • No borders
  • Creating volume with beads

We will create together 3 different projects covering different techniques.

How to Create Glass Bead Mosaics - Bead Painting
How to Create Glass Bead Mosaics - Bead Painting
Shahar Boyayan

About The Instructor

Shahar Boyayan

I sculpt animals. I mangle and twist wool, I wet, poke and take air out to force the fiber to connect to itself and turn it into sculptures of lively animals. I often focus on species that are disappearing. I start with wool but textiles and embroidery are frequently part of the finished piece.

I start by choosing the animal I want to sculpt and the story it needs to tell, then I look for the colors of wool I will need. The technique is called needle felting and it asks for batts of wool because it felts faster. Then a barbed needle, a piece of foam, sometimes some wire and I’m ready to start poking the fiber and taking it on its new journey.

This is my way of telling the World that all life forms matter and should be honored and to try to reconnect people with nature.

Making is part of my daily activities. Since I’ve arrived in Utah in 2004 I’ve been learning to tell fiber stories in different ways and becoming more courageous to experiment and incorporate new materials.

I've published 3 books, have participated in several exhibits and am the co-owner of Curious Mondo, a company focused on teaching art and resourcefulness to people.


*The live and free course does not give you a certificate of completion, additional tools and resources, access to the bonus classess,
and one-on-one with the instructors. These perks are only available in the paid version of the course.