Granulation Beads with Victoria Lansford

Fridays, April 28, 2023 - May 5, 2023; 10:00AM - 11:30AM PT (Pacific Time)


Cost: $435

SOLD OUT! See below for other workshop dates.

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Granulation on hollow structures is a physics defying feat! Bending and fusing tubing can be intimidating to say the least. 

In this class, master the ins and outs of sterling granulation with Victoria Lansford! Delve into Victoria's pioneering method for achieving the impossible as she breaks down her process into actionable and repeatable steps. Circumnavigate seamless tubing with wire and sphere granulation in classic and contemporary designs to create beads and modular components for endless design combinations.

You'll be able to create bold and beautiful straight and curved tubular beads of your own designs with little cleanup. These beads look stunning as earrings, a single pendant, or in sets of 3 or more on a necklace or bracelet. 

Expertly detailed, high resolution demos will include spiral and triad patterns, free form and contemporary patterns, curving tubing for large beads, and end caps.  Expect to create at least 3 fused sterling beads. 

Please note that we will be working on sterling silver, not fine silver or Argentium. You must have completed a granulation workshop (in person or online) with Victoria to take this class. 


This course is available as a live online class. Please check this page for times and formats available.


A kit of materials is included with this class and will be mailed to you.

A handout is included with the class.

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.


Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. 

A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.

  • Flat nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Fine chain nose pliers
  • Delrin flat nose pliers
  • Curved forming pliers
  • Deep bend forming pliers
  • Oblique end cutters
  • Ring mandrel
  • Handy flux and brush
  • Torch- large butane, propane/air, acetylene/air, dual fuel
  • Pickle and pickle pot
  • Compressed (hard) charcoal block- must be compressed type
  • Soldering tweezers and pick
  • Bench pin, saw frame, and 2/0 saw blades
  • Flat or hald round needle file
  • Scriber
  • Rawhide mallet
  • Flexshaft, micromotor, or Dremel
  • Silicone polishing wheels
  • Calipers
  • Metal ruler with metric measurements
  • Bezel/prong pusher
  • Agate burnisher
  • Steel bench block
  • Joyce Chen or Pro shears
  • AA or MM style tweezers (not used for soldering)
  • Small dapping punch 
  • Hard, medium, and easy silver solder
  • Small sable paintbrush
  • Green scotchbrite pad 
  • Brass brush wheel for flexshaft

You'll need a computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class, and some note taking materials. 


Students must have completed Victoria's Granulation Rings workshop or her Granulation Demystified course. Students must also be comfortable fusing conventional sterling sheet, wire, and granules, not fine silver or Argentium. 


Victoria Lansford (Guest)

If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded. For staff instructor classes, students have access to the recordings for one year. For guest instructors, access is 30 days. 

If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.

International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.

If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).

Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.

For classes that include work time, online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration. Some classes, like our short demo only classes, don't require tools or materials to attend. 

We remain committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible while continuing to move forward and adapt to the current circumstances for our in person classes and open studios.

We recommend that in person students be vaccinated, but it's not required. 

Face masks are encouraged while at the school, but no longer required. Students must bring a particulate face mask (N95, KN95, KF94 or similar) to protect against dust and particles when needed and required during class work time.

If you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms that could be COVID, or feel ill, please don't come to class. Contact us for more information. 

And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait. 

If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases, 

Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class. 

If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss. 

Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us. 

If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.

Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.

If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.