Try a taster glass bead making at my studio in Berkshire. This price is for you and a friend to attend which gives you a 50% reduction for the second person.
Come and spend 3 hrs having addictive fun on my lamp....you will watch a demo of how to make glass beads in the flame and you will then be let loose on the torch to make your own. You can spend the entire time playing with glass, or split your time with flame-work and making the beads into jewellery to take home.
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Everything ................ just bring yourself. Looking forward to it.
All materials and snacks supplied.
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3 hours (flexible times to suit)
Next available date
6th January 2021
I attended a course with Kim in March 2020, alongside my 83-year-old mum and 12-year-old daughter. We all had a fantastic time and came away unbelievably satisfied with our bead creations. Kim was patient, fun, and very welcoming, and was able to pitch her explanations to meet our very different learning needs. The safety aspect of working with flame and glass was really well managed, and I would recommend this course to anyone with reasonable hand dexterity who wants to see results quickly. We were all able to make jewellery, bookmarks and key rings with our beads thanks to an excellent assortment of findings made available by Kim.
Had a fantastic morning on this course. Kim was very welcoming and the venue was great and accessible, plenty of refreshments. We had great fun learning how to make lampwork beads. It is a fascinating process. We were both very happy with our beautiful makes. Great to have something to treasure at the end. I bought the course as a Christmas present for my friend Jan. Great value for money and would recommend to anyone.
Cheryl and Jan
What a fantastic afternoon! My sister-in-law and I took part in a taster course as a Christmas present from my husband. Kim was so welcoming and explained everything so well. We were both so proud of the beautiful beads and jewellery we produced under her excellent guidance. Thank you Kim for a lovely afternoon!
I did this class with Kim last Saturday and what a fabulous class. I absolutely loved the lampworking. I definitely want to do this again. Recommend Kim to anyone.
My daughter and I had a fabulous class with Kim she was very patient and was extremely knowledgeable . Would recommend her to all my friends.
Thankyou chris and nicky
An excellent course, with just the right mix of information and hands-on experience. I trusted Kim completely and felt very safe around the tools and equipment. In just a morning we created our own beads from scratch and created a beautiful necklace.
Lovely afternoon spent learning to make beads with Kim. She is an excellent tutor and a lovely interesting lady to spend some time with.
Thank you so much
I came with 2 friends and we had so much fun. We made several pieces of jewellery and they were really very professional.Kim was so patient and helped us all the way with all materials included it was fantastic value for money. I am coming with Mum next for her Birthday treat, she will just love it too.
An lovely morning spent at Kim’s with a friend making glass beads. Kim is friendly, very patient and encouraging. We both came away with lovely necklaces. I never thought that I would end up with any thing that would be capable of being worn, but my necklace looks really quite professional ☺️ and I will be wearing it with pride! Great way of spending a morning learning a new skill. Thanks!
Response from Bethyboobeads:Thank you Ruth, you were amazing and went home with a necklace to treasure. xx
Fantastic course & such a lovely lady. I enjoyed my time to the max. Highly recommended.
Wish you all the best:)
This was my surprise birthday present from my sisters and it was great. Kim was lovely and we all got to make such beautiful beads. Would definitely do again. Highly recommended
We had great fun making beads with Kim. She was very encouraging and helpful and I was amazed at our creations. I thoroughly recommend this course and can't wait to go back and do some more!
Lovely morning spent with Kim, she is very patient, encouraging and a brilliant teacher. Would definitely recommend this taster to any beginners or avid bead makers.
My 16 year old daughter and I had the best morning with Kim today. She is a super teacher and we enjoyed making our lovely beads and then transforming them into gifts. She has a fantastic choice of matetials and she provides plenty of inspiration. I am already looking forward to my next course.
My daughter and I just shared the most amazing afternoon at Kim's glass bead tester session. I would recommend Kim to anybody who has any interest in this craft. She was welcoming, patient and extremely thoughtful in her approach. She knew just when to intervene and guide (rescue!) our work and when to let us feel the thrill of working by ourselves. An excellent teacher and lovely lady. Thank you so very much. We will definitely return.
Response from Bethyboobeads:A real pleasure. Such a talented family and a lovely polite 13 yr old who made stunning beads.See you again soon xx
A wonderful morning with Kim. She was very welcoming and gave really clear instructions.
We had great fun and my friend Angelika definitely found her creative side.
She made it seem very easy and I love my earrings and key fobs in particular
I will definitely be back.
Four of us had a fantastic afternoon on this course, we couldn’t believe how much we managed to do. Kim was very generous with her time and materials. We weren’t expecting to be able to do so much or so quickly. Thank you Kim it was really great, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending this course to anyone.
Kim was fantastic. So welcoming and friendly, she really let us feel free to choose all aspects of the process and allowing us to really get to grips with this fantastic medium. I would recommend this wholeheartedly absolutely fabulous.
Response from Bethyboobeads:Lovely to have seen you all, and such talented people. So pleased you had a Fab. time. Many thanks Kim
My daughter bought me this for a gift, I am 80 years old, and very hard to buy for. As I am a crafty person she felt this would be perfect. Perfect it was in every way. I think I am a little bit addicted now. And I’m planning on coming back to Kim for another session as I had such fun and made such lovely bag charms and bookmarks for the grandchildren . When I come back I will be making a set of jewellery for myself for once .
Fabulous session with Kim, highly recommend this as a gift for any age. Suitable for both guys and girls.. made to feel at ease from the onset and ended up, to my surprise making some really lovely pieces.... now I am going to have to go back with the Mrs .
My mum and I spent a happy couple of hours taking turns making beads. Kim gave very clear instructions and then guided us as we created. We were allowed to choose any glass she had and make as many beads as time allows. The ones that were cool we took home straight away and are looking forward to getting the last couple in the post.
Lots of fun and a great teacher.
Response from Bethyboobeads:THANKS ...Fab having you there, you are so talented. Maybe see you again in the future xx
I was slightly apprehensive about getting up close and personal with a hot flame and hot glass, but it was brilliant and I didn't need to have any concerns!
Kim was generous with both her tuition / advice / materials and made us feel very welcome right from the start. I've come away thinking that I have the beginning of a new skill, which is always very exciting, as well as some beads that I'm proud of!
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend it. Kim was really friendly and gave clear instructions. My friend and I made some beautiful beads together, and I came away with a key ring and 2 pairs of earrings, which look really lovely. I would like to go back for another session and learn some more techniques.
Birthday gift for the Mrs. She now wants to have a torch, loved it, raved all way home. Must admit thought i would be a spare part but got well stuck in. Well organised and planned session with lots of help and patience needed ( for me) Thanks Kim well enjoyed, we will be contacting again
Back for more.Kim gave me brilliant instruction so as to make specific beads this session, last time i was addicted. Everything in the studio is set up so well to feel relaxed and achieve. The choice is enormous and you can use all the materials you like even the silver and copper.
I spent such a happy afternoon with my teenage son doing this. We both made lots of lovely beads and really enjoyed ourselves. We both came away with lovely things. I'd definitely recommend it.
Thank you Kim for a great afternoon. Excellent tuition and lots of encouragment. Delighted with the outcome. Picture of bead spiders to come!
Thank you Kim for a really enjoyable and rewarding course. I've done many different craft courses but this was definitely one of the best. It was fantastic to make my own glass beads selecting from a wide range of colours and having the freedom to choose my own designs. It was great fun then using these beads to make my own jewellery. Kim was enthusiastic, informative and made the course a real pleasure.
Wow, we've had a fabulous morning; learning brulliant new skills and Kim was really friendly, encouraging, informative and positive. Her whole world is full of shiny, sparkly glass to make beautiful things...and we've loved it😃 If youre thinking of givibg it a go, just do it....you'll love it.
This was an excellent three hours. Kim is really friendly, encouraging and gives really clear instructions.
I came away with some lovely beads.
I would definitely recommend doing this and thought it was great value for money.
We had a wonderful time! Kim's guidance is clear, she is so patient, enthusiastic and helpful. We were so happy with the beads we walked away with, highly recommend!!
Was quite hesitant before going however had an absolutely amazing time!
Kim was quite encouraging and very friendly. Instructions were very clear and she had a very calming effect. Would definitely recommend :D
I bought this as a present for my sister and we both had a wonderful time making beautiful beads. I am certainly not a craft person but with Kim's excellent tuition even I made pretty beads! Kim was so calm, fun and patient and it made the whole experience perfect, thank you
Thank you Kim for a wonderful afternoon making glass beads and then making a beatiful necklace with them . kim was welcoming , cheerful, and reasuring an excellent teacher .I am very pleased with my necklace 😀
What a great experience! Kim is a fantastic teacher - so enthusiastic and amazingly patient. The course has just the right mix of instruction and hands-on learning, with a great range of materials and colours. We'll definitely be back for more!
Second time round for me and not the last. Love the way every bead is so unique and different,it is addictive and Kim gave excellent and thorough tuition throughout. I was allowed all of the glass to choose from and made 16 beads. I could then make them into a bracelet for my Sister.This is true value for money and a professional set up.
Bought this as a treat, what a great gift, had a wonderful morning with Kim and came out with a bag of such special jewellery, beads and gifts I MADE ... loved every minute, I have re booked another course already. Thanks so much Kim
Attended this course with my mum and it was fantastic!! We had so much fun and made some really beautiful pieces. Wish we could upload pics to the review I'm that proud of what I made :)
We will be booking another session soon. Kim was really lovely and knowledgeable. Thanks for a great afternoon.
I had a fabulous session with Kim on Easter Holiday Monday. She did not charge any more for this day and i had extra time as i just loved it so much. I made 10 fab beads and then went home with lovely pieces of jewellery and personalised key rings and bookmarks. This is such great value for money and i really dont think i have had as much fun in years. I have booked for another session already to bring Mum. Thank you so much...xxxxxxxx
This was a great course. I was very impressed with the range of beads and equipment.
Kim is very knowledgeable but did not tell us more than we wanted to know about the glass.
I would recommend this course to any crafty person
We had a great time on this course. It was such fun and really professionally run. I'd love to go back!
The lesson with Kim makes me gained confidence in Lampworking. She is by far one of the liveliest teacher I have known. She always encourages and engages you interactively to try new techniques and style in bead making. It was truly a non-stressful and therapeutic experience. I highly recommend the session of lampworking with Kim!!!!!!
I really enjoyed the session, I found it so therapeutic and actually easier than I thought. Kym was so lovely and very flexible with scheduling me in.
I would definitely like to have another go ☺️
From my initial contact to request whether I would be able to make Christmas presents for 4 friends, to booking and attending, Kim was brilliant!
On Sunday she helped me make four individually tailored necklaces which include beads I made.
I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning how to melt the different colours together to make beads that reflect the colours each of my friends wear.
Thank you Kim!
I took my Daughter having spent a fantastic session making beads back in the summer.It was equally as great, and we both had such fun and made some beautiful beads having been shown the ropes by Kim. It is one of those hobbies you could do for hours and i am looking into buying a torch. Kim gave me all the info. i need to do this at home myself. Really recommend this as a gift as Kim does vouchers. This is how i first got to do it................will be back
I had a great session with Kim, who is lovely and answered all my questions - I learned a lot! Kim tailors the session to suit; you can spent your whole session making beads (which is what I did) or a mixture of making the beads and then creating the jewellery item for the beads you just made. Will definitely be going again to learn more. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone looking to learn or develop this craft.
Came back for second helpings as wanted to make Christmas gifts this time. Learnt new things this time and still as brilliantly run and explained by Kim. My family will LOVE.....the beads i have made..THANKS
10/10 absolutley brilliant! I came with some friends for the bead making class and Kim was a fantastic host and great teacher- able to teach a mix of abilities. She really couldn't do enough for you and it was a wonderful experience! In the lesson we learned all kinds of techniques and Kim was very helpful is showing us how to make the type of beads we wanted-they all looked great!!! I can't wait to come back with my mum and would recommend it to everyone! X
Me and 5 girls booked this as a surprise for my sister's 30th birthday. The whole experience was fantastic!!! We all had such a lovely day, and were made to feel comfortable and relaxed. The bead making was such great fun, we are already talking about when to book another session!
Thanks for a great day
Thank you so much Kim for a fantastic introduction to glass bead making!
Kim very clearly explained and demonstrated the techniques to make the beads whilst also ensuring I was safe when using all the equipment. I made some amazing beads in such a short time. Kim has the perfect set up for new users and I would recommend to anyone who wants to give bead making a try. A perfect gift for the Arty/Crafty person in your life or a treat for yourself to try something new.
I did the 3 hour session and this was perfect length as you may get tired arms if you stayed longer – it’s so addictive you don’t want to stop!
Thanks again Kim
My Daughter and I decided to try this craft. From the initial contact with Kim we found her to be very helpful and she explained the course expectations in detail. When we arrived we were greeted by Kim who was very welcoming. All safety measures were explained and a quick demo by Kim and we were off. So much fun and we were very pleased with our beads. The only downside.....very very addictive and I imagine I'm going to spend a load of money on this now!!!!!
Taster course bought as a birthday present. Couldn't have been more delighted with the session. Kim was a lovely lady who was excellent at her craft and made us feel at ease and very welcome.
We are thrilled with what we achieved and recommend this course very highly.
Thanks so much.
Brill Hen evening with Kim..............Highly recommend this with a couple of mates, we had a BLAST..
This is a great session, worth every penny....really quite addictive and great fun. I was surprised at how I could manipulate glass in the flame and produce lovely round beads...AMAZING !!! Thanks for a great morning Kim, I will be back.
I had a brilliant session with Kim and learnt so much. I made a big bag of beads and was taken through each step of melting glass with clear instruction. Kim is friendly and so easy to work with. This was a gift and I loved every minute. Thank You
Fabulous 3 hours of fun! Communication with Kim was great from first contact and the welcome on the day very warm. Great instruction, very flexible and we all produced lovely beads and other bead items from the amazing collection. We all had a great time and throughly recommend it!