Flamework/Lampwork beads taster - melt glass in the flame!



Try a taster glass bead making at my studio in Berkshire. 2 people will be £100 only...a big saving 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.

Use the 'Chat with the Maker' button to get in touch and arrange a suitable date or to get more information in advance of booking the course.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Everything ................just bring yourself. Looking forward to it..

All materials and snacks supplied.


Kim Eales at Bethyboobeads


Hargrave Rd
Maidenhead, Berks

Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Katie - - #22887

Kim was very friendly and accomodating as well as a great teacher. I booked this activity for myself and a friend and we both had an amazing time, we can't wait to go back! We made 20 beads between us in 2 hours and had an hour for making them into accessories afterwards. Kim was excellent with her instruction and advice and we managed to make some really beautiful beads. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone in to their crafts! Kim makes you feel aware but comfortable when working with the flame and is very encouraging.

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chris sibthorp - - #20230

Kim was really clear in her instructions, very positive and very generous with her time and all her accessories so my daughter and I left with bags of beautiful item we had made. A great experience.

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Daisy Hobson - - #18900

BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER...came today with Hubby, fab day with great tuition and lovely items to cherish.Kim was just the best. I am coming again as we loved it and were surprisingly good at it !!

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Elaine - - #18777

Received a voucher as a gift for Christmas. I did this workshop this morning with Kim. Thoroughly enjoyed it and produced lots of beads. She was fun, patient and really informative. The atmosphere is relaxed and you can create in a style to suit you or take home the beads and make things in your own time if you prefer. Highly recommend. Next time I’ll bring along a friend too. Thanks, Kim.

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sophie - - #16247

Treated my husband to a 3 hr taster session. We both loved it and made great items. Kim was patient, calm and allowed us to use all of her wonderful coloured glass. We are coming back and treating Mum next time as just up her street. It is really great fun.....Thanks Kim

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Jan - - #15211

My daughter and I went for a post-exam treat and it was a perfect morning. Kim is a lovely and brilliant teacher, let us get on with making beads and just guided us as needed. We made some beautiful beads and then made them into jewellery. Loved it and highly recommend it! Thanks Kim

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Ali Floyd - - #14722

We had a fascinating, absorbing and fun afternoon learning about bead making and putting it into practice. Kim's welcome was very warm and her instructions natural and prefectly judged for each individual. There was an amazing range of materials both to make the beads with and to construct pieces with the beads afterwards. We were all thrilled with the experience and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Patricia Carver - - #14595

We had a fantastic time learning the art of bead making from Kim. Her cheerful personality, depth of knowledge and skillful instruction made the afternoon fly by. We each created a unique set of beads which she helped us fashion into personal jewellery. We are all hooked and likely to be back for more.

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Daniela - - #12684

I had a fabulous time at Kim's. Great teaching, very professional.
Will be back for more :)
Thank you Kim

Response from Bethyboobeads:

Great... having the pleasure of teaching such a talented person xx

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Katie & Jon - - #12242

We would highly recommend this crash beginners course to bead making! Kim was so welcoming and gave us guidance throughout the process, the tea and biscuits also helped.

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Diana Lincoln - - #10463

Second time to this brilliant session. Loved it the first time, came back for beads to make sets of jewellery for Xmas gifts. Just so addictive, will be back. Kim is so patient with me and very calming as well as full of info.tips and advice. Thank you again

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Timmy - - #10277

Great afternoon, great value, great company, great teaching and GREAT BEADS, I surprised myself. Will be getting the family to have a go. Great Big thanks.

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Helen Maggs - - #9286

I had a great time at Kim's with friends - she is a brilliant teacher and we all made lovely beads good enough to incorporate in jewellery on the day and she generously supplied all the fittings and helped us make ear rings, bracelets and necklaces. She made us feel very welcome, gave us scrummy snacks and was great company. I would definitely go again to gain more "advanced" skills. Thank you Kim!

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Peter & Caroline - - #8788

This is a very professional set up with top grade equipment at your fingertips, and a teacher in Kim that wants you to enjoy yourself. We were put at ease right away and following Kim's demonstration, we were straight into bead making, which is a fascinating and rewarding skill.
What we both noted in particular was Kim's encouragement for us to try all the various glasses and finishes that she has, of which there is plenty, and with her standing by with helpful instruction we were able to make some truly unique beads.
This taster session scores a 10 out of 10 in our view, offers great value and we are sure to return.

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Sai - - #8783

This course was booked for me as a birthday gift. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Kim was fab!
Good value for money

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Di Lincoln - - #7699

Second time round and learning new techniques, just as much fun and so much help and guidance given by Kim. I am booking again with a friend for her Birthday.Thanks again.

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Sophie - - #7452

Fab fun, flex timings and great teacher.Loved my day and came out with 15 beautiful glass beads,will be back. Thanks for amazing day

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Dean and Hayley - - #6787

What a wonderful lady kim is, made us feel welcome in her home from the moment we arrived, friendly and down to earth.
Once all the important stuff was done for health and safety purposes just incase we really messed up lol the rest of the time was spent really hands on with kim there to help with anything we got stuck with....the bead making was great fun and making them into wonderful gifts afterwards was so rewarding to do and was so pleased with the finished items.....has been a fantastic experience would definitely recommend to anyone and everyone.
Thank you kim.

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Di Lincoln - - #6786

I had a school project to complete for my course work and needed urgently some glass media to display. Kim fitted me in and was so kind.I made round beads, i amazed myself but i also made unusual shapes and was allowed to use any colours, even Kim's best ones,thank you Kim. I had more fun than ever i could have imagined.

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Kay - - #6752

Kim is so welcoming and offers not just great teaching and examples, but constant encouragement. I wasn't at all sure about this as I have a bad habit of getting annoyed at myself and giving up if I can't do something perfectly first time. I still wasn't perfect, but I'm hooked on the idea of trying again, as is my pater who came along to give it a whirl. Thank you Kim. You're amazing!

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