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Glass Bead & Jewellery Making Workshop

Glass Bead & Jewellery Making Workshop

Duration: 3hrs + 2hrs (held over 2 different dates)

Price: £100

Contact: Matthew Walsh at Avo Glass Design

Angel Hill
EX16 6PE

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

PLEASE NOTE: These 2 workshops have to be attended on different days to allow glass beads made to anneal in the kiln overnight.

First you will attend the Glass Bead workshop and you will be shown:

Types of equipment & tools used in making glass beads
How to make basic lamp work beads
Different techniques to decorate and style your beads
Expect to make 5-8 different beads
Beads will then be annealed in the kiln overnight.

You will then return to the workshop on another day (either the following day or a day in the future) you will get to use your beads to create some beautiful pieces of jewellery. You will be shown:

Types of equipment & tools used in making basic Jewellery
How to make items of jewellery using glass beads
Expect to make a pair of drop earrings, a pendant with Chain and a cord or leather bracelet
Workshop includes all required materials in sterling silver (925).

Additional beads and materials will be available to purchase on the day if you would like to make more items.

Minimum age: 13yrs old

For the Glass bead workshop, we can have a maximum of 2 people at any one time. If you would like to run a workshop for a larger group of people, please get in touch and we will see what we can do to accommodate.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials, tools and safety equipment is provided, but if you own your own safety glasses please free to bring them along.
Jewellery Findings provided are Sterling Silver (925)
Additional beads and findings are available for purchase on the day if you wish to make additional items
Tea, Coffee and soft drinks will also be provided.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Events & groups
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends