Glass Bead Making Workshop - For Two People



Make your own glass beads in soda lime glass. Suitable for absolute beginners. In a few hours of tuition, I will show you the fundamental skills of this fascinating and beautiful craft. The session is for 2 people attending together and includes the use of all tools and materials, at the price of £130 for two ( £65 per person ). Please purchase 1 session at the time of booking. I also offer the course as a one to one, to view this and book please click on 'more from this maker' below. Make your own glass beads by melting coloured rods of Venetian soda lime glass in an open flame, using a technique called 'lampworking'. Alternating between a series of demonstrations followed by your practice and experimentation, I will show you how to form a basic bead, and then add decoration such as dots and stripes. The beads will then be kiln annealed (held at a particular temperature to reduce internal strain in the glass and make them very durable) and posted to you. The classes are held in my workshop located 5 minutes walk from the train station in the heart of Sheffield's Cultural Quarter. Aprons and protective glasses are provided. Wear old clothes you feel comfortable working in, and if you have long hair please tie it back.

What's included in the price?

Use of all tools and materials, including safety eyewear and aprons.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Julia Spall

with Craft Courses since 2017

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Evenings
  • Weekends
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
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Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BS