Lampwork bead making,melting glass in the flame ADDICTIVE FUN....try pottery transfers as a treat too..

Lampwork bead making,melting glass in the flame   ADDICTIVE FUN....try pottery transfers as a treat too..

Duration: 3 hours

Price: £60

Run by: Kim Eales
at Bethyboobeads


Hargrave Rd

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About the Course

Come and learn how to make unique glass beads from rods of glass in the flame... addictive fun for you alone or with friends where i do a 50% reduced rate for the second and subsequent people.. 3 hrs where you make the beads in the flame and keep them all. An opportunity to make them into beautiful jewellery if you choose on the day. A great gift!
NEW.............................Pottery transfers, choose an item to decorate with decal transfers that fire off in the creative will love it....

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

What's included in the price?

All materials and snacks included... you just turn up! 1-1 sessions at no extra cost. Discounts if more of you......Give it a go...See is addictive.....If you choose to do a pottery transfer item, you pay an extra £10 to keep the item...........Hundreds of choices

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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!
Thanks Kim!

- - #11426

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.

- - #11153

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

- - #11084

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.

- - #10269

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.

- - #10268

Thank you Kim for a great afternoon. Excellent tuition and lots of encouragment. Delighted with the outcome. Picture of bead spiders to come!

- - #10215

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.

- - #10070

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'll love it.

- - #9965

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.

- - #9924

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

- - #9923

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!!

- - #9922

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

- - #9878

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 😀

- - #9854

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!

- - #9280

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.

- - #8835

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

- - #8800

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.

- - #8764

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

- - #8763

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

- - #7465

We had a great time on this course. It was such fun and really professionally run. I'd love to go back!

- - #7464

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!!!!!!

- - #6805

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 ☺️

- - #6706

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!

- - #6674

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

- - #6611

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.

- - #6544

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

- - #6540

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

- - #6411

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

- - #6410

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

- - #6374

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!!!!!

- - #6040

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.

- - #5676

Brill Hen evening with Kim..............Highly recommend this with a couple of mates, we had a BLAST..

- - #5445

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.

- - #5087

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

- - #5086

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!

- - #5048

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