Lampworking workshop: full day beginners workshop for 2 people



1-2-1 lampwork course - one day.

If you are booking from the same family bubble then I can accommodate up to 3 people.

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I am pleased to be able to offer various tuition packages in this fabulous technique known as Lampworking - 'The art of melting glass rods in the flame of a torch'.

With over 14 years of bead making experience tuition takes place in my studio in the beautiful market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham, which is fully insulated and ventilated to offer a comfortable and safe environment for you to work in.

I am fully insured and have individual work stations to accommodate up to three students at a time.

All my workshops run at a mutually convenient time.

This 6.5 hour session includes:

• Bead making tuition on making glass beads, decoration techniques including applying dots, pulling and applying stringers (fine pieces of glass used to decorate beads) and shaping beads.
• Advanced techniques such as fish eye, swirls and hollow beads.
• You will make approx eight to ten beads in your all day session.
• All beads made are to keep, posted the following day after they have been annealed and cleaned.

Before each session starts I run through health and safety and talk a little on lampworking and types of glass I use. I then demonstrate the technique we are going to do first before letting you have ago. I like students to get the maximum use of time in front of the torch making beads.

I studied jewellery design in the 1990’s but continued my interest as a hobby rather than a career. After discovering lampworking, I was drawn towards glass as a medium to incorporate into my jewellery designs as a way to inject colour and bring contrast to the silver used. In 2004 I started my business 'Suzanne Jewellery'.

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?

Included in your session is the use of materials and equipment as well as tuition on making glass beads and applying decoration.

Throughout the day refreshments will be available, tea, coffee, juices, biscuits and home made cakes as well as lots of lampwork / jewellery books and beads for extra inspiration.

Please can you make sure you wear an OLD long sleeved high necked top and any long hair tied back. Safety glasses are provided.

Lunch is not provided, please bring a packed lunch.

Please note:
• Parking is on street residential area.
• Toilet facilities are within my home.
• Age 14+ (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult)


Suzanne Tweddle at Suzanne Jewellery
4 Woodlands Road
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 8DP

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
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Yasmine Nasri - - #31391

Booked this day course for my mum and I for her birthday and couldn’t be happier with our experience! Suzanne was great tutor and gave us full creative freedom when making beads, couldn’t recommend enough!

Response from Suzanne Jewellery:

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, so pleased you and your Mum enjoyed your day.

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