In-person course
in Sheffield

Glass Bead Making Workshop - One to One



Make your own glass beads. Suitable for absolute beginners. In a few hours of tuition I will show you the fundamental skills of this fascinating and beautiful craft. This is a one to one session for £100. The session includes the use of all tools and materials. I also offer the course as a group booking for two people, 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. This will also include the demonstration beads made on the day. 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 (1:00pm to 4:00pm)

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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Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BS

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
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