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Learn to craft something meaningful with our jewellery courses in Sydney.

Learn how to make fabulous glass beads for jewellery, fashion or furnishing in this unique course. You will learn the basic skills necessary to create your own unique glass beads by applying the lampwork technique to the melting of Venetian glass rods.

The Glass Beaded Jewellery course is for anyone interested in designing and producing their own custom made jewellery. Make it for yourself or create a range to sell through markets or one of the online stores such as etsy.com.

This glass art course will cover many of the basic techniques from spinning a simple bead, shaping and decorative techniques using multiple rods, raking and feathering, applying silver foil and wire, millefiori, goldstone and frit.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • follow the safety precautions that need to be adhered to in the bead making studio
  • use bead making equipment for various applications
  • make basic beads using various techniques, of a quality that can be used in jewellery application

Ideal for

This course is designed for beginners and experienced students.

You will design and make

  • Simple mono-coloured beads
  • Multi-coloured beads
  • Decorative beads - dots, stripes, flowers, tiger beads
  • Shaped beads
  • Themed beads - animals, Christmas decorations/trinkets
  • Ornamental beads - lollies

Course content

  • Glass theory
  • Safety in the studio
  • Bead making equipment and how to use it
  • Spinning a simple bead
  • Shaping techniques - cylinders, cubes, perfect round beads
  • Pulling stringers
  • Applying decoration - dots, stripes, layering, gold and silver leaf, wire, flowers, raking and feathering

Materials provided

  • All equipment and materials

Please bring to class

  • A post-pack tube at least 40 cm long
  • A pair of pliers, cheap ones are fine as long as they have teeth grips
  • A couple of cotton rags
  • A small container to take your beads home in
  • Apron

Additional information

  • Please do not wear loose, flowy sleeves
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Classes

Jewellery: Flamework & Glass Beads Course

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$379 Limited GST free / $303.20 / $341.10
Materials valued at $100 are provided and included in the course fee.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Jewellery: Flamework & Glass Beads Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Jewellery: Flamework & Glass Beads Course

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Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

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Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Small class, and good teacher

  • said: Excellent introduction to glass bead making. We have been inspired enough to buy a bead making kit and intend to develop our skills in this beautiful art. Fine teacher.

  • said: What a great class. Enjoyed producing a variety of beads.

  • said: Thoroughly enjoyable, the class was informative, the venue was ideal and helpful support from other staff members on site made for a very positive experience, Thanks,

  • said: I enjoyed playing with molten glass and getting tips from the tutor.

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