Jewellery: Flamework and Glass Beads Course

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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

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.


By the end of this course, you will:

  • be familiar with the safety precautions that need to be adhered to in the bead making studio
  • be familiar with bead making equipment and how it is used in various applications
  • be able to make basic beads using various techniques, of a quality which 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 postpack 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

Other Information

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


Jewellery: Flamework and 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.

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Course testimonials:

  • 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: The confidence that was instilled in me by the tutor to create my own designs was wonderful. Thank you Eva for introducing me to a very lovely hobby.

  • said: Five stars

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

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