Jewellery: Flamework & Glass Beads Course - Sydney Short Courses

Jewellery: Flamework & Glass Beads Course

What you'll learn

Learn to craft something meaningful with our jewellery short 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, applying the lamp work 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 online.

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 glass bead jewellery 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

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

What will be covered in this glass bead jewellery course?

  • 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

Intended audience

Who is this glass bead jewellery course for?

This course is for beginners and more experienced students.

Class materials

Materials provided

  • All equipment and materials

What to 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 note the following:

  • Please wear natural fibres that cover your skin
  • Please do not wear loose, flowy sleeves
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Long hair must be tied back

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