Let fire inspire

Captivated by the magic of working with glass, Rebecca Weddell creates beautiful and unique lampwork beads and offers a range of beadmaking courses.

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Ryan and Matt at their respective workbenches

Ryan and Matt at their respective workbenches

Last year at Let Fire Inspire ended on a high note with a bespoke all-day course tailor-made to cover specific techniques to suit a brace of goldsmiths with new projects in the development stages! The three of us enjoyed our time at the torch flame, working with inclusions and moving from beadmaking techniques to making cabochons. We all got a lot out of the day!

2019 has started in a similar busy fashion - so far this year four students have come for taster sessions in lampwork glass beadmaking, and tomorrow morning is scheduled for returning torchtimers to work independently on their own projects.

Did you know that you can now book courses online? I’m very happy with the scheduling and payment software that’s behind the system, and it’s working very well. If you are a recipient of one of the gift vouchers that whizzed from the Let Fire Inspire workshop to your Christmas stocking, you can book your slot online too - just enter your unique voucher code and you won’t even be asked for any payment details!

The next Journey into Beadmaking course begins on Wednesday February 27 and runs for five weeks, at two hours a time. In this course you will make a collection of unique lampwork glass beads and a selection of jewellery using your beads. You will get to grips with both glass beadmaking and jewellery-making techniques on a fabulous journey into this captivating craft!

Frances and Lesley had booked online.

Frances and Lesley had booked online.

Their beads were kiln-annealed for lasting strength.

Their beads were kiln-annealed for lasting strength.

Two gorgeous collections of beads made from scratch!

Two gorgeous collections of beads made from scratch!

Maddi at the torch flame - she came with her friend Amy.

Maddi at the torch flame - she came with her friend Amy.

Amy had received a course voucher for her birthday!

Amy had received a course voucher for her birthday!

Beads by all three of us, straight out of the kiln.

Beads by all three of us, straight out of the kiln.

Maddi’s beads (top) and Amy’s beads.

Maddi’s beads (top) and Amy’s beads.

Stuck for a gift idea?

Hi Christmas shoppers!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot of stuff. And I’m always very grateful indeed for any pressies - of course I am - but what I really love when it comes to gifts is an experience! There’s something very special about giving somebody the gift of doing something new, learning a new skill, experiencing something that they might not have otherwise tried.

I’m looking forward to experiencing the enjoyment of Christmas with family.
I’m looking forward to experiencing eating festive food (and, let’s face it, drinking wine).
I’m looking forward to experiencing the sheer giggliness of Christmas jumpers and reindeer antlers and Santa hats and the risk that the paper chains might again fall from the dining room ceiling into the gravy….

I have been doing some shopping, and there will be presents. Carefully selected, beautifully wrapped, and presented and (I hope) received with smiles.

But hey - if you combine the experience part with the present part, and what do you get?
The chance to do something amazing!

So why not give the gift of letting fire inspire this Christmas with a voucher for a lampwork glass beadmaking course? If you order your voucher by December 17 at the latest, Royal Mail assures me that its team will do its best to get it to you before Santa does!

If your gift of a course is for yourself, you could go right ahead and book online now!


The Workshop, 8 Village Works, London Road, East Hoathly
Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6QA
01825 840638

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