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.

Filtering by Tag: Lunch

Official diversion

I treated myself to some glorious ‘me time’ today, and headed out of the Let Fire Inspire workshop for most of my lunchbreak. Mr LFI and I had been meaning to get out and about during the weekend, but what with an assortment of domestic goddessry, house painting and lawnmowing tasks higher on the priority list, we didn’t make it out for a walk.

Oh boy! Today I realised what I’d been missing out on. I’d written on my list:

Artist Date - go for a walk and find 15 signs of spring. Take pictures!

I was on my own, going at my own pace, looking and listening to see what I could find.

I met a ladybird, a squirrel, some incredible birch bolete fungi, hazel catkins, celandines by the stream, crocuses, daffodils, the first leaves of the bluebells we’ll be enjoying in April and May, tiny, tiny nettle leaves and lots and lots of birds.

I bumped into a friend who was busy working on the Community Garden Plot up at the allotments, and we had a super chat about everything and nothing. That was great, too.

Oh, and I got stabbed in the corner of my eye by the end of a twig when I was turning round in the wood. That wasn’t great. No lasting damage, though! #sillybilly

I was out for three quarters of an hour, leaving me time to have my soup when I got back to the workshop - and that time out there, for me, was just what I needed.

The air smells like champagne today - and I got to drink it in! Time out for me? #nailed it

One-to-one course

Vicki joined me in the workshop on Saturday for an all-day one-to-one beadmaking course - we had a very enjoyable day at the torch flame, and I'm thrilled to be able to show you some pictures!

Vicki letting fire inspire at the torch flame - here she is in action making her second lampwork glass bead of the day, in a glorious shade of transparent teal.

Vicki letting fire inspire at the torch flame - here she is in action making her second lampwork glass bead of the day, in a glorious shade of transparent teal.

Vicki is shown here applying dots of glass to her seventh bead of the day. She teamed transparent cobalt with opaque violet on a base of sky blue, which is a lovely combination!

Vicki is shown here applying dots of glass to her seventh bead of the day. She teamed transparent cobalt with opaque violet on a base of sky blue, which is a lovely combination!

Here they are, still on their mandrels after being kiln-annealed overnight for lasting strength. This is an essential part of the process when working with hot glass.

Here they are, still on their mandrels after being kiln-annealed overnight for lasting strength. This is an essential part of the process when working with hot glass.

Ta daah! Finished beads, ready to post! I endeavour to send students' beads the first working day after the course - they're sent first class, included in the price of the course.

Ta daah! Finished beads, ready to post! I endeavour to send students' beads the first working day after the course - they're sent first class, included in the price of the course.

Vicki's kindly been in touch with her feedback - thank you so much! I'm already looking forward to next time!

I just wanted to say thank you for my lesson on Saturday! I really enjoyed it. You have really inspired me and it has now been a life changing experience that now I have tried making glass beads I want to continue. Until you try something new, you never know if you will like it or not!

Thank you for your patience.

By the way, you are an amazing teacher and you have a great way of teaching. I did mean it when I told you on Saturday.

 


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