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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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.

 

Letting fire inspire

It was another busy weekend here at the Let Fire Inspire workshop - Sam joined me on Friday for a half-day session, closely followed by returning student Gemma for an all-day one-to-one course on Saturday. Gemma had been for a taster session a fortnight ago, so rather than starting completely from scratch we played it by ear and investigated some intermediate techniques.

Sam made these beauties - we worked with opaques and transparents, simple melted-in frit, frit which was gravity-twisted, and them some random dots. Terrific! These are the results of a half-day beginners' course.

Sam made these beauties - we worked with opaques and transparents, simple melted-in frit, frit which was gravity-twisted, and them some random dots. Terrific! These are the results of a half-day beginners' course.

As they are made, the beads go straight into the kiln, where they are annealed overnight for lasting strength. Here are Gemma's beads the day after her all-day course, still on their mandrels.

As they are made, the beads go straight into the kiln, where they are annealed overnight for lasting strength. Here are Gemma's beads the day after her all-day course, still on their mandrels.

Here they are again, after being removed from their mandrels and strung on ribbon. I always make sure they arrive with my students in the order in which they made them - every bead tells a story, after all!

Here they are again, after being removed from their mandrels and strung on ribbon. I always make sure they arrive with my students in the order in which they made them - every bead tells a story, after all!

Thank you so much for today’s course.... loved it! I think I could come every day for a week and still not feel like I’d have enough of making beads with you! Can’t wait to see how they turned out.
Thank you so much for lunch too - totally delicious and I will be having dreams about that lemon mousse for a very long time to come!

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

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