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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Never done this before?

Complete beginner? Think you won’t be able to make beads at the torch flame?

I always tell my students that the most difficult thing they’re going to encounter on a course at Let Fire Inspire is choosing which colour to pick for their next bead! That’s the thing that takes the time!

I thought you’d like to see the beads achieved by two complete beginners on an all-day course with me here on Wednesday. We embarked on a journey involving a progressive series of techniques, and look - I think you’ll be impressed!

Top left are Sally’s beads, and Fiona’s are at the bottom. The two pairs of beads top right are some of my demo beads.

Top left are Sally’s beads, and Fiona’s are at the bottom. The two pairs of beads top right are some of my demo beads.

Dear Rebecca,

Thank you for such a wonderful, exhausting and creative day on Wednesday. Soo pleased with the glass beads I made, can't believe how good they have turned out. Really appreciate the skill you use to create your individual beads, they are a real art form in themselves.

My friend who ordered the blue earrings was really happy with our choice, my own beads had not arrived when I saw her, will show her them next time I see her.

Thank you once again for such a brilliant day and your invaluable teaching skill and patience, so enjoyable can't wait until we come again. We are aiming for sometime early in the New Year.

wishing you all the very best, Sally W


Fancy having a go yourself? I’d love to have you!

Have a go!

A summer arts festival is a wonderful opportunity to get inspired to try something new! During Artwave Festival I’m offering lampwork glass beadmaking mini-tasters - do you fancy having a go? Four vistors to the workshop during the first Artwave weekend took the plunge and booked on one of these special one-off Artwave-specific mini courses.

If you visit the workshop during Artwave weekends - I’m open from 11am to 5pm, and it’s free to pop in to see some magic at the torch flame and perhaps browse some goodies for sale - you will get access to the discount code for booking a mini-taster! There: it’s a win/win!

The Let Fire Inspire workshop is open for the next two weekends, with mini-tasters running on the next two Wednesdays.

Artwave Open Studio at Let Fire Inspire
Saturday 24th August & Sunday 25th August, 11am to 5pm
Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September, 11am to 5pm

Artwave mini-tasters at Let Fire Inspire
Wednesday 28th August, either 10am to 10.45am or 2pm to 2.45pm
Wednesday 4th September, 10am to 10.45pm

Sample beads on the workbench. Not every one of the 210 colour combination possibilities is shown!

Sample beads on the workbench. Not every one of the 210 colour combination possibilities is shown!

Some colour combinations work better than others. My samples show a variety, both successful and not!

Some colour combinations work better than others. My samples show a variety, both successful and not!

Maria applying dots from the sky blue stringer she pulled.

Maria applying dots from the sky blue stringer she pulled.

Maureen and Mandy adding dots to their beads.

Maureen and Mandy adding dots to their beads.

All three of the first day’s students had two things in common: a love for blue, and a name beginning with ‘M’!

All three of the first day’s students had two things in common: a love for blue, and a name beginning with ‘M’!

Here’s Maria proudly wearing her bead. I think she looks pretty pleased with her work - and rightly so!

Here’s Maria proudly wearing her bead. I think she looks pretty pleased with her work - and rightly so!

L-R: My demonstration bead from the afternoon mini-taster, Maureen’s bead, Mandy’s bead.

L-R: My demonstration bead from the afternoon mini-taster, Maureen’s bead, Mandy’s bead.


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

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