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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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!

Start them young!

I had the pleasure of welcoming 12-year-old Wini to the workshop on Saturday - she’d asked for a taster session with me for her birthday treat, and we had a very enjoyable afternoon at the torch flame!

As you probably already assume, lampwork glass beadmaking isn’t a pursuit for small children, which is why 12 is the minimum age for my course participants, and only then with parental supervision (up to age 16). Wini made up a twosome with her mum, Corina, and they enjoyed working side by side.

 Corina and Wini in action at their respective torch flames. They’re certainly concentrating, but at the same time are comfortable at the flame - which is the perfect combination!

Corina and Wini in action at their respective torch flames. They’re certainly concentrating, but at the same time are comfortable at the flame - which is the perfect combination!

 Here’s Wini carefully adding transparent sapphire dots to an opaque sky blue bead which she’d shaped beautifully in the flame.

Here’s Wini carefully adding transparent sapphire dots to an opaque sky blue bead which she’d shaped beautifully in the flame.

 Corina’s favourite colour is orange… but how can you tell?

Corina’s favourite colour is orange… but how can you tell?

 Two glorious collections of beads, strung in the order they were made. Perfect!

Two glorious collections of beads, strung in the order they were made. Perfect!

 Here are Wini’s beads - she was such an efficient worker that she made 4 beads to her mum’s 3! #niceone

Here are Wini’s beads - she was such an efficient worker that she made 4 beads to her mum’s 3! #niceone

Would YOU like to let fire inspire at the torch flame? I’d love to welcome you to my four-torch workshop here in rural East Sussex.

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

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