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.


Hello from the Let Fire Inspire workshop!

You will have noticed a dramatic change to the Let Fire Inspire bead shop on Etsy, with my handmade lampwork glass beads now available individually. Whether you just want one to use as a delightful accent on one of your handcrafted jewellery pieces - or are shopping for a selection to use in a range of projects, or even your own Let-Fire-Inspired collection - you’ll find lots of choice in the shop!

I have sixteen different beads available, split into three collections:

Harlequin - eight colour options
Posy - seven colour options
Night Sky

In order to give you further choice in your designing options, these collections are available in four size ranges:

12-13mm diameter
13-14mm diameter
14-15mm diameter
15-16mm diameter

I am of course still making sets of ‘Specials’ which will appear in the shop from time to time, but the idea behind my ‘core’ Harlequin, Posy and Night Sky collections is that stocks of these beads will continue to be replenished.

‘But these new beads aren’t ‘one-offs’, are they?’
Yes and no - no, because I have worked hard to produce these designs that are replicable, repeatable, and available - but yes they are one-offs, because they’re not factory-farmed, remember: each bead is still made individually at the torch flame, and each is its own little piece of glass art with its own unique characteristics and variations.

Pick and mix to your heart’s content!

I have introduced a new flat rate for shipping, which is £2 inland, £3.50 Europe, £4.00 rest-of-world, regardless of the size and weight of your order.

Do have a look and see what you think. Thanks!

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

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

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