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    Does anyone know of a bead making course? I have been making my own jewellery for a while but really fancy making my own beads too. I live in the North East.

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    Hi Mushroom, welcome to the Forum. You don't say exactly where you are but sometimes colleges do courses in beadmaking. Alternatively, if you want to check out their websites, there are some established glass artists/beadmakers who do occasionally offer beadmaking tutorials. The second route does have the added advantage of you can see the kind of work they produce, but on the downside, this route is quite limited as they don't all do them all the time.

    HTH
    Jane

    If beads were still currency, I'd be a millionaire!


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    • #3
      Hi

      I do know that in my area, bakers take on students/learners for a few weeks - you can learn a lot - check out your local bakers.

      hth

      Jane
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      • #4
        I live in between Durham and Newcastle but looking online can only find things down south so not sure where to start. Will have a look on college websites etc

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        • #5
          I did a course with Mike Poole a couple of years ago and loved it. Su and Mike are based in Todmorden, very friendly, patient, etc. You won't be disappointed.

          http://www.tillermanbeads.co.uk/lamp...rse-p-229.html

          Another one I know (not been to a class though) is Red Hot Sal but she's further south in Leicestershire. http://www.lampworkbeads.co.uk/redhotsal_teach.html
          Last edited by Bea; 15-02-2009, 11:53 PM.
          Bead Shop, 91 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0QB, Lancashire. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.

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          • #6
            Thank you that is great! The both look really good. I have found out that the National Glass Centre in Sunderland does a one day course so I might enquire about that too.

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            • #7
              If you can nip over to Carlise, Sooz and Andrew at the Bead Shed do glassy bead courses. Very friendly and helpful, and Andrew never needs an excuse to fire up the torch!
              www.jos-beaded-designs.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by greannancrafts View Post
                Hi

                I do know that in my area, bakers take on students/learners for a few weeks - you can learn a lot - check out your local bakers.

                hth

                Jane
                Oh gawd!!! just realised that you were asking about bead making courses/ I read it as bread making - sorry - I should have gone to specsavers

                Jane
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                • #9
                  Lol!

                  I thought bakers must be some kind of craft chain that I'd never heard of!

                  Carlisle would be great I could get there on the train in about an hour or so. Will definately check that out.

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                  • #10
                    Im sorry i dont know of any in the north east but i just had to share that i have a lesson with redhotsal (sally carver) in Leicestershire on Thursday! Never done it before and i am so looking forward to it!!
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                    • #11
                      Lucky you Amy - Sally is totally fab, and an awesome beadmaker too
                      george
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                      • #12
                        Hello! I ran across this thread and just had to post a reply. My name is Tim and I am a glass bead maker and instructor here in Florence, Italy. My wife Lily and I own a handmade bead & designer jewellery store here in addition to our glass studio.

                        I'm posting because we have had numerous people visit from the UK to take our beadmaking class by taking advantage of Ryan Air's super inexpensive airfare. One of my students who lived about 45 minutes outside London said that the total cost of flying to Florence for a 3-day course was cheaper than going into London for a single 8-hour course!

                        For more information just Google "beadmaking courses, italy" and you'll see us right there at the top! Or click on BeadedLilyGlassWorks.com in my signature.

                        Good luck!! Tim
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