Lampwork Bead Making Classes and Tuition at Mangobeads

Below are the classes we currently run at our studio. All the lampwork bead making is taught by Manda and the cold work by David.

Please contact Manda to discuss dates at which point a deposit of £50 per person will be payable, the balance may be paid on attendance.  In case of cancellation £25 is a non refundable administration charge. If cancelled less than 2 weeks before agreed date no refund will be given.

Skill Identification Level

1. Beginner
2. Beginner – Improver
3. Improver – Intermediate
4. Intermediate
5. Advanced / Masterclass ( previous experience in making cabochons and plenty of bead making experience is necessary for this class )

Taster Sessions

Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Level: 1
Cost: £55

A short taster session of 3 hours run in conjunction ONLY with out Studio Hire programme.
This consists of 2 hours bead making and an hour of play time.
Once attended you will be able to attend our Studio Hire evenings at the workshop.

Studio Hire evenings run every other Wednesday from 6.00pm – 9.00 pm

Beginner Bead Making Days

Time: 10.30 – 4.30
Level: 1
Cost: £145

If you are completely new to bead making you may feel like a whole day to try it out and see if its for you or you may just fancy a day trying something new and having fun with a friend.
Whatever your needs I can offer you a day at the studio with me.

If you would like to bring a friend or get together your own group the prices are as follows:

2 people 125.00 pp
3 people 115.00 pp
4 people 100.00 pp

Pick and Mix 1 Day

Time: 10.30 – 4.30
Level: 2,3 or 4
Cost: £145

The following is a list of suggested topics:

  • Dots, layering dots and the use of colour.
  • Encasing. (bubbles, stripes, flowers,)
  • Big Hole Beads for Charm Bracelets ( 5mm ) ,
  • Dot Manipulation and Raking,
  • Big Hole Beads ( 9mm ),
  • Basic Cab Design
  • Principles of Striking and Reducing Silver Glass

If you would like to bring a friend or get together your own group the prices are as follows:

2 people 125.00 pp
3 people 115.00 pp
4 people 100.00 pp

Pick and Mix 2 Days

Time: 10.30 – 4.30
Level: 2,3 or 4
Cost: £280

The following is a list of suggested topics:
Dots, layering dots and the use of colour.
Encasing. (bubbles, stripes, flowers,)
Big Hole Beads for Charm Bracelets ( 5mm ) ,
Dot Manipulation and Raking,
Big Hole Beads ( 9mm ),
Basic Cab Design
Principles of Striking and Reducing Silver Glass

If you would like to bring a friend or get together your own group the prices are as follows:

2 people 250 pp
3 people 230 pp
4 people 185 pp

The more topics covered in my pick and Mix classes the less in depth each topic will be, I strongly suggest no more than a maximum of 3 per day.

Introduction to Cabochons and The Complex Sundial Cabochon 2 Days

Time: 10.30 – 4.30
Level: 3,4 or 5
Cost: £325

Day One will focus on making cabochons and lots of designs that you can use including:
Dots, Raking Dots, Flowers and Circles.
Day Two will include making the complex sundial design on 21mm mandrels and a demonstration of the Complex Harlequin

If you would like to bring a friend or get together your own group the prices are as follows:

2 people 295 pp
3 people 275 pp
4 people 230 pp

Introduction to Cabochons with Coldwork  2 Days

Time: 10.30 – 4.30
Level: 3,4 or 5
Cost: £325

Day One will focus on making cabochons and lots of designs that you can use including:
Dots, Raking Dots, Flowers and Circles.
Day Two will include cold working your cabs using grits and/ or grinders ready for and including gluing to make finished jewellery. Also included is using grits for tumbling beads.

If you would like to bring a friend or get together your own group the prices are as follows:

2 people 295 pp
3 people 275 pp
4 people 230 pp

Harlequin and Sundial Cabochons Masterclass  2 Days

Time: 10.30 – 4.30
Level: 5
Cost: £325

This is the class I have been teaching internationally suitable for those with some experience making cabochons and plenty of bead making experience.

If you would like to bring a friend or get together your own group the prices are as follows:

2 people 295 pp
3 people 275 pp
4 people 230 pp