One to One Glass Bead Making Tuition

Manda began making glass beads in 2005 and has gained International recognition with her Harlequin and Sundial Cabochon designs known for their precision and eclectic use of colour. She has presented and taught her work in both Europe and the USA since 2012. 

These are intensive one to one bead making classes with Manda.

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 taster session of 3 hours run in conjunction ONLY with our Torch Hire programme.
This consists of 2 hours basic bead making forming a round glass bead and applying dots and an hour of play time.
Once attended you will be able to attend our Torch Hire evenings at the workshop.

This class is also available as a day long group workshop at The Creative Hub

Beginner Bead Making Days

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

An intensive introduction to glass bead making, covering all aspects of safety and set up . Professional foundation skills on bead formation and design setting you up for your own bead making journey.

The Creative Hub also run a group workshop on bead making basics.

See: Classes and Workshops

Bring a friend or two

2 people 125.00 pp

3 people 115.00 pp

4 people 100.00 pp

Pick and Mix 1 Day

Time: 10.30 – 4.30pm
Level: 1
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
Bring a friend or two

2 people 125.00 pp

3 people 115.00 pp

4 people 100.00 pp

Pick and Mix 2 Days

Time: 10.30 – 4.30pm
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
Bring a friend or two

2 people 250 pp

3 people 230 pp

4 people 185 pp

Masterclasses

The Sundial and Harlequin Cabochon

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: £325

2 Days

My original class, for intermediate bead makers with experience in cabochon making. Focusing on the sundial and harlequin design. Skill repetition at each demonstration through the class  ensures that the student fully understands the process and is therefore able to make bigger and more complex cabochons with outside layers by the end of the workshop.

Bring a friend or two

2 people 295.00 pp

3 people 275.00 pp

4 people 230.00 pp

Cabochon Making and Bezel Setting

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: £325

2 Days

Create your own glass cabochon to set in a sterling silver bezel setting. Take home a beautiful piece of jewellery and the skills to repeat it all again at home with the minimum of tools.

Bring a friend or two

2 people 295.00 pp

3 people 275.00 pp

4 people 230.00 pp

Little Cabochons

Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: £165

1 Day

A great introduction to cabochons, using our 14.5mm and 10mm cabochon mandrel. Lots of fun designs including the sundial and colour choices, including instructions on cleaning them up ready to use in all your projects.

Bring a friend or two

2 people 135.00 pp

3 people 115.00 pp

4 people 100.00 pp

Knobs and Bobbles

Time: 10.30am – 4.30
Cost: £165

1 Day

Beads with one hole lend themselves very nicely to my designs. Learn how to make beads with just one hole, to make pendants or useful knobs!

Bring a friend or two

2 people 135.00 pp

3 people 115.00 pp

4 people 100.00 pp

The Ultimate Cabochon Workshop

Time: 10.30am – 4.30
Cost: £325

2 Days

Simple, small, big, and complex cabochons in all my designs. 

Sundial, Harlequin, Concentric Circles and lots more.

Bring a friend or two

2 people 295 pp

3 people 275 pp

4 people 230 pp

Big Hole Beads the Patchwork Way

Time: 10.30am – 4.30
Cost: £165

1 Day

Dots, layers of dots and more dots on big hole mandrels create your own collection of Patchwork Beads.

Bring a friend or two

2 people 135.00 pp

3 people 115.00 pp

4 people 100.00 pp