from AU$199.00/head


Use a torch to melt, manipulate, & decorate glass.

Next Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
(Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 mins
Group Size: 6 - 12
Over 20 people have attended this class


Beginner's Lampworking Class - Learn to Make Glass Beads

Learn how to make lampwork glass beads on a torch. Melt glass and manipulate the glass while hot into a bead and decorate the surface with dots, drizzle and frit. 

Learn to shape a bead into a square, bicone and round bead.  Moulds will be available to use in the last hour of class.

Keep to simple, similar colour and small beads and you will have 10 beads for a bracelet. We can make these into jewellery in another class or make them up yourself.

Beads need to be annealed to make them strong. You will have to come back and pick up your beads from the Guild of Objects or pay for postage.

This workshop is for beginners. All equipment supplied for the two and a half hours. Burner, hand tools and protective eye-wear. Students between the ages of 13 and 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.  

Please wear old clothing and of non-synthetic material.       

Your Guild Experience

This class is being run by the Guild of Objects. We are a social enterprise whose mission is to support artists and craftspeople of all skill levels in their creative journey, whether they’re established professionals or simply curious about a new artform.

All of our classes are artist led and the income that we generate from these workshops goes directly to supporting our creative community. Our classes are run out of our very cool and conveniently located studio in Hardware Lane, Melbourne.

We understand the importance of connection, which is why most of our workshops are limited to approximately 12 participants. This way you get quality one-on-one tuition time with your teacher while also having time to chat with your classmates. Yes, of course, we serve you a sneaky glass of prosecco or a cold beer - we cater for all our students!

So if you’re looking for a relaxed creative experience in a really lovely location and the chance to meet new people, we welcome you to join us at the Guild.


+ More

What you will learn

  • Learn how to make lampwork glass beads on a torch.
  • Melt glass and manipulate the glass while hot into a bead and decorate the surface with dots, drizzle and frit.
  • Learn to shape a bead into a square ,bicone and round bead

What you will get

  • All materials will be supplied.
  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
Parking Info

You can opt to use the garage at 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure for more parking space. (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this expense)

Please note that unfortunately the building is not wheelchair accessible, as there is a flight of approximately 10 steps at the building's entrance.

What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!
  • All equipment supplied. Burner, hand tools and protective eye-wear.

What to wear

Please wear old clothing and of non-synthetic material

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Guild Of Objects

(106 Reviews)

The Guild of Objects is a registered Social Enterprise

The Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens. 

The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity

Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.

Come and visit us at 67 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.

+ More

5.0 (6 reviews)
Amyrated it
15 Jan 2021
Very fun workshop, and was made to feel very comfortable. A great first experience in working with glass.
Karenrated it
14 Jan 2021
I very much enjoyed my glass bead making introductory workshop. The venue was comfortable and all necessary equipment was provided. Class size was small and so there was a lot of personal attention from the tutor; this meant participants were able to progress quite quickly. The tutor was approachable, very experienced and happy to share her knowledge. I thoroughly recommend this class!
Nellrated it
25 Oct 2020
Excellent class. Pauline is a fantastic instructor. Though challenging it’s not as hard as you might think, definitely give this a go when face to face classes resume. Guild of Objects were lovely hosts in a convivial setting.
+ See more reviews

Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 3 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 1 day before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 1 day before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place. 

Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. In the event that the Guild of Objects cancels a workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer into the next class. 


The Guild of Objects has put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Guild of Objects acknowledges the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.

The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.

At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.

We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.

If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.

While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.

We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.

Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.

We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.

+ More

More From Guild Of Objects

Other classes you might like