Lampwork Glass Bead Making Class - Brisbane

Have a go at making your own lampwork glass beads

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Lampwork Glass Bead Making Class

Enjoy a fun morning out learning the basics of how glass beads are made. 

Witness beautiful art glass beads being created before your very eyes.

Try your hand at making a bead or two.

Whether you love making things, admire the artistry of glass beads or just enjoy finding out how things are made, this workshop is for you.

What You Will Do

In this lampwork glass bead making class you will be guided in the use of artisan techniques and use gorgeous coloured glass to make your own unique glass beads. 

Alongside learning to wrap molten glass around a mandrel you will also learn how to shape beads, pull thin stringers of coloured glass and use these to decorate your bead with a dot pattern.

The workshop starts with an overview and demonstration, which enables you to gain an insight into the tools and techniques you will be using. Each participant will then be given the opportunity to have a go at making their own glass beads.

Throughout the workshop you will be given full support to ensure you get the most from your time.

The beads that you make are yours to take home and proudly show off to your friends.

Number of Participants

Workshops are small and friendly with a maximum of 4 per workshop. This allows you to receive plenty of individual attention. As a result you will gain a better understanding of the techniques.

Additionally, there are no minimum numbers – if you have made the time in your diary & secured your booking, I will run the workshop regardless of numbers.

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What you will learn
  • How to make a simple glass bead
  • How to decorate a glass bead with coloured dots
  • How to pull thin glass stringers
What you will get
  • Glass Beads made on the day
  • All materials included
  • Light refreshments included
Parking Info

The studio is just 10 minutes drive from the Gateway motorway. Street parking is available.

What to bring
  • Your glasses if you need them
What to wear

Please wear closed in shoes and casual clothes (nothing too 'floaty' which could get caught in the torch flame). Please wear your hair tied back if it long.

Appropriate for

Suitable for beginners. Adults only. Not suitable if pregnant.

Extra Costs

There are no extra costs – use of tools on the day and all materials are included in the price of this workshop.


Jocale Design

Vendor since 2019

Escape the Hustle & Bustle of everyday life at one of the Jocale Design Artisan Craft Workshops.

Have fun discovering your creative side – make something you’re proud of!

Using your own hands to create a unique piece of jewellery is surprisingly therapeutic and very satisfying. 

It enables you to escape the stresses of everyday life for a while, whilst connecting with like minded people. 

At the end of your workshop you will leave with a finished piece of jewellery and a huge sense of achievement!

Hilary Tillin is an Artisan Metalsmith and Glass Artist with over 10 years experience creating gorgeous jewellery and lampwork glass beads. She is passionate about sharing her love of using quality of materials & artisan techniques to help you create jewellery that you will be proud to wear.

Her work has been featured in the UK Glass Bead Makers Journal, Creative Beading Magazine and the international Soda Lime Times publication.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Jocale Design or organised by Jocale Design must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Jocale Design.


I agree to give Jocale Design unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Jocale Design classes and events or on Jocale Design's premises. (For use of Jocale Design marketing materials).


Jocale Design requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Jocale Design - Booking Conditions

Anyone attending a Jocale Design workshop or class must agree to these terms and conditions.

Liability Waiver

This applies to:

  • Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property brought into the Jocale Design premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Jocale Design.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in a class and/or event organised by Jocale Design.

Photography and Video

I agree to give Jocale Design unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Jocale Design workshops and classes. (Jocale Design only intends to use these to show others what to expect at a workshop and how much fun my workshops are through social media, newsletters, blogs and website.)

Cancellation and Refunds

If you need to cancel your booking, you will be given the option of transferring to an alternative date for your workshop. 

If you wish to cancel your booking and do not want to transfer to an alternative date, this will result in loss of your deposit.

Jocale Design requires a minimum of 7 days notice, in writing, prior to the workshop, for a refund (less the 50% deposit per person). 

Due to the nature of the workshops and the costs incurred with preparation, you will not be entitled to any refund if you cancel within 7 days of the workshop.

Cancelled Workshops

There is no minimum number of attendees for any of my workshops. This means workshops will run regardless of numbers. In the unlikely event that a workshop has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified via telephone or email and will be entitled to a full refund or credit.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

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