MEADOWHAWK JEWELLERY

one-of-a-kind handmade glass beads and bespoke silver jewellery by Chellie Purnell

Tuition in lampwork and glass bead-making

 

Try your hand at glass bead making with one-to-one lessons...

You will learn the basics of working with molten glass or learn specific techniques you are interested in. Both beginners and more seasoned lamp-workers welcome!

I do taster sessions for people who are curious about the craft... Mother's Day treats and Birthday sessions are popular. I can also offer sessions and courses for the more serious enthusiasts who are interested in making glass-work a more long standing hobby!

During the sessions you will make beads that you can take home with you, there will be 'free-play' time to work on your own bead designs. All glass, fuel, equipment and kiln hire is included.

Lessons take place in my home studio in Bray-on-Thames near Maidenhead. There are plenty of nice places to visit nearby and places to stay. Why not make a long weekend of it?

 

A word from my students...

Chellie is an inspiring teacher who not only shares her knowledge with an infectious enthusiasm but has the ability to bring out the creative skill in her students to produce some wonderful jewellery...
As a complete beginner to glass bead making or as the professionals call it ‘lampwork!’, I really didn’t have an idea as to what to expect, but Chellie soon opened my eyes to the wonderful possibilities that this new found addiction has to offer. Within a few sessions I was discovering how to use a variety of colours and skills to make some quite professional looking beads that even my family thought were ‘really cool’!
— KH
I have learned so much from Michelle. I have been able to make pieces of jewellery from scratch and wear them with pride. It’s lovely to be complimented on a necklace I’m wearing and be able to say - ‘I made it myself actually
— KJ

Me making one of my dragonscale charm beads…

In this video I’m making a simple floral bead…

 

Sessions and Pricing:

A one-off half day session of intensive one-to-one tuition is £100. (All materials, use of the torch, gas, tools, glass and kiln services are included in that price.)

Deals for demos, courses of multiple sessions, and special celebration days are available on request.

If you would like to chat about your individual requirements or would like to know a little more in general, then please contact me on the form below:

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Close-up of torch in action...

Close-up of torch in action...

Torching table and selection of glass rods...

Torching table and selection of glass rods...

Experimentation with colour...

Experimentation with colour...

Sterling Silver and glass earrings...

Sterling Silver and glass earrings...