Tampa International Airport Taxicab and Limousine
877- 643-3876
Tampa (TPA) to Nokomis $173.

Tampa Florida Limousine Service
Tampa (TPA) to Nokomis $173.

Tampa Prestige Limos
$395 up to 3 people
$525 4–6 people

One of the most affordable solutions is probably to arrange for a one way rental car to a Venice/Nokomis based company and we will help you return it there for free or take you to Sarasota International Airport ($30 charge).

Sarasota Airport Pickup
Pick up at Sarasota International Airport will be done by Jetze or Marley. The cost is $30 per person each way any time between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday and drop off Sunday morning to be determined by the group. (if you can not make that time frame contact Steve for a special Sarasota pick up for $30) If you are arriving in Sarasota, please send us your itinerary so we can communicate with you about your needs. 

(If you are arriving on a different day or are an international traveler, contact us directly so we can make special arrangements for you . Contact us at this email: beadcamp@gmail.com.

Take off those shoes, smell the sea air, and feel the warm breeze in your hair!

Wow, in one class of eight students we have one from Sweden and one from Venezuela! Little BeadCamp has worldwide friends!

Registration Fees, Transportation and Lodging

Transportation (please note changes)

Tampa Pickup

Yippee! Found another affordable transport from Tampa International Airport. His name is Steve Burral and he lives in the neighborhood. This is a personal driving service. I have also listed some commercial companies so you can compare prices.

Steve Burral
Personal driver
$70 plus $10 each additional for 5:00 pm pick up Monday afternoon and drop off at 10:00 am Sunday morning or check with him for availability of other times.

Steve has been a mono-rail driver with Disney, had his own airport security company and was a flight attendant for 9 years. Here's his picture so you know you have the correct person. Cars may vary.

What, When, Where, and How

The instructors will be teaching and sharing ideas every step of the way. There will be formal demonstrations and informal “instructor time” for extra tips and experimenting. Plus lots of “me time” for students to practice or play. We can also visit the nearby beautiful Venice/Nokomis beaches and maybe a few local pubs and restaurants. Visit the links for the instructors to learn more about their work.


Most BeadCamps are held during "high season" in our part of Florida so we have arranged a variety of lodging options. Please email or call us for details. Plan to come a day early (Monday) and leave Sunday morning.  

Registration and Fee information

Contact Marley Beers at beadcamp@gmail.com,
or call 919-323-9799 or 919-323-7097 to reserve.
Our mailing address is 133 Gulf Avenue, Nokomis, Florida 34275.

Workshop: $995 (includes five days of instruction and open torch time every evening, three catered dinners, local transportation (you will not need a rental car) and more. Payment: half ($498) is due upon reservation and the remaining half ($497) is due two months prior to the workshop.

Some workshops have an additional fee due to high travel and visa costs for instructors from long distances.

For Astrid Riedel and Amanda Muddimer, please add $200 (total $1195). Full payment due at time of registration and refund for cancellation only if your spot fills.

(Glass is available at $1.00 per rod or bring your own; occasionally an instructor requires her/his own kit of special supplies at an additional cost.) With our five days of class plus open torch every evening it is impossible to include glass in our fees. You are welcome to ship glass and/or tools ahead of time and we will hold them for you. The studio is equipped with most of the tools you will need and we have some items for sale.

(There is a possibility that a workshop may not fill so be sure to check with us before you make your airline reservations too far in advance  to avoid costly cancellation fees from airlines.) We are not responsible for airfare costs or fees in any way.

Payment: For payment, just email us for a PayPal invoice at beadcamp@gmail.com. You do not need a PayPal account to use this feature. (If you don't have an account to use PayPal, just click "Pay Now", then click on "Continue", on the next page's bottom you'll see "Don't have a PayPal account", click there and then just fill in your credit card number and the other information and you will have paid without having an account.) PayPal is very secure. We also accept personal checks made out to BeadCamp.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be in writing either by regular mail or by email. Policy for workshops (except international instructors): payment will be refunded if cancellation notification is postmarked or email-dated two months prior to the workshop or earlier. Cancellations made later than two months prior to workshops will only be refunded when your spot is filled by another participant. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged on all refunds to cover credit card, PayPal and other administrative costs. We will not be held liable for any cost incurred by you, other than the amount paid towards the class fees and charged by us as outlined herein. This includes, but is not limited to, airline tickets, hotel accommodations, ​lost work, etc.

Please note that for all overseas instructors there are no refunds at all unless we fill your spot with another student.

Beadcamp Instruction In Lampwork Glass and Metalworking