Beadcamp Instruction In Lampwork Glass and Metalworking

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

We have negotiated a very good rate with a local transportation service to give you better rates than other commercial services. Please make ALL of your Tampa airport transport reservations DIRECTLY WITH SUE. BeadCamp will no longer be in the loop. Here's the information:

"Airport Trips" (Private Car Service)
Sue Weadock
941-412-3314 or 941-266-7747

Fare: $80 for the first rider, plus $10 more for each additional person, plus tip. (All BeadCamper riders traveling at the same time will average out the cost and pay Sue directly. Example: one rider $80, two riders $45 each, three riders $33 each, four riders $27.50 each, etc. ) Please note that Sue does not accept credit cards so have either cash or a personal check available for payment to her. Don't forget to tell her you want a drop off on Sunday morning as well. 

There will still be the same 5:00 Monday afternoon pick up time and the 10:00 drop off at Tampa airport on Sunday morning. If you want private pick up at other times from Tampa check with Sue to see her availability. If you are arriving in Tampa you will no longer need to send us your itinerary unless you just want us to have it on file.

There are other limo services but they will cost between $120–$140 per person so traveling with Sue is much more economical. Rental cars are another option but not really needed during BeadCamp because we provide free local transportation. We will be happy to take you to a local rental car agency in Venice or at Sarasota International Airport to return your car upon arrival.

Sarasota Airport Pickup:

Pick up at Sarasota International Airport will remain the same for the time being. The cost is still $20 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 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

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 sugar-white Venice/Nokomis beaches and maybe a few local pubs and restaurants. Visit the links for the instructors to learn more about their work.


BeadCamp is 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 and stay an extra night: Monday evening–Sunday morning.

Registration and Fee information

Contact Marley Beers at,
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, open torch time every evening until 10:00 pm, local transportation (you will not need a rental car) and three catered dinners). 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 overseas.

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

For Davide Penso, please add $300 (total $1295). Full payment due at time of registration and refund for cancellation only if your spot fills.

Special price for Lisa Daigle's five day class is only $750! Wow, what a bargain.

(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 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 Astrid's and Michou's): 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 overseas instructors Astrid Riedel and Michou Anderson there are no refunds at all unless we fill your spot with another student.