I just took a class to make lampwork beads at Asheville Glass Center. It was supposed to be an 6-hour, 2-day course, but it ended up being a 2-hour course. It was really fun, but we just got to learn the basics like putting glass on the mandrel and adding dots. I made them in the same color scheme so I can make a bracelet or necklace.
I'm looking forward to doing more glasswork! How long did it take you before you felt you had some control over the glass? Right now I couldn't do it by myself, the heat scares me, and I don't think I could be confident enough to work with it while being careful at the same time.