Making Persian Blue Beads in Qom


Excellent from 3 reviews
100% of guests recommend


2 Hours

Tour Type


Private Tour




This is an artistic cultural tour to the birthplace of beads of fortune (called Kharmohreh in Iran) to get to know its history and the techniques used in its production. Kharmohreh is a six-thousand-year-old handicraft that has been kept alive in the city of Qom. Used in accessories and jewelry, it is believed to bring good luck.

In this family workshop, we will get introduced to the history of Persian Blue Beads firstly by watching a short documentary about it. Later on, we will visit a working area where skilled craftspeople are making beads and you can observe the way they are creating the artworks and ask them the questions that come up to you.

The next part is making our won blue beads. We will be given the tools and materials needed to make Kharmohreh and with the assistance of a professional mentor, we will make our artwork with any kind of design we have in our mind. As these artworks will need to be baked in a kiln, they can be given to you at the end of your trip in Iran (if it’s long enough), shipped to your selected location everywhere in the world, or be given to the next visitors of the workshop as gifts (you can leave a short message for them if you wish).

The last part is visiting the shopping area of the workshop and you are free to buy any kind of original handicrafts in case of being interested. This one-hour and a half experience is a great opportunity to get to know an ancient handicraft of Iran and engage in making it.

Tour duration is for 1 hour and a half, you can book for any time from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • Learning about the history of Persian blue beads (Kharmohreh)
  • Getting familiar with the tools, materials and techniques of making the beads
  • Walking around a live production area
  • Engagement in making your own Kharmohreh
  • Shopping unique original works from the workshop


Tour Location



Professional English-speaking guide
Tools and materials for your work
Coffee or tea with a light snack
A handicraft as a gift
Transfers from and to your location
Any type of insurance


Activity & Experience

Important Notes

Things to know
The time for the workshop and visiting can be extended; however there might be an extra fee. Please contact us for the arrangements.
Cancellation policy
Free of charge
Flexible itinerary
The workshop can start any time from morning till late afternoon as per your desire. besides, you can extend the workshop to make more beads.


How long before a trip should I book?
In high season months like April, May, September, and October hotels, tours and driver guides will be sold out very soon. Hence, it is better to book your trip as soon as you can.
Is the tour provided in other languages?
All tours and classes are conducted in English. However, if you’d like to have it in any other language, we can arrange for a translator upon an extra fee in any language required.
Is it possible to book this experience with some of my friends?
Our private tours are held between one person to large groups. You can even choose your fellow travelers by scrolling down 'travelers' tab at the right side of the page.
Is it possible to stay for longer/shorter than the mentioned time?
Sure. The time is the usual time for the tour, but it can be arranged for being shorter or longer.


Based on 3 reviews
Very Good

Chiara Pirlo

10/28/2021 06:27

Iran workshop tour

Making blue beads was such a wonderful experience I had while I was going from Tehran to Kashan in Qom. a kind teacher that speaks English fluent and he let us make our own beads and after it gets dry we keep it for ourselves as souvenir.

heidi holmes

04/18/2021 05:47

Iran experience - Beads

He taught us friendly how to make the beads and paint them. I wrote down on my phone how is the procedure step by step as I really think can make this handicraft as an element in modern decoration.

eto blaze

04/18/2021 05:22

Qom workshop

It was a good and enjoyable session. Fun learning how to use our hands to mould and create those blue beads art work! Although the location is a little far off, overall I would still recommend for a different kind of experience. My friends and I had fun.
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