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Beading and beadwork courses, classes and workshops across the UK. Learn the art of beading from experienced beaders! Courses cover traditional bead loom weaving, off loom bead stitching and jewellery stringing or discover how to combine beading techniques with skills such as crochet, macramé, kumihimo, wirework and embroidery. Learn beading techniques and start creating unique jewellery and decorative items.

West Sussex - Next course on 29th November 2017
Macrame is a very satisfying and versatile hobby, and this class is a great introduction to the craft. You'll learn the basic skills you need to create sennits, or chains of knots, and add howlite or agate beads in your choice of colours to create your own unique macrame jewellery, while enjoying a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a cup of tea (and biscuits, of course!). Take home your own beautiful bracelet and a desire...
Jewellery designer for over 20 years, and a Theo Paphitis 'Small Business Sunday' winner on twitter. Learn how to make beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelets - after a brief demonstration showing you the basic techniques in beaded jewellery making - you can then have a go to make your own items of jewellery, choosing from a large selection of beads - with guidance! These workshops are enjoyable, sociable and best of all you come out...
South Gloucestershire
Tambour beading is a fast, precise, haute couture technique for adding beads and sequins to fabric with a tambour hook instead of a needle and thread. This technique was used to bead flapper dresses in the 1920s and is now the preferred method of beading used by the couture design house Chanel to bead their gowns. You will first learn the basic thread chain stitch using our new size 140 extra large hook (the biggest...
Devon - Next course on 8th March 2018
Polymer clay is a versatile modelling medium which can be used to make stunning jewellery. On this beginner’s course you will learn how to select or make your own clay colours; how to condition the 'raw' material; how to mold and shape your designs and how to bake the clay to make a selection of beautiful marbled and millefiori beads. The workshop also includes time to string your favourite beads so you will go home...
Whether you have worked with Polymer Clay or not, let's get creative!! Polymer Clay is a bake-able clay, which comes in different brands and colours, I personally use Fimo for workshops as it is the most easily available in craft shops if you want to follow on after the course. Many students have mentioned how they remember it from their childhood and are amazed that it has progressed into such an inspiring and interesting craft....
Greater London - Next course on 8th December 2017
Beading basics workshop Come and try making your own jewellery. Learn to use findings and the correct tools to make a beautiful beaded necklace and matching earings. Materials and tools will be provided. Here at 'Craft my Day' we run small group workshops and short courses, in a studio environment. The classes are very relaxed and fun, whilst giving you real skills and confidence. Please get in touch for more details and alternative dates or...
Love putting different colours and textures together? Create a collection of handmade fresco-inspired beads from which to make and take home a unique necklace, perhaps a bracelet too. This workshop will seek to recreate that ancient long lost treasure effect which is so appealing. Bring old egg boxes, a sieve and medium sized saucepan, plus any beads you might like to include. The process is straightforward and easy to recreate in your own kitchen. Suitable...
Argyll & Bute
Have you always wanted to make your own unique jewellery either for yourself and family or as gifts for friends? Over the four weeks of this course you will learn the basics of stringing: the materials used, how to design and assemble your piece, which tools to use where, how to attach clasps, how to loop head pins to make earrings and the correct way to open and use jump rings. Each week will build...
Full board 3 night residential jewellery craft holiday in the Shropshire Hills. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Bead weaving is a technique whereby seed beads are woven using needle and thread. Bead embroidery can be used to adhere beads of all shapes and sizes to fabric. Join our jewellery expert as she guides you through a range of techniques in bead weaving and bead embroidery to create one or more pieces of bespoke jewellery...
North Yorkshire
Our very popular beading evenings which run on Tuesday evenings 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. The classes run each week but we find that it suits most people not to commit to every week. We simply ask that you choose 4 dates to attend - they need not be consecutive. £60 for 4 sessions, including materials.