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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.

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...
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 leave with...
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...
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....
Devon - Next course on 7th August 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...
* Beginners and Refreshers welcome. * Experienced, Insured Tutor AET EXAM * No soldering/heat * Small Groups 3 at most * Please email to book via the email link above * Taught through demonstration, embrace questions, flash cards, written and pictorial * Aim to bring home at least three pieces from one full days Gemseco Jewellery Workshop * Learn basic techniques (which lead to amazing creations and designs)
Greater London
Beading basics workshop Come and try making your own beaded jewellery. Learn to use findings and the correct tools to make a beautiful bracelet and matching earings. Gain all the skills needed to go on and make your own necklaces and jewellery at home. All materials and tools and refreshments 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...
Gloucestershire - Next course on 22nd September 2018
Introduction to Beadwork Jewellery Making Workshops. Held at ‘The Chantry’ in the lovely market town of Thornbury just 12 miles north of Bristol, our 2.5 hour beadwork jewellery making workshops (choose between a morning or an afternoon session) will give you the basic skills of creating jewellery using beads and stringing techniques. Your teacher Lindsey Benson has been making beaded jewellery for over 10 years. She will demonstrate and help you with the hurdles of...
East Sussex
The classes are run on Thursdays and Sundays. I may be available other days too, please ask. I will also start teaching group classes locally in upcoming months. Watch this space! These are one on one classes allowing my close attention. A fun day, packed full of techniques and information on importance of environmentally aware production. You will have the chance to make 1 lovely ethically produced Argentium Silver piece to take home with you....
Bead Weaving is a fascinatingly addictive subject and your design will be driven by the beads and colours that you love. Using simple stitches, the emphasis is on the texture the beads create. Polymer Clay allows you to create your own beads and jewellery entirely from scratch. Suitable for beginners.