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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.

£60
Warwickshire.. - Next course on 26th January 2019
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...
£15
West Sussex - Next course on 25th November 2018
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 semi-precious stone beads 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 to make more! Suitable for complete...
£18
West Sussex - Next course on 21st November 2018
Add some sparkle to your Christmas tree! These gorgeous decorations are made with tiger tail wire, Preciosa glass pearls and faceted fire-polished glass beads for festive sparkly brilliance! This class will teach you the skills you need to make lovely beaded wire snowflakes in your choice of colours. You'll make one snowflake during the class. Suitable for complete beginners, you will be guided through every step by Wendy, owner of The Little Craftery, and life-long...
£120
County Durham
I am pleased to be able to offer various tuition packages in this fabulous technique known as Lampworking - 'The art of melting glass rods in the flame of a torch'. With over 14 years of bead making experience tuition takes place in my studio in the beautiful market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham, which is fully insulated and ventilated to offer a comfortable and safe environment for you to work in. I...
£70
Bedfordshire
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....
£65
Devon - Next course on 26th January 2019
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 mould and shape your designs and how to build a clay cane - the millefiori process. You'll also learn how to apply your cane and how to 'finish' your beads to achieve a professional look. Towards...
£70
Lancashire
* Beginners and Refreshers welcome. * Experienced, Insured Tutor AET EXAM * No soldering/heat used * Small Groups 3 at most (personal attention) * 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)
£60
County Durham
I am pleased to be able to offer various tuition packages in this fabulous technique known as Lampworking - 'The art of melting glass rods in the flame of a torch'. With over 14 years of bead making experience tuition takes place in my studio in the beautiful market town of Barnard Castle in County Durham, which is fully insulated and ventilated to offer a comfortable and safe environment for you to work in. I...
£65
Devon - Next course on 27th November 2018
'Mokume Gane' is a Japanese term which refers to layering metals to achieve a wood grain effect. We will explore the technique by combining thin sheets of your favourite colours into a clay stack. We will then impress an intricate pattern and, using finely cut layers, create a set of 3D disc beads. Once cured, we will sand and string them to make a stunning, statement necklace and matching earrings.
£85
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...