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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 1st March 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 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...
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 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...
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 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...
Greater London
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...
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 24th February 2018
Bead work (Suncatcher & Tassel making) workshop Create an eye-catching glass bead suncatcher (or windchime) hung from a piece of driftwood / single beaded tassel. The student will learn basic techniques in making and designing mosaics, beading and bead work (to create a suncatcher) and complete a piece to take home. Creating an unique ornamental piece/ gift for friend/ family member. Simple to make but fun, colourful, and will brighten up any window, conservatory or...
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.
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.