About the Course
Introduction to Beadwork Jewellery Making Workshops.
Held at ‘The Chantry’ in the lovely market town of Thornbury just 12 miles north of Bristol.
Your teacher Lindsey Benson has been making beaded jewellery for over 10 years. She will demonstrate and help you with the hurdles of stringing beads including choosing the right wire and findings.
Enjoy and fun and informative 2.5 hour beadwork jewellery making workshop on either a morning (10am -12.30pm) or an afternoon session (1.30pm - 4.00pm).
Lindsey will give you the basic skills of creating jewellery using beads and stringing techniques.
The groups are kept small (a maximum of 8) to allow for individual attention.
- You will learn the step by step process in designing and making a bracelet and earrings using beads and how to finish them to a professional finish using sterling silver findings.
- You will learn how to choose the correct wire and findings.
- We will cover the all equipment needed for bead jewellery making.
- You will learn how to make your own jewellery gift box.
- You will be able to choose from our huge selection of beautiful beads or bring your own beads to re-purpose.
- You will leave the workshop with your handcrafted jewellery to proudly wear or give away as gifts and the confidence to create many more jewellery masterpieces in your own home.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
-Suitable for beginners, adults and children from 11+ years (children must be accompanied by an adult)
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
-The Chantry is in the centre of Thornbury and has free on site parking. Regular buses run from Bristol to Thornbury.
What's the refund policy?
-For a full refund please cancel 30 days before the event.
Is there wheelchair accessibility?
-There are dedicated disabled parking spaces within the car park, level access to the building then a stairlift to classroom and disabled toilets.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will take away your 2 handmade jewellery pieces plus a gift box , that you have made yourself, plus your workshop notes
All tools and equipment
Unrestricted refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits
Suitable for beginners, adults and children from 11+ years (children must be accompanied by an adult)
I attended an afternoon course with Lindsay and really enjoyed having the chance to learn all about the process of making beaded jewellery. Lindsay’s explanations and demonstrations were really clear and I came away with a bracelet and earrings that I was really quite proud of. I have contacted Lindsay since completing the course with a query about sourcing clasps and she was happy to help. Highly recommended.
Steph McIlveen - - #19343
I was looking for a course for beginners and this exactly fitted the bill. I was particularly interested in how to secure the ends and clasps of bracelets and necklaces and I now feel competent to do this. The instruction was clear and precise with hands on help when needed. Lindsey was friendly and approachable and I would certainly recommend this course to others.
Anne - - #19287
A fantastic way to spend a morning. As a beginner to this craft I found Lindsey approachable, informative and helpful. So lovely to come away with a bracelet and earrings you’ve made yourself. Learning how to make a presentation box was an added bonus and just as satisfying as making the jewellery!
Lisa - - #19278
I attended the bead making workshop last week.
Lindsey was very helpful and informative.
It is a great way to spend a morning learning a new skill. I found it very therapeutic.
I came away from the workshop with a bracelet, earrings and a box all of which I learnt to make from scratch.
Sandy Hoare - - #19220
I bought tickets to this Bead Jewellery Workshop for a gift. We absolutely loved it! It was the perfect level of difficulty (we are complete beginners). Lindsay had a huge range of beads to choose from and gave us clear instructions at our own pace. We made a bracket and a pair of earrings and keep showing people are creations days afterwards! We would highly recommend this workshop and hopefully we will book onto Lindsay candle making workshop soon. Many thanks!
Kat Tudor - - #17010
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