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Bead making with Millefiori style Polymer clay

Chunky green and gold beads made on the Polymer Clay Millefiori style Bead workshop, West Country Creative, on the Devon/Cornwall border

About the Course

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 the end of the day, we will string your favourites so you will go home with a completed necklace and earring set.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials to make the project are included. You will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day. Free private parking on site.

If you are unable to make a published date, please get in touch as I'm always happy to run workshops on demand. No minimum number required and no extra cost.

B&B accommodation is available at Plowden Park - please get in touch for details, availability and prices.


Jo Hunter at West Country Creative Ltd
Plowden Park
Newton Down
PL16 0AS
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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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1 day (10:00am to 4:30pm)

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In-person course
- - #20739

A fantastic way to spend a Spring day - having expert tuition but in a relaxed environment and then coming away with unique items made by your own hands. I've been wearing my millefiori necklace ever since and everyone wants to know how it was made! Well, you'll just have to ask Jo to teach you...

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Glad to hear the necklace and earrings are a success Joanna, the colours you chose were gorgeous! I hope the 'Brussel Sprouts' are also being enjoyed ;-)

In-person course
- - #20513

Really enjoyed the course. Jo explained the processes very well and showed how to correct amy problems. Very pleased with my necklace and earings.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you Janet - I'm so glad you had a good day, and hope you enjoy wearing your necklace.

In-person course
- - #17158

I did the one day millefiori bead making workshop with Jo. I was the only student and feel very privileged to have had such expert tuition all to myself for a day. I was a complete novice but left with some beautiful beads, jewellery and plenty of ideas and ambition for my next projects.
Eager to sign up for the next course!

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you for your review Marion - I'm glad you left with lots of inspiration! I love teaching and hopefully, enthusing people 'to make' and I'm so lucky not to be governed by class sizes - when a class gets a booking, even if it is just the one, it runs!

In-person course
- - #16282

I have just spent the most enjoyable day learning how to work with polymer clay. I am now the proud owner of a rather lovely (if I do say myself) handmade bead necklace, pendant and earrings. Jo is a fantastic teacher, amazingly patient and reassuring. Her studio is bright, airy and full of inspiration and I can't wait to go back and try another of her courses.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you Helen. It was lovely to meet you and Denise and to work with you both. Enjoy wearing your necklace!

In-person course
- - #10190

Jo is an excellent teacher, patient, cheerful and informative
The studio is light and comfortable
I would definitely recommend this course

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