Bead making with Millefiori style Polymer Clay at West Country Creative in Lifton, Devon

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


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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

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.

We have a 4-week cancellation policy, if you do require your course to be rescheduled please contact the course provider, Jo, who will be happy to offer you one opportunity to reschedule.


Jo Hunter at West Country Creative Ltd


Plowden Park
Newton Down
PL16 0AS

Suitable for

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


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

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In-person course
Lynne Pearson - - #31070

Jo's extensive knowledge and creativity was the icing on the cake for this very enjoyable and rewarding workshop.Lovely light, covid friendly, comfortable studio in peaceful surroundings. A really first class experience, and what a joy to come home with a finished piece of jewellery. If you haven't tried one of Jo's workshops , you should. You won't be disappointed.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you Lynne - it was great to see you again.

In-person course
Jane - - #31069

Had a brilliant day! The venue and the course was very well managed with Covid guidelines so felt very comfortable. The instructions were all really clear- with both handouts and demonstrations and we all came away with pieces of jewellery that we were pleased with. Jo was really knowledgable and happy to answer questions and give tips.

Response from West Country Creative Ltd:

Thank you Jane - I'm glad you felt at ease and enjoyed the day.

In-person course
Joanna Bellis - - #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
Janet Moore - - #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
Marion Marks - - #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
Helen Carey - - #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
angela bexson - - #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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