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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

Duration: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Price: £65

Book with: Jo Hunter
at West Country Creative Ltd

Plowden Park
Newton Down
PL16 0AS

Course Start Dates

Tuesday 21st January 2020
Wednesday 19th February 2020
Thursday 5th March 2020
Saturday 4th April 2020
Sunday 17th May 2020
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Friday 21st August 2020
Saturday 19th September 2020
Tuesday 27th October 2020
Wednesday 18th November 2020
Thursday 10th December 2020

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 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?

All tools and materials to make the project are included, as well as unlimited tea and coffee. You will need to bring a packed lunch. 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.

Want to review this course?

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...

- - #20739

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 ;-)

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

- - #20513

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.

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!

- - #17158

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!

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.

- - #16282

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!

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

- - #10190

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  • Accommodation offered
  • Children
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Stag and hen dos
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends

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