In-person course
in Great Bealings, Woodbridge Maker & location details

Create gem-inspired stones: polymer clay workshop



This workshop is listed as one day but is actually spread over two half days to give more flexibility over timings. During the workshop you will learn how to use polymer clay to make some beautiful gem-like stones. These can look very like the ‘real thing’, or you may choose to be more experimental. You don’t need any prior experience of working with polymer clay, just a love of colour and jewellery. At the end of the course, you will be able to take home a pendant and a completed necklace of your own design. The course takes place in my studio at Bealings Barn, where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings – weather permitting. Places are limited to 2 - 3 so that I can give lots of personal attention and guidance. During the workshop we cover: • looking at examples of semi-precious stones (such as amber, amethyst, amazonite, citrine, coral, jade, lapis lazuli, malachite, onyx, rosequartz, and turquoise) • choosing the ‘stones’ you would like to make in a shade that suits you • conditioning clay • learning about a range of techniques for creating different 'stones' • fashioning a pendant • making different bead shapes and sizes • firing clay in a domestic oven • finishing your pieces • designing a necklace in a style and length of your choice An information pack describing all the techniques will be available so you can continue to create new pieces on your own. A version of this workshop is also available as an online on-demand course.

What's included in the price?

All tools and clay are provided, together with glass beads and base metal findings (clasps etc) to make your completed necklace and pendant. If you wish to add sterling silver findings to your design, or you need extra glass beads, these can be purchased on the day. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served throughout the course.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Weekends
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Hen dos
  • Romantic
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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Bealings Barn, Grundisburgh Road, Great Bealings, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 6PE