Handmade Canes, Beads and Jewellery in Polymer Clay here in Bedfordshire.


Duration: One day

Price: £70

Run by: Bernadette Pickering
at Treasunique

01767682743

Beeston
Bedfordshire
sg19 1pq

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About the Course

Whether you have worked with Polymer Clay or not, let's get creative!!
Polymer Clay is a bake-able clay, which comes in different brands and colours.
I personally use Fimo for workshops as it is the most easily available in craft shops if you want to follow on after the course.
Many students have mentioned how they remember it from their childhood and are amazed that it has progressed into such an inspiring and interesting craft.
Now together we can have a creative day and make Handmade Beads in Polymer Clay, you will get to choose in advance three complimentary colours from the Fimo range. The workshop includes 'cane' building, bead making and jewellery compositions, all in one day.
I can also recommend other resources and books.
What we can create together will be something completely unique and bespoke and you will be the only one with it!
Compliment you own favourite colours and clothing. Be inspired!!

I offer 3 levels in cane building and bead making.
Level 1: I will teach you 3 cane designs with 3 colours of your choice.
You will leave with a completed piece of jewellery, ready to wear, plus the skill to make more.
Level 2: Same as above but with more in-depth cane designs. Plus hints and tips.
Level 3: A master class in cane building. Plus hints and tips.
Only beads will be made at this level, as the expectation is that the student will be able to put their own jewellery together.

All the student needs to bring is a small plastic box to take home any spare clay and canes.

The student will inform me of colours in advance and also provide me with a deposit of £20 to secure their place on the day.
It is transferable if used against another date.

Be a walking work of art, wearing wearable art!!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

I include everything for level 1 and 2 required for the day, all clay for all 3 levels, spacer beads and findings to complete your project.
Lunch is provided too, which will be a vegetarian soup and homemade bread (both suitable for vegans), plus refreshments throughout the day.


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This was the best thing I have done in a long time. Bernadette whilst not only creative and very passionate about her craft was also welcoming and friendly. She was a fountain of knowledge and was enthusiastic to share it. She was also very encouraging whilst learning the new techniques. I would highly recommend this to any creatives out there, even beginners as I am. Thank you Bernadette.

- - #18117

Response from Treasunique:

Sylvie, thank you so much for your review, it was great to have you here and being so enthusiastic with your natural ability, from your cake decorating background!! Well done for all you achieved, a lovely day :)

We were looking for a surprise activity for a friend - it was a surprise for her and we needed to adapt times and content of course a little to fit it round everyone. Bernadette was amazingly helpful in working with us to create a fun, chatty day where we made some amazing colourful jewellery - I cannot believe i had it in me! She is encouraging and cajoling - perfect mix to make sure everyone ends up feeling that they have achieved something truly creative. Bravo and can whole hardheartedly recommend.

- - #18089

Response from Treasunique:

What a great day with you 3 lovely students, it was such fun as your friend thought it was archery related!!
So to bring that surprise together well done Mandy!!
Also for all your willingness to be adventurous in a totally unaccustomed medium!!
Great results all round ladies!
And hope to see you all again in your neck of the woods, sometime in the future!

Thank you sooo much to Bernadette for a fabulous day making jewellery. I had a brilliant day and was made to feel very welcome. I was a complete beginner so Bernadette guided me through lots of different techniques of making the canes and I produced a beautiful bead necklace with matching earrings. As well as taking home my new jewellery, I was also able to keep the extra canes that I had made as well as a few other little freebies. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in jewellery or clay or both! Thanks again Bernadette x

- - #11879

I made a necklace and bracelet set as a gift for my Mum; I really enjoyed the techniques I learnt and the end result was great, Bernadette was a fabulous teacher. Would highly recommmend.

- - #11452

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