MAKE-DAY: Beadweaving MON 07 OCT
Date: Monday 07 October, 2024
Start Time: 6:30pm
End Time: 8pm
Create your own gorgeous beaded jewellery. In this workshop you will learn the widely used off-loom bead weaving stitch known as Brick Stitch and be guided step by step in using it to create a pendent necklace or pair of earrings. If time allows you will also have the chance to add a hassled fringe. You will be learning from a jeweller, with over 15 years of experience, who uses this technique widely in her own designs.
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What will I make?
You will make a beaded kite shape. You will have the opportunity to turn this into a pendant or create a pair of earrings even adding a tasselled fringe if time allows. The technique you learn is a widely used stitch which you can then master and use to create your own beaded jewellery.
What will happen on the day?
You will be welcomed in and introduced to your fellow beaders. As you wait for everyone to arrive you will be able to peruse a range of stunning beaded pieces to gain inspiration for your own work. Once everyone has arrived you will be provided with a vibrant selection beads, the needles and a pattern to follow. The instructor will then demonstrate the technique and guide you step by step to create of your own piece. You will initially make a beaded kite shape that you can turn into either a pendent or a pair of earrings. If time allows you can even add a tasselled fringe to your piece.
What skills do I need?
Difficulty Level: MEDIUM
No previous experience needed, just a steady hand, a little patience and willingness to give it a go!
What should I bring?
- The beads are quite small so bring any visual aid that you require to see detail.
What should I wear?
Clothes: Wear something comfortable but as we are not using heat or filing you don't need to worry about getting dirty.
Who is my instructor?
Emma Lawrance is Jeweller with over 15 years experience in beading and making jewellery. She will be teaching an off-loom bead weaving technique that is widely used and instrumental in lots of her own work.
How do I get there?
See contact page for details on public transport and parking.