Upcoming classes & courses

April 2020

Bead Embroidery Easter Bunnies (and other animals) with Wendy Kean – 11th April 2020

11 April, 2020

£25.00

Spend a fun day learning how to make bead embroidery animals with Wendy Kean. You'll learn several bead embroidery stitches and make your own bead embroidery animal (Wendy will have templates for you to choose from, or design your own). Suitable for complete beginners. This workshop includes bead backing and cabochon, please bring beads, needle and thread from your stash or purchase in store.

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Heather Kingsley Heath Masterclass – Verona Bracelet

18 April, 2020

£40.00

Spoilt Rotten Beads is delighted to once again be welcoming the wonderfully talented designer, author and tutor Heather Kingsley Heath. The Verona design is inspired by the Italian Rennaisance jewels and traditional lattice hair adornments. The design is a new technique to create a squared bezel; which is combined with a netting technique that makes this an easy to slide on, expandable bangle. The combination is so versatile, included in the class is an option to create an elegantly curved necklace to complement the bracelet.

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Heather Kingsley Heath Masterclass – Annecy Necklace

19 April, 2020

£40.00

Spoilt Rotten Beads is delighted to once again be welcoming the wonderfully talented designer, author and tutor Heather Kingsley Heath. The lake at Annecy is the most beautiful turquoise blue, and the medieval buildings reflected in the waters were the inspiration for this pendant design. Constructed and layered, then embellished with tiny crystal mesh elements. The pendant hangs from a chain intersected with beaded beads. Skill level: intermediate, confident with thread tension.

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May 2020

Wire Work Pendants - Beginners Class - Saturday 2nd May

2 May, 2020

£25.00

Learn how to capture a gemstone or glass cabochon and create a pendant using wire. You'll learn how to secure your pendant in a wire cage, how to create a bail and how to embellish your design. You'll have time to experiment with wire and make a pair of earrings too. Semi Precious Cabochons are provided, but if you've got a special stone that you'd like to wrap then bring it along with you and we'll work through it together! This workshop is suitable for beginners and is a great introduction to wire jewellery making. Course feel includes all materials and use of tools

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Swarovski Crystal Rivoli Bracelet with Carol Taylor - 9th May 2020

9 May, 2020

£30.00

Learn how to create an amazingly sparkly Swarovski Crystal Bracelet with Carol Taylor. You will learn how to capture a Swarovski Rivoli Stone with beads and how to join your stones together to create a beautiful bracelet This workshop is suitable for beginners - you will learn an easy way to create a peyote bezel (it's easier than it looks - we promise!)

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Russian Spiral Workshop - 16th May - Beginners

16 May, 2020

£25.00

Learn the Russian Spiral beading stitch and make an elegant bracelet using fire polish beads, pearls and seed beads. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and includes all materials. Choose from a wide variety of colours and finishes, take home a full colour pattern and let our experienced beadwork tutor help you as you learn this beautiful stitch.

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Beginners Jewellery Making - 23rd May - Right Angle Weave Bracelets

23 May, 2020

£25.00

Learn how to bead the right angle weave stitch and make an embellished bracelet with seed beads and crystals. Choose from an almost infinite palate of colours and learn this easy stitch which is the basis of so many different beadwork designs and patterns. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and includes all materials. Our experienced tutor will guide you through the pattern and you'll leave with a sparkling crystal bracelet and a full colour printed pattern.

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Jean Power - Karratu Class - 29th May 2020

29 May, 2020

£35.00

This intermediate, and very sparkly, class will cover beading some unique & versatile crystal components (all from Jean's Karratu series of beadwork) that can be turned into bracelets, pendants, necklaces, charms, earrings, beaded balls… and much more! The class will cover not just making the beaded bezels but also using them for making finished items so you'll leave with lots of inspiration. You will leave with all of the skills you need to complete this project at home as well as a full set of instructions.

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June 2020

Pearl Knotting Class – Beginners – Saturday 6th June

6 June, 2020

£25.00

Come and learn how to hand knot freshwater pearls onto silk thread using the traditional technique. Students will learn how to learn how to choose the correct size of silk and french wire. How to use French Wire to finish the ends of your necklace securely and how to knot your pearls up close to one another using a pair of knotting tweezers. We'll also show how this same technique can be used to knot other beads such as gemstones to create yoga mala necklaces and more.  

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Introduction to Jewellery Making – Convertable Wrap Bracelet/Necklace – Saturday 13th June

13 June, 2020

£25.00

Come along and learn how to make your own jewellery with us! You'll work with a stunning mix of seed beads, crystal beads, glass and pearls in your own choice of colours. You'll make a 3-4 wrapped bracelet that can also be worn as a long boho style necklace. You'll learn how to crimp and how to add findings (jump rings, chain, clasps) and how to make a simple loop to attach beads and charms. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and is taught by our own in house experienced tutor/designer. Course fee includes all materials  

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July 2020

Jean Power - Quadrat Box Class

17 July, 2020

£35.00

Combining lots of sparkle and geometric beadwork this unique beaded box is perfect to test your Peyote Stitch beading skills whilst creating something truly special. This is an advanced class ideal for anyone comfortable with peyote stitch and wanting to explore 3-dimensional work and shape.

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Floral Collar with Carol Taylor - 7th November 2020

7 November, 2020

£30.00

Learn how to create a stunning necklace using a variety of different beadworking stiches and techniques - netting, peyote, bezelling and herringbone This workshop is suitable for beaders who have some experience of peyote stitch.  

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