Workshop Schedule 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Workshop Schedule. We’re very excited to be bringing you lots of new & exciting workshops this year with lots of talented tutors. This year’s workshops range from Beadwork Basics, through to Wirework, Resin, Metal Clay, Bridal Jewellery and more!

Workshops are held in our dedicated workshop studio located above our shop in the village of Haddenham near Ely & Cambridge. There is free parking right outside the shop and we provide refreshments for all attendees (freshly brewed coffee, tea and juice).

There is free parking right outside the shop and we provide refreshments for all attendees (freshly brewed coffee, tea and juice).

Workshops do book up fast so we recommend you book your places early to avoid disappointment.

You can book any of the below workshops online, or give us a call on 01353 749853.

Saturday 25th February
SuperDuo Bow Bracelet

Learn how to make this pretty superduo bow bracelet with beading designer Sue Picknell. You will learn how to make a superduo cuff and embellish it with a SuperDuo bow
Suitable for complete beginners

Cost: £30 including all materials
Tutor: Sue Pickness


MARCH


Saturday 4th March 10am – 12.30pm
Introductory Jewellery Making Workshop

Come along and learn how to create beautiful jewellery. You will learn how to attach wire to a clasp by crimping, how to make wire wrapped loops and lots, lots more! The perfect introductory workshop for beginners who want to learn the basics of jewellery making

Cost: £15 including all materials
Tutor: TBA


FEBRUARY


Saturday 4th March 2.30 – 4.30m
Beads and Banter

Beads and Banter is our FREE jewellery making session, it’s open to all (beginners and seasoned bead addicts). Just come along to a session, grab a free cup of tea or coffee, meet fellow beaders and we’ll help you get started. Often we’ll be demonstrating a new technique or stitch so there’s always something new and exciting to learn and lots of inspiration too!

Cost: Free!
Tutor: Becky Touhy/Vivien Hussey/Juliet Browse

Saturday 11th March 10am – 4pm
The Owl and the Pussycat Needle Case Workshop with Susie Hoad

Part of our beadwork intermediate series of workshops. Learn how to create Susie Hoad’s playful Owl & Pussycat needle case covers. Suitable for beaders with some peyote experience

Cost: £25 including all materials
Tutor: Susie Hoad

Saturday 11th March 10am – 1pm
Double Spiral Stitch Workshop

Come along and learn how to stitch a double spiral, this workshop is part of our Beadwork Basics series of workshops and is suitable for complete beginners or for beaders who want to learn a new stitch. This versatile stitch makes the most beautiful necklaces and bracelets and can be worked in many different sizes and shapes of bead.

Cost: £30 including materials
Tutor: Juliet Browse/Vivien Hussey/Rebecca Touhy

Saturday 18th March 9am – 2.30pm
An Introduction to Bead Embroidery with Juliet Browse

Learn how to make a beautiful bead embroidery element with Juliet Browse. This workshop is a perfect introduction to the art of Bead Embroidery, no experience necessary!
You will learn how to attach a cabochon to beading foundation/Lacy’s Stiff Stuff, how to add beads using back stitch, how to finish the edges of your piece with brick stitch, incorporating texture into your designs, finishing and backing your piece using Ultra Suede.

Cost: £40 per person plus materials (see materials list here).
Tutor: Juliet Browse

Saturday 25th March 2017
Pearl Knotting with Juliet Browse

Learn how to knot freshwater pearls in the traditional way using silk thread, french wire and a sterling silver clasp. Suitable for complete beginners or for more experienced jewellery makers who would like to learn a new skill.

Cost: £25 including all materials (freshwater pearls, silk, french wire and sterling silver clasp)
Tutor: Juliet Browse


APRIL


Saturday 1st April 10am – 2pm
Russian Spirals

Part of our Beadwork Basics series of workshops. Learn how to use pearls, firepolish and seed beads to create a Russian Spiral. Suitable for complete beginners.

Cost: £25 including all materials
Tutor: Vivien Hussey/Becky Touhy

Saturday 8th April 10am –2pm
April Showers Bracelet with Sue Picknell

Learn how to make this beautiful beaded bracelet using Miyuki seed beads, Bugle beads and Preciosa Pip beads with designer Sue Picknell. Suitable for beaders with an understand of basic thread tension.

Cost: £30 – includes all materials
Tutor: Sue Picknell

Saturday 15th April 10am – 12.30pm
Introductory Jewellery Making Workshop

Come along and learn how to create beautiful jewellery. You will learn how to attach wire to a clasp by crimping, how to make wire wrapped loops and lots, lots more! The perfect introductory workshop for beginners who want to learn the basics of jewellery making.

Cost: £15 including all materials
Tutor: TBA

Saturday 22nd April 10am – 4pm
Bridal Headdresses with Juliet Browse

During this one day workshop which is suitable for beginners you will make two stunning bridal headdresses. One using Swarovski crystals and Preciosa pearls and the other using wire mesh to create flowers and leaves. Suitable for beginners or for jewellery makers who would like to learn a new skill.

Cost: £60 including all materials
Tutor: Juliet Browse


MAY


Saturday 6th May 10am – 1pm
Summer Netted Anklet or Necklace with Sue Picknell

Make a lacy anklet or necklace using netting and Miyuki drop beads with designer Sue Picknell. This workshop is suitable for beginners
Cost: £30 including all materials

Saturday 13th May 9am5pm
BeadFest 2017

Our annual Beading Festival featuring free workshops, games, prizes, goody bags and lots, lots more!

Saturday 20th May
Resin8 Keepsake Pendant Workshop with Tali Iserles 10am – 4pm

Come along and learn how to create resin keepsake pendants. You will learn how to mix and cure the resin and will create several pendants. All materials supplied including Ordinance Survey maps to set into your pendants, but do feel free to bring along any maps, photos or small pieces of glass or beads that you would like to set into your pendants. Suitable for complete beginners.

Cost: £70 including all materials
Tutor: Tali Iserles

Saturday 27th May 10am – 4pm
Kumihimo Cabs Workshop with Pru McRae

Learn how to encase a Lunasoft cabochon inside a kumihimo braid decorated with beads. This workshop is suitable for beginners or for more experienced kumihimo beaders who want to add to their skills.

Cost: £30 plus materials (see here for materials list)
Tutor: Pru McRae


JUNE


Saturday 3rd June 10am – 4pm
Infinity Knot Workshop with Susie Hoad

Part of our beadwork basics series of workshops. Learn how to use cubic right angle weave to create this clever infinity knot that can be incorporated into a necklace or bracelet. Suitable for beaders with experience of basic thread tension.

Cost: £25 including all materials
Tutor: Susie Hoad

Saturday 10th June 10am – 12.30pm
Introductory Jewellery Making Workshop

Come along and learn how to create beautiful jewellery. You will learn how to attach wire to a clasp by crimping, how to make wire wrapped loops and lots, lots more! The perfect introductory workshop for beginners who want to learn the basics of jewellery making.

Cost: £15 including all materials
Tutor: TBA

Saturday 17th June 10am – 4pm
Bridge Over Troubled Water with Susie Hoad

Part of our intermediate beadwork series of workshops. Learn how to use cubic right angle weave and peyote to create this beautifully tactile bracelet.

Cost: £25 plus materials (see here for materials list)
Tutor: Susie Hoad

Saturday 1st July 10am – 3pm
Tatted Lace & Beads Bracelet with Sue Picknell

Come along and learn the traditional art of tatting and make a delicate beaded and tatted cuff in your choice of colours. This workshop is suitable for beginners who have not made jewellery before, or for more experienced beaders who would like to learn a new skill

Cost: £30 including materials
Tutor: Sue Picknell


JULY


Saturday 8th July 10am – 5pm
Embellished Prumihimo Workshop with PruMcRae

Learn how to use the Pruimihimo disk to create these stunning bracelets with Pru McRae. Suitable for beginners.

Cost: £30 plus materials (see here for materials list)
Tutor: Pru McRae

Saturday 15th July 10am – 4pm
Molecular Pyramids Statement Necklace with Susie Hoad

Part of our beadwork intermediate series of workshops. Learn how to use peyote to make these amazing molecular pyramids which can be strung together to create a real statement necklace.

Cost: £25 plus materials (see here for materials list)
Tutor: Susie Hoad

We’ll keep adding new workshops throughout the year, so make sure to keep checking back from time to time.