May 2019 Brisbane Workshop classes

Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 2019

(All workshops are $50 plus workshop kit provided by your teacher)
Morning sessions run from 8.30 – 12.00 and Afternoon sessions run from 2.00 – 5.30
(Pop-up shop 12.30 to 1.30)

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Silky opulence – Japanese kimono silk beads with Pauline Stevens

Sunday 5 May – Afternoon

Using vintage Japanese shibori silk you will make covered beads that form the basis for a necklace & earring set. The class is offerred in base metal, rose gold & sterling silver. Your finished piece is finished using professional techniques which you will learn in class.

Kit cost: $75 using Sterling silver findings or $55 using rose gold findings, or $45 using base metal findings.

Kit Includes:  Full instructions with illustrations are given. Every component needed to complete the necklace & earring set is provided.  Components vary to match the silk. Swarovski crystals are always provided in all 3 kit mediums.

Level of difficulty:   Intermediate
Pre-requisites:        None
Student to bring:    Beading mat and Bring round & flat nose pliers, cutters if you have them.

Collage of Colours with Pauline Stevens

Saturday 4 May – Afternoon  AND  Monday 6 May – Morning (2 sessions offered)

A cascade of six strands of varied size & shaped small beads fall from a metal cone. A slight asymmetrical necklace featuring lampwork beads made by Pauline Stevens supports this collage.

Kit cost:            $85 using Sterling Silver findings or $60 using base metal findings
Kit includes:    4 lampwork beads by Pauline, 2 sterling silver or base metal cones, sterling silver or base metal clasp, sterling silver or base metal crimpcovers, sterling silver or base metal spacer beads & rings & wire.   A selection of stone chips, seed beads, czech beads & crystals, swarovski,stone & shell depending on colour matching. Softflex beading wire.

Level of difficulty:   Intermediate
Pre-requisites:         Some stringing experience, but not essential.
Students to bring:   Beading mat, flat & round nosed pliers if you have them.

Margaret Bracelet with Coral Johnson

Saturday 4 May – Morning

Margaret is a lovely lacy bracelet that makes use of the vibrant colours of Gemduo, Swarovski bicones and Pip beads. It is constructed using netting, is suitable for beginners and could be completed over a weekend. There are 2 options – the original version using pip beads on the edge, the newer version using bicones on the edge.

Kit cost:           $20 for Pip version, $25 for Bicone version
Kit Includes:   Bracelet kit contains all beads necessary to make bracelet including maglock clasp (magnetic clasp that locks in place).   Gemduo or Diamonduo beads, Optional Pip beads, Swarovski 4mm bicones, Seed beads size 11 and 15 in main colour, Seed beads size 11 in contrast colour.

Level of difficulty:  Intermediate
Pre-requisites:         None.
Students to bring:   Bead mat, Thread, Needle, Scissors, Stitching light can be very useful (battery operated ).

Channelling Cleopatra with Angie Cievarella

Saturday 4 May – Morning

Necklace uses various beadweaving techniques to make three Beaded Beads and then stringing them into a wearable necklace.

Kit Cost: $85
Kit includes: Materials used are Swarovski Crystal and Pearls, Czech Fire-Polished, Seed Beads and a variety of metal caps and spacers.

Level of difficulty:  Novice
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:   Pliers, Scissors, Bead Mat and Size 11 Needles

Elongated Teardrop with Elissa Miller

Saturday 4 May – Morning and Afternoon   AND   Monday 6 May Morning and Afternoon

The elongated teardrop is a basic single and two drop peyote component. It has many applications, and using different sizes, lends itself to pendants, earrings, necklaces, and brooches. The application relies on peyote and zipping techniques, but as daunting as that sounds, it’s is very simple.  (This is a two part workshop e.g. morning and afternoon.)

Workshop cost is $100 in total for both part 1 and part 2.
Kit cost:
$20    Kit includes:  Delica beads, fireline, needles – all supplied in the kit. 

Level of difficulty:  Intermediate
Pre-requisites:         An understanding of Peyote.
Students to bring:   It would be good if participants brought their own scissors, although some will be available,and a bead mat if you have one. 

Plique a jour with Precious Metal Clay with Anna-Margot Collins

Saturday 4 May – Morning Part 1 and Sunday 5 May – Morning Part 2

This is a 2 part workshop.  Part 1 on Saturday morning is Precious Metal Clay – we will be creating a pendant and you will learn how to work with PMC, creating a design with small open areas and then we will go through the steps in firing and finishing of your clay pieces.   Part 2 on Sunday morning is plique a jour enamelling, (plique a jour is enamelling without a backing so you end up with a stain glass effect).  You will learn how to prepare the PMC for enamelling and the extra steps required to enamel without backing, using a selection of transparent enamels the pieces will be enamelled and then we go through the finishing process.

Note:  Workshop cost is $100 in total for both part 1 and part 2

Kit Cost: $110 total for part 1 and part 2.  Kit includes:  Kit contains a selection of Precious Metal Clay and the use of a large range of fine transparent enamels as well as findings required to finish the piece.

Level of difficulty:  Novice to Intermediate.
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:   This is a 2 part workshop but needs to be held a day apart so there is time to fire the clay properly and doesn’t cut into the workshop time.

Embellished Kumihimo Wraps with Natalie Fletcher-Jones

Sunday 5 May – Afternoon

Braid them, stack them, embellish them or wrap them. In this class you will learn the skills required to make gorgeous bohemian kumihimo braids incorporating fabric and ribbon for an organic textural feel. Embellish those braids with wire and beads for a unique piece of jewellery.  This project is an ideal way to use up those small quantities of seed beads and crystals we all have left over. Kits will include enough supplies and findings to make up to 3 braids each (depending on speed of attendees you may not complete all 3 during the class). Your choice of bracelet or necklace length or a combination of both.

Pliers and scissors will be provided but if you have particular favourites of your own then feel free to bring them.

Kit Cost: $20  Kit includes: Kumihimo Disk, Findings (clasps, end caps & jump rings), Wire and beads for embellishments, Lengths of ribbon, silk, fabrics and lace in various colours, Use of glue, thread and needle for finishing braids and embellishing.

Level of difficulty:  Novice
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:  Pliers and scissors will be provided but if you have particular favourites of your own then feel free to bring them.

Cloisonne Enamelling with Anna-Margot Collins

Monday 6 May – Morning   OR    Monday 6 May Afternoon (2 classes offered)

Using a sterling silver pendant mount you will create the design with fine silver cloisonne wire and enamel it with a selection of transparent colours to achieve a wonderful wearable gem. I will also demonstrate the method used to prepare sterling silver for enamelling, all enamelling will be done in a kiln. For the more ambitious of you there is the choice of doing a set of earrings instead or as well.

Kit cost: $65 Pendant kit or $78 Earring kit.

Pendant kit includes: choice of a round or oval approximately 25 mm bezel cup setting in sterling silver prepared ready to enamel a length of fine silver cloisonne wire and a selection of transparent enamels wire shaping tools and diamond files to finish the piece, and workshop notes.

Earrings kit includes: choice of a round or oval approximately 18 mm bezel cup setting in sterling silver prepared ready to enamel a length of fine silver cloisonne wire, a pair of earring wires and a selection of transparent enamels wire shaping tools and diamond files to finish the piece, and workshop notes.

Level of difficulty:  Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:  Apron and close up glasses if needed

Blooming Harvest Berries with Michelle Whittaker

SORRY – THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Blooming Harvest Berries & Needlework Necklace is a Variation inspired by the beautiful Harvest Berries design by Barbara Hoffman. With kind approval to teach my adapted variation here it is. Absolutely love this pretty elegant design teaching you multiple sized beads, beaded using 5mm & 7mm Pinch Beads, embellished with Czech pearl & Miyuki Seedies, connected with made rondelle design between each Berry. You can make this smaller or longer, a very versatile design.

Bonus you get to learn the basics of CRAW – Cubic Right Angle Weave used as the rope/ending to extend the length you require.

Perfect as earrings or matching bracelet too.

Kit cost: $73  Kit includes:  Full materials to complete Necklace length (18 Small berries + 8 Large + 1 Double Large Berry) as per sample image. Perfect as earrings or matching bracelet too.

* Add any clasp of choice or add Optional Extra: Magnet Clasp (US Made) $4.00

Pre-requisities:          None
Level of difficulty:    Novice to Intermediate.
Students to bring:    Bead Mat, Size 12 Needles, Fireline 6lb (Will have available also)

Peyote Pagoda Earrings with Pauline Stevens

Monday 6 May – Afternoon

Peyote stitch is used to cover a tubular bead which is then topped & tailed with bead caps to form a pagoda. A dangle is attached to the bottom.

Kit cost: $18  Kit includes:  All components supplied in either gold or silver options with your choice of colour delicas to be used.  Full printed instructions with illustrations will be provided.

Level of difficulty:  Novice to intermediate
Pre-requisites:        Previous seed bead work recommended.
Students to bring:   Beading mat, round nosed pliers if you have them.

Silky Street Bracelet with Andy Treloar

Saturday 4 May – Afternoon

This is a fun little make using two different size Silky Beads, O Beads, #11 Seed Beads and some rich coloured Pearls. Choice of three colours listed, I will endeavour to have surplus kits so you may change colour on the day if needed.  

Beginners are welcome.

Project will not be completed within the time frame; however, it is a repetitive pattern and you will have no issues completing it on your own.

Once booked I will contact you in the week prior to the Event if needed as I will be away up till then.

Kit cost: $33  Kit includes:  Kit includes the Pattern, all the Beads required and Slide Bar Clasp for an 8” Bracelet.   It uses two different size Silky Beads, O Beads, #11 Seed Beads and some rich coloured Pearls. Choice of three colours listed, I will endeavour to have surplus kits so you may change colour on the day if needed.

Level of difficulty:  Novice
Pre-requisites:         None
Students to bring:   6lb Crystal Fireline, Fine Needles (I will have spare), Bead Mat and sharp Scissors. (Light if required battery operated)

Beaded Embroidery (Birds) with Allie Collins

Monday 6 May – Afternoon

In this class you will learn the skills needed to complete a beaded bird embroidered brooch. The Skills you will learn, or practice will include creating a beaded setting, my technique of setting the cabochon into the work, Sewing and anchoring seed beads and sequins, and patterning beads to create continual patterns. I will teach you how to finish the Bird into a brooch but can also show you how to finish it as a pendant.

Kit cost: $30  Kit includes:  Felt, Buckram, Cotton Lawn, Painted Face Cabochon, 15gm of Seed Beads (Variety of colours/shapes), seed pearls, 5gm Bugle beads, Pearl Drop beads, 2-3 focal beads, Thread, Metallic thread, Brooch back.

Level of difficulty:    Advanced
Prerequisites:            Basic sewing would be good. Otherwise can teach.
Students to bring:    Beading mat.

Hummingbird Bracelet with Linda Harris

Monday 6 May – Afternoon

A simple bold bracelet using the new Gem Duo beads. Basic beadweaving skills are required, but I will guarantee a finished article at the end of the workshop even if you are just a beginner.

You will complete this project in class. You may even surprise yourself and complete two!

Workshop kit: $20   Kit includes:   Kit will include Gem Duos, 11 seed beads, 15 seed beads, 3mm Firepolish , Clasp along with an easy to follow photo tutorial.  The kit will be offered in several different colourways which you can choose on the day.

Level of difficulty:       Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisitie skills:
   Basic beadweaving skills
Students to bring:       A beadmat, Size 10 or 12 beading needle, Fireline, recommend 6-8lb, smoke.  Tutor will have some available if you need it.  Scissors, thread zapper or other tool.  A clasp if you do not want to use the one in the kit, they will be antique bronze or bright silver.

Decorating Stoneware Clay with Natalie Fletcher

Monday 6 May – Morning

Students will learn about the different types of glazes and their application. They will decorate the pieces they created in the Working with Stoneware Clay workshop with a combination of techniques including Japanese Transfer application, opaque and semi transparent underglazing, watercolour glaze effects, layering of colour, wax resist and the use of gloss and/or satin finish over glazes. Various non fire techniques such as the application of metallic waxes and acrylic paints will also be covered.

**Students are able to attend the Decorating Stoneware Clay workshop without completing the Working with Stoneware Clay workshop – see kit options below.

Kit cost: $20 if doing both clay workshops, $30 stand alone   

Kit A – Cost for students who have also attended the ‘Working with Stoneware Clay workshop’ is $20
Kit B – Cost for students who only attend the Decorating Stoneware Clay workshop is $30
Kit A contents: *Use of glazes, underglazes, brushes, waxes, metallics and Japanese Tissue transfers.
Kit B contents: *Use of glazes, underglazes, brushes, waxes, metallics and Japanese Tissue transfers.

*Participants choice of six ready made pieces to decorate, including pairs, cabochons, bracelet bars, toggles & pendants

*Note 1 – booking preference will be given to students who are attending Working with Stoneware Clay workshop.
*Note 2 – both kits include the cost of firing your items and posting them back to you via tracked postage.

Level of difficulty:   Novice
Pre-requisites:         None
Student to bring:     Nothing

Wire wrapping with polymer clay components with Anna-Margot Collins

Saturday 5 May – afternoon

Using the components created in Gill’s bead and pod making class, you will learn how to wire wrap them to create a necklace and earrings, how to start and finish the twisted component, make the ear wires including hardening them to stop them bending out of shape, how to make a simple hook and eye clasp for your necklace and different ways of joining the links.

KIt cost: Gold kit $49.50. Silver kit $28.50, Tool kit $85.00
Gold kit includes: gold filled 1 metre .7 mm half round, 1 metre .8mm round, 1 metre 1mm round, the wire is 1/20 14 carat gold filled
Silver kit includes: Sterling silver 1 metre .7mm half round, 1 metre .8 mm round, 1 metre 1mm round the wire is 925 Sterling silver

Tool kit (optional): tools 1 set each round, chain and flat nose pliers, 1 pair wire nippers, 1 small flat file, hardening tool for making ear wires.all the tools are box jointed and it comes in a tool kit.

Note:  If you want to buy a tool kit, please add a note in Comments when you make the booking.

The wire is needed, I will have some tools available, you are welcome to bring your own also.

Level of difficulty:   Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:  Apron to wear while working to help catch dropped bits.   Close up glasses if you need them.

Beaded Embroidery (Babushka Dolls) with Allie Collins

Sunday 5 May – Morning

In this class you will learn the skills needed to complete a beaded babushka embroidered brooch. The Skills you will learn, or practice will include creating a beaded setting, My technique of setting the cabochon into the work, Sewing and anchoring seedbeads and sequins, and patterning beads to create continual patterns. I will teach you how to finish the Babushka into a brooch but can also show you how to finish it as a pendant.

Kit cost: $25  Kit includes:  Felt, Buckram, Cotton Lawn, Painted Face Cabochon, 15gm of Seed Beads (Variety of colours/shapes), seed pearls, 6mm Flower Sequins, 5gm Bugle beads, 2-3 focal beads, 15mm Flower sequins, Thread, Metallic thread, Brooch back.

Level of Difficulty:   Intermediate
Prerequisites:           Basic sewing would be good. Otherwise can teach.
Students to bring:   Beading mat.

Polymer Clay Fishy Canes with Anna C Lentz

Sunday 5 May – Morning    OR   Monday 6 May Morning  (2 separate workshops)

Caning is an ancient technique originally used in glass-working, but later, we polymer clay artists have adapted it to work for us, too.  Caning is a magical and rewarding experience, and once the cane has been constructed and reduced, it can be used on just about anything; beads, pens, jewellery, or what ever else you can think of.

I will guide you through everything involved in making this cane, from the colour choices and the blends, to the shaping and packing of the cane, and even the reducing process.

If you have never made a cane and even if you have, this will make you fall in love with caning, and fishy canes specifically, making you want to make about 50 more, at least that was my experience.

I have tailored this course to be suited to beginners, but if you have a little (or a lot) of experience with clay, please feel free to come along. I will cover the basics, but there is always something more to learn!

You don’t really even require any polymer clay related, knowledge and even if you have never even seen a cane or a block of polymer clay, you will be able to nail this project. Besides, if you have any questions at all, I will be able to answer them for you…

Kit cost:         $30
Kit includes: Polymer clay in all the colours needed, including: Orange, pomegranate, white, black and translucent. (enough to make multiple canes), Tissue blade, brass tube, bamboo skewer.
Level of difficulty:  Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:   Pasta machine if you have one.

Using Fishy Canes in a project with Anna C Lentz

Sunday 5 May – Afternoon   OR    Monday 6 May Afternoon (2 separate workshops)

I will demonstrate how to make some fishy themed goodies, using some pre-made canes. These items can be a variety of things, including beads, pendants, and earrings.

Kit Cost:          $25
Kit contains:  4 pre-made canes – all fish themed, tissue blade, toothpicks

Level of difficulty:  Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:  Pasta machine if you have one.

Taj Mahal Earrings with Paula Gething

Sunday 5 May – Morning  OR   Monday 6 May Morning (2 separate workshops)

Using ‘odd count peyote’, fringing and netting techniques to create a pair of gorgeous pair of dangly earrings on trend now, with movement and flair. Make yours in metallic or colours and use beads from your stash to create your own unique pair.

Kit cost: $30

Kit includes: The kit will contain sufficient materials for you to construct your own Taj Mahal Earrings.
Level of difficulty: Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:       None
Students to bring:  Thread to match your bead selection,  Needles Size 10 & 12, Bead Mat, Scissors, Magnifer, Light (battery operated)

Beaded Embroidery (Cactus) with Allie Collins

Saturday 4 May – Afternoon

In this class you will learn the skills needed to complete a beaded Cactus embroidered brooch. The Skills you will learn, or practice will include sewing and anchoring seed beads and sequins, and patterning beads to create continual patterns. I will teach you how to finish the Cacti into a brooch but can also show you how to finish it as a pendant.

Kit cost: $20   Kit includes:  Felt, Buckram, Cotton Lawn, 15gm of Seed Beads (Variety of colours/shapes), seed pearls, 6mm Flower Sequins, 5gm Bugle beads, 15mm Flower sequins, Thread, Metallic thread, Brooch back.

Level of difficulty:      Novice.
Prerequisities:
            Basic sewing would be good. Otherwise can teach.
Student to bring:        Beading mat.

Falling Drops Lariat & Beaded Toggle with Michelle Whittaker

Sunday 5 May – Afternoon

Falling Drops Lariat is a romantic design combining a basic necklace technique embellished with a decorative beaded Toggle bead at the centre, then a cascade of falling leaves (or beads if preferred) .

Note this workshop is for the Necklace Rope & Tassels (without leaves) & Beaded Toggle ONLY. Instructions how to connect the tassel ends (leaves or beads of choice can be used). You will learn how to make a intricate beaded large hole toggle bead and textured twisted herringbone stitch for the rope.

Easy to follow 10 pages, with 68 step by step illustrations & full written instructions, to complete more at home.

There is a separate workshop or additional tutorial of Diamond Drop Peyote Leaves if you would like to replicate the same with scaled sized leaf drops. Using Miyuki Delicas & Seedies, Czech Pearls. Features used in the Leaves also Czech Daggers & Rose Montee Crystals for a touch of bling

Kit cost: $80   Kit includes:  This extensive Kit will include beads to complete the Lariat & Toggle.  Qty will also be enough to complete the full range of leaves if your up to the task and one Full kit will cover BOTH workshops 🙂

2nd Tutorial (Optional) – Diamond Peyote Leaves 9 Colour Pages/56 Images (if not attending the separate workshop) – $7.95, Czech 5x16mm Dagger – Leaves (apx 6 separate + 2 for leaves)

OR Up to 10 beads/daggers for Tassle End IF NO leaves being used.

Note: attending Both Workshop Costs – Buy one Full Kit.  $86.95 (Materials + 2 Tutorials)

Choose on the day: Dagger Strand – Extra embellishment of Leaves or Tassle End Option (Optional), Rose Montee Pack – Extra embellishment of Leaves (Optional choice)

Level of difficulty:   Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:         None
Students to bring:    Bead Mat, Size 12 Needles, Fireline 6lb (Will have available also)

Christmas Dangles with Angie Ciavarella

Sunday 5 May – Morning

Learn to make three Beaded Beads using various beadweaving techniques and then string together to make a dangle.

Kit Cost:  $40 Kit includes: Project uses Swarovski Crystals, Rose Montees, Czech Fire-Polish, Seed Beads and various metal caps and spacers.

Level of difficulty:  Novice
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:  Pliers, Scissors, Bead Mat and Size 11 Needles

Diamond Drop Earrings with Michelle Whittaker

 SORRY – THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Diamond Drop Peyote Leaves are quick and easy to make. Add Bling for the perfect pair of earrings, or small pendants, or incorporated as embellished tassle ends on a Falling Leaves Lariat Design. Using Czech Daggers & Rose Montee Crystals as a feature. You will learn Diagonal Peyote Stitch & Scaling Sizing of Leaves

Easy to follow 9 pages, with 59 step by step illustrations & full written instructions, to complete more at home

** Note: If you are also attending the Falling Leaves Lariat Workshop, all the beads will be within the that Kit to do both this workshop as well. Just buy a full Lariat Kit only.

Kit cost:          $23 for kit.  If you are doing Falling Drops Lariat you don’t need to buy a kit for this workshop.

Kit includes:  Tutorial – 9 Colour Pages with 59 step by step illustrations, Beads to make 1 Pair of Leaves:-  (Czech 5x16mm Dagger x 2, 16ss Rose Montee x 2, 15/0 Round Seed Beads,  Colour 1 x 3 Gram, 15/0 Round Seed Beads, Colour 2 x 1 Gram, 11/0 Delica Miyuki Bead x Tube, 8/0 Round Miyuki Seed Bead.

Level of difficulty:   Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:         None
Students to bring:   Bead mat, Fireline 6lb, Size 12 Needles (can purchase on top kit)

Bezelling Cabs using Cellini with Coral Johnson

SORRY – THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

There are many ways to bezel a rivoli or a cab, but I have fallen in love with using this technique. It is easier to see how it will look when it is finished, and to work out how big to make it. This workshop will teach you the basics of this technique and you will have 3 matching cabs to practice on, so that you can make a pendant and a pair of earrings.

Kit cost: $25  Kit includes:  3 matching cabs – 1 x 30mm diameter, 2 x 20mm diameter, Seed beads – size 8, 11 and 15, Beads for embellishment including fringe beads, Earring hooks.

Level of difficulty:  Intermediate.
Pre-requisites:        Familiarity with peyote stitch, ability to see and work with small beads, smallest beads are #15.
Students to bring:  Bead mat, Thread, Needle size 11 or 12, Scissors , Stitching light can be very useful – battery operated.

Cupcake Crowns with Paula Gething

Saturday 4 May – Afternoon  OR  Sunday 5 May – Afternoon (2 seperate workshops)

Stretch your bead embroidery knowledge and create a unique ‘Cupcake Crown’ pendant, using a woollen ball as a base, and your own colours, stash beads and imagination to make a piece just for you! Bead embroidery multiple stitch techniques will be taught, and the finished piece will be unlike any other. This class will also help to learn and exploring your own colour palette.

With detailed embellishment, a peek-a-boo rivoli and an asymmetrical look, your ‘Cupcake Crown’ necklace will be a gorgeous piece for dressing up your outfit. A long chain makes this individually designed piece hang beautifully.

Students won’t finish in class, but will be given comprehensive instructions on how to complete in their own time.

Kit cost: $40  Kit includes: The kit will contain sufficient materials for you to construct your own Cupcake Crown.

Level of difficulty:  Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:        None
Students to bring:  Thread OneG to match your bead selection, Needles Size 10 & 12, Bead Mat, Scissors, Magnifer, Light (battery operated)

Faux rolled paper beads using Polymer Clay with Gilly Scott

Saturday 4 May – Morning

This paper beads workshop will start with the basics of how to condition and store polymer clay as well as an overview of the different brands. You will learn how to cut strips of polymer clay and form rolled beads that are similar to paper beads. The beads will be baked and finished with varnish ready to take home to thread.

Kit cost: $10 – this kit will include enough pre made canes to make at least a dozen beads.

Kit cost:  $20 – this kit will also include enough canes to make a dozen beads and will include your own set of cutters to take home after the workshop.

Level of difficulty:    Novice
Pre-requisites:          None
Students to bring:    Pasta machine if you have one and your own tools if you want.

Making polymer clay beads and pods and covering with Gilly Scott

Saturday 4 May – Afternoon

This components workshop will start with the basics of how to condition and store polymer clay, as well as an overview of the different brands. You will learn how to make beads and pods that you will cover with a pre-made polymer clay canes. The components will be baked ready to take home. They can be sealed with varnish.

Kit cost:          $20

Kit includes:  The kits will consist of pre-made blanks to cover, clay to make a couple of beads or pod blanks to bake, and pre-made canes to cover beads and pods.

Level of difficulty:    Novice
Pre-requisites:          None
Students to bring:    Pasta machine if you have one and your own tools if you want.

Starry night Kumihimo Necklace with Andy Treloar

SORRY – THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

Made with Satin Cord, Japanese Seed Beads and a Magnetic Clasp to make a simply eye-catching Necklace. It offers a chance to play with Long Magatamas to add texture to your braid. The necklace will be offered in 3 colourways, which are the colour combinations that have been put together as best of blends the Studio Ladies have trialled.

Project will not be completed within the time frame; some experience would be handy however beginners are welcome.

Once booked I will contact you in the week prior to the Event if needed as I will be away up until then.

Kit Cost:  $37 plus $18 if you need to purchase Kumihimo disc & Huggy spools.

Kit includes: Kit includes Satin Cord, Japanese Seed Beads and a Magnetic Clasp to make a simply eye-catching Necklace. It offers a chance to play with Long Magatamas to add texture to your braid.

Level of difficulty:     Novice
Pre-requisites:           None
Students to bring:     You will be required to bring a pair of sharp scissors and a mat to bead on, and also a 6” Kumihimo disc & 8 Huggy spools.

Working with Stoneware Clay with Natalie Fletcher

Saturday 4 May – Morning

In this class students will learn about the different types of clay and their uses. We will then go on to working with clay in slab form for pieces like toggles and bracelet bars and in ball form for making beads, cabochons, sculptural work and pendant. Students will use shaping techniques and various press moulds and will learn how to add texture to items with commercially available stamps, found objects and natural items. At the end of the workshop weekend I will take student work home for firing and it will be posted back out to students once completed.

Kit cost: $25.  Kit includes:  Stoneware Clay, use of stamps, moulds textures, cutting tools etc.

*Note 1 – kit includes the cost of firing your items and posting them back to you via tracked postage.

*Note 2 – although this class goes hand in hand with the Decorating Stoneware Clay workshop, attending both is not a must. Students will be shown various non fire ways to decorate their pieces as part of this class.

Level of Difficulty:    Novice
Pre-requisites:           None
Students to bring:     Nothing

Simple wire wrapping for crystals and freeform objects with Anna-Margot Collins

Saturday 4 May – Afternoon

In this workshop you will learn how to do a simple wire wrap around a crystal and a freeform tumbled stone as well as creating a pair of earrings using beads and Sterling Silver wire, you will learn how to anneal wire, when to use what type and shape of wire and simple tricks for making a matched set of pieces.

Kit Cost: $40  Kit includes:  Workshop kit includes a selection of Sterling Silver and copper wire quartz crystal, tumbled gemstone beads and findings to create 4 pieces, as well as notes on making your pieces.

Level of difficulty:   Novice to Intermediate
Pre-requisites:         None
Students to bring:    If you have your own pliers that is great, you will need 1 x round nose, 1 x chain nose, 1 flat nose and 1 x wire nippers, a small flat fine file and a polish cloth, will have sets available for use and to purchase as well.  You will also need an apron and any magnifying glasses you normally use.