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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Annette Warham
  • Course Code W21JWYA27B

What you will learn

Develop a range of beading skills, including, bead stringing, knotting, multistrand beading and macramé techniques on this evening jewellery workshop. Suitable for beginners or students with experience who are looking to extend their skills with the help of an experienced tutor.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create a range of knotted jewellery
  • Choose the appropriate threads for the beads chosen
  • Have a greater understanding of findings/ fasteners, how to attach therm correctly and when to use them
  • Learn a variety of finishing techniques such as crimps, gimp, cord, and macrame.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The first week we will start with the basics of learning how to knot between beads, progressing over the next weeks to working with cord and larger hole beads, using crimps, gimp and calottes, how to make embellishments, such as beaded beads, learning about findings, and what materials to use for the task in hand. This a progressive course where you will be building on the skills you learn from lesson to lesson, by the end you will have increased your knowledge and understanding of stringing skills. Time permitting we will touch on wire beading basics.

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience of jewellery making is necessary. Enthusiasm is an asset!

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This is a practical course and will require hand skills for working with threads and knotting techniques. Glasses or optical loupes may be needed for intricate work.

    What you need

    You will be provided with the basic materials & equipment for each session, but as your skills progress it may be worth bringing any beads you have to incorporate into designs created during the course. If you wish to progress with the techniques you are learning on the course a comprehensive list of suggested tools and materials will be provided during the first session, along with suppliers. Hand-outs for each new technique covered will be available, but a notebook & pen is strongly recommended

    What you can do next

    The course provides an excellent start to beaded jewellery making or a refresher or taster of new techniques. This is a progressive course and we recommend you continue onto W21JWYA27C- Beaded Jewellery workshop in term 3, where we will be working with chain maille & beads with wire. Annette Warham also runs short weekend courses in Jewellery: Beading Masterclass- W21JWYA27C.