The Great British Bead Show Schedule of Classes 2017

Here are the details of all the classes. We have tried to guide you in the class descriptions, however if you are in any doubt which class / workshop you will benefit from most, or would like more information about materials required, please contact

Sylvia Fairhurst 01908 311 243

who will be happy to talk things through with you. 


Workshop Fees 

Thursday to Saturday classes run from 9am to 4pm with an hour for lunch. 

Sunday classes run from 9am to 1pm. 

£34.00 for half-day classes on Sunday. 

£65.00 for one-day classes 

£75.00 for the Masterclass

£99.00 for the one and half-day class

£130.00 for the two-day classes 

All Workshop fees include morning and afternoon refreshments, and a three course hot or cold lunch, except Sunday which includes morning refreshments only. 

 Thursday 4th May 2017

 

4/01: Masterclass ‘Iskra Box' Geometric Design

Jean Power

A day to experiment, design and develop ideas with geometric shapes, particularly triangles. From simple components various projects can be developed, ranging from jewellery to three-dimensional sculptures, to create a whole range of ideas and inspirations that can be further developed to your own ideas and designs. An opportunity to look at beadwork from a different angle!

Suitable for experienced to advanced beaders.

FULL

4/02: Crystal Matrix Cuff

Melanie de Miguel

Crystals in graduated waves of colour are suspended three dimensionally on a delicate beadwork matrix. The cuff is ambiguously light yet simultaneously, truly "red carpet"! Work it in metallics for full impact and have fun choosing how you blend your crystal colours. A little familiarity and working experience of Hubble Stitch and Peyote is necessary. 

Suitable for experienced, to advanced beaders. 

FULL

4/05 Chantry Windows Bracelet

Heather Kingsley-Heath

Chantry window is a design with impact, substantial and robust, but with a gentle detail and softly coloured texture. This design has an intriguing stitch combination to create bezels for Swarovski 4470 square stones. Worked in sizes 15, 11 and 8 seed beads with 3mm Fire-Polish crystals as accent beads and 2mm crystals or pearls added in the mix. A bracelet option is available for students who prefer a closer fitting piece. Students need to have an understanding of Right Angle Weave and to have mastered the basics of thread tension. 

Suitable for Intermediate beaders.


FULL

4/07: Peacock Reversible Necklace 

Fran Griffith

A peacock inspired necklace featuring pearls enveloped in double sided, shaded shaped elements. The flip side of these is worked in alternative shading making your necklace reversible. Complete with a graduated fringed necklace strand for a feather like finish. 

Suitable for intermediate beaders.

FULL

 Friday 5th May 2017



5/01: Tetra Star

Jean Power

Learn how to turn circles into triangles and then into pyramids and then beyond for fabulous Stars which have a  hidden secret.....This design can be beaded as either a pendant or an ornament, with or without crystals and with or without the secret opening, which allows it to be a wearable or ornamental vessel. Must be comfortable using very small beads and Peyote stitch. 

Suitable advanced beaders only.

4 SPACES AVAILABLE

5/02: Lyra's Jewels (Day 1 of 2) 

Melanie de Miguel

Fit for a mermaid princess, Lyra's jewels is a gorgeous circlet of multicoloured Swarovski Rivolis interspersed with smaller chains, all held in a delicate lacy beaded framework. Techniques: Hubble Stitch (2-Drop, HorSO, VerSo, Circular, Inverted) - a good working knowledge of this stitch is important as well as being comfortable working with size 15 Czech Charlottes. 

Suitable for experienced to advanced beaders. 

1 SPACE AVAILABLE

5/04 : Loganberry Lariat

Sylvia Fairhurst

A tactile lariat becomes a luxurious lariat with the adornment of Swaroski crystal beaded beads. The crystal beads vary in shape and size and are embellished with a touch of gold representing the seeds, the finishing touch is a little circle of simple but effective, tiny leaves. Experience of Right Angle Weave using single and two needle methods is necessary. 

Suitable for intermediate beaders.

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

5/05: Serpentine

Heather Kingsley-Heath

A combination of beadwork stitches result in this intriguingly complex spiral pod, with kinetic bails and an embellished teardrop pendant. Embellished with varying sizes of glass pearls and tiny crystals, the design also includes a pretty beaded chain of seed beads and crystals. 

Suitable for all levels who have mastered basic thread tension. 

FULL

5/06: Daisy Doily

Claire Crouchley

Create a beautiful heirloom piece inspired by the look of crochet doilies. During the class you will learn the basics of the Saraguro beading technique, a type of Brick stitch Netting, and how to use a circular form of this stitch to create an elegant doily with beads. 

Suitable for intermediate beaders.

PLACES AVAILABLE

5/07: Lotus Flower

Fran Griffith

Subtly shaded layers of incurved petals secrete a central crystal bezel to form this waterlily like flower. Swarovski Crystals sit like water droplets around the petals. Use as the focal piece for a special piece of jewellery or simply keep as a beautiful beaded folly. The ability to hold a reasonable tension and work tubular Peyote Stitch with a step up is desirable. 

Suitable for intermediate beaders.

2 PLACES AVAILABLE

6/02: Lyra's Jewels (Day 2 of 2)

Melanie de Miguel

See Friday 5/02

1 SPACE AVAILABLE

5/08:Daisy Bezels

Sue Maguire

Surround sparkling Swarovski Rivolis with circles of daisies to create this simple but elegant design. Using a combination of Right Angle Weave and Peyote Stitch, with seed beads and Delicas, produces bezelled Rivolis which can then be joined together in various ways to make necklaces or bracelets. 

Suitable for beginners.

PLACES AVAILABLE

5/16: Andromeda Stars

Justine Gage

Make reversible stars with three, four, five, six or eight points! These stars are designed to go on a long necklace where both sides will show. If you aren't dazzled by the Swarovski Rivoli on the front, then you will certainly be surprised by the flower on the back! Directions will be given for the tasselled lariat, but of course you can string these together in infinite variations! 

Suitable for intermediate. 

FULL


5/19: Brocatto

Tracy Clegg

Italian for 'brocade', the Broccato bracelet captures the sumptuous feel of texture and colour in this gorgeous bracelet. The three-dimensional units offer the opportunity to capture some Swarovski sparkle as well as developing your skills in building layers. 

Suitable for intermediate and advanced beaders only. 

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

Saturday 6th May 2017



6/01: Zaila Chain

Jean Power

Learn how to bead advanced three-dimensional geometric shapes with are ideal for turning into fully-beaded chains or for using as components in other beadwork. The class will cover the basic method of construction as well as how it can be varied to adjust the geometric shape beaded, and the size and lines of that shape. Must be comfortable using Peyote and Brick Stitch. 

Suitable for advanced beaders only.

FULL

6/03: Crystal Window Pendant, Bracelet and Earrings: 

Mairi Carlton

Suspended from a three-bead Herringbone twisted rope, the Vintage Square Swarovski Rivoli nestles in a frame of half-tile and seed beads, adorned with Swarovski bicones. The bracelet showcases Swarovski bicones in matching frames, with a twisted Herringbone toggle and beaded loop. A pair of crystal earrings completes the set. Knowledge of Herringbone stitch is useful but not essential. 

Suitable for beginners.

FULL

7/20: Fashionistas (Day 2 of 1.5)

Ann Mockford

See Saturday 6/20 - FULL

6/05: Colette Pendant / Necklace

Heather Kingsley-Heath

Inspired by soutoir necklaces of the Belle Epoche, and the romance of Parisian theatre, the Colette pendant hangs from a long bead embellished chain. Colette is worked with unusual facet crystals to create an optical illusion. Students will be working in Peyote stitch, with increasing and decreasing, along with a combination of other stitch techniques.

Suitable for intermediate beaders who have mastered basic thread tension.


FULL

6/06: Fancy Fob

Claire Crouchley

Learn beaded canvaswork techniques and apply them to create this attractive scissor/key fob. A selection of canvaswork embroidery stitches incorporating beads will be taught so you can show off your fabulous stitching. A beaded edging and twisted cord complete the piece. 

Suitable for beginners, no embroidery experience necessary.


2 PLACES AVAILABLE

6/07: Versailles Necklace

Fran Griffith

Versailles Necklace, so named because the flourishes and central circular element are reminiscent of the grand and glorious Louis XIV inspired formal gardens, from the magnificent French Palace of Versailles. Swarovski Crystals echo the reflections of light on water and fountains throughout the gardens. Students need to be able to work Peyote and Herringbone stitch preferably with a medium tension. An understanding of the ‘step up’ at the end of a row is also necessary. 

Suitable for intermediate beaders.


FULL

6/20: Fashionistas (Day 1 of 1.5)

Ann Mockford

A new collection of adorable figures featuring ‘Zoe Zajora’ the Greek Goddess of the morning, ‘Twinkle Toes’ is named because of her extra-large feet and ‘Tin Lizzie’, the longest limbed, is so named as I wanted to use up some jewellery findings!

Suitable for intermediate beaders.

 

FULL

 Sunday 7th May 2017



7/02 Half day class: Violetta Earrings

Melanie de Miguel

The Violetta Earrings exude a definite Venetian Renaissance style. They each comprise of three elegant, lightly beaded crystal elements, separated by tiny crystals. The earrings are beautiful in a delicate, minimalist fashion, yet still substantially dangly! Students with learn this exciting new techniques to trap and display the Rivolis and Chatons and how to connect them. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss how to use the elements for further designs and modify and tailor the techniques to incorporate different-sized Rivolis and Chatons. 

Suitable for advanced beaders only.

2 PLACES AVAILABLE

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