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Wireworking has always been a large part of our jewellery making and along side those classes we are currently offering numerous other classes teaching different jewellery techniques. In some classes ie: Off The Cuff, you will be making specific designs owned by Beads With a Twist and while you may make these for your own enjoyment you are prohibited from reproducing them in their entirety for profit or gain. The following information provides details of each class, the cost, what is included and who the class is most suitable for. 

NEW - Silver Clay Workshops

What can I do?

Come along and create your own unique fine silver pendant or earrings in our studio. 

You can use some of the many tools and textures available in the workshop or bring along something special of your own.

How does that work?

Metal Clay is a selection of products which are made from pure powdered metal particles mixed with non-toxic binders and water. When kiln, torch or gas hob fired, those binders burn away to leave pure 99.9% silver. The metal clay in its malleable form is easy to handle and can be shaped just like the polymer modelling clays you used as a child. Once fired at the correct temperature you will have a unique pure silver piece of jewellery.


1st Workshop 28th September

Each workshop has space for up to 4 people so book early to avoid disappointment. Larger groups can be accomodated on request. 


Regular workshops will be held on Fridays but if you cannot make a Friday please get in touch and we can arrange something more suitable.

Details

The workshops will run from 10am until 4pm and will include 7g of Art Clay™ Silver Clay, tuition and the use of all tools and equipment in the studio.

Refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch can be brought with you or taken at a selection of lovely cafes nearby.


A special introductory cost of £99 is available for classes held in 2018.

Classes

Creative Twisting - Wireworking Around 3 hours. £35

Suitable for complete beginners - an introduction to wirework.

This class will give you an introduction to the elements and principles of design that are used in making your own stunning pieces of jewellery art. This class will provide examples and directions that can be used to make many different styles of jewellery. The class begins with an introduction to the equipment and materials used to creat the basic wirework components. You will gradually build up your confidence by learning various techniques which you will then put into practive by designing and creating your own piece of wirework and bead jewellery. The cost of this class includes tuition, silver plated wire, findings and clasps. Beads are not included in the cost but you choose and purchase these on the day from a wide selection in our shop.


More Ways with Wire - Wireworking Around 2 hours. £35

Suitable for those with a basic knowledge of wireworking. 

This class will teach you more of the ornate techniques and effects like herringbone and filigree to add to your portfolio of skills

Sassy Shapes & Links - Wireworking Around 3 hours. £35

Suitable for those with basic knowledge of wireworking and who want to take their skills to the next level.

This is a natural follow on from our Creative Twisting class in which the basic techniques of wireworking will have been mastered. Our Sassy Shapes & Links class will improve skills and introduce you to the art of making a variety of links e.g hearts, swirls, spirals, Greek keys and lattice links. Once mastered these can be used to make a variety of chains for bracelets and necklaces. This class also includes instruction on making bead cages. You will learn the techniques to make different links and you will put your new skills to the test by designsing and creating a bracelet or necklace using your favourite links.

The cost of this class includes tuition, silver plated wire, findings and clasps. Beads are not included in the cost, you will choose and purchase these on the day from a wide election in our shop.


Please note: It is advisable to have taken our Creative Twisting class before attending this class, or at least have experience of wirework and be able to make wrapped loops.

Off the Cuff - Wireworking Around 2 hours. £35

Suitable for experienced wireworkers.

Learn how to bend and twist silver plated wire to create a stunning cuff incorporating beads within your design. You can expect to leave with at least one beautiful cuff plus the skills to go on and make more in the future. 

The cost of this includes tuition and wire. Beads are not included in the cost, you will choose and purchase these on the day from a wide selection in our shop.

Curls 'n' Coils - Wireworking Around 2 hours. £35

Suitable for those who are confident with the techniques of basic wire working.

You will use many different size wires and a variety of wirework techniques to curl and coil an amazingly chunky and contemporary cuff.

The cost of this class includes tuition, wires and the use of tools and equipment. There will be an additional cost for the beads of your choice, chosesn on the day from a wide selection of semi-prescious gemstone beads from our shop.

All Wrapped Up - Wireworking Around 2 hours. £35

Suitable for those who are confident with the techniques of basic wireworking.

Wire wrapping stones is having a bit of a fashion moment in the jewellery making world. In this class you will learn how to wire wrap beads and stones to create beautiful pendants, charms and focal beads. During this class you will make a necklace incorporating a wire wrapped pendant on a ribbon or leather cord.

The cost of this class includes tuition, silver plated wire, findings and leather cord or ribbon. There will be an additional cost for the pendant of your choice, chosen from a wide selection of semi-prescious gemstone beads from our shop.

Twisty Beady Bracelet - Wireworking Around 1.5 - 2 hours £35

This is ideal for complete beginners to wireworking.

In this class you will learn how to create an amazing bracelet by twisting different wires and beads together to form this fabulous statement piece. Beads are not included in the cost of this class but can be purchased from the wide selection in the shop.


Inspired by Wire - Wireworking Around 3 hours. £35

This is an advanced class suitable for those who are competent with wireworking techniques.

This advanced class will introduce you to a number of techniques to add to your skill set and allow you to create distinctive pieces of jewellery. These techniques include wire knots, wire spiralling and coiled bead connectors. Using these techniques you will make a beautiful bracelet.

The cost of this class includes tuition, silver plated wire, findings and clasps. Beads are not included in the cost, you will choose and purchase these on the day from a wide selection in our shop.

Please note: it is advisable to have taken Creative Twisting and Sassy Shapes & Links classes before attending this class.

Wire Weaving - Wireworking Around 3 hours. £35

This is an advanced class suitable for those who are competent with wireworking techniques.

This class will introduce you to a number of wire weaving techniques to compliment your existing wireworking skills. You will learn how to weave and wrap with multiple wires to create fantastic frames and decorations to use on stones and beads without the need for them to be drilled. By the end of the class you will have created a beautiful wire and stone sculpted pendant to take home. 

The cost of this class includes tuition, silver plated wire and use of tools. The stone for the pendant is not included in the cost, you will choose and purchase this on the day from a wide selection in our shop.

Mix & Twist Necklace - Wireworking Around 2 hours. £35

This class is suitable for complete beginners.

During this class you will make a striking necklace from multiple strands of wire and a mixture of beads of your choice. The necklace you make will be similar to the example shown but each necklace is unique as you will have chosen the colour and bead combination. You will take away the knowledge and skills to make other necklaces using diffferent beads to create varied effects.

The cost of this class includes tuition, use of tools, silver plated wire and findings. Beads and embellishments are not included in the cost, you will choose and purchase these on the day from a wide selection in our shop.

Lovely Lariats - Around 2 hours. £35

This class is suitable for complete beginners. 

Learn to make a beautiful and easy to wear lariat necklace using cord and leather with bead embellishments. Each lariat made in the class will be unique as you choose your colour scheme and select your beads at the start of the class. You will take home a lovely lariat that you have made yourself.

The cost of this class includes tuition and cords. Beads and embellishments are not included in the cost, your will choose and purchase these on the day from a wide selection in our shop.

Easy Earrings - Around 2 hours. £25

This class is suitable for complete beginners.

An excellent class if you want to learn how to make simple earrings

The cost of this class includes tuition, materials and beads. However, if you prefer to use beads other than those supplied you may purchase these on the day from the wide range in our shop.

Please note: Silver plated earrings will be supplied, however you may purchase sterling silver pairs on the day if you prefer.

All Things Bling - Around 2 hours. £35

This class is suitable for complete beginners.

In this class you will learn the basic techniques required to make Bling Rings, Earrings, Charm Bracelets or why not bling your bag or mobile phone! It is two hours packed full of ideas, designs and techniques that will enable you to go away with at least one of the above items which you will have created and the skills to make many more in the future for yourself or as gorgeous gifts for friends and family.

The cost of this class includes tuition, all materials and beads, you just need to choose from a selection of stunning bead mixes. However, if you prefer to use beads other than those supplied you may purchase these on the day from a wide selection in our shop.

Please note: Silver plated earrings will be supplied, however you may purchase sterling silver pairs on the day if you prefer. 

Bead Chic - Around 3 hours. £35

This class is suitable for complete beginners.

An introduction to beading basics using flexible beading wire e.g. Tiger Tail. This class will introduce you to the most commonly used beading materials and teach you the basic techniques and equipment needed to make your own stunning necklace during the class. This skills learnt during this class will enable you to go on to make many more pieces of jewellery in the future.

The cost of this class includes tuition, beading wire, findings and clasps. Beads are not included, you will choose and purchase these on the day from a wide selection in our shop.

Tree of Life - Around 2 hours. £35

This class is suitable for complete beginners.

This class will guide you step by step to creating a beautiful tree of life pendant. The cost of this class includes tuition, use of tools, all materials and beads.