Workshops

Welcome to The Bead Scene Studio workshop programme Spring/Summer 2018

live workshop Again we have a lovely selection of workshops including more of our Begin To Bead series for those of you wanting to dip your toes into this fascinating hobby or, if you are experienced, a fun day out with like minded people. Stephanie's monthly beading courses continue to go from strength to strength with five new designs to tempt you - we still have one or two places available for these; either a Tuesday or Saturday.

For those students wanting to learn geometric beading we have a great starter workshop for you.

We are delighted to welcome back Shona Bevan and we are lucky enough to have her designs.

Beading Buddies is our lively Thursday Beading social group, you don't have to re book, it's 10.00am - 3.00pm every Thursday and costs just £5.00p, with as much Tea & Coffee as you can possibly drink.

To book any of our workshops simply phone or pop into the studio with payment for the course or courses you would like to book.

And, as an added bonus, students enjoy 10% discount on purchases whilst attending any of our workshops (excludes books, mags & sale items).

Happy Beading, The Bead Scene

Summer School

2018 Spring/Summer Beading Course

This course is set over 5 sessions, once a month on either the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Tuesday, 1st or 2nd Saturday, or the 3rd Wednesday - the choice is yours! The course features five brand new designs with something for everyone.


SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all

Book Now £110.00 (excluding materials)
Russian Rings

Russian Rings

Inspired by the interlocking bands of Russian wedding rings the Russian Rings necklace connects beaded rings in co-ordinating colours into different sized clusters and links them together to make a striking pendant you can wear every day. Make just one cluster for a simple focal on a short necklace or add a second cluster to make a larger pendant on a long rope.



SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for beaders with experience of peyote stitch

Book Now £36 (excluding materials).
Geometric Gatherings

Geometric Gathering

Would you like the chance to bead with like minded people who share a love of all things geometric? Are you needing some help & guidance with a project? Then this is for you! Attend one or all sessions, just ring the studio to book your place & bring whatever you wish to work on along, its a great day & wonderful to see everyone’s work in progress.





SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all

Book Now £15 (excluding materials).
Fan Flowers Necklace Class

Fan Flowers Necklace Class

Learn how to bead striking & reversible floral pendants and a specially designed triple, twisted, herringbone rope to hang them from. The interchangeable pendants can be removed, and reversed, as desired and 2 ropes can be intertwined to keep them sitting where you choose. This is an intermediate class and you need to know Peyote and Herringbone Stitch.






SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Need to know Peyote and Herringbone Stitch.

Book Now £40 (excluding materials)
Woodland Fairies

Woodland Fairies

These little ladies are such fun to make & you should almost go home with one complete! Worked in mainly peyote stitch using Delica beads they make great gifts.





Skill level: working knowledge of peyote stitch an advantage but not essential.

Book Now £30 (excluding materials).
Wrapped Up Wrapped Up

‘All Wrapped Up and Beyond’

In the morning workshop, Jo will show you some simple ways to wrap a stone or large drilled bead with wire to create a beautiful pendant.

A small wire starter pack is included. Other choices of wire will be available to purchase on the day. For the wrapped stones, students should supply their own tumble stones / beach stones / large drilled beads – 2cm – 5cm in length. Also, any small crystals or seed beads for embellishments and any jewellery wire if they have it. Flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and wire cutters are useful if you have your own however, there will be a small number of tools available on the day for students to use.

In the afternoon workshop, Jo will take you a step ‘beyond’ into the realms of hair accessories and tiaras using fine wire, hair combs and lots of seed beads, 3mm pearls and 3mm crystals.

For this workshop students should have a colour in mind and should bring any seed beads, crystals and pearls with them from their personal stash if they have them. The metal hair combs will be available to purchase at £2.00 each from Jo on the day. If students have their own base comb they are welcome to bring it with them. As usual there is a wide selection of beads and crystals to buy at the Beadscene Studio, also a limited selection of fine wires.

Skill level: Suitable for all.

Book Now £30 (excluding materials).
Posy Rings

Posy Rings

This course is a great introduction to Right Angle Weave along with lots of embellishing fun!





Skill level: Suitable for all.

Book Now £30 (excluding materials).
Zinfandel Neclace

Zinfandel Necklace

Featuring embellished pearls separated by corkscrew curls Zinfandel is a chic long necklace that showcases modern style with a vintage feel.



SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for intermediate beaders who are familiar with Herringbone stitch.

Book Now £36 (excluding materials).
Souffles

Bead Soufflés

Delicate & yet a statement piece! Working with Rivoli’s, Delia’s and pearls to create these charming elements that joined together make a stunning cuff.





SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate / Advanced : Students need to be proficient in peyote stitch.

Book Now £35 (excluding materials).
Geometric Gatherings

Geometric Gathering

Would you like the chance to bead with like minded people who share a love of all things geometric? Are you needing some help & guidance with a project? Then this is for you! Attend one or all sessions, just ring the studio to book your place & bring whatever you wish to work on along, its a great day & wonderful to see everyone’s work in progress.





SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all

Book Now £15 (excluding materials).
Pendulum Pendant

Pendulum Pendant

This lovely little pendant is a great introduction to geometric Beading, you will be working peyote stitch & learning to bezel a rivoli during the course



Skill level: Working knowledge of peyote stitch would be an advantage.

Book Now £30 (excluding materials).
Soutache Pendant

Soutache Pendant

Soutache is a fantastic technique and not a difficult as you may think. the specialist cord is beautiful to work with & creating your own finishing touches is very satisfying.



Skill level: Suitable for all.

Book Now £30 (excluding materials).
Chocky Bracelet

Chocky Bracelet

Embrace a rainbow of seed beads and practise your CRAW skills while making this fun, asymmetric bracelet with an integral beaded clasp. Learn how to make versatile triangular components with sparkly crystal centres and combine them into an eye-catching piece of jewellery that's sure to brighten up your day.



SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for beaders who have some experience with CRAW.

Book Now £36 (excluding materials).
Bethlehem Star

Geometrics: Bethlehem Star

This star is Stephanie’s latest geometric design, its fantastic worn as a pendant or as a decoration. A working knowledge of peyote stitch is required.





Skill level: Intermediate

Book Now £30 (excluding materials).
Geometric Gatherings

Geometric Gathering

Would you like the chance to bead with like minded people who share a love of all things geometric? Are you needing some help & guidance with a project? Then this is for you! Attend one or all sessions, just ring the studio to book your place & bring whatever you wish to work on along, its a great day & wonderful to see everyone’s work in progress.





SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all

Book Now £15 (excluding materials).
Woodland Fairies

Woodland Fairies

These little ladies are such fun to make and you should almost go home with one complete! Worked in mainly peyote stitch using Delica beads they make great gifts.





Skill level: working knowledge of peyote stitch an advantage but not essential.

Book Now £30 (excluding materials).
Geometric Gatherings

Geometric Gathering

Would you like the chance to bead with like minded people who share a love of all things geometric? Are you needing some help & guidance with a project? Then this is for you! Attend one or all sessions, just ring the studio to book your place & bring whatever you wish to work on along, its a great day & wonderful to see everyone’s work in progress.





SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all

Book Now £15 (excluding materials).
BeJewels

BeJewels

Noun: A beautiful beaded ball full of colour and sparkle! Can be a beaded bead or pendant.
Learn how to create beautiful, sparkly, layered balls of wonder! These beaded beads and pendants are begin with a beautiful geometric base layer and then an optional crystal and seed bead embellishment is added. This is an intermediate class. No particular stitch knowledge is required but you must be comfortable working 3-dimensionally.




SKILL LEVEL: No particular stitch knowledge but be comfortable working 3-dimensionally

Book Now £40 (excluding materials)
Missenden

Missenden School of Creative Arts Summer School

Beadweaving: A Festival Of Colour.

Join Stephanie in creating “A Festival Of Colour” through bead weaving techniques. Have fun with colour, texture & shapes to produce some stunning pieces of jewellery & accessories to keep or give as presents. A really fun course with lots of learning along the way. This would also make a great introduction to this lovely art form as there will be a selection of pieces to choose from with varying degrees of skill levels.
There will be a selection of projects to suit all abilities.

For further details please visit www.missendenschoolofcreativearts.co.uk

SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all levels

Book Now: Price on application
Knuston Hall

Knuston Hall Summer School

Beadweaving: A Festival Of Colour. Part One and Two

Join Stephanie in creating “A Festival Of Colour” through bead weaving techniques. Have fun with colour, texture & shapes to produce some stunning pieces of jewellery & accessories to keep or give as presents. A really fun course with lots of learning along the way. This would also make a great introduction to this lovely art form as there will be a selection of pieces to choose from with varying degrees of skill levels.
There will be a selection of projects to suit all abilities.

For further details please visit www.knustonhall.org.uk

SKILL LEVEL: Suitable for all levels

Book Now: Price on application
Sweet Nothings 1

SWEET NOTHINGS CRAFT RETREATS
SET IN RURAL FRANCE

Creating with Colour - A Bead Weaving Adventure!

Relax & create at Sweet Nothings Arts & Craft retreat. Situated on the edge of a small village in South West France in a traditional Charentaise farmhouse surrounded by vineyards & wooded valleys. Each week booked includes all tuition & wonderful food using locally sourced ingredients. Stephanie’s Christmas weekend includes a visit to a French Christmas market, which she is very excited about!
For more details, please check out Sweet Nothings website: www.sweetnothings.eu

Sweet Nothings Design If you love playing with beads & colour, then this is the getaway for you! Stephanie will be guiding you through these three stunning & very different designs at a pace that suits you. All three pieces are worked in peyote stitch & are geometric in design. The designs are worked using Miyuki Delica beads that sit together perfectly creating a seamless effect, so although it may appear complicated it really isn’t! Kits will be available from the tutor booked in advance or, if you prefer to source your own beads, a materials list will be available well in advance of the course. So why not come along & explore this fascinating art form!




SKILL LEVEL: Basic working knowledge of peyote stitch.

Book Now: Price on application
Sweet Nothings 2

SWEET NOTHINGS CRAFT RETREATS
SET IN RURAL FRANCE

Creating For Christmas - Bead Weaving Style!

Relax & create at Sweet Nothings Arts & Craft retreat. Situated on the edge of a small village in South West France in a traditional Charentaise farmhouse surrounded by vineyards & wooded valleys. Each week booked includes all tuition & wonderful food using locally sourced ingredients. Stephanie’s Christmas weekend includes a visit to a French Christmas market, which she is very excited about!
For more details, please check out Sweet Nothings website: www.sweetnothings.eu

Sweet Nothings Design We have everything covered in this festive week of beading. A couple of stunning stars to either decorate your tree or wear as a funky pendant with that little black dress, a bauble which Stephanie named Mc Queen, inspired after a visit to the V & A exhibition of Alexandra Mc Queen’s work. Finally, finishing off with Woodland Fairies/Angels - perfect as a decoration, present topper or even as a festive pendant, in fact perfect for any little girl all year round! Kits will be available from the tutor booked in advance or, if you prefer to source your own beads, a materials list will available well in advance of the course.



France Design Another France Design

















SKILL LEVEL: Basic working knowledge of peyote stitch.

Book Now: Price on application