Join us for a virtual workshop learning how to a beautiful floral necklace
The trailing flowers necklace was designed by Steph Gibbs and is built up from multiple individual flowers and simply connected together with vines and leaves. This pattern uses basic netting and stringing techniques to create an effective design. It is suitable for all levels, each section is completely separately so during the workshop you’ll learn how to set up the necklace, create a flower and the assemble them together while creating the leaves.
We will be running the session on Saturday 11th April at 10.30am. We will be limiting the spaces for the class to 10 participants – so that everyone can have the opportunity to ask questions. If you have missed out on the first 10 places you can still buy a place and we will send you a link to view the complete workshop afterwards. We can also add you to a reserve list in case anyone can’t make it.
If there isn’t the option to buy a place showing above (buy box) we have sold out of live sessions, click here for the link to watch the video afterward. This is also the best option for if you know you are not available for the allocated workshop time, or why not join us for the next one.
This workshop is for just the workshop you can buy the materials kit separately here. The reason we have listed this workshop like this is so that anyone who already has the materials can buy the workshop independently to the kit. If you would like to purchase all the materials needed at the same time the kits are available in 3 colours; Red kit, yellow kit or Pink kit.
The materials needed to complete the virtual workshop are listed below;
Size 11 seed beads in floral colours, at least 6g, seed bead mixes work well.
Size 11 seed beads in greens, at least 6g, the green seed bead mix would be ideal.
Size 8 seed beads in greens, at least 8g, the green seed bead mix would be ideal.
Larger beads for the flower centres (4mm Swarovski xilion beads work well)
Size 10 or 12 beading needle
Beading thread to match beads (Nymo works well)
50cm x flexible beading thread (19 strand or 49 strand)
Necklace findings; 1 x clasp, 2 x necklace ends, 2 x crimp tubes, 1 extension chain and 2 x jump rings.
2 x Bead Stoppers
How will it work?
Buy the virtual workshop and the kit, we will post you the kit (if required) and provide you with the information needed to join our virtual class, this will be via a link.
What if the post is delayed and I don’t receive my items in time?
We will be sending out all the kits via 1st class post in envelopes that will fit through a standard letter box, so all being well the Royal Mail will be able to delivery in time and. If there is a hiccup with delivery and you do not receive it in time, the recording of the workshop will be available for you to view once it has finished and we’re always happy to help via phone or email.
What if I miss the beginning, or can’t make the time after I’ve bought the kit?
If you have missed the beginning you will still be able to join in, but unfortunately I’ll not be able to start again. If you’ve missed more that the first 15 minutes or so, you might find it easier to wait until you can access the video after the live session has finished.
What else might I need?
You will need a way of temporarily securing the ends of your wire, bead stoppers are ideal for this. You will find a bead mat very useful You will also need embroidery scissors for the thread and chain nose pliers to attached the necklace ends and clasp.
How long will the workshop be?
We will anticipate the workshop will be approximately 2 and a half hours (including introductions and questions as the end). Steph, our tutor will be available for longer and will stay connected with anyone who has further questions or needs extra help (after all , everyone will have different levels of experience and works at a different pace, which is absolutely fine).
Do I need special software or equipment to view the tutorial?
You will need to use a device that has a forward facing camera, not all PC’s or laptops have this, however most tablets, pads and phones do. We will be using a service called Zoom, so that you can interact with Steph and ask questions. This link will give you more information about how Zoom works and how to “Join a Meeting” https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-