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Workshops

Jewellery Making Classes at The Nottingham Bead Shop

Due to the current Corona virus restrictions we are still running several workshops virtually. However we are gradually re-introducing in person workshops, these will be limited to small numbers (Maximum 4 people currently).

We are happy to run private workshops for you and a friend or your bubble, just send us an email for details.

Updated 08/09/2020

Virtual workshops are run live via Zoom (so that you can interact and ask questions).

Virtual Workshop – Tiara Making

Learn simple wire work techniques to create an effective hair band, comb or decoration.

Virtual Workshop – Trailing Flower Bracelet

Learn how to make a right angle weave bracelet incorporating beaded flowers.

Dates Available:

Training Flower Bracelet Virtual Workshop
Beaded Gerbera collection

Virtual Workshop – Beaded Gerbera Daisy with Lesley Belton 

Learn how to make French beaded Gerberas using seed beads and wire with our guest tutor Lesley Belton.

Dates available:

Virtual Workshop – Introduction to Brick Stitch

Learn how to get started, increase and decrease, while creating sweet hexagon charms.

Dates Available:

Getting started with Brick Stitch

jewellery making for beginners virtual workshop

Virtual Workshop – Beginner Jewellery Making 

A great introduction to jewellery making; learn how to make earrings and a bracelet.

Dates available:

Virtual Workshop – Kumihimo Braiding with Beads

Learn how to add beads into a Kumihimo design with a two part virtual workshop.

Dates Available:

Kumihimo Braiding with beads workshop
Beaded Carrier Bead Workshop

Virtual Workshop – Carrier Bead Workshop

Learn how to bead around carrier beads using Peyote stitch.

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Virtual Workshop – Decorative Felt beads

Learn how to make simple needle felted beads and how to add decorative details.

Dates Available:

Needle Felting Virtual Workshop
Beaded Fuchsia Flower virtual workshop

Virtual Workshop – Beaded Fuchsia Pendant

Learn how to make beautiful bell shaped flowers using herringbone stitch.

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Virtual Workshop – Freeform Wirework Bangle

Learn how to create a structured bangle using wire and a mix of beads.

Dates Available:

Freeform wirework bangle workshop
Mini Mandala Earrings Virtual Workshop

Virtual Workshop – Mini Mandala Earrings

Learn how to combine multiple beading stitches to create stunning earrings.

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Virtual Workshop – Macrame Plant Hanger

Learn basic macramé knots including square knots, spiral knots and half hitch knots to turn into your own plant hanger.

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Virtual Workshop – Star Mandala Pendant

Virtual Workshop – Mandala Pendant

In this workshop you will learn how to make a mandala pendant.

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Introduction to Silver Art Clay

You will learn all the basic techniques for creating your very own Silver Art Clay jewellery with our own in house Level 1 certified Art Clay tutor.

Dates Available:

Introduction to Silver Art Clay Workshop

Please note this is the rescheduled class from 11th April. Class size is now limited to 4 to enable social distancing and we hope we will be able to go ahead, if anything changes we will rearrange again.

polymer clay jewellery

Please note this is the rescheduled class from 21st March. Class size is now limited to 4 to enable social distancing and we hope we will be able to go ahead, if anything changes we will rearrange again.

Introduction to Polymer Clay

Get to grips with some of the most useful and practical processes when working with polymer clay. Learn how to use your designs to make your own beads or pendants.

Dates available:

Silversmithing 5 week beginner class

Learn basic silversmithing techniques for jewellery making in 5 consecutive
Thursday evenings 6pm – 8pm

Dates Available:

  • New dates to be confirmed
5 week beginners silver smithing jewellery making class
Make resin jewellery in this resin jewellery workshop

Resin Jewellery with Mould Making

This class is held over 2 consecutive Saturday afternoons. Learn how to create jewellery using resin in ready made moulds as well as making your own mould.

Dates available:

  • New dates to be confirmed

Introduction to Jewellery with Beads and Wire

Using Czech glass beads and silver plated wire. Learn how to shape wire with pliers to create neat wrapped loops which you’ll use to make your own earrings and bracelet.

Dates Available:

  • New dates to be confirmed
beginners jewellery making classes The Bead Shop

Please note All current classes are being postponed until we can safely run full classes from our workshop room. We will reschedule all postponed classes.

Basic Jewellery Making for Beginners

Using a variety of different techniques learn how to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. You’ll be introduced to the basic tools needed to start making jewellery.

Dates available:

  • New dates to be confirmed

Glass Fused Coasters and Wall Hangings

Learn how to effectively, cut and layer glass to create beautiful fused glass coasters or small decorative pieces.

Dates Available:

  • New dates to be confirmed
Fused glass beads and pendant workshop

Glass Fused Beads and Pendants

Learn how to make fused glass beads and pendants using innovative moulds that are fired in our kiln.

Dates available:

  • New dates to be confirmed

Mala Necklace

You will learn how to knot Mala beads, creating a mala necklace using coloured howlite beads and a semi-precious Guru bead.

Dates Available:

  • New dates to be confirmed
make your own mala necklace
Swarovski Netted Necklace The Bead Shop

Swarovski Netted Lace Necklace

Learn how to create this elegant necklace, inspired by Victorian netted necklaces.

Dates available:

  • New dates to be confirmed

Beaded Roses with Lesley Belton

Join the talented Lesley Belton to learn how to create her wonderful beaded rose using Victorian & French beading techniques.

Dates Available:

  • New dates to be confirmed
Beaded Roses by Lesley Belton
Dichroic glass jewellery workshop

Dichroic Glass Jewellery

Learn how to cut and layer glass to achieve different effects using vibrant and decorative dichroic glass to turn into jewellery.

Dates available:

  • New dates to be confirmed

Silver Smithing – Introduction to cabochon setting

Learn how to create a ring and solder a setting to the band before adding a cabochon. You will need to have some soldering experience to do this workshop.

Dates Available:

  • New dates to be confirmed
sterling silver cabochon setting jewellery making class

Our workshops are also available to do as 1-2-1 tuition which is £26 per

Bead and Craft Social group runs 1st & 3rd Monday evenings
(except Bank Holiday’s) 5.30pm – 7.30pm

It’s held on our first floor in our airy and bright workshop room accessible by one flight of stairs (with banisters). Everyone is welcome whether you’re new to beading or been making jewellery for years. It’s a friendly informal session, there’s no obligation to come every week, just pop along when you can and there’s no need to book.

The Bead and Craft Social is £3 per session which includes tea/coffee & biscuits (& sometimes cake!)

We also run Private Parties for Kids, Hens, Work socials and team building. Please contact

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