Wire Wrapping

turquoise wrapped earrings

Wire wrapping is a fantastic way to liven up and add a bit of interest to beaded jewellery. It also good for beads without holes, you can create a cage for found objects to create beautiful and unique pieces. In this lesson we go through the process of wire wrapping using headpins, creating your own eye pins and ring shanks. You will make your own pair of wire wrapped and coiled earrings and finish with a wire wrapped ‘caged’ bead.

1 Hour

Suitable for ages 10+

$45 individual tuition
$30 ea two to five people
$25 ea five to ten people

Materials included (sterling silver extra)
All lessons by appointment, please book one week in advance

 

Shambala Bracelet

Shambala Bracelet

Learn how to make your own fancy macrame knotted Shambala bracelet. These fashionable bracelets are not only fun to make they look fantastic, when you make your own you can choose the perfect colours for your style.

 

 

Suitable for ages 8+

$45 individual tuition
$30 ea two to five people
$25 ea five to ten people

Materials included (sterling silver extra)
All lessons by appointment, please book one week in advance

 

Pearl Knotting

Pearls

Knotting is a traditional technique for stringing pearls and gemstones. Pearls are made from calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, they are a relatively soft material (2.5 – 4.5 on the Mohs scale).

Pearls and gemstones are traditionally knotted to prevent the beads from rubbing against each other. The knots are also really handy in saving your beads should a strand accidentally break. Today knotting is used in lots of different types of jewellery, now you can learn this wonderful technique and use it in your work too!

1 Hour

Suitable for ages 10+

$45 individual tuition
$30 ea two to five people

Materials included
All lessons by appointment, please book one week in advance

Beginners

Beginners Lesson - Earring Making

Ideal for those who don’t know where to start; are overwhelmed by beadshops; think they aren’t creative (everyone is – promise!) or just want to play with sparkly pretty things!

you will learn:

- names and uses for all the tools and basic materials

- basic earring technique and design

- how to finish necklaces and bracelets on tiger tail and leather

1 Hour

Suitable for ages 10+

$45 individual tuition
$30 ea two to five people
$25 ea five to ten people

Materials included (sterling silver extra)
All lessons by appointment, please book one week in advance