School Holiday Workshop

Holiday Workshop beads

School Holiday Workshops


Come along to the holiday workshops and create your own beautiful jewellery! Workshops go for approximately an hour and each child creates their own unique necklace, bracelet and keyring. Parents are more than welcome to stay and make something for themselves or go grab a coffee across the road and take a break. Book in early to avoid disappointment, there are limited places.

$27 (Includes a $21 bead kit)

Christmas Holidays Timetable

Wed  July 13th – 10:30

Wed July 20th - 1:30


All workshops are approx 1hr long


Glass Bead Making

Beginners glass bead making workshop

2016 Timetable

Beginners: April 23rd and April 30th

Intermediate: May 28th (one day only)

Beginners: August 6th and 13th

Tutor: Sharon Upton

Beginners Glass Making

In this class you will learn how to melt glass on a torch and wind it on to a metal rod to make unique beads while learning a variety of glass techniques. In the first week you will learn how to make roundish beads and decorate them with dots, make little flowers, pull thin pieces of glass to use as decoration, twist two colors together to make twisties and more. The next week we cover more intricate techniques including twisting, snail beads, pressing and shaping beads, plunging and encasing, finishing off with a beautiful encased floral bead. This class will give you the opportunity to learn the age old technique of glass bead making, once you have learnt how to make your own beads, your whole approach to jewellery making will change

- Beginners workshops are run over two consecutive Saturdays, limited spaces book in early.

All workshops are held on a Saturday from 9:00am to 4pm
$310 (inc. tool hire and materials)

Intermediate Glass Making
This class is for those who have already learnt the basics of glass bead making and want to take it to the next level. We will cover a variety of new techniques that include sculptural, silver reaction, advanced floral work ,complex cane and murini. It will really re-inspire you!!

All workshops are held on a Saturday from 9:00am to 4pm
$210 (inc. tool hire and materials)

Precious Metal Clay

Precious Metal Clay, leaf beads

2014 Timetable TBA
Tutor: Lise Moody



Learn how to make beautiful fine silver jewellery in this hands on workshop. You will learn how to use silver metal clay to shape a unique piece of jewellery to wear or give to someone.

Silver Clay is an amazing medium to work with, you can shape it like clay and when finished, fire it to get a .999 fine silver piece of jewellery. Metal clay can be rolled, textured while wet or dry, carved and shaped in a multitude of ways. It is a completely different process to working in sterling silver and you need minimal tools to start.

Most students make more than one piece of jewellery in the intro workshop, however some students prefer to make one large piece. Rings are not made in the introductory workshops, you will learn this technique in the more advanced classes.

I demonstrate torch firing during the workshop so students get an idea of how easy this material is to work with at home.

All you need to bring to the workshop is your imagination and your lunch – both can be as creative as you want. What you make on the day is only limited by your courage and the time limitations of a one day workshop. I will have additional clay for sale on the day if you want to go BIG.

All workshops are held on a Sunday from 9:30am to 4pm
$195 per person, tool hire and 25g of PMC3 included


Take your skills from the beginners class to the next level.  In this workshop you will learn dry construction techniques to make a 3 dimensional piece of jewellery and you will earn how to make your own textured printing plate to create your signature texture on metal clay. This class will run from 9 – 1pm and you will be provided with all tools, photopolymer printing plate base and 16gms of clay. If you wish to buy more clay, there will be supplies available on the day.

To make your printing plate you will need to email your doodles or drawings to the instructor prior to the class. If you are unable to do this, an alternative style of texture plate can be made at class. The type of drawing or image that is required is a fine point black pen on white paper, Dover Crafts images, and doodles that you have drawn on paper and scanned are suitable.

All workshops are held on a Sunday from 9:00am to 1pm
$145 per person, tool hire and 16g of PMC3 included