Wrapped / beaded wire designs 1-day class
(brooches, hair accessories and beaded flower designs)
Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Learn some wrapping / beaded wire skills and create accessories with beads, buttons, wire and plated findings.
- learn about the tools, wire and components you will be using
- learn how to make a basic wire wrapped brooch design using beads, followed by further alternative brooch designs
- practise using these skills to embellish hair accessories, ie. a haircomb, aliceband or hairclip.
- learn how to make a beaded wire flower design and attach it to either a brooch or hair accessory
- also covers how to hold / use your hand tools, how to correct common errors, plus other tips
You will be introduced to a number of wrapped / beaded designs, beginning with easier designs in the morning and progressing to a choice of more difficult designs as your skills develop during the day.
Ideal class for beginners wanting to learn how to use wire, beads and buttons to make wrapped style accessories, also for beginner plus / intermediate students wanting to learn these different skills.
The class is available as a group or bespoke booking:
all the classes include:
- many demonstrations and examples
- some free handouts
- variety of design options
- opportunity for questions
- some 1-1 tutor assistance / guidance and feedback
- small class size with a maximum of 7 students
- use of tools and equipment
- help yourself to free refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits)
Lunch is not included, but you are welcome to bring a packed lunch and eat it in the studio, alternatively Roots Cafe is next door to my studio.
Materials are not included in the 1-day class fee.
Specific materials for each class can be purchased at the class (approx £5-£10 depending on the topic, beads chosen and amount of items made). Alternatively students can bring their own materials to use at the class, a materials list is emailed with further class info and a deposit receipt.
Some student examples and feedback from this class:
this class theme is a new variation it includes beaded wrapped accessory designs, plus an easier variation of the flower design from the further skills twisted / wrapped wire class.