some frequently asked questions
or just occasionally asked questions!
which workshop is it best to start with?
The easiest jewellery making topic to begin your jewellery making journey with, are the beadstringing classes; tigertail or leather & cord, everyone gets great results and these are usually their favourite classes.
The beginner wire classes are slightly more difficult and it normally takes a bit of practice to get used to using the hand tools and making loops, some student choose to do both the charm theme and loops & links theme classes so that they can practise their skills with different designs. On all the classes easier and more difficult design options are discussed/available.
children taking part
At the studio there is a limited table and room size which means that there is a maximum group size of 7 students, whether its children or adults. The 1-day classes are not suitable for young children, but the 2-hr or taster workshops would be fine for children to take part, although there will be particular topics that they will need extra help and assistance from some of the adults in the group. There also needs to be at least 2 adults in the group.
Please let me know when booking if there are children in the group, they each get £5 discount on the class fee.
The basic materials we use on the taster workshops and classes are included in the fee. Depending on the class topic these are; plated metal findings*, chain, plated or enamelled copper wire and the choice of beads are; gemstone chips, haematite beads, shell beads, Indian or Chinese crystal beads, glass pearl and other beads, wood beads, plastic beads, a selection of seed beads.
*Please let me know in advance if you need me to provide some sterling silver ear hooks, there is an additional fee of £2.50 per pair.
disabled access/mobility/hearing problems etc
The bebeady studio is situated on the ground floor and has wheelchair access. Please let me know if you have any mobility or hearing problems and I can reserve you a place nearest to the demos and beads.
if you need glasses for close work, please bring them with you!
My studio has good natural light and each student has also an individual table light.
if you have any other questions
please ask me