Make jewellery from beads, buttons, wires and threads with Sara Withers


Ref: S2D11533

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About this course

Learn simple wire techniques to design jewellery from beads and buttons. Techniques shown include how to wrap and link beads and create your own findings. Plus threading, finishing necklaces and remodelling old bead jewellery.

Course Description

While you enjoy yourself using beads and buttons and threads, you will also be learning some core jewellery making skills. The focus will be on using wire techniques to make some pendants, earrings and bracelets. But you will have time to learn how to finish threaded necklaces and how to wrap a few beads. At the end of the course you will have several pieces of jewellery and you will have knowledge to mend or remodel some of your own bead jewellery.


Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials


  • The cost of wires, threads, findings – all essentials.

What students need to bring

  • None needed – but remember to bring glasses for close work if you need them.
  • Do bring any beads or tools that you have, if you would like to and even pieces of broken bead jewellery.

Available to buy

  • Available from tutor:
  • There will be more materials available to buy from the tutor, if you choose to do so.
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals. You may need safety boots, if specified above.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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