Classes at The Bead Room
We run small classes twice a week in the garage studio starting at 10am. Please give me a call on 0416 253 037 for further info!
We start any Class you wish to do at 10.30am Tuesdays thru Saturday mornings. There are no set days for certain classes so its flexible and convenient for you!
Classes must be booked any time during opening hours over the phone or in person and can be booked as one on one or join another group. There is no minimum attendance, but we have a limit of 4 students per day.
Our Class fee covers the lesson, an information sheet where available and use of tools.
Beads used are added up and payment for the class and beads are made at the end of the Class.
As our Class fees are not high and we don’t take deposits or charge cancellation fees, we appreciate you purchasing the beads you need for the Class from us! :)
If you need to cancel or postpone, please just give us a call as soon as possible.
Of course, you are welcome to purchase all materials and beads any time without a booking during shop opening hours.
You are also most welcome to join us at the table to bead without a lesson, (provided there is room) but a $5 tool use fee will be added to your purchases.
Highschool aged children are also welcome although we also run Kids Beading Workshops every school holidays! Children are welcome to join in with an adult during their class outside School Holidays and complete a Kit.
The kettle is always on... Coffee/Tea Free, Pod Coffee $1, Bottled Water $1.50
Piccies below are representations of the possibilities that can be created... you are free to choose colours and styles of the beads from all the selection available in store....
Basic Techniques/Introductory Beaded Jewellery Making (3 hour class)
Necklace, 2-Strand Bracelet & 2 Pairs Earrings $30 plus beads
IN A HURRY OR NOT SURE? Try a quick one :)
"Quickie Classes" $10 plus beads (1 hour classes)
Memory Wire Bracelet
Learn how to manipulate this tough wire to create a variety of bracelets simply by changing the size and shape of beads...
Simple elegant necklace using beadtips and flexible beading wire...
Double strand bracelet using beadtips and flexible beading wire...
Teardrop Crystal Earrings
Elegant earrings using flexible beading wire and beadtips...
Stretch Elastic Bracelet
Not just for kids bracelets! Stylish and easy to wear bracelets, add charms if you want to too! Learn how to knot it correctly!
Beaded Jewellery Making (Two Hour Classes)
Pin-Wheel Pendant, Step-Up Necklace or Pearl Cluster Necklace $15
Practice your looping/eyepinning! Learn how to create a beautiful pendant or necklace that can be created when you just cant find a piece you like. Great project to practice your loops too. Allow 1.5 hours and up to $15 extra for beads.
Wire Sculptured, Pinned and Woven Ring $15
Introduction to Wiring Class $20
Introduction to Chainmaille $15
Learn clever ways to simply connect jumprings together to make eyecatching chainmaille pieces. Allow up to $25 in beads and 2 hours.
Treasure Bracelets ~ Macrame $15
Make funky woven bracelets using a variety of cords and beads. Learn how to end off different cords and make a very handy sliding clasp. Allow 1.5 hours and $10 extra for beads and cords.
Beadwork (Stitching and Embroidery Techniques)
more pics coming!
Introduction To Peyote Stitch $15
This class is a challenge if you’ve never done any sort of weaving. You will get an introduction to the world of off-loom weaving with tiny size 11/0 Delica beads from Japan and Nymo thread. You will commence a bracelet but will have to complete it later as it does take a few hours. If you wish to complete it in store, you can come in again when you are ready for no extra charge. You will learn the Peyote Even Count Stitch and you have a choice of colour beads to use. Class fee includes findings. Allow $15 extra for beads, thread & needles, but you can bring your own.
Netted Beaded Beads Bracelet $15
Web Stitch Bracelet $15
Blossom Bracelet ~ Right Angle Weave $15
Herringbone Weave Bracelet $15
Herringbone is a stunning stitch that is surprisingly easy. Create beautiful wide flat bracelet using cubes, czech seeds beads and czech firepolish beads. Allow $20 for beads and 2 - 3 hours.
Lattice Weave Bracelet ~ Fringing $15
A beautiful flat wide weave that is based on the fringing technique. Uses czech seed beads and Swarovski Crystal beads as a trim. Allow $20 for beads and 2 hours.
Cobra Weave Bracelet ~ Flat Spiral $15
Spiral Rope Necklace $15
A rope is wonderful to know how to do – to use on its own or to customize your own rope to match a pendant. Great stitch to start with needle and thread as a beginner. Class fee includes findings for finishing. Allow up to $15 for beads, thread and needles but you can bring your own. Allow 2 hours.
St Petersburg Stitch Lariat $15
Bezel Set Cabochon $15
Other Jewellery Making Techniques and Crafts
Diamond Glaze Magic! $10
Making your own vintage styled focals and unique components is part of jewellery making and the possibilities are endless with Diamond Glaze. This is a short 1 hour class where you will learn the basics of making your own pendants using glass tiles and cabochons, microbeads and papers in metal bezels. Allow and extra $10 for materials and 1 hour.
The Basics of Crochet $20
An introduction into the world of crochet for those who have never picked up a hook before. We will cover yarn, accessories, all the basic stitches and complete small swatches of each. You will also learn how to make a granny square following a pattern. Allow 3 hours and up to $20 extra for materials.
Thursday Arvo Session Beading & Crochet $FREE
Share, create and chat from 2.30pm to 5.30pm every Thursday afternoon. Please let us know you are coming. This is NOT A CLASS, just a friendly get together of like-minded to do what we love to do best.
Attaching Leather Ends
Memory Wire Looping/Cutting
Correct Elastic Knotting