Workshops with Pauline Stevens
Learn how to cover a bead using vintage Japanese shibori silk, then transform your silk beads into a stunning necklace and earring set. Students will learn how to finish off a necklace using guardians and covers to achieve a professional result.
Materials will be available in base metal, rose gold and sterling silver. Various coloured silks will be available for students to select from. Swarovski crystals are used in all 3 mediums.
Duration: 4 hours
Max participants: 6
Difficulty: Intermediate – some previous beading experience recommended but not essential.
Prerequisite skills: Being able to form a loop on a eyepin or headpin.
- Base metal kit: $105.00 ($60 tutor fee + $45 kit fee)
- Rose gold kit: $115.00 ($60 tutor fee + $55 kit fee)
- Sterling silver kit: $135.00 ($60 tutor fee + $75 kit fee)
Fees are payable directly to tutor
- Bead caps or crowns
- Swarovski crystals
- Clasp, guardians
- Guardian covers
- Crimps, rings
- Seed beads
- 4mm beads
- 6mm beads
- O beads
- Pinch beads
- Pearl beads to cover
- Full colour instructions
Beads vary slightly to match the colour of the silk.
Supplies required by participants: Beading mat, round & flat nosed pliers if you have them.