Workshops with Pauline Stevens

Silky Opulence

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

Kit contents:

  • Silk
  • Softflex
  • Headpins
  • Eyepins
  • Chain
  • Bead caps or crowns
  • Swarovski crystals
  • Clasp, guardians
  • Guardian covers
  • Crimps, rings
  • Seed beads
  • 4mm beads
  • 6mm beads
  • O beads
  • Pinch beads
  • Earwires
  • Cotton
  • Glue
  • Beadcaps
  • 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.

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I would like to register for the following workshop/s:
Silky Opulence fabric covered bead necklace and earrings - 2pm SaturdaySilky Opulence fabric covered bead necklace and earrings - 9am Monday

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  • Participants must register for the Retreat and pay their deposit prior to registering for workshops;
  • The tutor will send me a confirmation of acceptance into this workshop. The confirmation will contain instructions for payment;
  • Workshop fees are to be paid in full within one month of booking. No refunds after 20 August 2019.