One-Day Bead-Embellishment Workshops

Bead-Embellished Brooches

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels

Workshop description:

Discover how to make your own bead-embellished brooches. You will create one brooch during the workshop. Several bead-embellishment techniques, and construction techniques for the brooches, are taught during the workshop. Fiona will also explain how these techniques can be used in other jewellery (e.g. necklaces and earrings) and on your quilts or other textile art pieces. Templates will be provided in the class notes, but you may also create your own shapes and designs if you prefer.


Topics covered in this workshop:

  • Beaded backstitch
  • Bead couching
  • Bead stacks
  • Picot edging
  • Regular fringing
  • Branched fringing
  • General construction techniques for the brooches
  • Ideas on how to incorporate similar bead-embellished shapes or techniques into jewellery and textile pieces/quilts