Beautiful Beads with Polymer Clay

Make and take a collection of colourful clay beads.

Above: necklace by Jo Hunter

Polymer clay is a versatile modelling medium which can be used to make stunning jewellery.

On this beginner’s course you will learn how to select or make your own clay colours; how to condition the 'raw' material; how to mould and shape your designs to create beautiful bead shapes and how to build a clay cane. You will make a selection of plain, marbled and millefiori beads and complete a necklace and earring set to take home at the end of the day. 

Materials for the course

Polymer clay, tools, equipment and refreshments are provided but you may like to bring

  • Any jewellery pliers you already own
  • A notebook and pen
  • A camera/phone to record the progress of your work
  • A pack lunch

Course dates in 2017

  • Friday 3 November

Course dates in 2018

  • Thursday 8 March
  • Wednesday 11 April
  • Friday 8 June
  • Tuesday 7 August


Examples of student work...

   Rosa's beads   Marbled beads   Yellow beadsSarah B's bracelets   Sarah R's necklace   Emma's Lime beadsDi's beads



Fantastic day! Tuition - great! Outcomes - great! Workshop set-up - great! Achieved a tremendous amount in the day. Sue S, Exeter

Excellent day! A very good + knowledgeable tutor who was enthusiastic and engaging. Lots of refreshments. Thank you for a most enjoyable day. Mel M, Exeter

Brilliant day. Learned such a lot and so inspirational. Cannot wait to go home and play! Superb. Di W, Exeter

I have never made any beads before and have had a lovely day learning a new skill. I was very pleased with my completed beads. Jo is an excellent teacher and made us all very welcome.  I would definitely like to come again. Mary H, Exeter

 F A B U L O U S! Jenny P, Exeter



Class starts at 10:00 am
Class ends at 4.00pm
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