Tiara, Bridal Accessory & Bead Jewellery Making Workshops

Expert tuition in an inspirational setting

During these inspirational courses Andrea will enable each student to realise their own individual pieces using a variety of useful techniques and materials including wire, pearls and beads.

All tools will be provided, but materials are not included. We have a range of wire, Swarovski crystal, beads, pearls, jewellery findings and tools which will be available for purchase on the day. As a rough guideline students spend on average 10-15 on a level 1 tiara course and will have enough wire to spare to create more pieces when they get home, or use on another course.

No experience is necessary for 1st level courses

Local B&B and self catering accommodation is available. Please enquire for further details.

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

Groups are welcome - we can also arrange a special date for a group of four or more. We also offer half day taster courses for hen groups.

Gift vouchers are now available for your creatively inclined friends and family.
Other course dates may be available by special arrangement and private tuition can also be given. Please contact for details.

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Workshop Details:

NEW! Intensive Tiara and Bridal Jewellery Making Course Dorset Only
A chance for students to gain a thorough grounding in the art of Tiara and Bridal jewellery making on an intensive 5 day course.
Covering all the Tiara School courses of Level 1 & 2 Tiara making, Crowns and Coronets, Basic bridal jewellery, Clips and combs and Beaded flowers, this gives students the perfect opportunity to spend plenty of time exploring all these areas in a comprehensive, inspiring and informative format. Perfect for those who want to go into business or just want to explore a new skill.

Tiara Making Workshop level 1
Learn how to make a tiara in a day, using sparkly crystal beads, pearls and twisted silver or gold plated wire. Create your own unique piece, perfect for weddings, proms, first communions and balls, as well as gifts for friends and relations.

Tiara Making Workshop level 2
Expand your new skill, by attending the next level. Use pre-cast metal components wired onto a metal frame, to create a stylish and sophisticated look. Only open to those who have completed Level 1 Tiara making.

Crowns and Coronets, Combs and Clips
There's never enough time on the level 1 & 2 courses to cover this subject, so here's the opportunity to specifically concentrate on the fascinating area of making Crowns and Coronets as well as clips and combs. Open to students who have completed Level 1 Tiara making.

Basic / Bridal Bead Jewellery Making Workshop
Learn how to make beaded jewellery to match your tiara, as gifts for your bridesmaids, or simply for your own pleasure. Use tiger tail, crimps and beads to make necklaces, earrings, bracelets and anklets. Perfect gifts for bridesmaids.

Beaded Jewellery Level 2
An inspirational course showing students how to use more unusual materials, such as chain and leather, to create unique jewellery pieces. Only open to those who have taken Bridal/basic beaded jewellery.

Beaded Flower Making Workshop level 1
Learn how to make beaded flowers, using techniques perfected by the women of Venice in the Middle Ages and more recently by 18th century Frenchwomen. Create a corsage of gypsophila, daisies, forget me nots and leaves, using small seed beads and beading wire. Useful for incorporating into tiaras, slides and jewellery.

Dorset Workshops:
Courses are held at Jezebels Jewels, The Weymouth Bead shop, 55 St Mary St, Weymouth, Dorset and run from 10am to 5pm. The cost is £105.00 ex materials
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Dorset Courses 2011 - 2012

New: Held at Jezebels Jewels, The bead shop in Weymouth  

1 Day course: Tiara making Level 1: Saturday 29th October 2011.

5 Day Intensive Course

Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th November 2011
Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th February 2012
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th June 2012
Sunday 7th to Thursday 11th October 2012

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