Demonstrations

Our Experts Show you how

 

A favourite feature for show goers - the demonstration area - where you can enjoy free walk in demonstrations with top tutors.  There's a rolling programme throughout the day with a varied list of skills and techniques for you to get a flavour of.  With a big screen for better visibility and a microphone to help you hear the all important details, it's a new and improved experience.

 

October 20th 2018 Demonstration Schedule

 

  • 11.00 - Graham Halls,
    CJ Beaders, Introduction to Hand Stamped Jewellery
  • 11:30 - Lisa Harmon,
    Beading Fantastic, Making Resin Beads
  • 12:00 - Renata Graham,
    RG Design Studios, Making Three Dimensional Cubes
  • 12.30 - Bonnie McGough,
    Bonnie McGough Designs, Making Polymer Clay Beads
  • 13:00 - Tracey Spurgin,
    Craftworx, Magical Moulds
  • 13:45 - Jemima Dalton,
    Metal Dies & Jewellery Supplies, Metal Dies
  • 14:30 - Andrew Sanders,
    UK Beads, Stone Drilling
  • 15:15 - Helen O'Connor,
    Spoilt Rotten Beads, 'Autumn Gold' Cuff Bracelet
  • 15:45 - Giulia De Cesare,
    Beadworkers Guild, Free Form Peyote Leaves

Introduction to Hand Stamped Jewellery

This demonstration introduces the basic tools and components required in order to make personalised hand-stamped jewellery. Graham will show you some basic techniques and easy-to-make keyfob, necklace and bracelet.

Introduction to Hand Stamped Jewellery

Making Resin Beads

Lisa will be demonstrating how to make resin beads using a silicone mould. You will see how to mix transparent colours to create amber effects and use mixed media craft items to bring colour to clear resin.


Making Resin Beads

Making Three Dimensional Cubes

How to create three dimensional cubes, using 12 bicone shaped beads, needle and thread. The cubes could be used for various projects, such as earrings or pendants, also could be connected to create bracelet or necklace.


Making Three Dimensional Cubes

Making Polymer Clay Beads

Bonnie will demonstrate how to make beautiful polymer clay beads, including round, oval, mobius and lentil beads.


Making Polymer Clay Beads

Free Form Peyote Leaves

Giulia will demonstrate how to make freeform peyote beaded leaves, as shown in BWG issue 47. You can make lots of these for a necklace or bracelet, only two for earrings, and I will show you how to make a light, delicate little brooch using just one.


Free Form Peyote Leaves

Magical Moulds

From found sea shells on the shore, learn all the tips and hints to create successful moulds of these sea shells and use these with metal clay to create fabulous fine silver jewellery.


Magical Moulds

Stone Drilling

Andrew has been making beads in the UK for over 15 years. He takes stones with naturally beautiful shapes, then cuts and tumbles them and drills holes up to 5mm. Andrew's great passion is to create something that is a little different. In the demonstration he'll show you how it's done.


Stone Drilling

Metal Dies

Impression dies have been used in jewellery making for centuries. In this demonstration Jemima will show you how to use our beautiful traditional Indian jewellery dies to create fantastic jewellery out of both metal clay and sheet metal.

Metal Dies

'Autumn Gold' Cuff Bracelet

Helen will demonstration handbraided Wirehimo (Kumihimo with wire and coils) braided on a Kumihimo square disc and a vice. Using three shades of plated copper finished with wire guardians to create this beautiful cuff bracelet.

Cuff Bracelet