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.

  • 11.00 - Steph Gibb, Bead Shop Nottingham
  • 11:30 - Linda Jones, Wirework Jewellery
  • 12:00 - Hilary Wray, Craftiv8 Ltd
  • 12.30 - James Lonely Soldier, Glastonbury Wire Studio
  • 13:00 - Alison Tarry, Alison Tarry Designs
  • 13:45 - Tereza Drábková, Potomac Bead Co Europe
  • 14:30 - Lisa Harmon, Beading Fantastic
  • 15:15 - Sarah Milsop, Beads Direct
  • 15:45 - Vicky Roberts, Editor of Bead & Jewellery Magazine

Floral Pinch Beads

Learn how to make a simple, elegant beaded bead using versatile Czech glass pinch beads.

Get Creative with Superduo Duet Beads

Go With The Flow

Linda will demonstrate how to create a freestyle statement bead necklace using a combination of wire gauges 0.4mm, 0.8mm and 1mm, plus a simple figure-of-eight chain and clasp. Illustrating how versatile, flowing and therapeutic wirework can be!


Go With The Flow

Taster Techniques for Galactic Plastic

Hilary will be demonstrating how to work with Galactic Plastic a brand-new crafting medium. She will be showing several techniques in how to mix colour and use different types of findings and freeform pieces with bonding on to fabric. Galactic Plastic is a brand-new material that Craftiv8 Ltd. created and it has many crafting uses, for example, it makes wonderful pendants and charm pieces.


Galactic Plastic

Gripping cabochons and creating pendants with copper wire

James will be demonstrating techniques that can be seen in most recent book, In The Studio 02, A Beginning. In particular he'll be looking at gripping cabochons and creating pendants with copper wire. Copies available on the day.


James Lonely Soldier Designs

Ideas into practice

Ever wanted to make your own jewellery designs? Or wondered how the bead designers come up with ideas? Well, here is your chance! Join editor of Bead and Jewellery magazine Vicky Roberts to talk about how she plans her designs and puts the ideas into practice. Vicky will then go on to demonstrate how to build up a piece of beadwork.


Wire Coiling

During the demonstration, Alison will be exploring the techniques of wire coiling using a variety of gizmos. She will show a variety of tools to use and the different effects that can be achieved using different gauges of wire and also incorporating beads to give your jewellery making and sculptural wire work a different look and feel.


Wire Coiling

Images in Resin Jewellery

This demonstration will teach you how to seal and embed images in resin jewellery. We will cover various techniques using commercial patterned card and craft paper, photographs and printed acetate.


Images in Resin Jewellery

Beading with Potomac Bead Company Exclusives

Potomac Bead Company has finally crossed the ocean and brought its exclusive beads to Europe. Come to have a look and meet all of our favourite beads – AVA beads, DiscDuo beads, RounDuo and RounTrio, IrisDuo and the latest addition to our Exclusives – StormDuo bead. Watch us having fun with some of these beads and crystals transforming them into a beaded pendant..

Beading with Potomac Bead Company Exclusives

Peyote Stitch

Watch Sarah Millsop as she guides you through the art of Peyote Stitch. Sarah will then demonstrate how to use this basic stitch to embellish the new Carrier Duo beads, that can then be incorporated into your Jewellery Making designs.

Peyote Stitch