Our Make & Take Zone

Make and Take

A fun new feature at The Big Bead Show

We have a busy programme for you to choose from, running throughout the day. To join the fun you’ll need a Make & Take voucher which can be obtained at the Bead & Jewellery Magazine stand on the day. There are just eight seats per session so make your choices in advance then come ready to book.

Visitors may choose a maximum of two different sessions to join throughout the day.

Make & Take Schedule

Beads Direct

Pip Flower Ring

Tutors: Laura Bajor

11am, 12 noon

Join Laura from Beads Direct as she guides you through making a simpler flower ring using beautiful Preciosa Pip Beads.


Introduction to Impress Art Metal Stamping

Tutors: Sarah Millsop

1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Sarah will guide you through the basics of the art of metal stamping, using the popular ImpressArt range. You will be creating a personalised tag to take away with you.

Spoilt Rotten Beads

Christmas Carrier Beads

Tutors: Vivien Hussey & Amanda Wesson

11am, 12 noon, 1pm

Learn how to bead a strip of peyote stitch with a Christmas theme and cover a carrier bead. Join your Christmas carrier beads up together to make bracelets and necklaces. You'll leave with a completed carrier bead and a full set of Christmas carrier bead patterns.

SuperDuo Daisy Chain Earrings

Tutors: Vivien Hussey & Amanda Wesson

2pm, 3pm

Learn how to use SuperDuo beads and Preciosa Pearls to create pretty daisy earrings. Join your daisies up and make bracelets, necklaces and pendants. Leave with a pretty pair of earrings and a pattern to take away.

Tanzee Designs & Les Perles par Puca

Bracelet Diana par Puca

Tutors: Les Perles par Puca

11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Courtesy of Les Perles par Puca, we’ll be teaching you how to make this beautifully designed bracelet, created exclusively for us by Annick Puca. By combining Paros and Minos par Puca with Czech Pinch Beads and seed beads, you’ll learn how to construct the motifs and create a stylish bracelet.

Although it might not be possible to finish the project within the Make & Take time slot, participants will leave with everything they need in terms of knowledge and materials to complete the project.

Eugenio Gabarro

Making Jewellery with Leather

Tutors: Eugenio Gabarro


Working with leather is easy and fast and achieves beautiful results. Join us in this session to learn how to make your own jewellery in leather.

Vicky Roberts, Victoria Roberts Designs

Shooting Stars

Tutors: Vicky Roberts

12noon, 1pm

Come and join Vicky Roberts and learn how to make this pretty little star and chain pendant using size 11 and size 15 seed beads. No bead weaving experience necessary.

Riverside Beads

Kumihimo Braided Bracelet

Tutors: Riverside Beads

2pm, 3pm

A great session for anyone who has always wanted to learn the art of Kumihimo. Right back to basics, Donna will teach you a beginners project from her new book "A Beginners Guide to Kumihimo". Perfect way to learn!