Bead embroidery: the basics
A session for beginners. Learn how to create jewellery with needle, thread and glass beads.


Learn how to design and create a stylish bead embroidery cuff, bookmark or embellishment for your glasses case.

Session 1: design and basic stitches (2 hours)

Session 2: finishing techniques and problem-solving (2 hours)

Skill level: suitable for beginning beadweavers, those new to the stitches used or those wanting a refresher.

Stitches: basic bead embroidery stitches for embellishing flat surfaces, capturing a cabochon and finishing the edges of the work.

Tuition: $80.00. This includes 4 hours tuition, full colour class notes.

Kit available: $25.00. Please indicate your colour preferences when booking the workshop. If you prefer you may bring your own beads and cabochon (please see requirements list below). 

Material Requirements List:

  • beading thread of your choice
  • beading needles
  • pencil, tape measure
  • cardboard and two sided tape (Glenda will have available on the day)
  • feature cabochon of your choice (approximately 25 – 35 mm diameter)
  • mixed bead ‘cocktail’ in colours of your choice to match the cabochon including size 15/0 (about 10 grams), size 11/0, size 8/0 seed beads (approximately 25 grams), a mix of some 3 mm rounds or firepolished, bugles and/or lentils
  • beadweaving foundation square (e.g. Lucy’s stiff stuff or Nicole’s bead backing)
  • beadweaving backing material (ultrasuede or thin imitiation leather in dark colour
  • metal cuff blank – sized to fit you (Glenda will have some available)

To book your spot either email or phone Glenda.

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Date and Cost

10.00 am to noon, 22 and 29 February 2020, $80.00.



164 Wyndham St, Drysdale VIC 3222, Australia

Bead embroidery: the basics

164 Wyndham St, Drysdale VIC 3222, Australia

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