Some great classes coming up in time for Christmas!

We’ve got some fantastic silver clay and beading classes coming up in time for Christmas.

 

Whether you’re looking for some inspiration to make presents or just want to treat yourself,  we can help you out!

 

 

Keep your eye out on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed too – we’re planning some special Christmas present making classes and even a competition or two…

 

 

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Exploring Silver Clay: Full day class: Sunday 16 October 11am-5:30pm

These great full-day classes allow students the time and freedom to really explore the potential of Silver Clay.

We will teach you the differences between the three frequently used types of clay – lump form, syringe and paste. You’ll also learn how to handle the clay, condition it, shape and form it, dry it, prepare it for firing, how to fire and how to polish.

Our instructor Emma Baird will also show you how to torch fire your pieces, as well as how to fire them in a kiln.

The most exciting part of this course is that you have the whole day and 20g of clay to truly explore the potential of this wonderful material. Make charms or pendants, or get to grips with snake rolling and the syringe, or even make a hollow bead like the one in the photo!

You can experiment with textured pieces, non-textured pieces embellished with the syringe and even add sparkle with gemstones. As ever, there will be a wide variety of projects on hand to inspire you!

Whether you are new to Silver Clay, or have a little experience you will receive expert guidance from our Award Winning Artist and Instructor – Emma Baird.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with experience, this fantastic course is running on Sunday 16th October from 11am – 5:30pm and costs £120 which includes 20g Art Clay Silver, CZ’s, use of a syringe, use of paste, tuition and a loan of all tools. There will also be unlimited tea and coffee and biscuits available through out the day.

New Class! Sparkle Ring: Sunday 7th August £65.00


One of Emma’s new designs, this pretty ring is truly irresistible and really sparkles when worn. It’s a perfect piece of jewellery for summer.

Using metal clay,  this great  new class covers all the basics about sizing, forming and joining a ring shank.  Then, after drying and refining the ring in clay state you we will show you how to prepare the ring for the numerous gem stones, and then set and secure them.

Our instructor will teach you some handy tips which will make ring making with Art Clay Silver easier than you ever thought possible.  With a dazzling array of colourful gem stones available its hard to resist making one to match every outfit!

Best of all, at the end of the day you will leave this class with a finished, beautiful, sparkle ring!

This great class is being held on Sunday 7 August 12-4pm and costs £65.00.   Price includes tuition, 10g of Art Clay, CZ gemstones, use of syringe, paste, fine silver balls and a loan of tools.

Please note that we recommend that you are confident using silver clay before attending this class.

For more information, please pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058.

July Timetable of Children’s Classes!

It’s not long until the schools break for Summer and if you’re looking for some fun activities for your little ones, we might be able to help you out!

Here’s our new timetable of children’s classes.  These classes are £12 all inclusive and are suitable for children aged 8 years and up.  You will be given a kit at the start of each class which includes everything you will need.

Wednesday 6 July 12pm-1pm Caterpillars


Learn how to use wire and our extra special bug beads to make a beautiful beady caterpillar!

Wednesday 13 July 12pm-1pm Charm Bracelets

We’ll teach you how to wrap wire to make this gorgeous stretchy charm bracelet!

Thursday 14 July 12pm-1pm  Friendship Bracelets

Perfect to make for your best friend!

Thursday 21 July 12pm-1pm Children’s Starburst Necklace


For girls who like to be extra sparkly, this necklace is just perfect!


Tuesday 26 July 12pm – 1pm Woven Bracelets 

Pretty and bright, just perfect for the summer holidays, we’ll teach you how to weave these lovely bracelets 🙂 

Wednesday 27 July 12pm-1pm Daisy Chain Necklace

Perfect for little girls who love flowers, these daisy chain necklaces are just lovely for Summer!

All of these fantastic classes cost £12 which includes a kit containing everything you will need!


Pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 22 5058 to book a place!

Learn to Make Silver Fingerprint Charms with Metal Clay – Sunday 12 June

Silver fingerprint jewellery is as popular as ever, and due to popular demand we are again offering you the opportunity to learn how to capture a child’s or loved ones fingerprint in pure silver using the magic of metal clay.

In this class you will learn all the essentials of working with the clay, and different options for capturing prints. You’ll also learn how to set sparkling gemstones, engrave onto the silver, finish the jewellery to a high shine and how to patina the piece to bring out the print.

Our instructor will also show you some extra “secrets” to ensure that your silver fingerprint jewellery stands out from the rest.

The course will run on Sunday 12 June from 11am – 5.30pm and costs £120.  Price includes tuition, 20g of Art Clay, CZ gemstone, paste and a loan of tools.

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in silver fingerprint jewellery whether you are looking to start-up a business or are a mum who wants to  immortalize your own precious children’s prints.

This is always a popular course – so ensure to book early to secure a place!!!

July Timetable of Children’s Jewellery Making Classes!

It’s not long until the schools break for Summer and if you’re looking for some fun activities for your little ones, we might be able to help you out!

Here’s our new timetable of children’s classes.  These classes are £12 all inclusive and are suitable for children aged 8 years and up.  You will be given a kit at the start of each class which includes everything you will need.

Wednesday 6 July 12pm-1pm Caterpillars


Learn how to use wire and our extra special bug beads to make a beautiful beady caterpillar!

Wednesday 13 July 12pm-1pm Charm Bracelets

We’ll teach you how to wrap wire to make this gorgeous stretchy charm bracelet!

Thursday 14 July 12pm-1pm  Friendship Bracelets

Perfect to make for your best friend!

Thursday 21 July 12pm-1pm Children’s Starburst Necklace


For girls who like to be extra sparkly, this necklace is just perfect!


Tuesday 26 July 12pm – 1pm Woven Bracelets 

Pretty and bright, just perfect for the summer holidays, we’ll teach you how to weave these lovely bracelets 🙂

Wednesday 27 July 12pm-1pm Daisy Chain Necklace

Perfect for little girls who love flowers, these daisy chain necklaces are just lovely for Summer!

All of these fantastic classes cost £12 which includes a kit containing everything you will need!


Pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 22 5058 to book a place!


The Little Bead Shop at The Edinburgh Bead Fair

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We had a brilliant time at the Edinburgh Bead Fair yesterday.

We wanted to say a big thank you to all our lovely customers and the new friends we made on the day.

Here are some pictures of Deanne, Cynthia, Adeline and Jared hard at work on the stall.  More pictures of our fantastic classes and demonstrations from the day will follow soon!

The Little Bead Shop is Now on WordPress!

The Little Bead Shop’s Blog has now moved to WordPress and we couldn’t be happier!

Our pages are currently being updated so you can find out more about us and our team, as well as all of our brand spanking new classes, so please bear with us.

We hope you like our new-look blog! As ever, all your feedback is welcomed!

Love,

The girls from The Little Bead Shop x