Bead Expo Workshops - 2018

 
Online registrations for all Melbourne Bead Expo 2018 workshops have commenced.
    
  Members - Saturday 14th July 2018
Non- members - Saturday 28th July 2018
 
Pre-Expo classes held Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and also Cup Day 6th November will be held at:

Carnegie Library, Level 1 Boyd Room,
7 Shepparson Street, Carnegie
 
NOTE: Workshops on the 5th, 9th,10th and 11th of November will be held at the Melbourne Bead Expo venue at: 

Deep Sea Diamonds
Holmesglen Institute, 
Cnr Batesford Rd and Warrigal Rd, 
Chadstone
  
The Bead Society of Victoria is delighted to offer you another exciting selection of workshops for 2018. 

We will welcome Liisa Turenen to Australia over the Expo time to teach a lovely range of classes here for the BSV. 


Just two of the seven Liisa will teach are shown here but they are all shown in date order below.
Kits in other colourways are available to choose from on the day of your class.

These are interspersed with an excellent range of workshops being taught by our talented Australian tutors.

Check them all out and decide on your favourites, to suit your skills and interests. 
Just remember to check the times scheduled for each session so you do not register for classes running simultaneously.
 

Three, four or six hour sessions covering a variety of mediums and ability levels are all set to inspire creativity. 

See below all workshops: There is sure to be a workshop to suit you. Be quick as places are limited.
  • If you wish to register and pay for more than one workshop at a time, members click on this Guide for information on Terms and conditions
  • Cancellations and changes to local tutor workshops can be made up until Saturday 6th October 2018. All cancellations will incur a $10 administration fee. There is no refund for cancellations made after 6th October 2018 as workshop confirmations with tutors will have been done then.
  • Late bookings may be accepted if class vacancies exist, but kit choices are subject to availability if booked late.
  • If minimum numbers are not achieved we reserve the right to cancel a workshop and will refund all monies paid, so don't leave it until the last minute or you may be disappointed.
  • Most workshops have a required skill level which is clearly stated in the workshop description. Students may be asked to leave if they don’t meet the required skill level. This is to ensure that all participants achieve the maximum result from their workshop. This is particularly important in workshops classed as Intermediate and Advanced, as tutors will not have the time to teach basic techniques they assume you already have the skills for.
  • Parking will be restricted immediately around the Institute on the Friday, although free parking is provided for some workshops, depending which building you are in. We do recommend using public transport if you can. It should be much easier on the Saturday and Sunday.

     

    Royal Elegance NecklaceSee Conference Centre parkingFire and Ice necklace

  NOTE: If a workshop says Kit Only, It is recommended that students buy the kit from the tutor, as the types of beads or materials required are quite specific to the success of the project. A detailed list might not be supplied. 


Chandelier Earrings


SKILL LEVELS


Novice - no beading experience

Beginner - basic knowledge of some beading techniques

Intermediate - some knowledge of the techniques being taught

Advanced - solid knowledge of multiple beading techniques

  • Workshops held on the Expo weekend will be held at Holmesglen Institute. Pre Expo workshops will be held at the Carnegie Library (Boyd Room)
  • Please note that all participants must be registered and full payment received prior to attendance.
  • Full details of parking, all details of the workshop and a link for your requirements list will be supplied in your confirmation email or later as necessary.
  • Your workshop fee includes one half day entry to the Expo, on the day of your class, either before or after.
If you are doing more than one class per day, or a full day class, you may elect to attend on another day.
  • Morning half price day vouchers may be collected at the entrance to the trading hall prior to an afternoon class.
  • Students attending a morning class may collect their half price day voucher from their teacher.
  • It is not transferable.

If you wish to register and pay for more than one workshop at a time, click on this guide for information.Terms and conditions

Cancellations and changes to local tutor workshops can be made up until 5th October 2016. All cancellations will incur a $10 administration fee. There is no refund for cancellations made after 5th October 2016 as workshop confirmations with tutors will have been done then.

Late bookings may be accepted if class vacancies exist, but kits are subject to availability if booked late.
If minimum numbers are not achieved we reserve the right to cancel a workshop and will refund all monies paid.

Most workshops have a required skill level which is clearly stated in the workshop description. Students may be asked to leave if they don’t meet the required skill level. This is to ensure that all participants achieve the maximum result from their workshop. This is particularly important in workshops classed as Intermediate and Advanced, as tutors will not have the time to teach basic techniques they assume you already have the skills for.

SKILL LEVELS
Novice - no beading experience
Beginner - basic knowledge of some beading techniques
Intermediate - some knowledge of the techniques being taught
Advanced - solid knowledge of multiple beading techniques

Select the workshop you are interested in for more information and to register.

Upcoming events

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Level 1 Boyd Room, Carnegie Library, 7 Shepparson Street, Carnegie
    • 7
    Register
    PICTURE - MEMORY NECKLACE - Liisa TurunenClick to enlarge

    Six hour class - one hour lunch break included


    COST: Members: $150 

                Non-Members: $170

    KIT: USD$135 Payable in AUD to the tutor at the current USD exchange rate set just prior to workshop

    LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced 


    Use a combination of stitches to create this long fun necklace that encases pictures you love most. All components are reversible and customised using either personal pictures, magazines, or colourful paper. 


    TECHNIQUES: Peyote, herringbone and embellishments. Students must be very familiar with Peyote and herringbone stitch techniques.


    Click to enlargeThe tutor will also bring some beautiful scrap booking paper and lace as options. If you would like to encase some personal photos, Liisa can resize to suit and print for you.


    (Please send photos to workshop@beadsociety.com.au to be forwarded on to Liisa).  Note, photos will not be forwarded until full payment has been made.

     

    Kits available on the day: Rose Gold; 24k gold; Silver and Bronze.


    REQUIREMENTS LIST: A complete requirements list/kit contents will be supplied as a downloadable PDF in each confirmation email upon registration and payment.

      

    NOTE: Students must ensure their ability matches the required skill level clearly stated in the workshop description. If a student’s ability clearly doesn’t meet the required standard, they may be asked to leave, as the tutor will not have time to teach basic listed skills individually. This would impact on other students' learning time.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Level 1 Boyd Room, Carnegie Library, 7 Shepparson Street, Carnegie
    • 11
    Register

    Royal Elegance Necklace - Joanne IvyClick to enlarge

    (Pre Expo six hour class) 


    COST: Members: $110, Non Members: $120

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    KIT ONLY: $35 - Colour choices available

    Pre-order from tutor, Payable on the day

     

    A rectangular crystal stone is captured in Right Angle Weave and Peyote stitch, then embellished and a bail added. 

    The rope is completed in Chenille stitch



    TECHNIQUES: 

    Basic knowledge would be helpful - Right Angle Weave (RAW) and Peyote.  

    No knowledge needed - Chenille stitch  


    REQUIREMENTS LIST:

    A complete requirements list/kit contents and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Level 1 Boyd Room, Carnegie Library, 7 Shepparson Street, Carnegie
    • 12
    Register

    Cupcake Crowns - Paula GethingClick to enlarge

    (Pre Expo six hour class)

     

    COST: Members: $110, Non Members: $120

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    KIT ONLY: Not Available - Requirements list supplied


    With detailed embellishment, a 'peek-a-boo' rivoli and an asymemetrical look, your Cupcake Crown necklace will be a gorgeous piece to dress up your look.  This piece is designed to challenge you to select your own colour choice and embellishments. A long chain makes this individually designed piece hang beautifully.  


    TECHNIQUES: 

    Bead embroidery, embellishment and setting a rivoli  


    REQUIREMENTS LIST:

    A complete requirements list and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Level 1 Boyd Room, Carnegie Library, 7 Shepparson Street, Carnegie
    • 11
    Register
    Australian Mist Bracelet - Liisa TurunenClick to enlarge

    Specifically designed for the Bead Society of Victoria's Expo-Exclusive Release

    Six hour class - one hour lunch break included


    COST: Members: $150 

                Non-Members: $170

    KIT: USD$85 Payable in AUD to the tutor at the current USD exchange rate set just prior to workshop

    LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced 


    Seamlessly blend peyote and right angle weave to make a textured bracelet base. Working off this base you will bezel two sizes of chatons creating a rise and fall effect for a super sparkly bracelet.


    TECHNIQUES: Peyote, right angle weave, bezelling. Students must be very familiar with Peyote and right angle weave

    Kits available on the day:

     REQUIREMENTS LIST: A complete requirements list/kit contents will be supplied as a downloadable PDF in each confirmation email upon registration and payment.

     

    NOTE: Students must ensure their ability matches the required skill level clearly stated in the workshop description. If a student’s ability clearly doesn’t meet the required standard, they may be asked to leave, as the tutor will not have time to teach basic listed skills individually. This would impact on other students' learning time.

    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 12
    Register
    Deep Sea Diamonds - Liisa TurunenClick to enlarge
    Pre-Expo - Three hour class


    COST: Members: $90 

                Non-Members: $110

    KIT: USD$85 Payable in AUD to the tutor at the current USD exchange rate set just prior to workshop

    LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced 


    Rows of large pearls encased with bead work create the base of this bracelet with textured layers and captured Swarovski chatons for that glitter of light. A combination of several stitches encase pearls and create bezels in open sections. Project can be made in 2 rows or the wider 3 rows.

     

    TECHNIQUES: Peyote, and embellishments. Students must be very familiar with Peyote and general bead stitch techniques.


    Kits available on the day:


    REQUIREMENTS LIST: A complete requirements list/kit contents will be supplied as a downloadable PDF in each confirmation email upon registration and payment.

      

    NOTE: Students must ensure their ability matches the required skill level clearly stated in the workshop description. If a student’s ability clearly doesn’t meet the required standard, they may be asked to leave, as the tutor will not have time to teach basic listed skills individually. This would impact on other students' learning time.

    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Level 1 Boyd Room, Carnegie Library, 7 Shepparson Street, Carnegie
    • 12
    Register

    Chandelier Earrings - Carmel BarberClick to enlarge

    (Pre Expo three hour class - Melbourne Cup Day)

     

    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Beginner

    KIT ONLY: Not Available - Requirements list supplied


    Create a simple yet classic drop style earring using bead weaving techniques and a combination of seed beads and superduos. Make a pair for each outfit in your own favourite shades.


    TECHNIQUES: 

    Bead weaving and netting




    REQUIREMENTS LIST:Click to enlarge

    A complete requirements list and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Level 1 Boyd Room, Carnegie Library, 7 Shepparson Street, Carnegie
    • 6
    Register
    Lotus Moonstone Necklace - Liisa Turunen

    Six hour class - one hour lunch break included

    Note: This is Melbourne Cup Day


    COST: Members: $150 

                Non-Members: $170

    KIT: USD$125 Payable in AUD to the tutor at the current USD exchange rate set just prior to workshop

    LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced 


    Create individual petals embellished with sparkling Swarovski stones and connect the layers around a juicy, colourful Preciosa cabochon to make this gorgeous pendant. Alternatively this project be made into a bracelet and the pattern is included in the instructions.


    TECHNIQUES: Peyote, CRAW and embellishments. Students must be very familiar with Peyote and right angle weave stitch techniques.


    Kits available on the day:


    REQUIREMENTS LIST: A complete requirements list/kit contents will be supplied as a downloadable PDF in each confirmation email upon registration and payment.

     

    NOTE: Students must ensure their ability matches the required skill level clearly stated in the workshop description. If a student’s ability clearly doesn’t meet the required standard, they may be asked to leave, as the tutor will not have time to teach basic listed skills individually. This would impact on other students' learning time.

    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Level 1 Boyd Room, Carnegie Library, 7 Shepparson Street, Carnegie
    • 7
    Register

    Swinging Rings - Kerrie PutninsClick to enlarge

    (Pre Expo three hour class - Melbourne Cup Day) 

     

    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    KIT ONLY: $55 - Colour choices available

    Pre-order from tutor, Payable on the day


    Explore a variety of techniques to create a collection of components for this necklace. Peyote, netting, embellishment and a little wire wrapping will enable you to recreate this original design or one of your own. 


    TECHNIQUES: 

    Peyote, netting, embellishment and wrapped loops


    Click to enlarge


    REQUIREMENTS LIST:

    A complete requirements list and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment.



    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 10
    Register

    Starry Night Christmas Ornament Cover - Jeanette Downs

            Click to enlarge

    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Beginner

    KIT ONLY: $75 - Colour choices available

    Pre-order from tutor, Payable on the day

     

    Christmas ornament covers are adorned with Stars of Gold or Silver with touches of sparkles in Swarovski crystal pearls and beads.  A beautiful ornament to enhance your Christmas decorations or a lovely gift for family.


    TECHNIQUES: Bead weaving


    Note: Kits contain 2 shatter proof ornaments and all beads for each. Stands not included, but details supplied.

     

    REQUIREMENTS LIST:Click to enlarge   A complete requirements list/kit contents and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF document (as a link) contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 5
    Register
    Star Burst Necklace - Liisa Turunen

    Six hour class - one hour lunch break included


    COST: Members: $150

                Non-Members: $170

    KIT: USD$100 Payable in AUD to the tutor at the current USD exchange rate set just prior to workshop

    LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced 


    This super sparkly necklace is created using several layers of different Swarovski stones. Working from the centre out, five different bezels make this component based project exciting to make.



    TECHNIQUES: Peyote, herringbone and embellishments. Students must be very familiar with Peyote and herringbone stitch techniques.


    Kits available on the day:


    REQUIREMENTS LIST: A complete requirements list/kit contents will be supplied as a downloadable PDF in each confirmation email upon registration and payment.


    There is a one hour lunch break included in the time frame.

      


    NOTE: Students must ensure their ability matches the required skill level clearly stated in the workshop description. If a student’s ability clearly doesn’t meet the required standard, they may be asked to leave, as the tutor will not have time to teach basic listed skills individually. This would impact on other students' learning time.

    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 11
    Register

    Kumihimo Focals - Carol Gregson-SmithClick to enlarge

            

    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    KIT ONLY: $30 - Colour choices available

    Pre-order from tutor, Payable on the day

     

    Learn how to add a focal bead during the braiding process in a kumihimo rope so that your feature bead is part of the rope. You will learn how to remove the braid from the disc and the focal bead and then re-attach the rope to the disc.


    TECHNIQUES: Kumihimo, attach a clasp, add a focal bead

     


    REQUIREMENTS LIST:   A complete requirements list/kit contents and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF document (as a link) contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 12
    Register

    Indiana Bracelet - Jan Horneman 

            

    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    KIT ONLY: $25 - Colour choices available

    Pre-order from tutor, Payable on the day

     

    Learn how to use two hole Czech bricks creating a bracelet in a woven lace pattern with a contrast seed bead.

     

    TECHNIQUES: Right angle weave

     

    REQUIREMENTS LIST:   A complete requirements list/kit contents and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF document (as a link) contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 11
    Register

    Making Connections - Margaret MuellerClick to enlarge


    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Novice to all levels

    KIT ONLY: Silver - $90, or Copper - $50

    (Kits include a specialty tool)


    Learn to make your own decorative findings and components in either silver or copper utilising a special plier tool. Use these components to make either a bracelet or necklace of your own design.

     

    TECHNIQUES: Wire work and bead wrapping, and twisted jump rings. 

     

    REQUIREMENTS LIST:  A complete requirements list/kit contents and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF document (as a link) contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 11
    Register
    Rainbow Bracelet - Liisa TurunenClick to enlarge

    Three hour class


    COST: Members: $90

                Non-Members: $110

    KIT: USD$95 Payable in AUD to the tutor at the current USD exchange rate set just prior to workshop

    LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced 


    This bracelet is both fun to make and to wear! Alternating sizes and colours of chatons create rows of colour and texture. Work in cubic right angle weave making strips and embellish directly off of the strips to bezel beautiful coloured and different sized stones.

     

    TECHNIQUES: Peyote, Cubic right angle weave (CRAW) and embellishments. Students must be very familiar with these stitch techniques.

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    Kits available on the day:


    REQUIREMENTS LIST: A complete requirements list/kit contents will be supplied as a downloadable PDF in each confirmation email upon registration and payment.


      

    NOTE: Students must ensure their ability matches the required skill level clearly stated in the workshop description. If a student’s ability clearly doesn’t meet the required standard, they may be asked to leave, as the tutor will not have time to teach basic listed skills individually. This would impact on other students' learning time.

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 3
    Register

    Pip Daisy Necklace - Jane TysonClick to enlarge


    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate

    KIT ONLY: $40

     

    This innovative 3D right angle weave project has some interesting techniques for intermediate students.  The bezel setting uses right angle weave and there is also a new chain weave - navette weave.


    TECHNIQUES: Right angle weave, navette weave

     


    REQUIREMENTS LIST:   A complete requirements list/kit contents and tutor details will be supplied in thePDF document (as a link) contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 11
    Register
    Mirage Bracelet - Liisa TurunenClick to enlarge
    Three hour class


    COST: Members: $90

                Non-Members: $110

    KIT: USD$95 Payable in AUD to the tutor at the current USD exchange rate set just prior to workshop

    LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced 


    Sparkling crystals on the tops and both sides, are embellished with pearls. This bracelet looks great from all angles. Swarovski chatons are bezelled and connected using a combination of peyote stitch and right-angle weave.


    TECHNIQUES: Peyote, right angle weave and embellishments. Students must be very familiar with these bead stitching techniques.

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    Kits available on the day.


    REQUIREMENTS LIST: A complete requirements list/kit contents will be supplied as a downloadable PDF in each confirmation email upon registration and payment.

      

    NOTE: Students must ensure their ability matches the required skill level clearly stated in the workshop description. If a student’s ability clearly doesn’t meet the required standard, they may be asked to leave, as the tutor will not have time to teach basic listed skills individually. This would impact on other students' learning time.

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 12
    Register

    Inca Puno Chainmaille - Desiree KarakyriakosClick to enlarge


    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    KIT: N/A - List / supplier provided


    The Inca Puno Chain is based on the assembly of 4 jump rings into a 2 + 2 pattern making a knot formation.This particular chain has a distinctive repeating design without any connector pairs between the knots and has a lovely sinuous feel to it.  


    TECHNIQUES: Inca Puno chainmaille techniques. Beginners also welcomed. 

     

    REQUIREMENTS LIST:   A complete requirements list/suggested supplier and tutor details will be supplied in the PDF document (as a link) contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 10
    Register

    Taj Mahal Earrings - Paula Gething


    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    KIT ONLY: N/A

     

    A gorgeous pair of dangly earrings, on trend now, with movement and flair.  Make yours in metallic or colours using beads from your stash to create your own unique pair.

     

    TECHNIQUES: Netting, fringing, odd count peyote

     

    REQUIREMENTS LIST:   A complete requirements list/kit contents and tutor details will be supplied in thePDF document (as a link) contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Holmesglen Institute, Cnr Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone
    • 12
    Register

    Fire and Ice Pendant - Jeanette DownsClick to enlarge


    COST: Members: $65, Non Members: $75

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    KIT ONLY: $30


    This lovely pendant showcases a swarovski rivoli surrounded by Zolidou beads, it sparkles and shines and is ideal for day or evening wear.

     

    TECHNIQUES: Bead weaving

     



    REQUIREMENTS LIST:   A complete requirements list/kit contents and tutor details will be supplied in thePDF document (as a link) contained within the confirmation email upon registration and payment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


        

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