Alison and Sylvia hope you will enjoy our Bead work programme for 2018/19

Classes are held in Torquay, Devon

Do contact us for further information at

We have a change of venue for classes so please email for details



Tuesday Bead Group meetings

The new venue for the bead group classes is at All Saints Church Hall, Cary

Avenue, Babbacombe, TQ1 3QT. This is the church you can see from our

kitchen window. There is free parking all around Cary Park, except for St Annes

Road where there is only an hours parking.

If you normally come by bus the best route is to get off at the same stop by

Tesco's and walk around by the shops in Reddenhill Road. The Church Hall is at

the end of the green at the back of the church.

10.30am to 3.30pm Fee £7.50 each day

November 20  Magatama bracelet We had a great day with this project. It was interesting to see the results in a variety of colours and changes of beads.

Alison has made this bracelet using size 8 seed beads for the base, and a combination of bugles, magatamas and size 11 seed beads for the embellishments.

Alternatively you can use 1.6mm or 4mm squares for the base. Mini drops, peanuts, duo's instead of magatama's, and seed beads instead of bugles. Many alternatives will work for this design. I do like the original myself.

 We have all of the beads required if you do not have them.

December 18  Christmas meeting, please bring a shared lunch. Details of project to follow soon.

Do try and come to the Tuesday meetings if you can, even if it is only for

a half day. The fee is £4.50 for half days.

 We have a project at each of these meetings which you are welcome to join in or continue with your own work.

These are not taught sessions but there is always someone available to help if required.

They are suitable for beginners or experienced beading group members. Do get in touch if you would like further information.

 Alison Wray-McCann    Mr Gingerbread Man  2018 New Christmas Project


Wednesday 5th December  10.30am to 3.30pm  Fee £32

At All Saints Church Hall, Cary Avenue, Torquay

Mr Gingerbread Man will be attractively decorated for Christmas in several

colours of Delica beads, with Swarovski Crystals which add to the glitz.

You can also see Alison's many Christmas projects on our kit pages.


August 7th Wednesday

Jean Power  'Estrella' Pendant or Brooch design

 10am to 4pm  Fee £54   Deposit £27

This advanced class is to make a striking and unique pendant/ brooch which

combines geometric beadwork with crystals for a real wow factor!

The pendant is strung on an optional beaded chain designed to let the pendant

stand out in all its glory

Students must be comfortable with Peyote and Ladder Stitch plus using small



This is a new design by Jean which has some intriguing elements.

NEW CLASSES WILL BE ADDED AS AVAILABLE. We are awaiting responses from beading tutors from around the country

 We hope you will enjoy all or some of these projects.

Do get in touch if you have any queries either by email or on the website.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sylvia and Alison or

If you would like to make a booking for any of the courses please email or telephone - 01803 328902

A NON REFUNDABLE, non transferable deposit, of 50% per day for each course booked, unless stated otherwise, is required to confirm a place. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer. Email for details.

The balance of the fee will be due two months prior to the course date. After this date no refund can be given unless the course is full and a replacement student is found, then a full refund will be given less a £10 administration fee.

Should a course be full we will start a waiting list and inform you should a place become available.

It is always worth contacting us if you wish to come on a course near the date as there are sometimes cancellations

A requirement list will be sent at least one month prior to course date.

We reserve the right to cancel a course should there be insufficient numbers or if the tutor has to cancel due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances. A full refund will be given.

However we cannot be responsible for any other expenses incurred. Please consider taking out your own insurance.