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Get Beading Summer School

If you’d like to learn how to make beaded jewellery in a fun and friendly environment, taught by experienced beaders and designers, why not come along to our  "Get Beading"  Summer School workshops, held at JillyBeads HQ in Morecambe.

You can learn the basics of stringing, looping and linking (to make earrings and so much more), bead weaving & knotting techniques. These workshops will set you up with all the knowledge and skills you need to produce your own beaded jewellery to keep or even give or sell to others.

Get Beading Summer School Workshops

At each 2 hour workshop you will learn and practise a technique or two and use the skills to make a piece which you can take away with you. Instruction, materials and use of our tools are all included in the price*.

Run by knowledgeable tutors who will be on hand to guide you through the tasks involved and give useful advice on technique, design tips and plenty of beady chit chat, these workshops are a unique opportunity to learn and practise bead jewellery making skills from scratch.  

Take a look at our upcoming programme and reserve your place. Whilst each workshop stands alone, so you can pick and choose pieces you favour, the sessions are designed to complement each other to enable you to build a comprehensive set of skills and techniques to call on as you progress your beading hobby.

                 *If materials other than those demonstrated are requested, extra cost may be incurred.

"Get Beading" is run by tutor Jill or Gill, highly experienced designers who have been making their own jewellery for over 15 years, as well as designing pieces for JillyBeads and projects in the beady press, such as Crafts Beautiful, Bead & Making Jewellery magazines. They are ably assisted by Di who has also been making her own jewellery for many years and loves sharing her tips and ideas with others. All are easy to get on with and love to laugh whilst they work, so there’ll never be a dull moment at our "Get Beading" workshops!

Reserve your place

The Summer School "Get Beading" workshope will be held on these dates:-


Thursday 27 July        - Simply Threading


Thursday 3 August     - Basic Stringing


Thursday 10 August   - Looping and Linking


Thursday 17 August   - Weaving


Thursday 24 August   - Knotting

Look at the programme of sessions (see below or download the PDF HERE) on and identify which you want to do.

Our regular workshops cost £15.00 each, which includes the item you make and take away with you. Book all five sessions and pay only £65.00, making a saving of £10.00.

Booking is essential and full payment is required on booking please.


Payment can be made via credit/debit card, PayPal, cheque or cash.

Phone 01524 412728 or email info@jillybeads.co.uk to reserve your place and arrange payment

Sorry, no children under 8 years of age catered for and children 8 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: 1 Anstable Road, Bare, Morecambe, LA4 6TG




Thursday 27 July        Simply Threading


An easy starter session to get you comfortable with beads and beading equipment.


Use stretchy cord and Memory wire to create a variety of bracelet styles. Learn how versatile stretchy cord can be and how to make one bracelet look like many more.

 Threaded bracelets




Thursday 3 August     Basic Stringing

Learn how to attach clasps and jump rings on a simply strung necklace or bracelet as well as how to incorporate simple design elements give your piece a professional finish.

Strung necklace


Thursday 10 August   Looping and Linking


Learn a staple jewellery making technique - how to make perfectly formed loops to create earrings and linked bracelets and necklaces.

Looping and linking bracelet and earrings


Thursday 17 August    Weaving


Learn a basic bead weaving stitch, creating a bracelet as you practise your skill. See how to develop the basic pattern into more complex designs.

Bead Weaving Bracelet


Thursday 24 August   Knotting


Use a simple macramé technique to create a colourful, casual bracelet.  Learn how to use the knot as a clasp-less fastening for corded necklaces and bracelets.

knotted bracelet

Something for the Future?.....

We are looking to establish a regular drop in style session during which you can come along to bead a bit, get beady help and advice, buy supplies and engage in beady chit chat and so on. If you're up for this, let us know and we'll take your thoughts on times and format etc into account when we're setting them up.

email: info@jillybeads.co.uk

tel:      01524 412728