Celestial Armilla Workshop

Saturday 8th October – 11am-5pm
The Horsebridge, Kent. Hosted by Bead’n’Banter, Whitstable

Create a 3-Dimensional pendant with moving parts! Use Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) and seed beads to create spinning rings to encompass a bezelled crystal. These will be ingeniously joined together to allow them to move independently for a stunning, wearable pendant. It also makes an interesting tree ornament.

Most suitable for intermediate-advanced beaders. Previous experience of RAW and CRAW is recommended. Feel free to bring your own beads, alternatively kits will be available at the workshop.

Cost – £40 excluding materials.

Please contact Gill Goldfinch for booking and further details: gillgoldfinch@btinternet.com

Workshop Materials

Materials not included. You will be sent a full requirements list upon booking along with the pattern. You will need:

  • 2 x 14mm Swarovski flat back chessboard stones – or a 14mm flat backed cabochon or round bead (please note rivolis or chatons are not suitable)

  • Japanese size 11 seed beads in two colours

  • Japanese size 15 seed beads

  • 1 x 12-14mm crystal drop pendant or briolette (or larger if you prefer)

  • A pinch of 3mm Miyuki spacers or size 8 Toho Demi rounds

  • 0.6mm wire

  • 8mm jump ring, headpins and earwires

  • Ribbon to hang

  • Small piece of toning Ultrasuede (approx. 3cm x 3cm)

Note on beads: Toho beads give a really nice finish to this piece; you will end up with a slightly chunkier more square finish. Miyuki will give a more rounded finish but work just as well!

Kits are available but are NOT mandatory. Kits for the class can be purchased here.