Yoake Bottles Beading Workshop

Sunday 9th October 2022

In-Person Beading Workshop

The Horsebridge, Kent. Hosted by Bead’n’Banter, Whitstable

£40 excluding materials
Please contact Gill Goldfinch gillgoldfinch@btinternet.com

Create a self-supporting beaded bottle with separate lid inspired by beautiful perfume bottles I discovered in a museum on my travels in Czech Republic.

This project uses peyote stitch to construct a rounded rectangle shaped structure with a clever decreasing technique to finish the top and create the bottle’s neck. We will complete the ornament with a removable lid and add decoration with a bezelled cabochon.

You will have options when it comes to the embellishment. I have used an 18mm cabochon for this sample shown here. I created this using a clear glass cabochon painted with nail varnish. You could use any 18mm cabochon, or even a 14mm or 16mm cabochon.

The embellishment also makes a pretty pendant and the pattern includes instructions for creating a miniature version of the bottle too.

The bottle is suitable for advanced beaders, experience of peyote in the round is recommended – but there is the opportunity to focus on creating the simpler bezelled pendant for more beginner-intermediate level beaders who prefer this, making this a class suitable for all levels.

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Workshop materials

Materials are not included. You will be sent a full requirements list upon booking.

You will need:

  • Size 8 Miyuki seed beads

  • Size 11 Miyuki seed beads in matching colour to size 8s

  • Size 15 Miyuki seed beads

  • 1 x 18mm cabochon (or 14mm/16mm)

  • 3mm pearls or round glass beads

  • Nail varnish (if using clear glass cabochon)

  • Glossy accents or resin (optional – for sealing cab after nail varnish application)