Wire + Bead Decorations for Christmas

Tutor: Michelle Pilkington

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Using metal wires, recycled tin, fabrics and beads Michelle will guide you through techniques to make a collection of great decorations. Take home a number of lovely festive decorations for your home, made using simple jewellery making techniques.

– Design and create three stunning decorations for Christmas
– Master at least three wire working techniques more commonly used for jewellery making
– Complete at least three unique decorations

Please note there is a £5 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Everything you need will be provided for this workshop. But if you have materials you'd like to recycle, such as broken necklaces or other beaded jewellery that you like, old tins or fabrics and ribbons - feel free to bring them along to transform into beautiful decorations.

As always, it's a good idea to wear clothes you don't mind messing up.

“Michelle the tutor was welcoming, friendly and open to further explanation.  I loved the conviviality and my lunch was prepared and I didn't have to bring a pack up!”

– Margaret

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