Join in our National Beading Week events

To mark the UK’s first National Beading Week, 25 July to 2 August 2015, London Jewellery School is holding two special events hosted by beading tutor extraordinaire Penny Akester.

First off is a “Bead In” evening on Wednesday 29 July from 6.30pm to 9pm.


Drop in to see us and do some beading with like minded people over tea and biscuits.

If you’re new to stitched beadwork there will be beads, instructions and tuition provided for you to learn your first beadwork stitch and create your first piece of beautiful beadwork.

If you already love beading – do bring your latest work in progress to work on, or feel free to join in with the tuition, for a fun evening of beading, competitions, making new friends, sharing ideas and lots of beady inspiration.

The drop in evening is FREE but please email us on to let us know you are coming because spaces are limited.


Introduction to Peyote Stitch, Friday 31 July, 10am-5pm

peyote stitch beading

This special one day class for National Beading Week is an introduction to this popular and versatile beading stitch for anyone new to beadwork or interested in developing their skills.

Working with small seed beads, needle and thread, over the course of the day you will learn how Peyote stitch works, and how to use it to create flat panels of beadwork as well as how to create three dimensional shapes and ropes.

This will be a busy day, covering how to do flat even count peyote stitch, designing your own chart and making a simple pin brooch. We will also look at creating peyote stitch ropes and tubes, as well as creating different shapes with the stitch – using increases and decreases to turn a flat sheet or disk into a three dimensional shape. Click here for more details and to book.

national beading week

National Beading Week is a new event for the UK bring beaders together and supporting bead traders all over the country. London Jewellery School will be supporting the initiative by encouraging more people to take up beadwork in all its variety. Individual beaders and beading groups all over the country can get involved by holding events, offering taster opportunities or by “bead bombing” – there are lots of ideas on the National Beading Week website.


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