Beading Workshops

Three Ring Circus pendant workshop by Lorna Dobberstein and Rose Rushbrooke. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.
Three Ring Circus pendant workshop by Lorna Dobberstein and Rose Rushbrooke.

Three Ring Circus Pendant

A ‘Wonderfully Loud’ Pendant in 5 Colourways

A Zoom workshop with Lorna Dobberstein (Polymer Clay) and Rose Rushbrooke (Bead Embroidery and Weaving)

Indulge your carnival instincts and wear a tapering pendant with hidden mathematical formulae. Learn how to mix different colours in polymer clay. In your kit you will find only 4 different coloured clay lumps but these lumps can magically become legion. Just follow the formula … CYMK is the basis for mixing shades.

Once you’ve created your cabochons and beads you will then switch your brain over to a totally different skill. Bead embroidery.

You will learn how to stitch your cabochons into a component, which will then be incorporated into a threesome of pretty, stitched together, and then finished off with a treble bead dangle.

Hang the whole kit and caboodle on a neck cord, hang the neck cord around – yup, you’ve guessed it, your neck and circus out!

Supplies needed:

The kit contains all the components to make the cabochons and beads, along with the items to incorporate them into a bead embroidered necklace. You will also need the following for the bead embroidery:

A toaster oven, or conventional oven
Other stuff TBD for polymer clay class
Sharp, pointed scissors
Bead mat
This is Zoom so make sure your work area has adequate lighting
A receptive and questioning mind.


If you would like to be kept in the loop about this workshop send me an email and we’ll contact you later with more information.

If you are interested in booking this Zoom workshop please contact us – email.

The class will go over a full day. 3 hours in the morning to make the cabochons and beads. An hour’s break for lunch while your polymer clay bakes. Then another 3 hours in the afternoon to work on the bead embroidery. Prepare yourself with lots of water and snacks.

You do not need prior experience of polymer clay work but it is useful to have previous knowledge of bead embroidery. Or even classic sewing embroidery as you will be using stitches such as couching and blanket stitch. You will also need to understand basic peyote stitch.

This workshop is in the process of being assembled. We are at the trial stage and our busy bead fairies are testing out our patterns. Once we get their feedback we’ll be going public and you will be able to make your own Three Ring Circus pendant.