Kingfisher Cane Polymer Clay Workshop (Saturday August Session)

$60.00 $120.00


With its combination of royal-blue plumage on its upper parts contrasting with orange on its underparts, the Azure Kingfisher is one of the smallest and most dazzling kingfishers in Australia. Kingfishers are symbolic of freedom, courage, adventure, and balance. 

In this brand new (and her debut) workshop here at The Whimsical Bead, Siobhan will show you step by step how she creates her faux lead light kingfisher cane and transforms this into stunning translucent earrings complete with wire work foliage. 

You will come away with a completed pair of earrings and your own small kingfisher cane to take home. 



Date & Time:
Saturday 13th August 2022
9.30am to 4.30pm

The Whimsical Bead Studio, in Healesville, Vic
EFTPOS & Credit Card Facilities Available

Siobhan Van Bergeijk from Berjique Jewellery is a jewellery artist and designer who takes her inspiration from just about anywhere – nature, patterns, styles, fashion, eras, food and art. Siobhan has used many different mediums and is currently working with polymer clay and its limitless potential of shape, colour and pattern. She can translate and manipulate just about anything she sees into a wearable piece of polymer clay art!
After many years working in a corporate environment, it was time to walk away from the procedural confines, set herself free of the shackles and let the right brain take over and realise its potential. Always a lover of pretty trinkets, adornments and sparkly things, with a soft spot for antique and boho styles, it was only natural that jewellery making became her thing!
Whilst Siobhan has been creating for many years, this is her first foray into formally teaching polymer clay and we are so pleased to welcome her to The Whimsical Bead in 2022.

Skill Level:
Intermediate to Advanced.
Experience with Polymer Clay is necessary to attend this workshop. You MUST be proficient in the basics of polymer clay and cane reduction experience will be helpful. If you have never made or reduced a polymer clay  cane before and would like to book this workshop please let us know upon booking. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.

$120 plus $40 kit/materials fee.
Price includes tuition, use of tools/equipment if needed, consumables, morning and afternoon tea, tea/coffee.
Kit fee includes everything you need to create your kingfisher cane plus some earrings if desired.

All bookings require a deposit with the balance to be paid on the day.

Payment plans are available so please do not hesitate to contact us if you require this option.
Bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis however a deposit must be made before your booking is secure.

Places are strictly limited.


What to Bring:

Almost everything you need is included in both the workshop and materials fees however if you’d like to, you can bring the following along;

  • Polymer Clay Tool Kit (if you’d prefer to use your own tools). Tissue blade, craft knife, ball stylus tools, etc. ;
  • Nylon Jaw Pliers (or borrow ours)
  • Pliers – round nose, flat nose and cutters (or borrow ours)
  • Container to bring your finished/unfinished pieces home in;
  • Your lunch (or you can go into town on your lunch break);
  • Notebook/Pen/Pencil if you would like to take notes.


If you would like to book a position for this class, you can do so online (preferred, so we all have a copy of the transaction) or call Dani on 0412 662 179.
Once you have booked in, you will receive a manual ‘Confirmation of Booking’ email a week or so before the workshop which will include a booking reminder plus all the information you need for this workshop.


Extra Information Regarding COVID:
Please note, COVID safety measures will be in place on the day. These may vary from workshop to workshop according to current government regulations.  We ask that you remember that we are a home based business run by someone with chronic illnesses. Many of our visitors are also immune compromised. Please do not visit the studio if you are unwell in any way, have recently had a covid test and are awaiting the results or have been in contact with someone who has been unwell. If you arrive to the studio and are seen to have covid symptoms you may be asked to leave. We ask that you please respect our guidelines when entering the studio to keep yourself and everyone attending, safe.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns please just ask.

We look forward to seeing you at the Studio very soon!