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The Whimsical Bead

‘Captured Cabochons’

$50.00 $120.00

In this brand new workshop, Karen will teach students how to bead around a cabochon of any shape to make a beautiful focal piece for a necklace.
You will learn/revise flat Right Angle Weave and peyote in the round. You will also learn the herringbone chain and how to make a beaded toggle. All of these combined will create a beautiful necklace.
You will not finish this piece in its entirety on the day however you will leave with all the skill required to do at home as well as Karen’s contact details.

Did you know you can also treat this session as a Tutored Access or Catch Up Session.
Did you miss one of Karen’s previous beading workshops? If you let us know upon booking you can use this session as a catch up one (one project per workshop).
Perhaps you’ve got a kit or a project that you’re stuck on? Let us know upon booking and you can bring it along for Karen to help you out with.  Maybe you just want to spend the day creating with other beaders? That’s no problem too!

This class will run with a maximum of 10 students



Date & Time:
Sunday 1st March
10.00am until 4.30pm


The Whimsical Bead Studio, in Healesville, Vic
Fully Equipped, Heated/Airconditioned
EFTPOS & Credit Card Facilities Available


Karen Donald of Karen’s Jewellery 4 You.
Karen is an experienced teacher and is passionate about her chosen mediums of seedbeading, chainmaille and polymer clay.
She loves to combine these mediums to create beautiful, unique pieces of art.
Karen has been involved with The Whimsical Bead as a student and later as a tutor for about 10 years.


Skill Level:
This workshop is suitable for students of all skill levels. Some experience with beading will be helpful but not essential.
Patient beginners are welcome.


$120 plus materials if required. There will be no kit fee however beads will be available for purchase on the day if needed. You will receive a materials requirements list closer to the date.

Price includes tuition, notes, morning and afternoon tea, tea/coffee.


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.
Please see our Workshop Terms & Conditions page for full terms and conditions and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.

Places are strictly limited.



What to Bring:
  • Beads (or purchase on the day) – a list of requirements will be given closer to the date;
  • A cabochon (ideally 40mm or bigger) – we will have some available for purchase on the day if required;
  • Scissors (or borrow ours);
  • Needles (or purchase on the day);
  • Thread – fireline is recommended (or purchase on the day);
  • Your lunch (or you can go into town on your lunch break);
  • Your kit fee in cash/credit card, payable directly to Karen on the day;
  • 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), call Dani on 0412 662 179 or send an email to .
Once you have booked in, you will receive a ‘Confirmation of Booking’ email a week or two before the workshop which will include all the information you need for this workshop.

If you have any questions or concerns please just ask.
We look forward to seeing you at the Studio very soon!