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Hello, I'm Fran Griffith. I love beading and teaching it to others. Come along, have some fun, be inspired and make some exciting jewellery at a leisure class or workshop.

 

I have been designing and teaching my own beaded originals for around 10 years. Some classes and workshops are held at my light and airy countryside bead shop and workshop, frangipani beads, Crumpets Farm, Crumpets Drive, Lytchett Matravers, Dorset. BH16 6AL.

Tel: 01202 625775.

email: fran@crumpetsfarm.com

 

 

I also travel to many more distant venues, wherever I’m asked to teach. If it’s possible for me to take my car, I transport my huge and exciting bead shop with me to each workshop so you will always have plenty of bead choice on hand. 

 

“Exotic Marigold”

 

Symmetrical or Asymmetrical 3D cuff with an exotic starry pattern including Swarovski flowers. Worked using needle & thread and suits people who’ve made a few items before.

 

An original design by Fran Griffith.

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"Indian Summer"

You will learn two quick and easy ways to bead around a Swarovski Rivoli, one using Rulla beads and another using Tila beads and then make it into a bracelet.

An original design by Fran Griffith

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“Turk’s Turban”

A reversible 3D cuff which can also be worn with a twist in the middle, as photo. Inspire by this years fashion of cutouts on shoes and textiles. You could add all sorts of embellishments to this design but I rather like the clean cut simplicity of the design. Worked using needle & thread and suits people who’ve made several items before.

A new and original design by Fran Griffith

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“Cutouts”

A reversible 3D cuff which can also be worn with a twist in the middle, as photo. Inspired by this years fashion of cutouts on shoes and textiles. You could add all sorts of embellishments to this design but I rather like the clean cut simplicity of the design. Worked using needle & thread and suits people who’ve made several items before.

A new and original design by Fran Griffith

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New* “Treasure Trove”

Bead around a Swarovski Crystal Rivoli, completely covering the back and use as the lid on little round boxes attached to a necklace. Worked with needle and thread and suit people who’ve made a few items before.

A new and original design by Fran Griffith


 

 

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New* “Tzarina”

A spectacular necklace incorporating Swarovski Crystal pears and using many techniques. Worked using needle and thread and suits people who’ve made several items before.

A new and original design by Fran Griffith

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New* “Meandering Leaves”

This designs reminds me of a string of wandering leaves. Can be made double width for a double leafy or flowery row.

A new and original design by Fran Griffith

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“Carnival”

A fabulous undulating Cuff. Worked using needle & thread and suits people who’ve made several items before.

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"Anodised Aluminium"

 

Although working with silver is very popular, I’ve never progressed with it very much because of the lack of colour. That’s not the case with Anodised Aluminium! In this exciting workshop you will learn how to vibrantly colour and pattern the metal with your own designs. Once you’ve done that you will cut and form it into a variety of shapes for necklace bracelet or earring links.

 

Maximum of 7 people per workshop

 

"Fruits of the Forest”

Necklaces and bracelets in a variety of shapes and sizes worked with needle and thread and EASY!

An original design by Fran Griffith.

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Beadwork at Crumpets Farm Workshops

“Whispers”

Reversible, double sided diamond bracelets. These are worked with needle and thread and suit beginners as well as more advanced beaders.

An original design by Fran Griffith

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Beadwork at Crumpets Farm Workshops

 

“Oriental Spiral”

 

Learn how to make flamboyantly twisting bracelets in your own choice of colours and sizes. This piece is worked with needle and thread and suits beaders with a little experience.

An original design by Fran Griffith.

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Other Potential Workshops

“Jewelled Gondolas”

 

 

Lovely multi layered 3D elements with an intricate Eastern flavour. Make in assorted sizes & colours either singly or in pairs for necklaces, bracelets, earrings or pendants. These elements are worked with delicas using needle & thread, is tricky & suits people who’ve made lots of items before! You will find this workshop considerably easier if you attend the ‘One step’ workshop.

 

An original design by Fran Griffith.

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“Wire & Bead Blackberry Necklace”

A multi layered wire necklace or bracelet. Called blackberry only because one I’ve made reminds me of them! Coloured wires, sparkling crystals & light catching beads. This workshop is refreshingly easy, everything you do will be right! Suitable for beginners and experienced beaders.

A new and original design by Fran Griffith.

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"Propellors”

 

 

Strange title, but that’s exactly what they look like. 3D elements with 3 spokes worked in delica beads. The spokes can be made in different lengths. Amalgamate in various ways for necklaces, bracelets, earrings or pendants. These elements are worked with needle and thread and suit people who’ve made a couple of items before. 

 

A new and original design by Fran Griffith.

 


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Beadwork at frangipani bead shop

“Serpentine Bracelet”

A lovely even serpentine design. This bracelet is made with needle and thread and suit people who’ve made a couple of items before.

 

An original design by Fran Griffith.


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“After Dark”

 

 

Sophisticated Double Chrysanthemum like flowers on a domed peyote stitch base. Individualize by making different length petals with different densities. Make individually as pendants, chokers, or bracelets or if you’ve got many hours to spare, amalgamate lots of them for a handbag! These elements are worked with needle & thread & suit all abilities.

 

An original design by Fran Griffith.


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“Eastern Promise”

 

 

Lovely multi layered 3D elements with an intricate Eastern flavour. Make in assorted sizes & colours either singly or in pairs for necklaces, bracelets, earrings or pendants. These elements are worked with delicas using needle & thread, is tricky & suits people who’ve made lots of items before! You will find this workshop considerably easier if you attend the ‘One step’ workshop.

 

An original design by Fran Griffith.


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“Get Knotted” 

 

 

Experiment with coloured wires and sparkling crystals & light catching glass beads. Incorporate textiles & suede thonging. Make at least one original bracelet. This workshop is refreshingly easy, everything you do will be right! Suitable for all beaders.

 

An original design by Fran Griffith.


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Wirework at Crumpets Farm

“Wire Flourish and Whirl”

 

This workshop is designed to succeed the wire loops and links beginners session. You will refine your designing and practical skills by learning how to manipulate a variety of inspiring linking shapes and clasps, wiggly, squiggly, loopy and geometric. Once you’ve practised the skills you will go on to design and make you’re own bespoke piece of jewellery. The non tarnish silver plated wire, clasps and findings are included in the cost of this workshop. Your only extra on the day will be the cost of the beads you choose to individualise your jewellery.

 

An original design by Fran Griffith.


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“Nests”

 

 

A clutch of Iridescent Swarovski crystal olives snuggled in beaded nests made from size 10 or 11 delicas. Use individually as a pendant, brooch or Earrings or link together for Necklaces & Bracelets. This bracelet is worked with needle & thread & suits people who’ve made a few items before.

 

A new & original design by Fran Griffith.


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Beadwork at Crumpets Farm Workshops

 

“Seashells Necklace”

 

Lovely little pearl and bead seashells for necklaces, bracelets, pendants or earrings.

This piece is worked with needle and thread and suits beginners as well as more advanced beaders.

An original design by Fran Griffith.

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Updated February  2015

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