Beaded Earrings

Image courtesy Jeanette Downs

Beaded Earrings

with Jeanette Downs

An Infuse: Artists Strengthening Communities session

Made possible by our wonderful Infuse patrons – become one today.

12-3pm Saturday 27 August 2022

Free, but bookings essential


In this free Infuse session with Jeanette Downs, you will have the opportunity to make a pair of earrings (or several pairs if you wish) using a variety of feature beads. You will be shown how to make loops with the wire to secure the beads and how to connect them to the earring wires.

Instructions and examples will be available for you to copy or you can create your own design using the instructions as a guide. A wide range of bead types, shapes and colours will be available to choose from, along with metal shapes and spacers to use as accents.


About Jeanette Downs

Jeanette has been a passionate maker, designer and teacher of beaded jewellery for nearly 20 years. Her skills include off-the-loom bead weaving, bead embroidery for jewellery, beading on the loom, Kumihimo with beads and wire work with beads. Jeanette teaches both locally and interstate for organisations such as, Needlework Tours and the Bead Society of Victoria. Jeanette is an active member of the Bead Society of Victoria, currently serving as the society’s secretary and assisting with organising and teaching at the society’s recent Bead Retreat and upcoming Bead Expo. She loves working with all types of beads and mediums, and enjoys sharing her love of beaded jewellery with her students.

More info

Please contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.