Jan Mills (07733 899277)
Friday 3.00 - 4.30
This group will give new beginners an introduction to beading and jewellery making. You will learn the basics of tools and techniques. All group members will be able to make something at each session. We will start with very simple items and, hopefully, by the end of the eight sessions, you will be able to make gifts and decorations for Christmas.
You do not need to bring anything with you to the first session; I have plenty of tools, beads and the items needed to make jewellery and you can pay a small amount to cover the cost of beads and accessories that you use. We can discuss then what people would like to do and make for future sessions. If you have some beads or anything you wish to bring, please do.
Good sources of affordable beads and tools are: online stores, such as: e-Bay, Amazon and Beads Direct and online sites such as Preloved, Shpock and Gumtree. Car Boot Sales and Charity shops are also sources of great treasure at reasonable prices.
The group will be limited to around twelve people
I have spent my whole career, (40 years +), working in the social and health care sectors with people with a learning disability and/or mental health support needs. I have spent the last 20 years in the Voluntary Sector; the final 12 years as CEO of a local Charity supporting adults with a learning disability in their homes and in day and work opportunities. I took early retirement in 2016 due to some health issues. Before I retired I researched widely a range of hobbies as I knew I would need some mental stimulation once I stopped working 50+ hours per week. I have my physical exercise on long walks with our much adored German Short-haired Pointer girls.
Gareth and I moved to Verwood, all the way from Alderholt, just before Christmas last year. We have been very pleasantly surprised at the ‘close & supportive community’ we have found in Verwood and are delighted to have found U3A here; which is new to us.
Gareth has joined the Guitar group and I am joining the Current Affairs Discussion Group. I am not a teacher, but I love making jewellery and am looking forward to sharing this with others. I am sure that everyone who attends will be able to make something each session