This seaside adventure starts in the Mornington Peninsula’s very own Shark Bay, now known as Safety Beach.  After a storm, sea urchins washed up on the sand and were collected by one of our BSV members Sue.  

Come along and make your own Treasures of Shark Bay necklace using real sea urchins which have been lovingly cleaned and strengthened ready to bead with.  Students will use a combination of Japanese and Czech Glass beads to make this large statement piece.  

Techniques covered in class are Bead embroidery including learning to bezel around a sea urchin and how to back your work.  The components edged with brick stitch and are joined with Peyote stitch.  Instruction will also be provided for a herringbone rope with pearl bead inserts plus a herringbone toggle.

EVENT DATES & TIMES:   Please note that this is a 2 part class held on different days / Booking under this event will secure your place for both days.

Session 1:-  Friday  3/11/2023 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Session 2:- Sunday 5/11/2023 1.00pm to 4.00pm

This project will not be able to be completed in the class, however all techniques will be demonstrated throughout the workshop and a photographic tutorial will be supplied to help students to finish in their own time.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TECHNIQUES: Beadwork, Bead Embroidery.

COST: Members: $90

Non-members: $120

KIT:  $60     Supplied at Participant’s request

Final date to order kits 20th October 2023


Letter code for kits  Item Amount required 
a Large Sea Urchin  1
b Small Sea Urchin  1
c Size 11 Seed Bead  20 grams
d Size 11 Seed Bead  5 grams
e Size 15 Seed Bead 3 grams
f Size 8 Seed Bead 2 grams
g Size 8 Demi Round 5 grams
h Round 4mm Pearl 32
i Round Pearl 6mm 46
j Lacys Stiff Stuff small 1
k Ultra Suede  8 x 12cm
l Template Plastic 8 x 12cm

Students also need to bring the following to class:

  • E6000 Glue 
  • Beading Thread, Fireline, One G, KO or Hana
  • Beading Needles, size 11 or 12 or Straw size 11
  • Thread Burner
  • Sharp scissors 
  • Needles
  • Beading Mat
  • Lighter
  • Beading Awl
  • Good Lighting and Magnification if required.

TUTOR: Catriona Starpins.


This event is fully booked, you can join the waitlist by filling up the form and we'll let you know when a space opens up.