Fran Cane, painting, paper craft and ink, jewellery making and textiles teacher

Fran Cane
Lady Bird Design

Lady Bird Design 4.9 (79)
4k

Fran is a visual artist, explorer and connector.

Fran is a local jewellery artisan, Lady Bird Design, creating bespoke jewellery for over ten years. Lady Bird Design is where each jewellery piece is a unique design and individually handcrafted.

Fran has always been creative and has a Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts. She has been painting, card making and creating collages for over 27 years.

Since moving to Blue Mountains three years ago Fran has continued to create art, mainly bespoke jewellery and teaches workshops on jewellery, painting, card making, collage, printing and bees wax wraps.

She'd like to share the joy of creating and making with you.






Experiences


Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset

date_range Sat 10 Jul, 4:30pm

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

1 to 6

label $49

4k

5.0 (4)

Make Beeswax Wraps Workshop

date_range Sun 11 Jul, 2pm

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 6

label $45 - $49

4k

5.0 (3)

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop

date_range Sun 15 Aug, 9am

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 5

label $170 - $180

5.0 (17)

4k

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings

date_range Sat 17 Jul, 1pm

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 5

label $125 - $135

4.7 (7)

4k

Silver Pendant Making Class

date_range Sun 20 Jun, 9am

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 5

label $180 - $190

4k

5.0 (1)

Perfume Workshop with Essential Oils

date_range Sat 10 Jul, 1:30pm

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 6

label $100 - $110

4k

Gelli Printing Workshop

date_range 11 Jul, 31 Jul

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 5

label $59 - $69

4k

Mindful Mandala Collage Class

date_range Fri 30 Jul, 6:30pm

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 6

label $45 - $49

4k

5.0 (2)

Mail Art Workshop

date_range Sat 31 Jul, 1pm

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 8

label $39

4k

Greeting Card Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

3 to 8

label $49

4k

Make Your Own Gemstone Ring Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 5

label $230

4k

Compose a World Through Collage Art

date_range Fri 16 Jul, 7pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 20

label $29 - $40

5.0 (12)

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home

date_range Fri 16 Jul, 5pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

1 to 15

label $59

5.0 (24)

Make a Mindful Creative Mandala Collage

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

3 to 20

label $40 - $59

4k

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

3 to 25

label $60

4.8 (9)




Reviews

(79)



Mona Hope May 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Great workshop and facilitation. Fran ran a great workshop, despite her injury.Studio venue and quality materials provided to make our stunning rings. Amazing value for money! Highly recommend.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Mona Hope

Helen Hodgetts May 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Small group workshop to make a silver ring. Fran was a great teacher and guided us through the process successfully, learning lots of new skills along the way. Very happy with end result (and great nibbles too!:)


Maxine Acosta-Ostrzycki May 2021

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings



Absolutely loved Fran’s silver jewellery making workshop. She’s highly experienced, patient and taught with empathy and great skill. The venue has everything you needed plus the complimentary nibbles with cheese, tea, chocolates and strawberries. It was a wonderful night for the whole family which consisted of a 10 year old girl, husband and wife :)

Jewellery Making workshop review by Maxine Acosta-Ostrzycki Sydney

Keri Marshall Apr 2021

Make Beeswax Wraps Workshop



Fran was a warm and welcoming host who helped us create our fabulous beeswax wraps. We had a great time bonding as a family during this activity and learning from Fran. The aromas of warm melted honey were a relaxing and peaceful bonus. Thank you so much


Deslie Kasmer Apr 2021

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings



Fran was very keen to hone our skills before we started on the silver;so the teaching was important to her as well. She guided our ideas and encouraged our own unique creations. A well set up and welcoming environment. Thankyou Fran

Jewellery Making workshop review by Deslie Kasmer Sydney

Serena Preston Mar 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Beautiful location, fabulous spot well set up to learn something new and spend your afternoon.


Jeanne Fourie Mar 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



In the beautiful Blue Mountains you’ll find a quaint studio and Fran. I’ve done similar workshops, but felt that I also gained knowledge from Fran instead of only walking out with the product


Michelle Bird Mar 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Absolutely loved the class! Fran is a great teacher who is very patient and helpful. Great experience and learnt many skills. Would definitely recommend!

Jewellery Making workshop review by Michelle Bird

Elspeth Crosby Mar 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



Fran helped me understand the possibilities of collage - very enjoyable and I think quite addictive.

Compose a World Through Collage Art review by Elspeth Crosby

Chantelle Karo Mar 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Compose a World Through Collage Art



Fantastic class, great people, Great information, learnt a lot, happy with my finshed art work


Laura Greaves Mar 2021

Compose a World Through Collage Art



Fantastic class! Fran is fun, creative and encouraging. Her instructions, explanations and suggestions were really helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed it!


Kat Tran Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Fran was sucgh a fantastic and dedicated teacher. She helped us make our wedding bands and we would have it no other way! The instruction was clear, all the materials provided, just need to bring yourself for a fun time! Thanks so much Fran!

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop review by Kat Tran

Kylie Dobrowolski Feb 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Fran wa fabulous, instructive and patient. Her home is lovely and great venue. She provided everything we needed and great value for money. Thanks


Ian Whelan Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset



Fun time, clear and easy instructions. Fran made us feel warmly welcomed. Beautiful views of the mountains, would recommend this workshop.


Scarlett Nalpas Feb 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Awesome workshop, and great ring at the end of the class. Highly recommended. Everything was great.


Bernadette Ling Jan 2021

Compose a World Through Collage Art



Fran was very well organised sending the package of papers and emails ahead of time. She had a lovely teaching style and reinforced her key points with different examples from her own work. I really enjoyed this class and would recommend it to others. It has helped me to find my "collage mojo" once more and continue with the art/craft. Thanks very much Fran!


Troy Kelly Jan 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Fran was a wonderful teacher who tailored the class to the ability and capacity of her students. The location was lovely and the facilities and equipment were of good quality. Under Fran's guidance and assistance I was able to make a ring for my partner that she absolutely loves. Very pleased I took Fran's class and will definitely consider more. Great value too!


Sharon Eshman Jan 2021

Silver Pendant Making Class



What a terrific way to spend a Sunday. With only 3 students the class was the perfect size for a lot of one on one instruction and guidance. Fran has great patience with clueless novices Cuppas, a yummy variety of snacks, a lovely dog, a beautiful cat and the gorgeous Blue Mountains view! I even produced (with a fair bit of help) a pendant I'm not embarassed to wear. Thanks Fran, I'll be back.


Christa Roessler Jan 2021

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Excellent day, made loads and even got birthday cake. Thanks Fran! Can highly recommend it!


Brigitte Grant Jan 2021

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings



Such a fun class! Fran (the teacher) was friendly and very helpful! Cant wait to do another of her class. Highly recommand it!


Jan Forrester Jan 2021

Make Beeswax Wraps Workshop



Great tutor in wax wraps, Fran gave overview of process, materials and expected outcome. Supervised well and encouraged, corrected. I need repetition sometimes(!) very good venue, inviting creativity. Love what I made. And great coffee/buscuits Thankyou Fran.


Sally Whittaker Jan 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



Loved this class Learnt some great new perspectives in collage ! Fran is a great teacher and I loved the happy atmosphere in the class


Cathy Brigden Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



I thoroughly enjoyed Fran's class. She provided easy-to-follow instructions and gave really helpful feedback and advice. Showing us how she constructed her collages enabled us to get a feel for what to look for and think about. We were also able to go at our own pace and there was no sense of having to 'produce' a finished picture. I thoroughly recommend Fran's class.


Sabina Lvankovic Jan 2021

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings



As a teacher Fran was easy going and fun to be around, all materials were supplied that made things easier. A really fun day with earnings to go home with


Jill Johnson Dec 2020

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings



Lovely afternoon with Fran. I really enjoyed the process and company while designing and making an amazing pair of earrings. I would highly recommend this class.


Colleen McMenamin Dec 2020

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Fran is a great teacher. Everything was clearly explained and support provided as needed. As a complete beginner I went home with a beautiful handmade ring. I recommend this class.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Colleen McMenamin

Christine de Dec 2020

Mindful Mandala Collage Class



A very enjoyable afternoon! When we arrived everything was ready & prepared to relax, learn & have fun. Fran led the group through all steps of the project pacing it so that everyone could keep up. There was plenty of shared & inclusive conversation & afternoon tea to keep us going. At the end there was a range of very colourful & unique versions of the same project and we all left pleased with our  + more

Mindful Mandala Collage Class review by Christine de Sydney

Liz Hale Dec 2020

Mindful Mandala Collage Class



Venue was homely and creative. Hospitality perfect. No pressure during stages of making. Preparation all set out. Well paced and flexible. Lots of encouragement and care. Materials good quality and variety. I will definitely attend future workshops with Fran.


Birgit Beisner Dec 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



This class was enjoyable, a few great ideas for card making. Fran was lovely and very open to sharing ideas.


Andi Garing Dec 2020

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



Fran’s Christmas card class was really fun. It was well structured with a clear plan for several creative designs of card. All the designs were simple but highly effective and beautiful. Great for beginners to more experienced crafters.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Andi Garing

Susie Reardon Nov 2020

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Making a ring in just 5 hrs ( with help of course) was really satisfying, l was chuffed with the result , Fran is a great , supportive teacher , she provides everything you need in her lovely home .l would not hesitate to go again .


Simone Finch Nov 2020

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Fantastic class & result. Fran is a talented & patient teacher. I was nervous about my skills but she soon had me feeling confident about my design. I adore my ring & will wear it often.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Simone Finch

Kathleen Konarew Nov 2020

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings



This workshop was a really creative and collaborative experience which I totally enjoyed - many thanks The teacher's positive approach and practical support made the experience really affirming - giving one the confidence to try more. I look forward to participating in more workshops in the future


Claire Cooke Nov 2020

34 ClassBento workshops attended • 29 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



Fran is very approachable and flexible. I loved the range of images provided. It’s absolutely worth getting the box.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Claire Cooke

Rhiannon Turner Nov 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Great class! Fran is very clear and interactive. Easy instructions and I now have three lovely wraps with left over wax to make another!


Sue Mitchell Nov 2020

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



The class was fun , I jumped out of my comfort zone , Fran was so helpful in guiding me through the process, it turned out much better than I expected I’m really pleased and excited to do another workshop


Corrie O'Brien Oct 2020

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



Fran was the most wonderful instructor I’ve ever had. The materials and tools she allowed us to use were such high quality. She was so patient, kind and informative. She provided tea, coffee, snacks, love, and most important animal pats. I’ve walked away with a love for jewellery making. We’ve all agreed to rebook next year to do ring making part 2.


Bronwyn Sheldon Oct 2020

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



The class was excellent, the instructor explained things more quickly, but I think I would have liked some more advanced card making ideas included


Crc Ling Oct 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fran taught us how to make the beeswax wraps to our work team of about 17 people over zoom. It was a really fun activity, and Fran engaged in conversation with all of us, checking in with individuals to see how we were going with making the wraps. Highly recommend! Makes a great Christmas present (the wraps and the workshop!). Thanks Fran! CRC for Water Sensitive Cities


Frankie Louise Oct 2020

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings



The class was terrific. Fran was super lovely, knowledgable, outgoing and caring which made me feel completely at ease. She was so helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I can't believe I made a full set of gorgeous earrings on the first day which I gave to my daughter who bought me the class as a gift. I also had one of the best tasting coffees made for me ;). The studio has a very relaxing ambiance in a lovely bush setting. Fran is a true artist with a lot of other talents all of which added to the creative energy of the day. Fran makes her  + more


Claire Cooke Oct 2020

34 ClassBento workshops attended • 29 reviews

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



This class was fun. A nice relaxed pace with fun stories. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Claire Cooke

Julia Grinblat Sep 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



Class was fun and Fran had lots of helpful hints and tricks that I’ll continue to use .


Kylie Scott Sep 2020

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



This was a great workshop with great company! We really enjoyed this workshop, well worth it!


Brent Barbera Sep 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Easy to follow, great packages and amazing times were had by all! Thanks so muxh for an amazing afternoon!


Jacoba Coombes Sep 2020

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop



We loved it So easy to get to We had a great day Thankyou for having us


Silvia Feliciantonio Sep 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fun course for a Sunday afternoon fathers day pressy & now have 3 lovelly home made beeswax wraps! Thanks Fran for your clear instruction & guidance.


Laura Elliott Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fran's a friendly and clear instructor. The class was informative and easy to follow!


Naomi Byrnes Aug 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



I enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of creative play with images and colour, feeling inspired to try different ideas

Compose a World Through Collage Art review by Naomi Byrnes

Erika Coates Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



I had great fun. Fran is very talented, artistic and patient. She has opened my eyes to a whole new world, creating something unique out of everyday pictures. I highly recommend this class.


Maria Butt Jul 2020

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset



Our private class with Fran was fantastic! Beautiful location with a wonderful view and a great atmosphere. We found Fran to be so patient and encouraging with us four very inexperienced artists. She was very warm and generous with her time and advice. It was so much fun and such great value - we are looking forward to our next one!


Kaliah Fletcher Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make Beeswax Wraps Workshop



This experience was amazing, not only did I learn a new skill I had lovely company teaching me. Thank you Fran hope to see you for future classes.


Caroline Ayden Jul 2020

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset



We had a wonderful evening enjoyed the company and the painting tips were wonderful. Looking forward to going back again.


Jen Thompson Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Brilliant gift idea from my daughter. Absolutely loved the class. Fran provided great face to face tutoring via Zoom and communicated well before hand to ensure I had everything I needed to make my beeswax wraps. Beautiful cotton fabrics and wax mailed ahead of time. Super easy, a lot of fun and Fran is a brilliant teacher! Made 3 beautiful wax wraps, great value. Thank you

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home review by Jen Thompson Sydney

Melina Schwartz Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



I was lucky to have a one on one class with Fran who was a delight to meet online :) The materials and class were well organised and I’m very pleased with Fran’s tuition. She picked up details in my work and provided great tips for getting the best result. Thank you!


Lara Jones Jun 2020

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset



Fran was absolutely amazing and a patient teacher. She communicated clearly even before the class began and provided all the materials needed for the class. The gorgeous sunset and cute pets were also a huge bonus!

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset review by Lara Jones

Ann-Maree Pantoja Jun 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Was a fun class and made some beautiful wraps. Looking forward to using themon a journey to becoming more eco-friendly :) The bees wax smells divine too!


Michelle Gardiner May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Class was fun and easy to follow. Box of materials was delivered early and fabrics are lovely. Happy with my wraps and enjoyed doing it with my Mum who lives in another State and hope bento continues to offer some online classes.


Michelle Gardiner May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Really enjoyed the DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home class. Hope you continue with classes online when we get back to normal. Thanks once again.


Katherine Mayhook May 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fran was a great teacher and it was a lovely activity for a Friday afternoon!


Georgie May 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



This course proved an interesting experience, especially when shared with my daughter who is quite keen on this process. I had not seen any examples of beeswax wraps so was intrigued to find out more. The class made it easy to see what the process entailed and it allowed plenty of time to actually work through my own examples. I think I’m competent enough to try more on my own. Thanks.


Rachael Lancaster May 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fran was absolutely lovely. We enjoyed learning a new skill, one that is friendly to the environment.


Marina Buscaino May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



This class was a lot of fun. I have never done collage before. Fran sent us a great pack with a variety of pictures for us to use.


Fotini Karadimas May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



Fabulous fun Fran Thanks for the enjoyable and creative afternoon. Great to learn collage remotely and appreciated your lovely artwork.


Sasha Saunders May 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Lots of fun, thank you Fran! I'm happy to have some lovely beeswax wraps now!


Alison Janes May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Compose a World Through Collage Art



Once again a real treat to exercise some creativity with Fran and to meet some others! If there is another style of class I'll certainly consider joining in again!


Dayle Watson May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Very enjoyable class, well presented and I learnt a lot. I produced three successful wraps.


Vanessa Mitchell May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Really well organised, good pace, lots of tips and regular checking in on all the participants. Really enjoyed it. Thanks Fran!


Molly McConnell May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fantastic host thank you Fran. I bought this as a Mother’s Day gift and my mum loved it. The zoom makers class was a great way to learn and make! Would definitely recommend


Eleanor Keam May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fran was fantastic, She was quick to respond to queries and flexible with the time which meant we could arrange a fun girls night. She was knowledgeable and helpful in talking us through the process. Would recommend :)


Deborah Hyam May 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



The online class was engaging and informative. Fran was very inclusive of everybody in the class. Her set up meant that you could see everything up close so the instruction was easy to see and to follow. Fran sent out the class kits prior and asked for preference of fabric patterns. By the time that I had finished the class, I had three fabulous wax wraps!


Annette Collins May 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fran’s class was great. Well organised and taught with clear instructions and friendliness. The whole process of booking in, receiving the kit for the workshop, joining the zoom lesson went smoothly. Thank you Fran it was a great experience!


Gabriele Coates May 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fran was is a fabulous teacher and made us all feel we could achieve making the bees wax wraps very easily. Which we did. It was a lot of fun.


Robyn Parkinson May 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Really useful class, resulting in 3 ready to go Beeswax wraps. Fran explains really clearly and the class was fun!


Bella Park Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



i enjoyed the card making class very well and liked all the designs our teacher had for us to recreate


Carol Farnsworth Apr 2020

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



A very well explained class, good selection of materials. At first you were guided in making a couple of cards & by the end If the class only suggestions were made & you were prompted to use your own flair & imagination.

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Carol Farnsworth Sydney

Alison Janes Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



Fran is a very patient teacher. She allows you creative choices whilst giving you great ideas. This was a great way to get creative whilst staying at home! I will be doing another class with her! Thanks Fran.


Fotini Karadimas Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

DIY Handmade Greeting Cards



Thanks Fran for a lovely creative afternoon making cards. Warm friendly host that makes everyone feel included and very supportive!

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Fotini Karadimas

Cathy Hornyak Apr 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Had a fabulous Beeswax Wrap Class with Fran. It was great fun & entertaining. Fran has lots of pointers & tips & made it very enjoyable. Highly recommended.


Candace Coughlan Apr 2020

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home



Fantastic class, lost of fun and very informative. Fran is a wonderful host and makes the on-line experience very interactive and enjoyable. It’s great to have the materials delivered to your door! So simple. Highly recommend

DIY Beeswax Wraps at Home review by Candace Coughlan



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