|Join us for Late Night! First Wednesday night each month from 6-8pm, come in and bead, chat, snack and shop with friends! Late Night is free to attend, just call ahead to let us know you'll be coming. See you there!|
|Wed Aug 7|| 6:00 PM || Wed Nov 6|| 6:00 PM|
|Wed Sep 4|| 6:00 PM || Wed Dec 4|| 6:00 PM|
|Wed Oct 2|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Ever wondered how to make beautiful, full beaded tassels? Debbie is going to share her trade secrets with you! Choose 3mm semiprecious rondels or Chinese crystals for a less expensive project with all the bling. Instructor: Debbie. Approx 1+ 1/2 hours. $35 plus materials.|
|Fri Jul 26|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Mon Aug 12|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Just as bar/bat mitzvah and High Holiday season is about to gear up again, we have a special project to really personalize the occasion! Learn to bead your own kippah, for you or the bat mitzvah girl! Using bugles, craft wire & crystals, create this flexible, comfortable pattern with a Magin David at the center. Hair combs and wire included. Instructor: Debbie. 1 hour. $30 plus beads.|
|INTRODUCTORY CLASS: STRINGING|
|Learn to design and make your own necklace or bracelet. This class will introduce you to all the different types of stringing materials and tools as well as how to attach a clasp. You will design and make one bracelet in the class using semi precious stones. Absolutely no experience necessary. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $40(includes all materials.|
|Wed Jul 24|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Aug 7|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Sat Aug 17|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Mon Aug 26|| 11:00 AM || || |
|INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WIRE WRAPPING|
|In this class you will design and make a pair of dangling earrings (either 2-drop or 3-drop) using semi precious stones. You will learn how to select the best wire for your project and two approaches to attaching beads so they dangle from your piece. No pre-requisites or experience is necessary to take this class, but we suggest that you take Introduction to Stringing first. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $40(includes all materials.)
|Sat Jul 20|| 11:00 AM || Wed Aug 21|| 6:00 PM|
|Wed Jul 24|| 6:00 PM || Thu Aug 29|| 11:00 AM|
|Sat Aug 3|| 11:00 AM || || |
|INTRODUCTORY CLASS: KNOTTING WITH SILK|
|Knotting not only protects delicate beads, but the knots can be used as a design element; knotting with leather is especially popular today. In this class you will make a 'tin cup' style necklace with large fresh water pearls, Swarovski bicones, and a sterling silver clasp. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $45(includes all materials).|
|BASIC KUMIHIMO CORDS|
|A great introduction to the Japanese braiding technique of Kumihimo. Choose your colors, grab a disc and findings kit, we will show you the basics of Kumihimo. Make a beautiful and sturdy necklace that you can add a pendant to. Taught by Staff. $35 plus materials, allow 2 hours.|
|LIQUID SILVER BRACELET|
|This sleek bracelet uses peyote stitch and a slide clasp to create a light catching adornment for the wrist. You can use any beads you like and made it as wide as you please. Some knowledge of peyote is helpful, but this class is appropriate for beginners. $35 plus materials. 2 hrs.|
|BEGINNER CLASS: SPIRAL ROPE BRACELET|
|This is an introductory beadweaving class - no experience necessary. We'll start with a little background on the types of beads, stringing and tools used for beadweaving, then teach you the spiral rope stitch. You'll weave fire-polished beads with size 8/0 and 11/0 to create a bracelet. Finish it with a plated toggle. This is a great stitch for making necklaces as well. Depending on how quickly you work, you may not finish in class, but you'll learn everything you need to finish the project at home. Instructor: Staff. 2 hours. $35.00 (plus materials).|
|MINI PETAL EARRINGS|
|A miniature version of our Elizabethan Flower bracelet componants! We've sized all the beads down to create these adorable little earrings-- appropriately sized for kids to wear! Make them dangle or glue the base onto a post for a cute stud earring. Make a dozen & string them together to make a delicately stitched bracelet. Some bead weaving experience preferred, but this class is ok for relative beginners. Taught by staff. $35 plus materials, allow 1.5 hours.|
|GEM TALK FORUM|
|This FREE forum is only available this weekend! Bring your gems for ID or any questions you have about minerals and gemology. Debbie, our amazing Boss and Arun Shah, rockstar CEO of Bollywood Beads will be here to share their GIA training with you. Even though this is a free class and you are welcome to walk in, we request you give us a call and let us know so we can make sure we have ample seating. This forum will run around an hour.|
|Sat Aug 24|| 2:00 PM || || |
|Sun Aug 25|| 2:00 PM || || |
|CHAN LUU INSPIRED SINGLE WRAP BRACELET|
|By now, you've probably seen these gorgeous bracelets gracing many a wrist and likely own a few yourself. Come in and learn how to do a short version as a single wrap using leather, fireline, firepolished crystals and a button. Design it to your liking and take your skills home to make the multi-wrap styles we all love so much. 1.5-2hrs. Instructor: Staff. Leather and fireline included in cost of class, only beads and button are extra. $35.|
|Sat Jul 20|| 12:00 PM || || |
|Thu Aug 1|| 11:00 AM || || |
|COUCHING TECHNIQUE: EARRINGS|
|A technique so easy, no wire wrapping experience is needed! Just a different way of creating beaded hoops. We will create our own form using a mandrel, and learn how to use different gauges of wire as well as how to make a basic loop. Instructor: Iti. 1 hour, $30 plus materials.|
|In this class you will learn the ancient techniques of Box and Byzantine Chain Maille to make 2 pairs of earrings. Jump rings and Ear wires included but the rest of the design is up to you! Instructor: Iti. Class length 1-1.5 hrs. $40 not including all materials.|
|BASICS OF BEAD CROCHET|
|Learn how to bead crochet and how to make this versatile necklace. Made with Japanese seedbeads, you can select a single color or multiple colors. We've purchased a special magnetic clasp that works perfectly with this design. You will not complete the necklace in this class. Prerequisite: some beadweaving experience. (Sorry - no lefties in this class.) Instructor: Pat Riesner. 3 hours. $50 (includes crochet hook, thread and seedbeads for 5" practice piece made in the class; excludes seedbeads and clasp for the final necklace made at home.)|
|SUPERDUO STATEMENT EARRINGS|
|Make this funky, statement earring using Superduo beads and size 11 seed beads. Too big for you? Mini duos are a great alternative for this pattern and will create a smaller earring. No experience necessary. Instructor: Staff. 2 hours; $35.00 (plus materials).|
|This bracelet uses seed beads and fire polished beads to create a beautiful and versatile piece that can easily become your summer go-to bracelet! Back to basics, this project is appropriate for advanced beginners. Any beadweaving experience will serve as your prerequisite. Designed & taught by Edwin Batres of ACL Patterns & More. $60 plus materials. Allow 4-5 hours.|
|"O" SO TWISTED BRACELET|
|O-beads and memory wire give this bracelet it's twisted appeal! Add a few seed beads and a special crystal and voila! You'll want to make several and stack them together! Designed & Taught by Edwin Batres of ACL Patterns & More. (level & cost coming soon)|
|Perfect your simple loop technique while making these bohemian, funky earrings. Use 12mm bugle beads, size 11 seed beads and head pins to create this piece. Instructor: Staff. 1 & 1/2 hours. $35.00 (includes seed beads and head pins).|
|ROSA BLU NECKLACE|
|Learn to encase a Lunasoft Cabochon and Chatons with a netted bezel using seed beads and Swarovski crystals which will all be connected with a right angle weave necklace that combines 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads to make tiny diamond shapes. You will also make 3 dangles on the bottom of your netted cabochon with drops at the bottom to add a little bit more sparkle to this fun eye catching necklace. Intermediate level beadweaving experience required. Designed and taught by Carmelina Calabrese. $60 plus materials. Allow 3-4 hours.|
|This bracelet has just the right touch of sparkle to brighten up any outfit. In this class you will learn to encase a Rivoli with peyote stitch, but with a little different twist that will make your Rivoli look more like a rounded square than round. Then you will encase a Chaton with netting with a slight twist that will also make the chaton appear slightly squared off. You won't be able to make just one! We took this picture to highlight the hidden beauty of the netting at the backs of the Rivolis. This is an intermediate class and requires knowledge of peyote. Knowledge of netting is good but not necessary. Created and taught by Carmelina Calabrese. This class will run 2-4 hours. $60 plus materials.|
|TOTALLY TUBULAR GEMS|
|In this class you will learn to master the tubular herringbone stitch! Add a gemstone connector and some finishing touches for a beautiful and sturdy bracelet. Perfect for a little casual bling! Taught by Sandra. $35 plus materials. Allow 2-2.5 hours.|
|CHENILLE MEMORIES BRACELET|
|This bracelet is made with a mix of herringbone and netting stitches while working around a base of memory wire. The chenille tube is fed onto the memory wire as it works and it may not work up entirely during the time of the class but you will be sent home with the knowledge you need to finish it. This is an intermediate class. Knowledge of herringbone and netting are recommended. Taught by Sandra Dellano. $35 plus materials.|
To register for any class, you must call to pre-pay and check availability:
. We don't take reservations via email or from the
website because the attendance books are kept at the front desk, and only prepaid reservations are recorded.
So please telephone during store hours to sign up for any class.
ALL CLASSES MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED AND PRE-PAID
- Advanced registration and full deposit are required for any class.
- Space is limited and reservations will not be held without payment
- Anyone 14 years of age or older may register for a class.
- No refunds or transfers for no-shows or for cancellations made less
than 3 days in advance of your class.
- We reserve the right to cancel any class, in which case we will issue full refunds.
- Use of tools is included.
- We reserve the right to substitute comparable beads and
components in class project kits based on availability of materials.
Materials for classes will always be available for purchase on the day of the class.
When attending a class with us, we kindly request that you support our shop by not using beads purchased elsewhere.