|Join us for Late Night! Every second and fourth Wednesday night 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 Feb 28|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Mar 14|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Mar 28|| 6:00 PM || || |
|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.|
|Sat Mar 3|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Mon Mar 12|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Mar 28|| 6:00 PM || || |
|INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WIRE WRAPPING|
|In this class you will design and make 2 pairs of dangling earrings 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 Feb 24|| 11:00 AM || Wed Mar 14|| 6:00 PM|
|Wed Feb 28|| 6:00 PM || Sat Mar 31|| 11:00 AM|
|Mon Mar 5|| 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. Basic stringing/crimping knowledge required. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $45(includes all materials).|
|FREE STRETCHY DEMO CLASS!|
|Curious about how to make an elastic bracelet last? Come to this FREE class to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about strong stretchy bracelets! You won't make a project in this class, but you'll gain all the knowledge required to make beautiful, quality stetchy bracelets for years to come. Bring a friend!|
|Sat Mar 3|| 2:00 PM || || |
|Sat Mar 17|| 2:00 PM || || |
|STITCH OF THE MONTH - RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE|
|Join us for the first month of stitch of month workshops. This month we will be exploring Right Angle Weave. This workshop will cover everything you need to pull off this stitch on your own and is offered twice, once on a weekday and once on a weekend. Towards the end of the month, we offer a project class that will put these skills to use. 2.5 - 3 hrs. Materials included. $40.|
|Tue Mar 13|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sun Mar 25|| 12:00 PM || || |
|STITCH OF THE MONTH - EMBELLISHED RAW BRACELET|
|Use your right angle weave skills to create this versatile bracelet. Make it as bling-y as you like. Must know right angle weave for best success. 21/2 hours, Eileen Kreisle $35, does not include materials.|
|ROLO AND LEATHER BRACELET|
|Just Google 'Rolo Cuff Bracelet' and you'll see that this is a new fad. This casual bracelet is made with rolo chain and 'distressed' Greek leather. Weave the two together, and finish it with a self-closing slider. The slider closing means it will fit just about anyone, so makes a great gift. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Instructor: Staff. 90 minutes. $25,(plus materials)|
|INTRODUCTION TO BEADWEAVING|
|You will learn basic beadweaving stitches, and receive background information on how to select the right beads and materials to create a piece that lasts. No prior experience necessary. Instructor: Pat Riesner. 3 hours; $50.00 includes all materials.|
|LEARN TO BEAD WEAVE PART 2|
|Use one of the three stitches you learned in Beadweaving I to create a bracelet. Bring your bracelet to this class and learn how to finish it: sizing, a clasp, edging, fringe - whatever you want. Make it your own design. ONLY OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED BEAD WEAVING I. Instructor: Pat Riesner. 3 hours; $50.00 plus materials|
|WIRE WRAPPED RING|
|Learn how to make your own ring, using non-tarnishing craft wire and Swarovski crystals. No wire experience necessary! This beginner class will expose you to endless possibilities for wire wrapped rings - you'll want to make one in every color, and for every finger. Instructor: Debbie. One hour. $35 (includes all materials)|
|SEA GLASS CAGED PENDANT|
|A quick class that breaks down how to approach free form objects without drill holes to turn them into beautiful souvenirs of your time at the beach (or at the local craft store buying more sea glass than you needed!). You may bring your own sea glass. You can buy chain or beads to make your own necklace around the pendant after the class. 1 - 1.5hrs. Instructor: Iti. $35 including sea glass and wire.|
|TREE OF LIFE|
|Open to beginners but some wire wrapping skill is advisable. Learn to distinguish different gauges of wire to create an open form and twist wire to create a tree within in. Adding beads is optional and you can scale it up or down as you please. Wire is included, additional beads/chain extra. Can be made to any length you prefer or even adapted to make earrings. $40. 2 hrs.|
|OH NO IT'S NOT BRACELET|
|When you see this bracelet, you will think it's the REAL DEAL, but it's not!! It's a right angle weave base with an embellished top stich, and uses 11/o seedbeads with 3mm crystals. Prerequisite: some prior beadweaving experience. You will not finish this project in class, but you will have all the instructions you need to finish it at home. Instructor: Pat Riesner 3 hours $60 (plus materials) PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY TO SELECT YOUR BEADS.|
|CROWN OF QUEENS DAGGER NECKLACE|
|From jeans to office to evening wear - that's what this necklace is all about. Easy to make and looks like a million dollars. Make it in muted monotones, or select contrasting wild colors - show your personality. Must have experience with beading, but no specific skills required. You will not finish this project in class, but you will have all the instructions you need to finish it at home. Please arrive 15 minutes early to select your beads; class will begin promptly at the appointed time. If you have an Ott light, 10lb Fireline and a #12 beading needle, bring them with you. Instructor: Pat Riesner; 2 1/2 hours; $50 plus materials|
|STRUNG CORD BRACELET|
|It’s impossible to mess one of these babies up. Perfect for beginners or advanced beaders looking to add a new project to their repertoire. The leather, seedbeads and closed rings are included, only the button is in addition to the class cost. Feel free to come in 15 minutes earlier to pick out your materials. Instructor: Eileen Kreisle. 2 hrs. $45.|
|This gorgeous, playful earring is so simple to make! Use Swarovski crystals and seed beads to create a color combination that is unique to your palette. No prior beadweaving experience is necessary to sign up for the class. Instructor: Staff. 2 hours. $35 (plus materials).|
|Geranio Necklace is a delicate yet radiantly beautiful necklace that simply screams "Spring". When wearing it the flowers will create sparkles and shimmers in captivating that will catch everyone's eye. This is a special class taught by Guest Instructor/Artist Edwin Batres. Please arrive 15 minutes early to pick out materials. $60 not including materials.|
|Sat Mar 24|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sat Mar 24|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sat Mar 24|| 11:00 AM || || |
|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).|
|CRYSTAL LAYER CAKE BRACELET|
|“Layer upon layer” whips up into a “delicious” bracelet! Adorn your seed beads with crystals, pearls or glass for a fabulous and elegant look. A variety of beadweaving techniques are used as we create a base and then layer embellishment. Complete the look with your choice of a single or double strand clasp. This is an advanced beginner/intermediate class, some knowledge of beadweaving is required. Materials not included. 2.5 - 3 hrs. $55.|
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.