|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.)|
|Mon Jan 27|| 11:00 AM || Wed Feb 19|| 6:00 PM|
|Mon Feb 3|| 11:00 AM || Thu Feb 27|| 11:00 AM|
|Sat Feb 15|| 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.)
|Tue Jan 28|| 11:00 AM || Sun Feb 9|| 12:00 PM|
|Sat Feb 1|| 11:00 AM || Wed Feb 19|| 6:00 PM|
|Thu Feb 6|| 11:00 AM || || |
|This class will teach you some of the basics of bead weaving and three stitches that are eventually used in more complex projects. Ideal for beginners or those looking for a refresher. Stitches covered will be ladder, flat herringbone, and peyote. You will leave with 2 keychains. Taught by Sandra. All materials included. 3 hrs. $45.|
|Wed Feb 12|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sun Feb 23|| 12:00 PM || || |
|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).|
|Thu Jan 30|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Fri Feb 7|| 11:00 AM || || |
|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 stretchy bracelets for years to come. Stay after to practice your new skills if you like. Bring a friend! Approx. 20 minutes.|
|OMBRE CASCADE EARRINGS|
|We’ve updated the basic boho fringe earrings to include the ombre trend popping up everywhere! You can follow our colors or pick your own to make your very own pair of swingy, flirty, colorful earrings. We think you’ll find this so easy and fun to do, you might even make yourself a pair for each season! This class is great for beginners. 1.5-2hrs. $35. Materials included.|
|Whether your personal style is earthy or glitzy, or somewhere in between, we'll teach you to the techniques needed to make shamballa your own. You'll select your beads, then discover it's "knot" all that hard to finish this project. Makes a great gift for a guy, too! NEW! Learn to shamballa with fancy links. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Please arrive 5 minutes early to select your materials. Instructors: Staff; 2 hours; $35 plus materials.|
|DOUBLE DIAMONDBACK BRACELET|
|This project is for the intermediate beadweaver. Designed by Alice Coelho, this stunning bracelet looks far more complicated than it is. Peyote-stitched squares of 15/0s, Delicas and Swarovski bicones are joined to form this quilted-look. This one always elicits compliments, whether in monochromatic or contrasting tones. Once you’ve mastered the pattern, variations in width and color can produce numerous designs. Some beadweaving experience and knowledge of peyote necessary. Taught with permission of designer. Materials not included, come in 15 mins earlier to pick out. Materials list provided upon signup. Instructor: Marianne Olbermann. 2.5 - 3hrs. $50.|
|Explore the many ways to manipulate wire to customize your jewelry. Create your own findings- S-hooks, fancy headpins, clasps, spirals and coiled beads- as we bend and twist, texture and harden, spiral and coil. You will also receive a thorough explanation of proper wire gauges and tools and detailed written instructions. The accompanying photo is just one example of what you can accomplish with your wire-worked pieces. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 3 hrs. Materials not included. $60|
|This necklace uses an oval Lunasoft cabochon but you wouldn't know it by looking at it. It looks like its a rectangle, which you will learn how to bezel by combining peyote stitch and netting. Then you will make a herringbone rope embellished with different sizes of seed beads and Swarovski crystals that we will attach to the bezel. You will also learn to make a herringbone toggle out of seed beads. Created and taught by Carmelina Calabrese. 4 hrs. Adv. Beg./Intermediate level. You should have some knowledge of herringbone, peyote, and netting. $60, plus materials.|
|NOSTALGIC BEAUTY NECKLACE|
|A statement necklace with an Old World Victorian look. Your choice of beads for the embellishment will determine the look of your unique necklace. Guest taught by Marianne Olbermann with permission from designer Gina of Gem Creations. Ideal for the advanced beginner. 3 hrs. $55 plus materials.|
|Using a combination of single and double hole beads, weave this beautiful bracelet to be a focal for any outfit. Taught with permission of the designer, talented weaver and guest instructor Carmelina Calabrese will take you under wing to create your own arm candy. 3 hrs. Materials not included. $50.
|KEY TO MY HEART|
|Using the techniques of Peyote and Herringbone, weave a gorgeous 3D Key with a rivoli centerpiece. You can make them in any colorway you choose and they can be worn as a pendant, as a keychain or as a purse charm. Taught by guest instructor Carmelina Calabrese. This is an intermediate/advanced class, some knowledge of peyote and herringbone is needed. 4 hrs. $60, materials not included.|
|ENDLESS LOOM STRETCH BRACELET|
|Endless looms are in! As are the stretchy endless bracelet loops! This project uses both and your choice of bead size to weave a multi-row loomed stretch bracelet. You can make one for any season you prefer but since they’re so easy, why not make one for every season? You can bring your own beads or come a little earlier to select your colors of choice. This is a good project for a beginner beader. 1.5 - 2 hrs. Stretchy endless bracelet loops included. 10% discount applicable towards a purchase of the loom on the day of the class. $35 plus beading materials.|
|INTRO TO FUSING DICHROIC GLASS WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|Kieu Pham Gray kicks off her weekend with us with some color! Brilliantly eye catching, dichroic glass glimmers from every angle. Students will be introduced to the process of fusing, handling and cutting glass. A variety of glass will be provided for students to build their own pieces to be used as desired. Pieces will be fused in a kiln at the end of the class and ready for pick up the next day. All glass tools will be provided for use. Beginner level, 3 hours. Must be over 16 to participate. Fee: $125 INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS: enought for 1 pr earrings, a pendant, and several cabochons for later use. Please bring tools if you have them, or go to www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you would like to purchase any. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|KALEIDOSCOPE: TORCH FIRED ENAMEL WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|Combine transparent and opaque enamels to create a kaleidoscope of colors. Using a series of multiple torch firings we will create a special effect that will dazzle the eye. This is listed as an intermediate class because the basics will not be covered during the class time so that we can focus on the technique and get right to work creating. Taught by Kieu Pham Gray. 3 hours, must be over 16 to participate. Fee: $130 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT to make 4 pendants. Please bring tools if you have them. See www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you would like to purchase tools. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|WAVE LINK: INTRO TO BASIC SOLDERING WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|Ever wanted to learn how to solder? Learn the basic concepts of silver soldering while creating a Wave Link Chain. By the end of this class you will have an understanding of necessary tools and materials to successfully solder simple joints. Students will complete a bracelet by the end of class. Taught by visiting guest teacher Kieu Pham Gray. Beginner level, 3 hours. Ages 18+ please. Fee: $125 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT all sterling silver. Please bring tools if you have them. Check out www.kieuphamgray.com for more info or to pre order if you would like to purchase tools. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|TWINKLE TWIST BRACELET WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|In this class, we will make a twist and add a twinkle to create stacking bracelets. You will learn to solder, forge and twist sterling silver. Taught by visiting guest teacher Kieu Pham Gray. Beginner level, 3 hours. Fee: $125 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT for 2 sterling silver bracelets. Ages 16+ to participate. Please bring tools if you have them, or go to www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you wouls like to purchase any. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|SHORT STACK: RINGS WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|Make stacking rings with personalized monograms and add a touch of color by setting a stone. (a variety of stones will be provided to choose from.) Students will learn how to set a cabochon, metal stamp, and solder simple silver joints to create rings. Beginner level, taught by visiting guest teacher Kieu Pham Gray. Ages 18+ please. Fee: $125 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT with enough sterling and cabs to create 3 rings. Please bring tools if you have them, tools also available for purchase: see www.kieuphamgray.com for details & to pre order. Use Discount Code BE20.|
|NESTLING SILVER WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY|
|If you have a knack for melting silver, this is the perfect class to put those “skills” to use. We will take advantage of your melting ways and create this trend-worthy pendant. Beginner level, 3 hours. Taught by visiting guest teacher Kieu Pham Gray. Must be 18+ to participate. Fee: $125 INCLUDES MATERIALS KIT with sterling silver to make 1 pendant. Please bring tools if you have them, or go to www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you would like to purchase any. Use Discount Code BE20.|
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.