|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 Nov 6|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Dec 4|| 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.)|
|Sun Oct 27|| 2:30 PM || Sat Nov 16|| 11:00 AM|
|Fri Nov 1|| 11:00 AM || Wed Nov 20|| 6:00 PM|
|Thu Nov 7|| 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.)
|Sun Oct 20|| 12:00 PM || || |
|Sat Nov 2|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Tue Nov 12|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sun Nov 17|| 12:00 PM || || |
|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.|
|Fri Oct 25|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sun Nov 3|| 12:30 PM || || |
|Tue Nov 26|| 11:30 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).|
|KUMIHIMO WITH BUTTON|
|Learn the Japanese braiding technique of Kumihimo in a new way. Attach a button as a clasp instead of bead caps for a closure for a neat, contemporary look. Size 8 seed beads are used in this project. Instructor: Staff. 3 hours. $35.00 (plus materials). You may bring your own disk or buy one from the store.|
|Cup chain is a versatile rhinestone chain perfect for adding sparkle to your projects. This bracelet incorporates cup chain, rolo chain and leather to weave the cup chain into place. With an adjustable slide clasp, this makes an easy gift or stacking bracelet just in time to add to your favorite arm stacks. $35 plus materials.|
|GINGKO SNAKESKIN BRACELET|
|Since they won’t stop making new bead shapes, we won’t stop working with them! This beautiful beginner bracelet works up fairly quickly with the use of new gingko beads and lays just right on your wrist. We predict once you make one, you’ll have to have one in another color (or two). Designed by Nela Kabelova. Beginner level. 2 hrs. $35 plus materials.
|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.|
|OMBRE 'FIRE' BRACELET|
|This stylish bracelet is made with 4mm fire polish beads, accented with seedbeads. The four colors bleed from one side to the other in purples or blues or whatever palette you like. No prior beadweaving experience is necessary to take this class. You should finish the bracelet during the class. 2 hours. Instructor: Beads Staff. $35 (plus materials)|
|Curious about gemstones? Come spend an hour with our staff gemologist as we explain the basics of Gemology. We'll discuss crystal structure, how light affects stones, gemstone names and interesting facts about stones. Plus, see & touch all kinds of interesting gem and mineral specimens! Taught by Debbie Daum. FREE!|
|Ever wonder how to tell what stones you are looking at? How do we know if it is treated or natural, how to distinguish one type from another? Is it lapis or sodalite? Agate or jasper? Come spend an hour with our staff gemologist as we explore in more detail how to tell what stone is what. Be sure to bring your questions! Taught by Debbie Daum. FREE!|
|ONION SHAPED BEADS - WORKSHOP|
|This workshop is falling on the weekend we will be visited by Bollywood Beads for a trunk show which is perfect if you're stocking up on gemstones! If you've ever wondered how to work with onion shaped beads, this is the workshop for you. We will cover all the ways you can work with this shape to highlight its versatility. $10 for the workshop. 1 hr. Materials not included.|
|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.|
|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 plus materials.|
|ODD COUNT PEYOTE BUSINESS CARD HOLDER|
|Make an extra special impression when you present your business cards in this beautiful beaded business card holder designed by Susan Sassoon (taught with permission). Two drop peyote works up quickly and provides a beautiful texture for the case with endless pattern possibilities. The case is constructed using 2-hole superduo beads that act as a hinge and help form the structure of the case that will allow it to hold a stack of cards securely without squeezing them. This pattern includes instructions for a basic single color design as well as a graph for multicolored geometric patterns and a blank graph to create your own patterns. This is an intermediate level class, some knowledge of odd count peyote is helpful.
This class will be split over 2 sessions as it takes time to work up. Some in between construction at home will be completed before the second session. $35 first session, $35 for the second. Materials not included.
|Tue Nov 5|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Tue Nov 19|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Vegas Bracelet incorporates rhinestone beads, druks, and bicones to create a bracelet that is luxurious and sparkles with every move. Reminding us of the never-ending neon lights of Las Vegas. Created and taught by Edwin Batres. This is a beginner class. 2-3 hours. $55. All materials will be available in the shop on class day, and may run an additional $40-50.|
|Chrysanthemum Pendant uses Crescent beads, pearls, and seed beads to create a pendant that when created in fall colors becomes a perfect accessory for the season. Created and taught by Guest Instructor Edwin Batres. This class is geared towards the intermediate/advanced beadweaver. 5 hours. $65. Materials not included.|
|This winter-themed pendant uses GemDuo beads as the main focus of this beautiful pendant that resembles the shape of the popular rendition of a snowflake. Right in time for the Holiday Season! Created and taught by Guest Instructor Edwin Batres. This class is geared towards the intermediate/advanced beadweaver. 4 hours. $55. Materials not included.|
|Join us to make this statement sparkly bracelet created and taught by Guest Instructor Valerie Falcetto. This class is for intermediate/advanced beadweavers. Knowledge of herringbone is required and we recommend you build the base before the start of the class as the embellishment is the fun part and will be largely covered in the class. The base consists of 10 rows of herringbone in 11/0s that are folded in half and will leave you with 5 rows on each side. Feel free to call us with any questions. 3-4 hrs. $60 plus materials.|
|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 extra. 2.5 - 3 hrs. $55.|
|SEASONAL BLOOMS BRACELET|
|In the colors of daylilies, hydrangeas or sunflowers, or a colorful mixture of all, this bracelet becomes a summery jewel. Ladder stitch and a cross weaving technique create this bracelet from clasp to clasp. Perfect for beginners, and a relaxing project for more advanced beaders. Do the flowers in birthstone colors and you've got a great birthday present! This class is instructed by Marianne Olbermann. 2-3hrs. $55 plus materials.|
|THIS IS A 2 SESSION CLASS: The Viking knit chain is constructed by weaving wire around a wooden dowel rod and is completed by pulling the weave through a draw plate. The style is based on the ancient patterns of Viking and Indian chains and is a precursor to the knitting we know today. This flexible chain is perfect worn alone, or embellish the knitted chain with your choice of beads, end caps and charms. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 4 hours total over 2 sessions of 2 hours each. $60 for both sessions. Materials not included.
Week One - 2 hours
Learn to weave the wire around a dowel, in single and double weave, to form the basic knit chain.
Week Two – 2 hours
After completing a length of chain at home, students will learn the finishing techniques, including using a drawplate and attaching cones. Discussion of the many variations will be your impetus to create your own unique piece of knitted jewelry.
|Mon Nov 11|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Mon Nov 25|| 11:00 AM || || |
|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.|
|BEADWOVEN TOGGLE CLASPS|
|Need Closure? It’s so frustrating when you’re unable to find a suitable clasp for your otherwise completed bracelet or necklace! Why not design your own toggle and bar clasp? Working in peyote stitch, create a clasp that enhances your work. Work on the proper proportion with appropriate beads for a custom look. If you have a bracelet that needs a clasp, bring the beads to complete the look. Various styles, including the use of superduos, will be demonstrated. Must be proficient in even count peyote. This class is for the advanced beginner/intermediate beader. 3 hours. $50 plus materials.|
|ALL KNOTTED UP NECKLACE|
|Classic pearls and casual leather = a trendy choker! No previous experience is necessary to complete this project. Add charms if you choose to individualize your necklace. Created and taught by Marianne Olbermann. 2 hrs. $50. Materials not included.|
|ROLLING RIDGES BRACELET|
|Peyote reaches a new dimension with this bracelet! Choose several different bead sizes and even-count peyote does the rest. A rolled bead separating each ridge contributes to the beauty of this project. This bracelet will not be completed in class. Suited for the intermediate beadweaver with some knowledge of peyote. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 2-3 hours. $55. Materials not included.
|A symphony of bugles and strings! Alternating patterns of laced bugles and strung seed beads create the fluid and wavy look of this bracelet. A variation of a Caravan Beads bracelet, this is a perfect project for the advanced beginner. Created and taught by Marianne Olbermann. 2 -3 hrs. $50 plus materials.
|STAR CHARM BRACELET|
|A great class to learn the versatile ladder and circular peyote stitch. You will learn to make a bracelet with charms that incorporate the new DiamonDuo beads and QuadraLentil beads, which are used to form charms in star shapes. Just a touch of crystals are used to add that twinkling, sparkling effect to this charm bracelet. Instructor: Carmelina Calabrese. 3 hrs. $50|
|RADIANT TENNIS BRACELET|
|Learn to make a band of 3 sided cubic right angle weave that incorporates a beaded clasp then add swarovski crystals for a touch of sparkle. This class requires knowledge of right angle weave, some knowledge of cubic right angle will help. Intermediate level. This class will take 3 hours or a little over based on the length of time it will take to work up the band. Created and guest instructed by the talented Carmelina Calabrese. $55 plus materials.|
|TWISTED HERRINGBONE WRAP|
|This two bead spiral twisted herringbone is a versatile style and can be worn as a choker or converted into a wrap bracelet. Excellent for a beginner looking for a simple project to dip their toes into beadweaving. 2 hrs. $35. Materials not included. (you will only need 2 colors of size 8 seedbeads, a magnetic clasp and 6lb fireline).
|PIXIE DUST NECKLACE|
|Taught with permission by Jill Wiseman, this pattern produces a dainty collar necklace that can be made in any colorway you choose. We suspect once you make one, that will only be the beginning! Perfect for a beginner beadweaver, no prior knowledge is necessary. 2-3 hrs. $40 plus materials.|