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175 E. Post Rd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel. 914-644-8191
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Today: 11/22/2019
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LATE NIGHT
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 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.)
Tue Dec 10   11:00 AM          
Wed Dec 18   6:00 PM          
Sat Dec 28   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 Dec 3   11:00 AM          
Wed Dec 18   6:00 PM          
Mon Dec 23   11:00 AM          
Sun Dec 29   12:00 PM          
BEADWEAVING BASICS
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.
Tue Nov 26   11:30 AM          
Sun Dec 22   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).
Fri Dec 13   11:00 AM          
SPARKLING SNOWFLAKE BRACELET
Our sparkling snow flakes create a winter wonderland. Made with Swarovski crystals, it twinkles as it moves. They are light enough for earrings, substantial enough for a pendant, but we are making multiples & connecting them into a bracelet! Or make all three for a set! Advanced beginner level, some beadweaving experience is required. Instructor: Staff. Two hours. $45 plus materials. Students get 30% off Swarovski crystals used, or can substitute Chinese crystal.
Fri Dec 6   11:00 AM          
HOLIDAY PATTERN WORKSHOP: GOOD TIDINGS BRACELET
“Bead inspired” this holiday season and create special gifts of handcrafted jewelry for your friends, family, and coworkers. Make a day of it and stitch up these elegant, quick-and-easy Starman TrendSetter designs. With five styles to choose from, there is something for everyone on your list. Great opportunity to work with some of our newest 2-hole beads. Workshops are FREE with purchase of kit. This kit is $20. Pre-registration is required and we recommend you have some familiarity with beadweaving as these workshops will assume you know the basics.
Sat Nov 30   11:00 AM          
Sat Dec 7   11:00 AM          
HOLIDAY PATTERN WORKSHOP: HEARTFELT EARRINGS
“Bead inspired” this holiday season and create special gifts of handcrafted jewelry for your friends, family, and coworkers. Make a day of it and stitch up these elegant, quick-and-easy Starman TrendSetter designs. With five styles to choose from, there is something for everyone on your list. Great opportunity to work with some of our newest 2-hole beads. Workshops are FREE with purchase of kit. This kit is $15. Pre-registration is required and we recommend you have some familiarity with beadweaving as these workshops will assume you know the basics.
Sat Nov 30   12:00 PM          
Sat Dec 7   12:00 PM          
HOLIDAY PATTERN WORKSHOP: BONITA PETALO BRACELET
“Bead inspired” this holiday season and create special gifts of handcrafted jewelry for your friends, family, and coworkers. Make a day of it and stitch up these elegant, quick-and-easy Starman TrendSetter designs. With five styles to choose from, there is something for everyone on your list. Great opportunity to work with some of our newest 2-hole beads. Workshops are FREE with purchase of kit. This kit is $20. Pre-registration is required and we recommend you have some familiarity with beadweaving as these workshops will assume you know the basics.
Sat Nov 30   2:00 PM          
Sat Dec 7   2:00 PM          
HOLIDAY PATTERN WORKSHOP: LUCKY CIRCLE BRACELET
“Bead inspired” this holiday season and create special gifts of handcrafted jewelry for your friends, family, and coworkers. Make a day of it and stitch up these elegant, quick-and-easy Starman TrendSetter designs. With five styles to choose from, there is something for everyone on your list. Great opportunity to work with some of our newest 2-hole beads. Workshops are FREE with purchase of kit. This kit is $20. Pre-registration is required and we recommend you have some familiarity with beadweaving as these workshops will assume you know the basics.
Sat Nov 30   3:00 PM          
Sat Dec 7   3:00 PM          
HOLIDAY PATTERN WORKSHOP: SWING TIME EARRINGS
“Bead inspired” this holiday season and create special gifts of handcrafted jewelry for your friends, family, and coworkers. Make a day of it and stitch up these elegant, quick-and-easy Starman TrendSetter designs. With five styles to choose from, there is something for everyone on your list. Great opportunity to work with some of our newest 2-hole beads. Workshops are FREE with purchase of kit. This kit is $15. Pre-registration is required and we recommend you have some familiarity with beadweaving as these workshops will assume you know the basics.
Sat Nov 30   4:00 PM          
Sat Dec 7   4:00 PM          
CAMILLE BRACELET
This quick and easy bracelet is a perfect project for the novice beadweaver! A great introduction to using 2-holed beads, this piece uses Kheops triangles, druks and seed beads to create a truly elegant bracelet. Beginner level, $35 plus materials. Allow 1-1/2 hours.
Fri Dec 20   11:00 AM          
ROYAL RIVOLI EARRINGS
These earrings work up so quickly you will want to make a pair for everyone you know! A 14mm rivoli is easily encased in bugles with a crystal accent. Good for relative beginners, the pattern is quite easy to follow. $35 plus some materials. Includes seed beads, fireline & plated earwires. Allow about 1 hour to complete.
Wed Dec 11   11:00 AM          
CANDY DOT BRACELET
The drops in this bracelet look cute enough to eat! Like the candy dots we may remember from our youth (minus the paper in our mouths!). This project takes odd count peyote to a new level. Choose 5 colors of Miyuki drops and a tube of mini cubes to create this fun braclet to start off the new year! $35 plus materials. Advanced beginner level (any bead weaving experience is fine). You might not finish in class, but will be able to complete on your own. Allow 2 hours.
Tue Jan 14   12:00 AM          
GEMOLOGY 101
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!
Sat Nov 23   3:30 PM          
GEMOLOGY 102
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!
Sun Nov 24   3:00 PM          
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.
Sat Nov 23   11:00 AM          
GEM SNOWFLAKE
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. 2.5-3 hours. $55. Materials not included.
Sun Dec 15   12:00 PM          
VIKING KNIT
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 25   11:30 AM          
Mon Dec 9   11:30 AM          
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
Fri Nov 29   2:00 PM          
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.
Sun Dec 1   12:00 PM          
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).
Fri Nov 29   11:00 AM          
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.
Sat Dec 21   11:00 AM          
LUMINOSO BRACELET
In this class you will learn how to make a flat chenille stitch bracelet that will feel luxurious on your wrist. The bracelet will then be embellished with sparkling Swarovski chatons and bicones, fire polish beads, lustrous pearls and 2-hole cabochons. The embellishments will be done using peyote stitch and netting. This project is for the intermediate/advanced beadweaver. Created and guest taught by Carmelina Calabrese. 3-4 hrs. $60 plus materials.
Sun Dec 8   12:00 PM          
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.
Fri Feb 28   6:00 PM          
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.
Sat Feb 29   9:00 AM          
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.
Sat Feb 29   1:00 PM          
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.
Sat Feb 29   6:00 PM          
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.
Sun Mar 1   9:00 AM          
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.
Sun Mar 1   2:30 PM          

To register for any class, you must call to pre-pay and check availability: 914-644-8191. 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 in full.
  • 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.


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