|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 Sep 4|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Oct 2|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Nov 6|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Dec 4|| 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.|
|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 Aug 26|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sat Sep 14|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Sep 18|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Mon Sep 30|| 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.)
|Wed Aug 21|| 6:00 PM || Mon Sep 23|| 11:00 AM|
|Thu Aug 29|| 11:00 AM || Sun Sep 29|| 12:00 PM|
|Fri Sep 6|| 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).|
|Prerequisite of wire wrapping ideal but not necessary. In this class, we will explore the next level of dressing up briolette wraps. The beehive wrap is versatile and works wonders in adding that extra panache to your designs. 1 - 1.5hrs. Instructor: Staff. $35 includes wire, bring your own top drilled stones or purchase ones the day of.|
|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.|
|BIRDS NEST SET|
|This set works up so quickly and looks great in any plating and with multiple types of bead options. Perfect for someone just starting out working with wire. This project will require a suspension of perfectionism but it is made more beautiful for it. Wire included but beads and chain/findings extra and you can also BYOB (bring your own beads) $35. 1 hr.
|Cowrie shells are HOT for the summer! Use our beautiful matte finish cowrie shell connectors to create this trendy summer bracelet. No experience required! Taught by Staff. approx 1-1.5 hours. $35 plus materials.|
|BEGINNER CLASS: CUBE HERRINGBONE BRACELET|
|Learn the flat herringbone stitch to create this versatile bracelet. This is an introductory class - no experience necessary. We've selected 4mm cube Miyuki beads for this class to make it a little easier to learn; after the class, you'll be ready to use any size seedbeads with this stitch. Instructors: Staff. 2 1/2 hours. $40 (plus materials)|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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).|
|"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. This class is geared towards the intermediate or advanced beginner. 3-4 hours. $55 materials not included.
|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).|
|"SOUPER" WRAP BRACELET|
|Why not make some soup, Bead Soup that is!!! Bring your stash, especially those 2-hole beads, to make this "bead soup" wrap bracelet. Purchase additional beads for focals or to add some bling. The soft flex, metal button, and crimps are on us. Instructor: Staff. Fee: $20. Approx 1 1/2 hours.|
|WICKER BASKET BRACELET|
|CzechMates Crescent beads take center stage in this textured and dimensional bracelet designed by TrendSetter Anna Lindell. The combination of 2-hole beads and seed beads results in a weighty and comfortable bracelet resembling a braided wicker basket! For Intermediate/Advanced weavers only. If not completed in class, students will have the ability to finish on their own. For bangle lovers, directions will be included. Instructor: Marianne Olbermann. Approx. 3-4 hours. $60 plus materials.|
|SUPERDUO TRIANGLE WEAVE BAND BRACELET|
|This is a great beginner beadweaving class for anyone looking to dip their toe in and walk away with a completed piece. It uses superduos and firepolished beads to a create a subtle wave effect and works up quite quickly. Maybe you’ll make a few in other colorways when you get home if you feel inspired! This is a Deb Roberti pattern taught by Carmelina Calabrese. 2-3 hours. $35, materials not included.|
|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.|
|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. 2 hrs. $45.|
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.