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175 E. Post Rd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel. 914-644-8191
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Today: 5/19/2019
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LATE NIGHT
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 Jun 5   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.
Thu May 23   11:00 AM         Sat Jun 15  1:00 PM
Sun May 26   12:00 PM         Mon Jun 24  11:00 AM
Wed Jun 5   6:00 PM          
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.)
Sat May 25   11:00 AM         Sun Jun 9  12:00 PM
Thu May 30   11:00 AM         Wed Jun 26  6:00 PM
Thu Jun 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. Basic stringing/crimping knowledge required. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $45(includes all materials).
Thu Jun 20   11:00 AM          
GRAPE CLUSTER WINE CHARM /PENDANT
Great gift idea; use it for wine charms, as earrings or a pendant. Select from six colors of glass drops, add a glass leaf, and create a set of beautiful wine charms. After you learn the technique, you can make subsequent grape clusters in minutes. Instructor: Beads Staff. 30 minutes. $25 (includes all materials for four grape clusters)
Tue May 21   11:00 AM          
COUTURE STYLE EARRINGS
With a little manual dexterity, you can look like you spent a fortune on these couture earrings. All you need is familiarity with beading tools, and in an hour, you'll walk out of the store with a pair of these earrings, in the color of your choice (also makes a nice pendant). Just make sure not to tell anyone how much you spent. Instructor: Debbie or Denise. 1 hour. $30 (includes materials - silver non-tarnishing craft wire, one strand of Chinese crystals, and plated earwires). Pre-made forms or other beads extra.
Sat Jun 22   11:00 AM          
BEEHIVE WRAP
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.
Mon Jun 17   11:00 AM          
AUDREY EARRINGS
Another beautiful pattern gifted to us by the talented Jill Wiseman. Create a simple seed bead and crystal bezel around a rivoli to make a versatile pair of earrings that are sure to wow! Taught by: Staff. Approx. 2 hours. $35 plus materials. Appropriate for advanced beginners/intermediate level bead weavers.
Fri Jun 21   11:00 AM          
SHAGGY LOOPS EARRINGS
A great introduction to basic chainmaille! Use colorful anodized aluminum jumprings and a tube of 6/0 Miyuki mix seed beads to create these fun earrings. So many color choices - the possibilities are endless! Mix up your beads randomly or make a pattern. We'll have you perfecting your jump ring closures in no time! Instructor: staff. Approx 1.5 hours. $35 plus materials. Bring chainmaille pliers if you have them, or purchase here for class. Aluminum jump rings and chainmaille kits are currently on sale!
Tue Jun 4   11:00 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!
Sun May 26   3:00 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.
Sat Jun 8   11:00 AM          
HAMMERED TWIST RING
Time for some metalwork! In this class we will use some basic metal working techniques to work harden a dead soft wire ring. Adding a twist gives some interest, and you can add beads or not! No soldering required. A good basics class, but some previous experience with wire is helpful. Instructor: Debbie. Approx. 1 hour, $35 includes wire.
Fri Jun 14   11:30 AM          
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.
Sun Jun 2   10:30 AM          
INTERLOCKED IVY
This gorgeous necklace is made using size 6 seed beads, O beads, Superduo's, and Rulla's that fit perfectly together for a delicate statement. A great introductory project if you would like to experiment with different shaped seed beads. Instructor: Staff. Two hours. $35 (plus materials).
Wed May 29   11:00 AM          
GEM DRAGON BRACELET
New! From Edwin Batres of ACL Patterns & More. Stunning new dragon head componant made from recycled coffee -- part of ACL's exclusive Cafe Collection. Learn to weave a sleek bracelet of Gem Duo scales to complement your dragon head! More info coming soon!
Sat Jun 15   11:00 AM          
SPECIAL LATE NIGHT WITH ACL PATTERNS & MORE
Join Edwin Batres anytime between 5 - 8 pm, and he will show you how to make a peyote bail for a donut shape pendant. Featuring ACL’s exclusive Café Collection signature donut pendants made from recycled coffee! FREE TUTORIALS WITH EDWIN!
Wed May 29   5:00 PM          
BOHO BUGLES
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).
Fri May 24   11:00 AM          
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.
Fri Jun 7   11:00 AM          
CUBE BROCADE BRACELET
Create a soft tapestry bracelet with this adaptation of a Deb Roberti pattern. Using cubes, seed beads and round or firepolished beads this pattern easily adapts to use a range of different beads for many stylish looks. Instructor: Staff. 2 hours. $35 plus materials.
Wed May 22   11:00 AM          
SPOOL KNITTED BRACELET
We're updating the old "Knitting Nancy" tooland creating this bracelet on a 5-peg wooden spool. Incorporating beads along the tube and inside the bracelet complements the lacy wirework. Once you've learned the technique, you'll enjoy making one-of-a-kind necklaces, focal slides, and more; options will be shown in class. This is a very versatile knitting method, and very portable, making it ideal for travel! A fun class with lots of tips & tricks! HOMEWORK REQUIRED, so please stop by before class to purchase beads and receive instructions. Beginner level. Instructor: Marianne Olbermann. Approx. 3 hours, $50 plus materials.
Sun Jun 9   2:00 PM          
WICKER BASKET BRACELET
CzechMates Crescent beads take center stage in this textured and dimentional 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.
Sun Jun 16   11:00 AM          
SOPHIA EARRINGS
A great class for beginners whom would like to learn how to use Superduos to make these sparkling show stopper earrings. You will have a fun time making these earrings using Superduos, O-beads, seedbeads, 2 sizes of Swarovski bicones and 11/0 seedbeads. Instructor: Carmelina Calabrese. 2 hrs. $40
Sat Jun 1   11:00 AM          
DIAMANTE BRACELET SET
A brand new creation by Carmelina Calabrese! Use storm duos, 2-hole cabochons, round beads and seed beads to create a snazzy component around a chaton. You will create individual components that are then attached in a diamond shape to form a bracelet or individual components can also be made as earrings, the possibilities are endless! Advanced beginner/ Intermediate level. $55, allow 3 hours.
Sun May 26   2:00 PM          
DIAMOND CRESCENT NECKLACE
Bracelet and Earring set. This beautiful V-drop necklace uses 2-hole Crescents, GemDuos and 15/0’s. Once you learn the basic pattern, it can be adapted to make a bracelet or earrings as well. Materials not included but we will supply the fireline and needles. Requires Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of beadweaving. Taught by permission using a Susan Sassoon design. Instructor: Sandra Dellano. 4 hrs. $60.
Wed Jun 12   11:00 AM          
LITTLE RICKY LOOM - NEW PATTERN!
This new Miyuki pattern for the Little Ricky loom (or any loom) adds a bit of elegance to your summer wardrobe! You will use Delica 11's to create a simple geometric pattern, and finish it off with a neat slide clasp. Use our combo of white and golds or choose your own colors. Instructor: Staff. Approx. 3 hours. $35 plus materials. Appropriate for all levels, but some looming experience is helpful. Bring your Little Ricky or purchase one for class at a discount.
Tue Jun 11   11:00 AM          
RIVETING ENAMELS
Kieu Pham Gray is coming! Learn enameling and cold connections in one class. You will learn to torch fire enamel on copper and use transparent enamels on silver to create true colors. After firing all the pieces, you will rivet them together. Students will finish at least one pendant. Beginner level. 3 hours, must be at least 18 years old. Taught by the illustrious Kieu Pham Gray! Class fee:$75, Materials fee (kit) $40.
Fri Jun 28   6:00 PM          
WISHES: INTERLOCKING RINGS
Kieu Pham Gray is coming! Learn to solder interlocking rings to create this classic ring design. Students will have the choice of making a mixed metal ring or all sterling silver ring. Students who work quickly may have time to make 2 rings. Additional tools may be purchased from the instructor. Taught by the famous Kieu Pham Gray! Beginner level, 3 hours. Must be at least 18 years old. Class fee:$75, materials fee: $30.
Sat Jun 29   9:00 AM          
FILLIGREE 101
Kieu Pham Gray is coming! Create delicate works of art with filligree. We will bend, twist and turn sterling silver stock to create an intricate pendant. Students will be challenged to put their creativity to action while continuing to fine tune your skills. Pre-requisite: must have some soldering experience and experince wirh wire working. Intermediate level, 4 hours. Taught by the famed Kieu Pham Gray! Must be at least 18 years old. Class fee:$90, materials fee:$75.
Sat Jun 29   1:00 PM          
STAMP IT UP!
Kieu Pham Gray is coming! Join this fast growing trend of metal stamping. Students will learn how to create personalized charms for any occasion. Students will have enough time to finish at least 3 pieces. Beginner level, 90 minutes. Taught by the renowned Kieu Pham Gray! Must be at least 14 years old. Class fee:$45, materials fee:$35
Sat Jun 29   6:30 PM          
SET FOR ROYALTY
Kieu Pham Gray is coming! Create a setting fit for royalty. This introductory stone setting class will add another dimension to your glasswork or any stone. Students will have the opportunity to customize a pendant design to thier liking. (Dichro cabachons will vary). Additional tools and materials may be purchased from the instructor. Pre-requisite: must know how to solder with sterling silver. Intermediate level, 4 hours. Taught by the illustrious Kieu Pham Gray! Must be at least 18 years old. Class fee:$90, materials fee:$65.
Sun Jun 30   9:00 AM          
COPPER LILLIES
Kieu Pham Gray is coming! Turn simple copper discs into beautifully formed petals to make a pair of earrings or pendant. Learn to form the petals and patina them with a torch. Additional materials and tools may be purchased from the instructor. Beginner level, 3 hours, must be at least 16 years old. Taught by the indomitable Kieu Pham Gray! Class fee:$75, materials fee:$35 (includes kit & chain supplied by store).
Sun Jun 30   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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