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175 E. Post Rd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel. 914-644-8191
Open 7 days
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Mon-Sat11:00 - 6:00
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Today: 1/16/2019
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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 Jan 23   6:00 PM          
Wed Feb 13   6:00 PM          
Wed Feb 27   6:00 PM          
BEADED TASSELS
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.
Thu Feb 14   11:00 AM          
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.
Sat Jan 26   11:00 AM          
Mon Feb 4   11:00 AM          
Sun Feb 10   12:00 PM          
Wed Feb 27   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 Jan 19   11:00 AM          
Wed Jan 23   6:00 PM          
Thu Feb 7   11:00 AM          
Sun Feb 24   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. Basic stringing/crimping knowledge required. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $45(includes all materials).
Sat Feb 16   11:00 AM          
Mon Feb 18   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 Jan 22   11:00 AM          
BRICK STITCH BRACELET COMPONENT
This class will bring all your brick stitch skills to bear in making a component you can slide onto any cording to make a bracelet or choker of your choice. We recommend taking the Brick Stitch “Stitch of the Month” but you can jump into this class with a basic knowledge of beadweaving. Taught by Sandra. Approx. 1.5 hrs. $35 plus materials.
Wed Jan 16   11:00 AM          
STITCH OF THE MONTH - ODD AND EVEN COUNT PEYOTE
Stitch of the Month - Odd and Even Peyote - Join us for another month of stitch of the month workshops. This month we will be exploring Peyote stitch both odd and even count. This workshop will cover everything you need to pull off this stitch on your own. Many projects will put these skills to use. 2.5 - 3 hrs. Materials included. $40.
Sun Jan 20   12:00 PM          
WIRE CAGED PENDANT
New Project Class. This is the answer to that cabachon you have that you'd love to turn into a pendant. Or beads that would benefit from some wire embellishing to create a unique pendant. Also the perfect answer to how to wear your favorite stones from our Crystal Energy Center! Learn to mold craft wire around the piece of your choice, and to create swirls and whirls, and add interest to any piece. Must have some wire wrapping experience. This is a fun, intermediate class. Instructor: Staff. 1.5 hours. $35 (plus materials)
Fri Feb 15   11:00 AM          
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS BRACELET
This versatile bracelet can work up as a bangle or be made with a magnetic clasp. Perfectly in time for any celebration or holiday, it can be made in any colorway. It uses a combination of superduos, 11’s, 15’s and 4mm bicones. Maybe you’ll get bit by the bug and make one for each season! This pattern was a holiday gift to us by the talented Jill Wiseman (taught with permission by our staff). 2-3 hrs. $35 plus materials.
Fri Feb 22   11:00 AM          
INTRODUCTORY CLASS: SPIRAL ROPE BRACELET
This is an introductory beadweaving class - no experience necessary. We'll start with a little background on the types of beads, stringing and tools used for beadweaving, then teach you the spiral rope stitch. You'll weave fire-polished beads with size 8/0 and 11/0 to create a bracelet. Finish it with a plated toggle. This is a great stitch for making necklaces as well. Depending on how quickly you work, you may not finish in class, but you'll learn everything you need to finish the project at home. Instructor: Staff. 2 hours. $35.00 (plus materials).
Tue Feb 12   11:00 AM          
MACRAME WITH LINKS
A modern twist on a classic stitch! In this class you will learn how to use a basic macramé knot to complement a focal link piece. We've jazzed up the slider clasp as well, so you can make this simple bracelet fit anyone with ease. Beads staff. 90 minutes. $35 (Includes knotting cord in your choice of color.)
Mon Jan 21   11:00 AM          
INTRODUCTORY 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)
Tue Jan 29   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 Jan 27   2:00 PM          
SHAMBALLA BRACELET
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.
Thu Feb 21   11:00 AM          
MALA MAKING BASICS
Learn how to make your own mala necklace. These meditation beads can be made in various set lengths. Get all you need to know about how to make & use a mala, what a guru bead is for, and why they are so popular these days. Instructor: Iti. 2 hours. $35 plus materials.
Sat Feb 23   11:00 AM          
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.
Wed Feb 20   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 Jan 25   11:00 AM          
ETRUSCAN DISK
Learn how to lock in 1.8mm cube beads around a hammered component to make a stunning pendant or make two components for great pair of earrings. Swarovski Crystals are used as a beautiful accent. Instructor: Sandra. 3 Hours. $35.00 (plus materials).
Wed Jan 30   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.
Tue Feb 19   11:00 AM          
CRESCENT SABA BRACELET
This bracelet steals the show. The circling crescent motifs are enhanced by sparkly crystal or firepolish and seedbeads. Flexible and lightweight yet substantial on your wrist. The pattern lends itself to a necklace as well. Detailed instructions and photos will be provided. Taught with permission of designer. Marianne Olbermann will be guest teaching this advanced beginner class. Fireline and needles included, all other materials extra. Call the store for a detailed materials list. $50. 3 hrs.
Sun Feb 3   12:00 PM          
POINSETTIA BRACELET
In the rich jewel colors of the holidays or the warm hues of autumn, this bracelet sparkles and delights. 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. A wonderful gift for the holidays, for birthday and mother’s gifts when done in birthstone colors. This class is for the advanced beginner/intermediate beadweaver. Guest instructed by Marianne Olbermann. 2.5-3hrs. $55, plus materials.
Fri Jan 18   11:00 AM          
LITTLE RICKY LOOMING
Learn to use the Little Ricky Loom! We'll teach you how to set up your loom, basics of warping, weaving on loom, embellishing the edges, and the tricky dismount. Plus, students get a special discount on their purchase of a new Little Ricky Loom. Instructor: Sandra Dellano. Approx 4 hours. $50 plus materials
Tue Feb 5   11:00 AM          
STORMY SEAS EARRINGS
Come ride the wave with the new addition to the world of double hole bead shapes, storm duos are in! This earring created and instructed by Sandra Dellano will fit in perfectly with your summer jewelry wardrobe. This is a beginner class, some knowledge of beadweaving helps but is not necessary. Directly following this class will be the Stormy Seas Bracelet class created by Allie at Potomac Beads. $40 each class if taken individually, $35 a class if taken together. Materials not included but storm duos bought for the class will have a 10% discount applied.
Tue Feb 26   3:00 PM          
STORMY SEAS BRACELET
Want a bracelet to go with those Stormy Seas Earrings? We’ve got you covered. Created by Allie at Potomac Beads and instructed by Sandra Dellano. This is a beginner class. $40 each class if taken individually, $35 a class if taken together. Materials not included but storm duos bought for the class will have a 10% discount applied.
Tue Feb 26   11:00 AM          
ODD COUNT PEYOTE CHANNEL BANGLE
Take your knowledge of odd-count peyote to a new level! Use delicas to create a patterned ribbon you can stitch on to a brass bangle. Simple, yet so versatile! Taught by Sandra. $35 plus materials. Approx. 2 hours.
Mon Feb 11   11:00 AM          

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.

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