|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 May 6|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Jun 3|| 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 Apr 9|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Apr 15|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Tue Apr 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.)
|Wed Apr 15|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Thu Apr 23|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Apr 29|| 11:00 AM || || |
|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 Apr 14|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sun Apr 26|| 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).|
|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.|
|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.|
|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. Class is $10 with the purchase of a chain maille kit. They range from $20-$25 and are discounted additionally at 40% off. $35 without purchase of a kit.|
|SEA GLASS CAGED PENDANT|
|A quick class that breaks down how to approach free form objects without drill holes to turn them into beautiful souvenirs of your time at the beach (or at the local craft store buying more sea glass than you needed!). You may bring your own sea glass. You can buy chain or beads to make your own necklace around the pendant after the class. 1 - 1.5hrs. Instructor: Iti. $35 including sea glass and wire.|
|SUPER SQUARE BRACELET|
|It can be hip to be square! Combining brick or tila beads, seedbeads and superduos, this is a fantastic project for a beginner to dip their toe into crimping while pulling off a project a little trickier than a single strand bracelet. If you’ve taken intro to stringing and are looking to brush up on your skills or how to approach multi-hole beads, this is the class for you! Created and taught by Denise Topkis. 1.5 hrs. Superduos and seedbeads included. $35 plus your choice of tila or brick beads and clasp.
|DOUBLE COIN BRACELET|
|This knot in the shape of overlapping coins is a Chinese symbol of prosperity. A series of these knots lends itself to a trendy, contemporary look when woven with leather. The sample is done with 3 colors of leather and embellished with beads. It can be done with 1 or 2 strands for a smaller, daintier look. No experience necessary- only prerequisite is patience! Created and taught by Marianne Olbermann. 2hrs. $50 plus materials.|
|LUMINOUS SPARKLE RING|
|This class is for the advanced intermediate beadweaver. This sparkling luminescent ring combines right angle weave with cubic right angle weave to form this elegant solid ring. Swarovski round and bicone crystals surround a Lunasoft cabochon adding just the right touch of glitz. It can be made in the size option of your choice (or both if you’re feeling ambitious!). You will make the face of the ring in the class and start on the ring band, finishing takes a little longer but all points will be covered and shown so you can finish the ring perfectly. Guest instructed by Carmelina Calabrese. 3 hrs. $55 not including materials.|
|Spring is here and what better way to celebrate the new season than to make yourself some new eye candy for your wrist. Learn to bezel Rivoli's using 2-hole bars, seed beads, bicones and round beads and encase round beads with seed beads and bicones that will then be connected between the Rivoli's leaving you with an eye-catching bracelet. Ideal for the advanced beginner/intermediate beadweaver. Created and guest instructed by Carmelina Calabrese. 3hrs. $60 plus materials.|
|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.|
|MADRIGAL BRACELET AND EARRINGS|
|Calling all beginner Bead Weavers! A class which is focused on teaching you how to read and work with simple patterns. Advanced bead weavers would find this a fun class to relax and encourage our beginners. We will be using Right and Left Zoli Duo beads which adds to the fun of this pattern by making the bracelet/earrings reversible and wearable any way you prefer! These patterns are presented with permission from Debbie Roberti of Around The Beading Table. Taught by Sandra Dellano. 20% Discount on Zoli Duo Beads. 3hrs. $40 plus materials.
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.