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175 E. Post Rd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel. 914-644-8191
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Today: 2/24/2020
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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 Mar 4   6:00 PM          
Wed Apr 1   6:00 PM          
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 Feb 27   11:00 AM         Sat Apr 4  11:00 AM
Sat Mar 7   2:00 PM         Thu Apr 9  11:00 AM
Thu Mar 12   11:00 AM         Wed Apr 15  6:00 PM
Wed Mar 18   6:00 PM         Tue Apr 28  11:00 AM
Thu Mar 26   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.)
Sun Mar 8   12:00 PM         Wed Apr 15  6:00 PM
Wed Mar 18   6:00 PM         Thu Apr 23  11:00 AM
Tue Mar 31   11:00 AM         Wed Apr 29  11:00 AM
Mon Apr 6   11:00 AM          
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.
Fri Mar 6   11:00 AM          
Sat Mar 28   11:00 AM          
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).
Mon Mar 30   11:00 AM          
Thu Apr 30   11:00 AM          
BASIC KUMIHIMO CORDS
A great introduction to the Japanese braiding technique of Kumihimo. Choose your colors, grab a disc and findings kit, we will show you the basics of Kumihimo. Make a beautiful and sturdy necklace that you can add a pendant to. Taught by Staff. $35 plus materials, allow 2 hours.
Wed Mar 25   11:00 AM          
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.
Thu Mar 5   11:00 AM          
Tue Apr 21   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.)
Fri Apr 3   11:00 AM          
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.
Mon Mar 9   11:00 AM          
Mon Apr 27   11:00 AM          
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 Mar 19   11:00 AM          
CHAINMAILLE EARRINGS
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.
Sat Apr 25   11:00 AM          
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.
Sat Apr 11   11:00 AM          
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.
Thu Apr 16   11:00 AM          
OLIVIA BRACELET
This bracelet is a casual yet elegant design that works up quickly (in comparison to other beadweaving projects!) and the result is stunning. Ideal for an intermediate or advanced beginner beadweaver. This class is created and guest taught by Edwin Batres. 5hrs. $65 plus materials.
Sun Mar 29   12:00 PM          
PARISELLA BRACELET
Named after Paris, the creator and instructor’s adorable ball of fluff. This bracelet uses a base of herringbone that will need to be completed prior to coming in for the class. Once signed up, we can email you the instructions or you can come in and pick it up. Create yourself an eye-catching bracelet using your choice of rivoli colors and seedbeads, you can mix and match or make it monochrome, the sky is the limit! This is ideal for the intermediate or advanced beadweaver. Created and guest taught by Valerie Falcetto. 4 hrs. $60 plus materials.
Sat Mar 7   12:00 PM          
CARRIER BEADS - PEYOTE GRAPHING
This is an Advanced Beginner class. Carrier Bead Jewelry has become a hot trend today, and the technique of reading peyote graphs is a needed skill. Using both visual and word charts the class will focus on reading graphs and creating peyote bands for the carrier beads; both even and odd-count will be demonstrated. Learn to graph your own patterns, too. You will leave class with a new or honed skill and pages of original patterns to create your unique carrier bead jewelry. This necklace is just one example of applying peyote graphs to carrier beads; the necklace photo is shown as an example and is not the class project. Students MUST have proficiency in even count peyote. Guest instructed by Marianne Olbermann. 3 hour class. $55 not including materials.
Sun Mar 8   12:00 PM          
CRYSTAL WALTZ BRACELET
Circles of Crystal in a 1,2,3 pattern. The 3d look is alternated with an openwork connecting pattern of sparkle. A real showstopper. Too much bling? Make a single strand or replace the crystals with your choice of beads. Taught by Marianne Olbermann with permission of designer Monique de Boer. This is an advanced beginner class. 3hrs. $55 plus materials. 20% off swarovski crystals purchased for this class.
Sat Mar 21   11:00 AM          
ENWRAPTURED GEMS
Enhance your gems by hugging them in circles of wire. This is a beginner friendly class and the bracelet will be finished in class. Choose round beads – pearls, gemstones or glass; they all turn out beautifully. Created and taught by Marianne Olbermann. 2hrs. $50 plus materials.
Sat Apr 4   11:00 AM          
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.
Sat Apr 18   11:00 AM          
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.
Thu Apr 30   12:00 PM          
LOLLIPOP BRACELET
In this class you will learn a new variation of CRAW called Double CRAW and you will use both to make this fun bracelet. You won't be able to make just one! Taught with permission of designer Sabine Lippert. Intermediate level. You need to know how to do CRAW (cubic right angle weave) in order to take this class. Taught by Carmelina Calabrese. 3 hours. $50, plus materials.
Thu Mar 19   11:00 AM          
STELLA NECKLACE
In this class you will learn a new way to bezel a Rivoli using 2 hole cabochons and seed beads that will then be embellished with Gingko beads and Swarovski crystals. The pendant will be attached to a chain that will then be attached to beaded links using Gingko beads and Swarovski crystals. Some bead weaving experience is necessary. Guest taught and created by Carmelina Calabrese. Ideal for the advanced beginner. 3hrs. $55 plus materials.
Sun Mar 22   12:00 PM          
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 Apr 19   12:00 PM          
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.
Fri Apr 10   11:00 AM          
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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