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175 E. Post Rd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel. 914-644-8191
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Today: 9/22/2019
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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 Oct 2   6:00 PM          
Wed Nov 6   6:00 PM          
Wed Dec 4   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.
Mon Sep 30   11:00 AM         Fri Nov 1  11:00 AM
Fri Oct 11   11:00 AM         Thu Nov 7  11:00 AM
Wed Oct 16   6:00 PM         Sat Nov 16  11:00 AM
Sun Oct 27   2:30 PM         Wed Nov 20  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.)
Mon Sep 23   11:00 AM         Sun Oct 20  12:00 PM
Sun Sep 29   12:00 PM         Sat Nov 2  11:00 AM
Mon Oct 7   11:00 AM         Tue Nov 12  11:00 AM
Wed Oct 16   6:00 PM         Sun Nov 17  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).
Sat Oct 5   11:00 AM          
Sun Nov 10   12:00 PM          
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 some materials - non-tarnishing craft wire and plated earwires). Pre-made forms or other beads extra.
Thu Oct 3   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.
Thu Sep 26   11:00 AM          
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.
Tue Sep 24   11:00 AM          
GALAXY BRACELET
Cup chain is a versatile rhinestone chain perfect for adding sparkle to your projects. This bracelet incorporates cup chain, rolo chain and leather to weave the cup chain into place. With an adjustable slide clasp, this makes an easy gift or stacking bracelet just in time to add to your favorite arm stacks. $35 plus materials.
Tue Oct 29   11:00 AM          
ZOLI DUO BRACELET
We have a surplus of zolis and couldn’t quite figure out what to do with them! Until now. Enjoy 10% of all zolis purchased towards the making of this easy bracelet. Beginner level. So beautiful and easy to make. Wrap and add some other bracelets and you have yourself an arm party! 2 hrs. $35. Materials not included.
Fri Oct 18   11:00 AM          
GINGKO SNAKESKIN BRACELET
Since they won’t stop making new bead shapes, we won’t stop working with them! This beautiful beginner bracelet works up fairly quickly with the use of new gingko beads and lays just right on your wrist. We predict once you make one, you’ll have to have one in another color (or two). Beginner level. 2 hrs. $35. Materials not included.
Mon Oct 21   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.
Mon Oct 28   11:00 AM          
SHELLS MACRAME
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.
Fri Sep 27   11:00 AM          
OMBRE 'FIRE' BRACELET
This stylish bracelet is made with 4mm fire polish beads, accented with seedbeads. The four colors bleed from one side to the other in purples or blues or whatever palette you like. No prior beadweaving experience is necessary to take this class. You should finish the bracelet during the class. 2 hours. Instructor: Beads Staff. $35 (plus materials)
Fri Nov 15   11:00 AM          
ONION SHAPED BEADS - WORKSHOP
This workshop is falling on the weekend we will be visited by Bollywood Beads for a trunk show which is perfect if you're stocking up on gemstones! If you've ever wondered how to work with onion shaped beads, this is the workshop for you. We will cover all the ways you can work with this shape to highlight its versatility. $10 for the workshop. 1 hr. Materials not included.
Sat Nov 23   11:00 AM          
CHAN LUU INSPIRED BRACELET
Everyone seems to be wearing one of these chic bracelets these days. We've modified the design to make it easy enough for a beginner to master. You'll use leather cord, seedbeads, string and a button for the clasp. You will NOT finish the bracelet during class, but you'll have all the information you need to finish it off. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Please arrive ten minutes early to select your materials. Instructor: staff; 2 1/2 hours; $35 plus materials
Thu Oct 17   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.
Thu Nov 14   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 Oct 10   11:00 AM          
COUCHING TECHNIQUE: EARRINGS
A technique so easy, no wire wrapping experience is needed! Just a different way of creating beaded hoops. We will create our own form using a mandrel, and learn how to use different gauges of wire as well as how to make a basic loop. Instructor: Iti. 1 hour, $30 plus materials.
Tue Sep 24   11:00 AM          
Thu Oct 24   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. $40 plus materials.
Thu Oct 31   11:00 AM          
ODD COUNT PEYOTE BUSINESS CARD HOLDER
Make an extra special impression when you present your business cards in this beautiful beaded business card holder designed by Susan Sassoon (taught with permission). Two drop peyote works up quickly and provides a beautiful texture for the case with endless pattern possibilities. The case is constructed using 2-hole superduo beads that act as a hinge and help form the structure of the case that will allow it to hold a stack of cards securely without squeezing them. This pattern includes instructions for a basic single color design as well as a graph for multicolored geometric patterns and a blank graph to create your own patterns. This is an intermediate level class, some knowledge of odd count peyote is helpful. This class will be split over 2 sessions as it takes time to work up. Some in between construction at home will be completed before the second session. $35 first session, $35 for the second. Materials not included.
Tue Nov 5   11:00 AM          
Tue Nov 19   11:00 AM          
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).
Sun Sep 29   12:00 PM          
"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.
Sun Sep 22   12:00 PM          
VEGAS BRACELET
Vegas Bracelet incorporates rhinestone beads, druks, and bicones to create a bracelet that is luxurious and sparkles with every move. Reminding us of the never-ending neon lights of Las Vegas. Created and taught by Edwin Batres. This is a beginner class. 2-3 hours. $55. Materials not included.
Sun Oct 27   12:00 PM          
CHRYSANTHEMUM PENDANT
Chrysanthemum Pendant uses Crescent beads, pearls, and seed beads to create a pendant that when created in fall colors becomes a perfect accessory for the season. Created and taught by Guest Instructor Edwin Batres. This class is geared towards the intermediate/advanced beadweaver. 5 hours. $65. Materials not included.
Sat Nov 2   12:00 PM          
GEM SNOWFLAKE
This winter-themed pendant uses GemDuo beads as the main focus of this beautiful pendant that resembles the shape of the popular rendition of a snowflake. Right in time for the Holiday Season! Created and taught by Guest Instructor Edwin Batres. This class is geared towards the intermediate/advanced beadweaver. 4 hours. $55. Materials not included.
Sun Dec 15   12:00 PM          
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 Oct 22   11:00 AM          
"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.
Wed Sep 25   11:00 AM          
CRYSTAL LAYER CAKE BRACELET
“Layer upon layer” whips up into a “delicious” bracelet! Adorn your seed beads with crystals, pearls or glass for a fabulous and elegant look. A variety of beadweaving techniques are used as we create a base and then layer embellishment. Complete the look with your choice of a single or double strand clasp. This is an advanced beginner/intermediate class, some knowledge of beadweaving is required. Materials not included. 2.5 - 3 hrs. $55.
Sun Oct 20   11:00 AM          
VIKING KNIT
THIS IS A 2 SESSION CLASS: The Viking knit chain is constructed by weaving wire around a wooden dowel rod and is completed by pulling the weave through a draw plate. The style is based on the ancient patterns of Viking and Indian chains and is a precursor to the knitting we know today. This flexible chain is perfect worn alone, or embellish the knitted chain with your choice of beads, end caps and charms. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 4 hours total over 2 sessions of 2 hours each. $60 for both sessions. Materials not included. Week One - 2 hours Learn to weave the wire around a dowel, in single and double weave, to form the basic knit chain. Week Two – 2 hours After completing a length of chain at home, students will learn the finishing techniques, including using a drawplate and attaching cones. Discussion of the many variations will be your impetus to create your own unique piece of knitted jewelry.
Mon Nov 11   11:00 AM          
Mon Nov 25   11:00 AM          
MERMAID EARRINGS
Shimmer and shine in these mermaid-like earrings designed by Beadsmith’s Designer Leslie Rogalski. This is a perfect project for beginners, introducing bead weaving with 2-hole beads. More experienced beadweavers will enjoy this quick and easy project. 1 1/2 hours. $35.00
Mon Oct 14   11:00 AM          
GEM LUXE BRACELET
A combination of stitches and the sparkle of crystal results in this substantial yet delicate bracelet. And…it works up quickly! Taught with permission of Eureka Crystal Beads. Advanced beginner. 2 1/2 Hours. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. $45. Materials not included.
Sat Oct 12   11:00 AM          
VIOLA NECKLACE
This necklace uses an oval Lunasoft cabochon but you wouldn't know it by looking at it. It looks like its a rectangle, which you will learn how to bezel by combining peyote stitch and netting. Then you will make a herringbone rope embellished with different sizes of seed beads and Swarovski crystals that we will attach to the bezel. You will also learn to make a herringbone toggle out of seed beads. Created and taught by Carmelina Calabrese. 4 hrs. Adv. Beg./Intermediate level. You should have some knowledge of herringbone, peyote, and netting. $60. Materials not included.
Sun Oct 6   12:00 PM          
BEADWOVEN TOGGLE CLASPS
Need Closure? It’s so frustrating when you’re unable to find a suitable clasp for your otherwise completed bracelet or necklace! Why not design your own toggle and bar clasp? Working in peyote stitch, create a clasp that enhances your work. Work on the proper proportion with appropriate beads for a custom look. If you have a bracelet that needs a clasp, bring the beads to complete the look. Various styles, including the use of superduos, will be demonstrated. Must be proficient in even count peyote. This class is for the advanced beginner/intermediate beader. 3 hours. $50. Materials not included.
Sat Oct 26   11:00 AM          
RADIANT TENNIS BRACELET
Learn to make a band of 3 sided cubic right angle weave that incorporates a beaded clasp then add swarovski crystals for a touch of sparkle. This class requires knowledge of right angle weave, some knowledge of cubic right angle will help. Intermediate level. This class will take 3 hours or a little over based on the length of time it will take to work up the band. Created and guest instructed by the talented Carmelina Calabrese. $55 plus materials.
Sun Dec 1   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. Adv. Beg./Intermediate. 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. Materials not included.
Sat Oct 19   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.
Wed Sep 25   11:00 AM         Sun Nov 3  12:30 PM
Sun Oct 13   12:00 PM         Tue Nov 26  11:30 AM
Fri Oct 25   11:00 AM          
SPARK NECKLACE
Join us to make this beautiful necklace created and taught by Guest Instructor Valerie Felcetto. Fun to wear for a casual day or a sparkly night out. This beautiful piece is versatile and doubles as a necklace or a wrap bracelet. This class requires beadweaving knowledge and is best for the intermediate/advanced beginner beadweaver. $60. 4-5 hours. Materials not included.
Sat Sep 28   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.

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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