|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 Sep 26|| 6:00 PM || Wed Nov 14|| 6:00 PM|
|Wed Oct 10|| 6:00 PM || Wed Nov 28|| 6:00 PM|
|Wed Oct 24|| 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 Oct 4|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Oct 10|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Sun Oct 21|| 12:00 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.
|Wed Sep 26|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Sun Oct 7|| 12:00 PM || || |
|Thu Oct 18|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Oct 24|| 6:00 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).|
|BIRDS NEST SET|
|This set works up so quickly and looks great in any plating and with multiple types of bead options. Perfect for someone just starting out working with wire. This project will require a suspension of perfectionism but it is made more beautiful for it. Wire included but beads and chain/findings extra and you can also BYOB (bring your own beads) $35. 1 hr.
|CENTERLINE CUFF BRACELET|
|A great introduction on how to work with our new centerline components. You will be shown how to use fireline and delicas to weave into the components. You can bring your own beads (delicas are suggested to start if you’d like to make a pattern) but any smaller bead will work for this. Great class for a beginner beader. 1 - 1.5 hrs. Materials not included. $35|
|This versatile bracelet works up using brick stitch and a variety of beads. Knowledge of brick stitch and some level of proficiency is required as the diversity in bead shapes and sizes can be trickier for newbies to catch on. Created by talented Samantha Hoar and taught by Debbie Daum. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to pick out the beads for your project. 2 - 3 hours. Materials not included. $35|
|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).|
|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.|
|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.|
|BASICS OF BEAD CROCHET|
|Learn how to bead crochet and how to make this versatile necklace. Made with Japanese seedbeads, you can select a single color or multiple colors. We've purchased a special magnetic clasp that works perfectly with this design. You will not complete the necklace in this class. Prerequisite: some beadweaving experience. (Sorry - no lefties in this class.) Instructor: Pat Riesner. 3 hours. $50 (includes crochet hook, thread and seedbeads for 5" practice piece made in the class; excludes seedbeads and clasp for the final necklace made at home.)|
|Learn how to turn a flat bead into a beautiful pendant. If you can sew a button, you can learn bead embroidery. It's patience with an outstanding finish. Spend a day embellishing a bead, gossiping and having fun! You will not finish the project in class, but you will have all the information and skill to finish it at home. Prerequisite: some beadweaving experience. Instructor: Pat Riesner. 7 hours (includes lunch break). $70 plus materials. ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY TO SELECT YOUR BEADS.|
|CROWN OF QUEENS DAGGER NECKLACE|
|From jeans to office to evening wear - that's what this necklace is all about. Easy to make and looks like a million dollars. Make it in muted monotones, or select contrasting wild colors - show your personality. Must have experience with beading, but no specific skills required. You will not finish this project in class, but you will have all the instructions you need to finish it at home. Please arrive 15 minutes early to select your beads; class will begin promptly at the appointed time. If you have an Ott light, 10lb Fireline and a #12 beading needle, bring them with you. Instructor: Pat Riesner; 2 1/2 hours; $50 plus materials|
|This gorgeous, playful earring is so simple to make! Use Swarovski crystals and seed beads to create a color combination that is unique to your palette. No prior beadweaving experience is necessary to sign up for the class. Instructor: Staff. 2 hours. $35 (plus materials).|
|SYLVIO THE SKELETON FISH|
|Sylvio the Skeleton Fish is yet another member of Edwin’s School of Fish collection. He is a bit slimmer than his fellow schoolmates but is just as fun to make and wear, especially in October. Created and taught by the talented Edwin Batres. 3 hrs. This class is for the intermediate/advanced beadweaver. Materials not included. $60.|
|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).|
|MIDAS TOUCH NECKLACE|
|Swarovski crystals mingle with SuperDuos and seed beads to create this golden collar. The look of 14K without the price tag! Use your own creativity to make in any variety of color or metallic to suit your desire. You’ll want a bracelet to match. Previous beadweaving experience a prerequisite. Necklace will not be completed in class. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 3 hrs. Materials not included. $60|
|Explore the many ways to manipulate wire to customize your jewelry. Create your own findings- S-hooks, fancy headpins, clasps, spirals and coiled beads- as we bend and twist, texture and harden, spiral and coil. You will also receive a thorough explanation of proper wire gauges and tools and detailed written instructions. The accompanying photo is just one example of what you can accomplish with your wire-worked pieces. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 3 hrs. Materials not included. $60|
|A NIGHT ON THE TOWN|
|Crystals pave the way across this special bracelet. Size 11 and 15 round seed beads and delicas encircle and flank the crystals. Dress it up, or dress it down, you’ll agree this one’s a winner. Some beadweaving experience is necessary. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 3 hrs. Materials not included. $60|
|STAR CHARM BRACELET|
|A great class to learn the versatile ladder and circular peyote stitch. You will learn to make a bracelet with charms that incorporate the new DiamonDuo beads and QuadraLentil beads, which are used to form charms in star shapes. Just a touch of crystals are used to add that twinkling, sparkling effect to this charm bracelet. Instructor: Carmelina Calabrese. 3 hrs. $50|
|ENDLESS LOOM STRETCH BRACELET|
|Endless looms are in! As are the stretchy endless bracelet loops! This project uses both and your choice of bead size to weave a multi-row loomed stretch bracelet. You can make one for any season you prefer but since they’re so easy, why not make one for every season? You can bring your own beads or come a little earlier to select your colors of choice. This is a good project for a beginner beader. 1.5 - 2 hrs. Stretchy endless bracelet loops included. 10% discount applicable towards a purchase of the loom on the day of the class. Beads are extra. $35|
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.