|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.)|
|Tue Dec 7|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Mon Dec 13|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Sat Dec 18|| 11:30 AM || || |
|LENGUA ESPANOLA: INTRODUCCION AL ENCORDADA|
|Aprenda a diseñar y hacer su propio collar o pulsera. Esta clase le presentará todos los diferentes tipos de materiales y herramientas para encordar, así como cómo colocar un broche. Diseñarás y fabricarás una pulsera en la clase con piedras semipreciosas. Absolutamente no se necesita experiencia. Instructores: Staff. 2 horas; $ 40 (incluye todos los materiales).
THIS CLASS IS TAUGHT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH.|
|**NEW!** BEAD TIME FOR TEENS|
|On holiday break from school? This special class is being offered specifically for teens aged 13-16 years of age. They will learn to make a choker style necklace or a bracelet, and what skills go into making these types of jewelry. Skills included are knowing which stringing materials to use for different projects, all about clasps, and crimping. Teens will design their own necklace or bracelet in a small group setting. Space is limited to 5 students per session. Absolutely no prior experience required! Taught by Christina Santiago. $25 plus materials. Allow 2 hours.|
|Mon Dec 27|| 1:30 PM || || |
|Thu Dec 30|| 1:30 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.)
|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.|
|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).|
|HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS 2021|
|NEED A QUICK HOLIDAY GIFT? REGISTER AND JOIN MARIANNE AND SANDRA FOR TWO FABULOUS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS. DECEMBER 1, IS BUGLE BROADWAY BRACELET AND SUPER DUO EARRINGS.
DECEMBER 8, IS YULE GARLAND EARRINGS AND ASTRAL BRACELET.
PLUS ON SATURDAY DECEMBER 4, IS THE HONEYCOMB BRACELET WITH CARMELINA.
$20 PER PROJECT, PLUS MATERIALS.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1 AND 8 AT 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM. APPROPRIATE FOR ALL LEVELS OF BEADWEAVERS. Allow 2 hours. (Click photo to enlarge.)|
|RINGS & MORE RINGS!|
|Let's make rings! Who couldn't use a few more rings in her wardrobe? Using wire and beads we will learn several wire techniques: wrapping, braiding, looping, weaving, etc. with and without beads. This class will form a foundation for you to design styles of your own. Samples are representative of the rings we'll create. Only requirement is the desire to work with wire and pliers. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. Allow 2 hours, $40 plus materials.|
|GINKO LACE BRACELET|
|Ginko Duos and seed beads woven in a lacey pattern create the open and airy feel of this bracelet. Appropriate for beaders with any beadweaving experience, even recent grads of our Bead Weaving Basics! Design by Norma Jean Dell, taught with permission. Allow 2-2.5 hours. $35 plus materials.|
|CURLICUE NECKLACE BY SUSAN SASSOON|
|Learn an easy way to start CRAW as you create this elegant necklace. You will learn how to embellish CRAW to create the curly shapes and use peyote to stitch a matching bezeled centerpiece. Taught by Susan Sassoon (in person). Prerequisite: must know CRAW stitch. Appropriate for intermediate level bead weavers. $80 plus materials. Please allow 4 hours.|
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.