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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 3   11:30 AM          
Fri Feb 18   11:30 AM          
Sun Feb 20   12:30 PM          
**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 and a stretchy 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. $35 plus materials. Allow 2 hours.
Tue Feb 22   1:30 PM          
Thu Feb 24   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.)
Sun Jan 30   3:00 PM         Thu Feb 17  11:30 AM
Fri Feb 4   11:30 AM         Wed Feb 23  11:30 AM
Tue Feb 8   11:30 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.
Sun Feb 6   12:30 PM          
Sat Feb 19   11:30 AM          
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).
Fri Jan 28   11:30 AM          
Wed Feb 16   11:30 AM          
Wed Feb 23   11:30 AM          
BRICK STITCH STASH BUSTER WITH MARTI BROWN
A MARTI BROWN CLASS! Create a custom frame from niobium wire and anodize it your favorite color. Anodize the other findings to match. Then use brick stitch to use up excess beads to create these fun earrings. Got more beads hanging out in your stash? Make more frames to make more earrings. Taught by Marti Brown in person! $80 includes kit, allow 3-4 hours. Appropriate for beginners, though some beadweaving experience preferred.
Sat Mar 12   10:00 AM          
HYBRID THEORY NECKLACE WITH MARTI BROWN
A MARTI BROWN CLASS! In this class you will cut, file, and sand niobium sheet to prepare for anodizing. Punch holes for riveting a bail to it and for attaching dangles. Experience the magic of anodizing niobium with a sponge! The color will be both random and chosen by a combination of "painting" with a natural sponge applicator and your chosen color created by bath anodizing. Branching fringe will be added to the dangles off the bottom. Taught in person by Marti Brown. $90 includes kit, allow 3-4 hours. Appropriate for beginners!
Sat Mar 12   3:00 PM          
FREYA'S SHIELD NECKLACE WITH MARTI BROWN
A MARTI BROWN CLASS! In this class you will cut, file, and sand niobium sheet to prepare for anodizing. Bath anodizing is used to give the backplate a solid color background. Fold forming line folds will give a heraldic feel to the front. On this piece you will use the "painting with sandpaper" technique while anodizing. Rivets will hold the two layers together with the line folds forming the structure for the bails. Chains and beads complete a shield fit for a goddess! The cutouts can be used to create matching earrings. Taught in person by Marti Brown. Appropriate for Intermediate level fabricators. $110 includes kit. Allow 3-4 hours.
Sun Mar 13   10:00 AM          
TASHA'S EYE PENDANT WITH MARTI BROWN
Show your fierceness when you wear this dragon's eye necklace! In this class you will saw, cut, file, and sand niobium sheet to prepare for anodizing. Create a hidden niobium bail and rivet it to the backplate. Bath anodizing is used to give some of your pieces a solid background. Others will be anodized using the "painting with sandpaper" technique. The cabochon is set using rivets that hold all the parts together. Taught in person by Marti Brown. $110 includes kit. Appropriate for Intermediate level fabricators, allow 3-4 hours.
Sun Mar 13   3:00 PM          
GOOD LUCK DOLLS & SIDEKICKS
A MELODY MACDUFFEE CLASS! For wild women (or persons) only, this is Mel's favorite class to teach. Lots of giggling happens in this class as you learn to make "good ju-ju" dolls that hold infinite possibilities for colors...and coiffures. Then go on to make a fanciful animal sidekick: a horse, zebra, giraffe, sheep, dog -- or some whole new species of animal! Good for all levels, beginners welcome! Allow up to 3 hours, $50 plus materials.
Sun Feb 13   3:00 PM          
HOOPS & BANGLES
A MELODY MACDUFFEE CLASS! Learn to make fashionable beaded bangles that you can mix, match, and stack multiples. Then make a pair of beaded hoop earrings to match, using the very same techniques. For all levels, beginner friendly! Allow 2 hours, $45 plus materials.
Thu Feb 10   2:00 PM          
FLORAL CLUSTER EARRINGS
A MELODY MACDUFFEE CLASS! Make a little garden of flowers using a simple twisted wire technique and tiny gemstone or crystal beads. Good for the slightly more adventurous beginner. Allow up to 3 hours, $50 plus materials.
Fri Feb 11   10:00 AM          
DAISY LINK BRACELET
A MELODY MACDUFFEE CLASS! Learn an easy method for making beaded daisy links and then attach them with jump rings you can make yourself! Good for the adventurous beginner, allow 3 hours, $50 plus materials.
Fri Feb 11   2:00 PM          
WIRE BY THE ROW EARRINGS
A MELODY MACDUFFEE CLASS! Learn the basics of Mel's "Wire-by-the-Row" technique, building row upon row of wire, as you create a distinctive pair of earrings in the shape & style of your choice! Appropriate for intermediate level students, allow 3 hours, $50 plus materials.
Thu Feb 10   10:00 AM          
TREE OF LIFE PENDANT
A MELODY MACDUFFEE CLASS! The Tree of Life is an iconic symbol in many cultures. Learn to make your own frame in the shape of your choice and then create your own version of the tree in the colors you love most. Intermediate level, allow 3 hours, $50 plus materials.
Sat Feb 12   10:00 AM          
RECTANGULAR GEMSTONE EARRINGS
A MELODY MACDUFFEE CLASS! These earrings begin with a strip of connected loops you'll create using a rolling tool -- a round pill bottle works! We'll add a row of seed beads to each side of the strip and then a row of gemstones down the center. Next we'll bind the resulting rectangle to a shaped frame you will make yourself. Finally, you'll make your own ear wires using a pen! Appropriate for the adventurous Intermediate level student. Allow 4 hours, $60 plus materials.
Sat Feb 12   2:00 PM          
CHANDELIER EARRINGS
A MELODY MACDUFFEE CLASS! Chandelier earrings never go out of style! Learn to create customizable components that are light as air and adaptable to any number of shapes, sizes, and looks. Appropriate for the adventurous Intermediate level student. Allow 4 hours, $60 plus materials.
Sun Feb 13   10:00 AM          
WHEEL OF FORTUNE BRACELET
A VALERIE FELCETTO ORIGINAL! Join special guest artist Valerie Felcetto as she teaches this fun bracelet with moving parts! Using different types of seed beads, Swarovski crystals, and Druks or round crystals, you will construct all the embellishments that spin around a basic base that you will begin as homework ahead of class. For Intermediate level bead weavers, homework instructions provided upon paid registration. $60 plus materials, allow 4 hours. All materials available for purchase at the shop.
Sat Mar 5   12:00 PM          
WIRE WORKS
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. $60 plus materials.
Sat Feb 5   11:30 AM          
CHERYL NECKLACE & BRACELET
Another Edgar Lopez original! This design uses multiple components that can be used in many ways to make different pieces. Make a necklace, bracelet, and even matching earrings, all with the same instructions. Appropriate for Intermediate level bead weavers. Prerequisite: knowledge of Right Angle Weave and CRAW. Allow 5 hours, though you may not finish in class. $60 plus materials. Taught by Edgar Lopez in person.
Sat Apr 9   11:00 AM          
VIENNA OPERA EARRINGS WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
KIEU CLASS! The perfect earrings for the holidays or your next outing to the opera house. Learn to make a step bezel for gem cut stones. We'll use a pear shaped Swarovski crystal that will sparkle from every direction. An alternative design will be offered for those who do not wear stud earrings. Intermediate level, soldering experience required, allow 4 hours. Ages 18+. Earwires provided by Bead Everything (your choice of style). $140 includes class and materials kit in sterling silver.
Fri Feb 25   12:00 PM          
DAYDREAMER BRACELET WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
KIEU CLASS! A great introduction to soldering! Learn the basic concepts of silver soldering while creating an eclectic bracelet of different links. A variety of silver will be provided to allow students the opportunity to tailor their bracelet. 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. Beginner level, allow 3 hours, ages 18+. $125 includes all materials.
Fri Feb 25   6:00 PM          
FRAGMENTS PENDANT WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
KIEU CLASS! Create a modern jewelry set from bronze and silver fragments. Students will learn how to frame small pieces into a shape of their liking then link them together. There will only be enough time to finish a pair of earrings or pendant, but we will go through the entire process of making a bracelet, including the toggle clasp. Bracelet kit option is available. Intermediate level, allow 4 hours, ages 18+. $105 includes all materials.
Sat Feb 26   9:00 AM          
SHIMMERING ENAMELS WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
KIEU CLASS! Add shimmering elements to enamel that will set it apart from the ordinary. In this class you will set stones (colors will vary) and fuse silver elements to torch fired enamel to create more interest and shimmer. Students will have the option to make earrings, pendant, or links. Beginner level, allow 3 hours, ages 16+. $110 includes all materials.
Sat Feb 26   1:30 PM          
SEPARATE BUT TOGETHER WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
KIEU CLASS! Lets play with transparent enamels! Learn how to make your transparent enamels glow. We will also touch on separation enamel and a creative way to connect two enamel pieces. Intermediate level, ages 16+, allow 3 hours. $105 includes all materials for 2 pendants.
Sat Feb 26   6:00 PM          
PENUMBRA PENDANT WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
KIEU CLASS! Hollow forms let you create a lot of depth to your work while utilizing all of your skills. Starting from sheet metal and jump rings we will do some soldering, sawing, and stone setting to build a pendant that will not be left in the shadows. Intermediate level, for ages 16+, allow 6 hours. $145 includes sterling kit for 1 pendant (chain not included, but various styles will be available for purchase).
Sun Feb 27   10:00 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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