|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 Aug 22|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Sep 12|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Wed Sep 26|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Just as bar/bat mitzvah season is about to gear up again, we have a special project to really personalize the occasion! Learn to bead your own kippah, for you or the bat mitzvah girl! Using bugles, craft wire & crystals, create this flexible, comfortable pattern with a Magin David at the center. Hair combs and wire included. Instructor: Debbie. 1 hour. $30 plus beads.|
|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.|
|Sat Sep 1|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Wed Sep 12|| 6:00 PM || || |
|Thu Sep 20|| 11:00 AM || || |
|INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WIRE WRAPPING|
|In this class you will design and make 2 pairs of dangling earrings 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 Aug 22|| 6:00 PM || Thu Sep 13|| 11:00 AM|
|Wed Aug 29|| 11:00 AM || Wed Sep 26|| 6:00 PM|
|Sun Sep 2|| 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. Basic stringing/crimping knowledge required. Instructors: Staff. 2 hours; $45(includes all materials).|
|Fri Aug 24|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Tue Sep 18|| 11:00 AM || || |
|STITCH OF THE MONTH - SPIRAL ROPE|
|Join us for the sixth month of stitch of the month workshops. This month we will be exploring Spiral Rope stitch both flat and round. This workshop will cover everything you need to pull off this stitch on your own and is offered twice, once on a weekday and once on a weekend. Towards the end of the month, we offer a project class that will put these skills to use. 2.5 - 3 hrs. Materials included. $40.|
|Tue Sep 4|| 11:00 AM || || |
|Sat Sep 22|| 11:00 AM || || |
|When we saw these new glass petal beads, we thought they were so pretty that we had to find a way to use them for a new project class. Our Spring Flowers Bracelet does just that, and it's so easy to make, it's a great beginner class. Combine your choice of colors for the petal beads with size 11 seedbeads and a pearl to create this bracelet. 2 1/2 hours. $30 (plus materials)|
|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. Knowledge of peyote is required. $35. 2 hrs. Materials not included by you can BYOB (bring your own beads).|
|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 fall/holiday arm stacks. $35. Materials not included.|
|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).|
|Curious about gemstones? Come spend an hour with our staff gemologist as we explain the basics of Gemology. We'll discuss crystal structure, how light affects stones, gemstone names and interesting facts about stones. Plus, see & touch all kinds of interesting gem and mineral specimens! Taught by Debbie Daum. FREE!|
|Learn how to lock in 1.8mm cube beads around a hammered component to make a stunning pendant or make two components for great pair of earrings. Swarovski Crystals are used as a beautiful accent. Instructor: Sandra. 3 Hours. $35.00 (plus materials).|
|"SOUPER" WRAP BRACELET|
|Fall is here so 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.|
|Crescent beads and pinch beads create the look of a woven tapestry. Demi rounds complete the textured look. Another beautiful design by TrendSetter artist Carole Ohl. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 2-3hrs. Materials not included. $55.|
|DRAGON SPINE NECKLACE|
|Single and double spiral stitch forms the base for this necklace. Changing bead sizes along the rope makes for an interesting look. This ridged spiral rope reminded designer Valerie Clifton of a dragonís spine and she named her design Draconis. Adding her specific technique to the spirals results in this ridged dragon spine. Taught by Marianne Olbermann. 3-4hrs. Materials not included. $65.|
|CARRIED AWAY BRACELET|
|Carrier beads are all the rage right now so let's get "carried" away with this elegant carrier bead bracelet done in a new fun way using right angle weave and montees. Learn to make a band incorporating a beaded clasp using 3 sided craw and swarovski crystals to a add a touch of sparkle. This is an intermediate class as knowledge of Right Angle Weave and Cubic Right Angle Weave is needed. Guest instructed and created by Carmelina Calabrese. $65. 4 hours. Materials not included.|
|This bracelet uses Superduo's and GemDuo's to create stunning squares with peyote stitch. You will then learn to attach the squares with right angle weave. The squares also can be used to make a pair of earrings that match your bracelet. Guest instructed by Carmelina Calabrese. This is an advanced beginner class. 3 hours. Materials not included. $55.|
|LITTLE RICKY LOOMING|
|Learn to use the Little Ricky Loom! We'll teach you how to set up your loom, basics of warping, weaving on loom, embellishing the edges, and the tricky dismount. Plus, students get a special discount on their purchase of a new Little Ricky Loom. Instructor: Sandra Dellano. Approx 4 hours. $50 plus materials|
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.