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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; $45 (includes all materials.)
Mon Jun 24   11:30 AM         Wed Jul 10  11:30 AM
Mon Jul 1   11:30 AM         Sun Jul 14  12:30 PM
Sat Jul 6   11:30 AM         Wed Jul 24  11:30 AM
BEADWEAVING BASICS - PART 1
Come learn Bead Weaving Basics, the art of weaving jewelry with just a needle, thread, and beads. In this comprehensive, 2 PART intro class you will learn about the best stringing materials, beads, and needles to use for your projects; how to read a bead weaving pattern, and the three variations of the most basic stitch: even-count peyote, two-drop peyote, and odd-count peyote. You will make your own bracelet: in PART 1 you will learn the stitches, then choose one to make your breaclet, where you will finish this step at home. In PART 2 you will learn to embellish the band you started, and attach a clasp. Taught by Sandra. Practice materials included (final project materials extra). 3 hrs each session. $45 for part 1. Attendance at both sessions required.
Tue Jul 9   11:30 AM          
BEADWEAVING BASICS - PART 2
THIS CLASS IS THE SECOND HALF OF BEADWEAVING BASICS. In this session you will take the band you beaded at home and learn different ways to embellish the edges, plus how to attach the clasp of your choice. Allow 3 hours, taught by Sandra. PREREQUISITE: PART 1. $40
Wed Jun 26   11:30 AM          
Tue Jul 16   11:30 AM          
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; $45(includes all materials.)
Tue Jun 25   11:30 AM         Sat Jul 13  11:30 AM
Sat Jun 29   11:30 AM         Mon Jul 22  11:30 AM
Wed Jul 3   11:30 AM         Thu Jul 25  11:30 AM
Sun Jul 7   12:30 PM          
WIRE WRAPPING : BEEHIVES & BRIOLETTES
Top drilled stones giving you grief? In this more advanced wire wrapping class we will go in depth on learning the skills for wrapping briolettes in 2 ways: a standard briolette type wrap and the fancier beehive wrap. You will make 2 pendants in class, one using a chandelier finding that uses multiple stones (for more practice). Prerequisite: basic wire wrapping skills. Allow 1.5 hours, $40 plus materials.
Thu Jul 11   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 Jun 28   11:30 AM          
Tue Jul 2   11:30 AM          
Fri Jul 19   11:30 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! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Please arrive 5 minutes early to select your materials. Instructors: Staff; 2 hours; $40 plus materials.
Thu Jun 27   11:30 AM          
DELICATE RINGS WITH SULIE GIRARDI
This ring is made of sterling silver clay, and therefore although it is delicate, the ring is also sturdy. Students will learn to construct a ring without using a ring mandrel, as well as master an unusual stone setting technique. Previous familiarity with metal clay will be helpful, and students will need to work with patience. This is an Intermediate level class. Allow 3 hours. Fee: $145, includes kit and use of all tools.
Fri Aug 16   10:00 AM          
FILIGREE EARRINGS WITH SULIE GIRARDI
Master the art of working with syringe metal clay while creating a lovely pair of earrings.. Choose from several elegant designs, then learn how to apply the syringe evenly and securely. After firing, adorn your earrings with your choice of gemstone briolettes. Appropriate for beginners, allow 3 hours. Fee: $165, includes kit and use of all tools. Taught by special guest artist Sulie Girardi.
Sat Aug 17   2:00 PM          
INTRODUCTION TO METAL CLAY WITH SULIE GIRARDI
If you have ever been curious about this fascinating medium, this class is for you! We will learn the basics about metal clay: how to roll, texturize and form it. Students will make a piece of their own design (pendant or dangle earrings), and torch fire it. After polishing, you can wear your piece home! Perect for absolute beginners or anyone who wants to reaquaint themselves with metal clay. Taught by special guest artist Sulie Girardi. Allow 3 hours. Cost: $145 includes kit and use of all tools & materials.
Thu Aug 15   10:00 AM          
LABRADORITE PENDANT WITH SULIE GIRARDI
In this class students will design a pendant that features an assymetrical labradorite cabochon as well as a smaller cab in a bezel cup. No soldering necessary! Appropriate for the confident beginner, allow 4 hours. Fee: $185 inlcudes kit and use of all tools. Taught by special guest artist Sulie Girardi. Kit contents: fine silver metal clay, fine silver bezel wire, paste. Two labradorite cabochons, bezel cup.
Thu Aug 15   2:00 PM          
LAND AND SEA PENDANT WITH SULIE GIRARDI
This fine silver pendant features a fascinating mix of materials and textures. Students will design a pendant with two compartments that will hold black concrete and beautiful abalone. **The pendants will need to dry overnight and can be picked up the next day. ** Appropriate for the confident beginner. Allow 4-5 hours to complete. Fee: $195 includes kit with all materials and use of all tools. Taught by special guest artist Sulie Girardi.
Fri Aug 16   2:00 PM          
MARQUISE RING WITH SULIE GIRARDI
In this class students will make a beautiful ring of their own design out of fine silver metal clay. The ring features a beautiful Marquise-cut fireable stone in your choice of color. The unique ring band is decorated all the way around with pretty decorations that are easy to make and apply. Ring making tips and tricks, including calculating shrinkage, will be discussed. Appropriate for all levels, Allow 3 hours. Fee: $165 includes kit and use of all tools. Taught by special guest artist Sulie Girardi.
Sat Aug 17   10:00 AM          
SOUTHWEST PENDANT WITH SULIE GIRARDI
This unusual pendant is full of detail. The pendant shape can of course be varied as you wish. Decorative details have a Southwestern flair, and a small cabochon and bail of your own design add interest. The highlight of the piece is a bezel made of fine silver clay that is filled with the finely ground dust of your choice of semi-precious stone that is encased in resin. A dark patina makes your “stone” really pop! Join us for this fun and creative day! This is an Intermediate level class for those with some metal clay experience. Allow 6 hours. Fee: $225 includes kit and use of all tools. Taught by special guest artist Sulie Girardi.
Sun Aug 18   10:00 AM          
CROSSOVER PENDANT WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
Add a splash of color to your projects with a little inlay. We will create a channel for the crushed opal and through a serious amount of polishing, create a smooth surface. This project may look dainty but will feel surprisingly substantial in your hand. Intermediate level, with some challenging soldering. Allow 3 hours. Fee: $140 includes kit & use of tools. Should you wish to purchase your own tools, Kieu will have everything you need for sale during the weekend. You may also pre-order tools & supplies by going to theurbanbeader.com and using code BE24 for no shipping charges (items will be delivered that weekend). Must be over 18 to participate.
Sat Jul 27   1:30 PM          
INTRO TO FUSING DICHROIC GLASS WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
Kieu Pham Gray kicks off her weekend with us with some color! Brilliantly eye catching, dichroic glass glimmers from every angle. Students will be introduced to the process of fusing, handling and cutting glass. A variety of glass will be provided for students to build their own pieces to be used as desired. Pieces will be fused in a kiln at the end of the class and ready for pick up the next day. All glass tools will be provided for use. Beginner level, 3 hours. Must be over 16 to participate. Fee: $140 INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS: enought for 1 pr earrings, a pendant, and several cabochons for later use. Please bring tools if you have them, or go to www.kieuphamgray.com to pre order if you would like to purchase any. Use Discount Code BE24.
Fri Jul 26   6:00 PM          
OPEN ENDED RING WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
Don't be deceived by the simplicity of this ring, there is much to learn in this project! In this class you will learn an easy way to bend sterling silver tubing to create a crossover design or an open ended ring. Then we'll set CZ's on each end to add a little color and sparkle to set off this contemporary look. Level: confident beginner, allow 3 hours. Fee: $140 includes kit (enough materials for 2 rings) & use of tools. Should you wish to purchase your own tools, Kieu will have everything you need for sale during the weekend. You may also pre-order tools & supplies by going to theurbanbeader.com and using code BE24 for no shipping charges (items will be delivered that weekend). Must be over 18 years old to participate.
Sat Jul 27   5:30 PM          
SPARKLE IN STONE PENDANT WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
This is a comprehensive class that will teach you how to drill stones and how to make multiple stone settings to create a "stone-in-stone" pendant. Students will have the opportunity to choose their own cabochon and add a little creativity of their own. Level: Intermediate (must have bezel setting experience). Allow 6 hours. Fee: $225 includes kit & use of tools. Should you wish to purchase your own tools, Kieu will have everything you need for sale during the weekend. You may also pre-order tools & supplies by going to theurbanbeader.com and using code BE24 for no shipping charges (items will be delivered that weekend). Must be over 18 to participate.
Sun Jul 28   10:00 AM          
SWING SET EARRINGS WITH KIEU PHAM GRAY
If you are looking for a class that touches on a lot of techniques, this one is for you! These earrings have a little bit of everything: reticulation, Keumboo, tube setting, and soldering. Beginner level, allow 3 hours. Fee: $140 includes kit & use of tools. Should you wish to purchase your own tools, Kieu will have everything you need for sale during the weekend. You may also pre-order tools & supplies by going to theurbanbeader.com and using code BE24 for no shipping charges (items will be delivered that weekend). Must be over 18 to participate.
Sat Jul 27   9:00 AM          
WHIMSY BRACELET - INTRO TO BASIC SOLDERING
Learn the basic concepts of silver soldering while creating an eclectic bracelet of different links. A variety of silver stock and beads 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 omplete a bracelet by the end of class. Taught by visiting guest artist Kieu Pham Gray. Great for beginners, no previous experience necessary! Allow 4 hours. Fee: $205 includes kit with all materials & use of tools. Should you wish to purchase your own tools, Kieu will have everything you need for sale during the weekend. You may also pre-order tools & supplies by going to theurbanbeader.com and using code BE24 for no shipping charges (items will be delivered that weekend). Must be over 18 to participate.
Fri Jul 26   12:00 PM          
MALA STYLE BRACELET
A Mala is a string of beads traditionally used to count mantra (prayer) while meditating. Mala beads are worn as a necklace or bracelet to accompany meditation practice or for spiritual growth. In this class you will learn how to knot a mala bracelet. Prerequisite: some knowledge of basic knotting. 1.5-2 hours. Taught by staff. $40 plus materials.
Thu Jul 18   11:30 AM          
SUPERDUO STATEMENT EARRINGS
Make this funky, statement earring using Superduo beads and 3mm Swarovski crystals. 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; $40 (plus materials).
Sat Jul 13   11:30 AM          
SERAFINA BRACELET
Create this stunning statement bracelet using a combination of square stitch, RAW, and netting. I wanted to design a bracelet that used crystal pearls in a larger size for a bolder look. I decided to name it Serafina because the meaning of the name is associated with angels and when you look at the large pearls with the ring of beads around it reminds you of a halo. You will use chatons, 3 sizes of crystal pearls, bicones and seed beads to make this beautiful bracelet. Intermediate level, must have beadweaving experience. Allow 4 hours. Designed & taught by Carmelina Calabrese. $75 plus materials, kits available upon request.
Sun Jul 21   12:30 PM          

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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