|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.)|
|Thu Dec 7|| 11:30 AM || Sat Jan 6|| 11:30 AM|
|Sun Dec 10|| 12:30 PM || Fri Jan 12|| 11:30 AM|
|Thu Dec 14|| 11:30 AM || Sun Jan 14|| 12:30 PM|
|Thu Dec 21|| 11:30 AM || Thu Jan 18|| 11:30 AM|
|Fri Dec 29|| 11:30 AM || Tue Jan 23|| 11:30 AM|
|Tue Jan 2|| 11:30 AM || Sun Jan 28|| 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 trendy bracelet or necklace 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.|
|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 Dec 5|| 11:30 AM || Sun Jan 7|| 12:30 PM|
|Sat Dec 9|| 11:30 AM || Thu Jan 11|| 11:30 AM|
|Wed Dec 13|| 11:30 AM || Wed Jan 17|| 11:30 AM|
|Sun Dec 17|| 12:30 PM || Sat Jan 20|| 11:30 AM|
|Wed Dec 27|| 11:30 AM || Wed Jan 24|| 11:30 AM|
|Wed Jan 3|| 11:30 AM || Tue Jan 30|| 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 how to read a bead weaving pattern, and three basic stitches: ladder, flat herringbone, and even-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.|
|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|
|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 Dec 15|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Fri Jan 5|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Fri Jan 26|| 11:30 AM || || |
|LINDA'S TWEAKED STACKER|
|A great class for beginners! Try this simple yet appealing bracelet, originally designed by Deb Roberti & "tweaked" by Linda Genaw. Use Czech tiles and surround them with seed beads and SuperDuos for a bracelet so easy you'll want to make a whole stack! Taught with permission. Allow 1.5-2 hours. $35 plus materials. A perfect class for anyone who has taken our Bead Weaving Basics!|
|Sat Jan 13|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Thu Jan 25|| 11:30 AM || || |
|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).|
|Thu Jan 4|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Sat Jan 27|| 11:30 AM || || |
|Learn to create these beautiful statement earrings that will make any outfit! Using chatons, rose montees, 2mm beads and seed beads, you will encapsulate crystals to make a statement worthy of a princess! For Intermediate level bead weavers, must be familiar with CRAW, RAW, and Peyote stitches. Allow up to 4 hours, $70 plus materials (available for purchase or bring your own). Designed & taught by Carmelina Calabrese.|
|IBIS NECKLACE WITH EDGAR LOPEZ|
|Join Edgar Lopez for his newest creation, the IBIS Necklace! Ibis uses multiple techniques, like Right Angle Weave, CRAW, and circular square stitch, and is appropriate for Intermediate level bead weavers. Inspired by the colors of the Carribbean, this statement necklace will surely turn heads! Kits will be available for purchase, but are not required. A supply list will be given upon registration. Class fee $75, please allow at least 5 hours, you might not complete the project in class.|
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.