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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.)
Wed Jul 13   11:30 AM          
Sat Jul 23   11:30 AM          
Tue Jul 26   11:30 AM          
Sun Jul 31   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.
Thu Jun 30   2:00 PM          
Thu Jul 28   2:00 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.)
Thu Jun 30   11:30 AM         Fri Jul 15  11:30 AM
Sun Jul 3   12:30 PM         Mon Jul 18  11:30 AM
Wed Jul 6   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. **Register for this class and The Next Step and get 20% off the second class!**
Wed Jul 27   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).
Wed Jun 29   11:30 AM          
Mon Jul 11   11:30 AM          
Fri Jul 29   11:30 AM          
FREE STRETCHY DEMO CLASS!
Curious about how to make an elastic bracelet last? Come to this FREE class to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about strong stretchy bracelets! You won't make a project in this class, but you'll gain all the knowledge required to make beautiful, quality stretchy bracelets for years to come. Stay after to practice your new skills if you like. Bring a friend! Approx. 20 minutes. Taught by Kim.
Sun Jul 17   2:00 PM          
WIRE CAGED PENDANT
This is the answer to that cabachon you have that you'd love to turn into a pendant. Or beads that would benefit from some wire embellishing to create a unique pendant. Also the perfect answer to how to wear your favorite stones from our Crystal Energy Center! Learn to mold craft wire around the piece of your choice, and to create swirls and whirls, and add interest to any piece. Must have some wire wrapping experience. This is a fun, intermediate class. Instructor: Staff. 1.5 hours. $35 (plus materials)
Sat Jul 16   11:30 AM          
MALA MAKING BASICS
Learn how to make your own mala necklace. These meditation beads can be made in various set lengths. Get all you need to know about how to make & use a mala, what a guru bead is for, and why they are so popular these days. Prerequisite: must know basic knotting. Instructor: Iti. 3-4 hours. $60 plus materials. ***HOMEWORK REQUIRED PRIOR TO CLASS***
Sat Jul 30   11:30 AM          
IT'S A RING THING!
This ring is a great class for beginner bead weavers! Designed by Leslie Pope and taught with her permission. Delicas and square stitch pair so nicely with these new glue-in Cymbal findings. Works well with peyote stitch, too! Allow 2 hours, $35 plus materials.
Tue Jun 28   11:30 AM          
ASCOT EARRINGS WITH SULIE GIRARDI
A SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST SULIE GIRARDI PMC CLASS! These earrings are elegant yet simple enough for casual wear. You will learn to set fireable gemstones, as well as how to make and use molded components. The ear wires can be soldered on after firing or students can choose to make post earrings. Appropriate for the confident beginner, allow 3 hours, $125 includes kit.
Sat Aug 27   10:00 AM          
ELEGANT DANGLE EARRINGS WITH SULIE GIRARDI
A SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST SULIE GIRARDI INTRO TO PMC CLASS! Students learn the fundamentals of metal clay, as well as how to set a fireable gemstone. Torch firing. The project is a pair of dangle earrings of the studentís own design, each with a cubic zirconia. Beginner level, allow 3 hours, $110 includes kit.
Fri Aug 26   10:00 AM          
SIMPLY FANCY RING WITH SULIE GIRARDI
Join special Guest artist SULIE GIRARDI to learn skills with Precious Metal Clay. Students make a ring that features a fireable cubic zirconia, choice of colors. The ring is decorated with molded components as desired. Students learn how to make a ring, how to calculate shrinkage, how to set a stone, how to use molds. Torch or kiln firing. Appropriate for the confident beginner. Allow 4 hours, $120 includes kit with all materials.
Fri Aug 26   2:00 PM          
ABALONE WAVE WITH SULIE GIRARDI
PMC CLASS WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST SULIE GIRARDI! A popular class, where students make a silver piece with an indentation. This is then filled with a mosaic of abalone shell which is sealed with resin. Torch firing. Appropriate for all skill levels. Allow 4 hours, $125 includes kit.
Sat Aug 27   2:00 PM          
TINY TREASURE BOX WITH SULIE GIRARDI
JOIN SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST SULIE GIRARDI FOR THIS MORE ADVANCED PMC CLASS! In this all-day class you will learn how to create a small box with a lid, including a set gemstone. For Intermediate to advanced PMC students. Allow 6 hours, $225 includes kit.
Sun Aug 28   10:00 AM          
CRYSTAL WHISPERER WORKSHOP
Interested in the energy of crystals? Curious which crystals you should have around you? Wondering how to tell if your stones are "good" for you? Join us for this unique workshop with the Crystal Whisperer herself, Deborah Steen Ross! Deborah will teach us how to sense the energy in gemstones and determine which stones are right for you. She will have many raw gemstone specimens for sale as well. Allow 3 hours, $25.
Sat Jul 9   1:00 PM          
NATALINA ORNAMENT
It's Christmas in July! Now is the time to start making these beautiful ornament enhancers so you have have several ready before Christmas season. Carmelina has designed these beauties with the intermediate level beader in mind -- anyone with any bead weaving experience is welcome! $65 plus materials, allow 4 hours. Taught in person by Carmelina Calabrese.
Fri Jul 22   11:30 AM          
ROSA BRACELET
This Sparkly Bracelet is the perfect accent to any outfit. The components can be used to make earrings, a necklace and a wider bracelet for a more dramatic look. In this class you will use ladder stitch, double diamond RAW and RAW to make each component. This class is for the advanced Beginner bead weaver, Some prior bead weaving experience necessary. $60 plus materials, allow 3 hours. Taught by the designer Carmelina Calabrese.
Sun Jul 24   12:30 PM          
RIVETING ENAMELS
Kieu Pham Gray is coming! Learn enameling and cold connections in one class. You will learn to torch fire enamel on copper and use transparent enamels on silver to create true colors. After firing all the pieces, you will rivet them together. Students will finish at least one pendant. Beginner level. 3 hours, must be at least 18 years old. Taught by the illustrious Kieu Pham Gray! Class fee: $115 Inlcudes all materials.
Sat Sep 10   1:30 PM          
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 Sep 9   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 Sep 9   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 Sep 10   9:00 AM          
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 Sep 10   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 Sep 11   10:00 AM          
CLAUDIA BRACELET & MARYANN PENDANT
ANOTHER EDGAR LOPEZ ORIGINAL! This is a multiple project class-- with this pattern you can use the components to create both a pendant and a bracelet! Use Edgar's signature style colors or choose your own palette. Good for Intermediate level bead weavers. $60 plus materials, allow 4-5 hours. "Ghosting" is allowed.
Fri Jul 8   11:15 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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