CLASSES

All beading classes are one session each. Classes include the findings necessary to make each project, but not the beads. You are welcome to bring your own beads, or to purchase them at our store. We have all the necessary tools available for your use.

Class fee is required at time of registration. All materials may be purchased on day of class. Classes are kept small, 4 students maximum. Please make a reservation, as we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Unfortunately, this means that our weekend classes fill up very quickly. However, this means that you get plenty of hands-on attention!  Please give us at least 2 days notice if you must cancel. Refunds are not given on registration costs. You may reschedule or have equal value in store credit. No refunds are given for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

Kumihimo Braiding –$50

Difficulty: Advanced 2 Hours

 

Braid beautiful beaded cords with the Kumihimo Braiding Disc! Learn to make a fancy 8-thread beaded cord, and finish it into a cool bracelet.  Cost includes the Kumihimo disc, cord, clasp and pre-strung beads.

Basic Assembly –$50

Difficulty: Beginner 1.5 Hours

Attendees will be introduced to basic tools in chain assemblage and taught how to use each tool correctly, as well as how to identify various “findings” (metal components in jewelry making) and their use. As part of the workshop, you will:

  • Learn jewelry making tips and techniques including attachment of clasps and jump rings.
  • Get knowledge of basic measurements for jewelry designing and how to use a Design Layout board.
  • Use professional jewelry design tools.
  • Learn how to use new familiarity with tools to repair or create from your own jewelry at home.

Attendees will leave with one fully assembled charm bracelet with 5 charms (sterling silver and 14k gold fill excluded.)

Crimping (Necklace/Bracelet)– $50

Difficulty: Beginner 1.5 hours

This class will show you how to attach clasps to strung beads. You will learn a simple and secure way of crimping. In this class you will create a floating crimped bracelet or necklace. The price of this class includes 18″ of soft flex wire, 1 base metal lobster clasp and jump ring, and base metal crimps. The cost of beads is not included, but you are welcome to bring your own.


Wrap Bracelet –$50

Difficulty: Advanced 2 Hours

Learn to make a beautiful single or double wrap bracelet out of leather, silk and beads. Students will learn a figure-8 silk wrapping technique to design and create popular wrap bracelets. Bracelets will be finished with an adjustable button and loop clasp. Materials include one button, length of leather and silk. Beads will be available for purchase on the day of the class.


Earrings Level 1 — $50

Difficulty: Beginner 1.5 hours

This class will show you how to attach your earring designs onto ear wires. You will learn the “hangman’s noose” wrap which is one of the basic staples in jewelry design. The cost of this class includes headpins and base metal earwires. Beads not included.

Earrings Level 2 — $50

Difficulty: Intermediate 2 hours

Take the wire wrapping technique you learned in Earrings Level 1 and use it to make a pair of Briolette drop earrings with a cluster top. The cost of this class includes headpins and base metal earwires. Beads not included.

Hoops — $50

Difficulty: Advanced 2 hours

Fashion a pair of sassy beaded hoops completely out of wire. You will learn to make the hoop base and then wrap tiny beads all around the outside. Experience working with wire is essential. Wire to make one pair of hoops is included. Beads are not included.

Knotting –$50

Difficulty: Beginner 2 hours

Learn the knotting technique and how to attach the thread to the clasp using beadtips. Now make a fully fashioned necklace with secure and decorative knots between each bead. Cost includes thread, needle, bead tips and clasp. Beads not included but feel free to bring your own.

Wire-Wrapped Rings Level 1: $50

Difficulty: Beginner 1.5 hours

Learn to make beautiful and stylish wire-wrapped rings with a center bead of your choosing. This is a good basic technique to develop into many other styles. Cost includes all the wire to create two rings. Beads not included.

Rings Level 2: $50

Difficulty: Intermediate 2 hours

Apply the skills you learned in Level 1 Wire-Wrapped Rings to make more intricately patterned cluster rings. Cost includes the wire to create two rings. Beads not included.

Wire Cuff Bracelet: $50

Difficulty: Advanced 2 hours

Get creative with this one-of-a-kind wire cuff bracelet. We will wire wrap an assortment of stones to the base to make this bold bracelet. Experience working with wire is helpful.

Tennis Bracelets –$50

Difficulty: Beginner 2 Hours

This is a stitching workshop where you’ll learn to make a right-angle weave base and embellish the top. Right-angle weave is an important basic stitch within the bead-stitching realm and is useful for many other designs. You will leave the class with a completed tennis bracelet and a pattern for future use. String, needle, base metal clasp, and pattern are included in the class. The cost of beads is not covered by the class tuition but kits will be available for purchase or you can choose/bring your own beads.

Peyote Stitching — $50

Difficulty: Beginner 2 hours

This class will teach you how to do an even-count flat peyote stitch, the easiest variation. It is also known as the “Gourd Stitch.” You can use this stitch for necklaces, bracelets, or as a base for embellishments. In the class you will also learn how to add more thread and a clasp. Cost includes stringing material and beads for one bracelet.

Square Stitching – $50

Difficulty: Beginner 2 hours

This class will teach you how to do a basic square stitch, also know as the “beaded ladder.” This is a strong tight stitch with a clean edge that can be used for necklaces, bracelets, and as a base for embellishments. In this class you will also learn how to add thread and a clasp. Cost includes stringing material and beads for one bracelet.

Private Lessons — $65 per hour

Do you have a special project in mind that you can’t figure out how to accomplish? Do you need a little extra help or personal attention refining your technique? Do you want to talk about design elements and how to play with shapes, color, and balance? We are available for private lessons to focus on your special needs. Just let us know what interests you and we can discuss the details.