Classes

We ask that all class supplies be purchased from our stores.   Our class fees have been kept ‘reasonable’ because we expect you to purchase supplies from our store.  Our classes do not include supplies unless it is specifically indicated in class description.

Want to create your own class date?  Not a problem!  Just talk to us about either a private tutorial at $25.00/hour or $35.00/one and one half hours (most two hour classes can be condensed to a one hour time slot because you work faster one-on-one).  A class date can also be arranged for you and two or more of your friends at a time more convenient for your schedules.

Kids ages 12 and older are welcome to register for any class while kids ages 10 and up are welcome in some classes provided an adult registers with them.

Sorry, we do not offer classes for kids younger than 10.  Instead, our sales associates can help you find an age appropriate bead kit from our selection.

Class space is reserved by prepayment of class fee.  Space is generally limited to six students and is available on a first come first served basis.

Should you need to cancel and can give us more than 48 hours notice, we will refund your prepaid fee.

In the event of a class cancellation we can apply your class fee to an alternate class or a full refund of prepaid fees is available.

Current Class List

Jewellery Design and Techniques

A great beginner class for someone looking to get into stringing beads, or someone who wishes to increase their knowledge.  Projects in this class are strung on tiger wire finished professionally with crimp beads.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Saturday September 15                                10:30-12:30

Saturday October 6                         10:30-12:30

Thursday October 25                      1:30-3:30

 

Pearl Knotting

String an heirloom necklace by knotting between your beads.  Pearls, semi-precious, or glass beads can be used to create your necklace.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Wednesday September 12          1:30-3:30pm

Monday October 15                        1:30-3:30pm

 

Wire Wrapped Cabochon

Turn a flat backed cabochon into a beautiful pendant with square and half round wire using binding, twisting, curling techniques and adding some decorative beads.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Saturday September 22                                1:30-3:30pm

 

Double Weave Viking Knit

Weave wire around a dowel to create a beautiful thick rope to make into a necklace or bracelet.  Learn how to finish the ends of your piece.  Dowel and drawplate are included in class fee.

Cost: $28.00 (plus supplies)

Sunday September 30                   1:30-3:30pm

Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet

Create a thick rope of beads by weaving using a circular weaving disc.  Students will need to buy their own Kumihimo disc ($5.99-$6.40).

Cost: $25.00 (plus supplies)

Saturday September 29                                10:30-1:00pm

Saturday October 27                       10:30-1:00pm

 

Intro to Wire Weaving

Learn weaving and coiling with wire.  Use your wire pieces on a stone donut to create a designer pendant.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Saturday October 20                       10:30-12:30

 

Spiraled Christmas Ball

Peak through the beaded windows to see the swirl in the center of this glass ball.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Saturday September 22                                10:30-12:30

Sunday October 14                          1:30-3:30

 

Victorian Christmas Ball

Learn netting techniques as you create this ball.  There are multiple ways that this pattern can be modified.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Friday September 14                      1:30-3:30

 

Kite Bracelet/Christmas Ball

We started off building component pieces out of Kite beads to make a bracelet then realized that they would also work in an ornament.  The choice is yours whether you work on an ornament or bracelet.  You will receive instructions for both projects.

Cost: $25.00 (plus supplies)

Sunday September 23                   1:30-4:00

Saturday October 13                       10:30-1:00

 

Peyote Embellished Cuff

Create an odd-count peyote piece that can be stitched onto a metal bracelet cuff.

Cost: $25.00 (plus supplies)

Sunday October 21                 1:30-4:00

Ritzy Rondelle Bracelet

Bling it up with crystals!  Build a crystal top on a seedbead base using tiger wire.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Friday October 19                            3:00-5:00pm

 

Royal Duchess Bracelet

Crystal four leaf clovers are framed by seedbeads in this bracelet.  A nice bracelet to wear as it sits flat against your wrist.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Thursday September 6                  5:30-7:30pm

 

Russian Spiral Bracelet

Seedbeads spiral down this bracelet dividing out bigger feature beads.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Saturday September 8                   10:30-12:30

Friday October 12                            3:00-5:00pm

 

Designing Earrings

Create simple and multi-jointed earrings using simple wire loops or wrapped loops to join.  This is a technique class allowing you to practice and learn.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Wednesday October 10                                1:30-3:30pm

 

Victorian Netted Bracelet

Learn a round netted technique as you weave crystals or pearls between seedbeads.

Cost: $20.00 (plus supplies)

Sunday September 16                   1:30-3:30pm

Click on the link below for a printable PDF copy of the class list:
Current Class List