Kumihimo Braiding Class: Students will learn Kumihimo, a fun and easy Japanese braiding technique using silk, rat-tail, or yarn. Once familiar with the process, you may choose to incorporate seed beads. We will explore different options for finishing your piece and how to incorporate charms or a pendant. Take advantage of this quick and versatile [...]
Basic Wire Wrapping Class: In this introductory wire wrapping class, we will cover the basic fundamentals of wire wrapping objects without a hole. Learn everything you need to make the right decisions about which wire to use for your project. Class includes an overview of wire gauge, characteristics and tools needed to wrap your new [...]
Make this beautiful almost a bangle stitched bracelet using Super-Duos, Swarovski crystals, Size 11 and 15 seed beads. Bracelet can be a bangle or try a magnetic clasp for easy on, easy off. Requires some stitching experience. Class Time: 2 hours Class Fee: $30.00 Guest Instructor: Sharon [...]
Earrings Class: In our earrings class you will use chain nose pliers, round nose pliers and wire cutters to create one pair of cluster, or 3 pairs of drop earrings while learning the loop-and-wrap technique. This technique may also be used to make pendants, bracelets, necklaces, dangles and much more. This is THE class to [...]
Leather Wrap Bracelet Class Create this high fashion wrap bracelet in the style of Vietnamese designer Chan Luu. Students may use gemstones, wood/bone, or glass beads, and their choice of leather in various sizes and colors. Choose from a single, double or triple wrap bracelet. A single wrap will be finished in class. If you [...]
We will be closed on Dec 31 - Jan 1 2019 to welcome in the New Year.
Wire Wrapped Cabochon Class: We learned The Omega Bail pendant wrap from Char Jorgensen and with her permission are able to offer this advanced wire wrapping class. Choose from one of our 40mm cabochons and sterling silver or solid copper wire, and learn how to do this hidden-end bail wrap. We will also offer a [...]
Dec 24th Christmas Eve hours at The Bead open 10am-2pm. We will be closed on December 25th. Wishing you and your family a joyous holiday season.
Thank you to Deb Roberti for allowing us to teach her DiamonDuo Star design. Select from our new Gem Duo beads and create this fun pendant, earrings or holiday decoration. Some stitching experience is helpful. Class time: approximately 1.5 hours, Class Fee: $22 + materials