We look forward to creating with you and sharing our love of art!

Call us at 510-652-BLUE to sign up for multiple classes or register online!

It is your responsibility to read the class policies before signing up for any class.

Thanks and happy beading!

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BEST of Tucson Show
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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New! Fused Fine Silver Rings
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm All Levels
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The Tips & Tricks of Wire Wrapping
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Beginner
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New! Right-Angle Weave Bracelet
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Level 2
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Wine & Pizza, Topped with Beads
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm All Levels
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Stringing with Knots
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm All Levels
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Metal Clay + Stones
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm All Levels
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Basic Stringing
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2-week February Class Hiatus
February 1, 2018  |  11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Due to the BEST of Tucson show and receiving loads of new items, classes will take a break until after the February 17th weekend. Check back for March and April classes. Thanks and see you in class soon! ;)

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FREE!

BEST of Tucson Show
February 16, 2018 – February 18, 2018  |  11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The bead team is back from Tucson with some delicious NEW items.. gemstones, glass, plastics, chain, sterling, wood and much more! Join us for this 3-day event to be the first to shop all the new merchandise. A lot of one-of-a-kind strands, don't miss out!

Don't worry, if you can't make it in during the event, the new items will remain in the store - you just won't have first pick :)

** Shop closes at 5pm on Thursday, 15th to set up. Classes will resume after Feb. 20th. 

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$90

New! Fused Fine Silver Rings
February 17, 2018  |  2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Hollis Harris
All Levels

Now is your chance to make your own set of fine silver stacking rings. This fabulous class will teach you how to fuse fine silver, size a ring, and apply texture to make it your own style. Each person will have 4-5 rings to wear home. No experience necessary. This is a great class to further your jewelry making skills or just for fun. If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie.

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. 

Please call the shop to confirm availability and register.

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$40

The Tips & Tricks of Wire Wrapping
February 18, 2018  |  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Julia Booz
Beginner   Materials Required

 Join Julia for a class on wire! Wire wrapping is one of the jewelry making basics that every beader should know. Making earrings, wire links, pendants, and feeling comfortable using the tools will all be illuminated with this technique. Class will cover the ins-and-outs of working with wire, creating simple loops and wrapped loops. Tools provided for use in class and for sale. 

Min3-Max6

** Tools provided & for sale. Materials required before class: one package or spool of BeadSmith 24 gauge wire and one package of 20 gauge wire, a string of glass beads that fit on the 20 gauge wire. 

Class is FULL :(

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$45

New! Right-Angle Weave Bracelet
February 21, 2018  |  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2   Materials Required

Learn simple right-angle weave and finish a simple and charming bracelet by the end of class!  This versatile beading stitch creates little seed bead "frames" for your beads which you can fill with a variety of small beads to your heart's delight. Instructor will be available at least half-hour before class starts.

** Shopping time during class.  Tools provided and for sale.  Materials required: Size 11 seed beads in one or two colors, beading thread, size 11 beading needle, button or clasp, awl (optional), a selection of 3mm beads such as square, size 6 seed beads, 3-4mm fire polish beads.

Max2-Max6

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$20

Wine & Pizza, Topped with Beads
February 23, 2018  |  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Levels   Materials Required

Our most popular social!! Join us for after hours beading and finish all those projects still in bags! Enjoy pizza from LoCoco’s and wine from Wine on Piedmont while you create something new at this fun social. Set aside some time for you & make some new friends. Limited space, 21+ yrs. over, must reserve your seat ahead of time, class discount does not apply, no walk-ups taken! (Non-alcoholic drinks also to be served, no gluten-free options sorry.) 

 Min5-Max8     

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$40

Stringing with Knots
February 24, 2018  |  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Julia Booz
All Levels   Materials Required

Knotting between beads has many benefits, such as security, added length, and breathing room between beads that lets light in to reflect more beauty. On top of all that, thread color can enhance your designs or serve as a neutral space to highlight the beads. This class covers thread choices, proper tool use, adding a clasp, and of course, getting that knot right up against the bead with no extra spaces. Materials must be purchased before class begins.

Min3-Max6

** Tools for sale, materials required: string of stone or glass beads 4-6mm, nylon that fits beads, 2 clamshells, 1 clasp, awl, tweezers.

Register Online ^ top
$120

Metal Clay + Stones
February 25, 2018  |  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Rae Rodriguez
All Levels

 This class is for beginners of Metal Clay! Using silver clay, students will create a pendant with texture and a cubic zirconia.  After firing in a kiln, the end result is your unique design created in fine silver (.999).  Come play and see the infinite possibilities with metal clay and join us for additional classes. 

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. The clay used for the pendant is included in the class fee.  Chain and jewelry findings can be purchased in the store.

Register Online ^ top
$40

Basic Stringing
February 27, 2018  |  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Sara Mancini
Beginner   Materials Required

Get empowered to do it yourself by learning the fundamentals of constructing a basic necklace or bracelet! You will learn finishing techniques and understand the materials, supplies, and tools needed to design your own jewelry. Get comfortable with what to purchase and how to hold the tools properly. No experience needed. Tools and practice supplies are provided. Students will end the class by designing a fun practice bracelet! Min3-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: beads, crimps, beading wire, clasp for practice bracelet.


Class is FULL :(

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New! Soldering: Silver Bubble Necklace
11:30 am – 5:00 pm All Levels
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New! Hex Spacer Bracelet
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm All Levels
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New! Peyote Stitch Bracelet
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Level 1
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Malas & Meditation
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm All Levels
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Briolette Wrapping
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Level 2
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Beaded Wrap Bracelet
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm All Levels
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Fused Fine Silver Rings
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm All Levels
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New! Hoops & Hammering 101
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Beginner
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New! Copper Stamped Earrings
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm All Levels
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New! Layered Dome Pendant in Copper
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm All Levels
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New! Beaded Hoops & Bangles
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm All Levels
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New! Bezeling Nature
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Level 2
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New! Faux Pave Peacock Earrings
10:30 am – 4:30 pm Level 2
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New! Right-Angle Weave Bracelet
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Level 2
$150

New! Soldering: Silver Bubble Necklace
March 3, 2018  |  11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Hollis Harris
All Levels  |  Ages: 16 and up

Want to create an individual piece that no one else will have.  Then come and learn how to solder, or improve your current skills, and create a show stopper necklace out of 14 ga Sterling Silver.  Will learn critical skills that lead to success solder joints, how to finish the piece for a professional look and assemble ready to wear out the “Blue” door.  Project will be completed in class.  No experience required.   We will be working with hot torches, so hair must be tied back, and no loose, flowy tops. Bring a water bottle and your lunch, a 30-min break will be given.

Co-instructor Abbie Oliver

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. 

Register Online ^ top
$40

New! Hex Spacer Bracelet
March 4, 2018  |  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Julia Booz
All Levels   Materials Required

Learn peyote stitch with this fun and easy bracelet! Peyote stitch is a classic seed bead weaving technique, great for beginners, quick to grasp and adaptable to other projects. Hex spacer beads are everyone's favorite, great as accents but also so cute they can be the feature of a project like this one. Build a cuff bracelet bead-by-bead using thread and a needle, and finish it off with either a bar clasp or a toggle.

Min3-Max6

** Materials required to purchase prior to class.  Tools provided and for sale.  Materials required: Two strands 3mm hex spacer beads, KO thread, Size 10 beading needle, 2-strand bar clasp/toggle, small amount of Delica seed beads, wax (optional).

Register Online ^ top
$40

New! Peyote Stitch Bracelet
March 8, 2018  |  3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 1   Materials Required

  Learn to love those pesky seed beads and hand weave yourself a cool bracelet!  Peyote stitch (also known as gourd stitch) is the classic of bead weaving.  You'll learn about choosing thread, beads, and design basics, as well as how to finish your bracelet with a stylish clasp.  Instructor will be available at least half-hour before class starts for help with shopping. 

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class.  Tools provided and for sale.  Materials required:  size 11, 6 or 8 seed beads in two colors, beading thread, beading awl, size 10 or 11 beading needle, clasp of your choice.

Register Online ^ top
$35

Malas & Meditation
March 10, 2018  |  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth McKinley
All Levels  |  Ages: 8+   Materials Required

In this workshop you will create your own set of mala beads, a strand of prayer beads used in japa or meditation using mantra. Then we will explore mantras and methods of meditation using the mala. You will leave with a set of beautifully handmade mala beads and knowledge of how to use it to harness intention, build focus and clear the mind. 

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools for sale, materials required: 10mm nylon, 8-10mm beads, tassel and additional focal beads

Register Online ^ top
$40

Briolette Wrapping
March 11, 2018  |  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2

  This is the 2nd level class after basic wire wrapping - don't miss out!! Ever bought a beautiful teardrop bead for a project and realize that the hole in the bead does not run from top to bottom like MOST beads, but instead runs across the top of the bead?  So now what?  Time to learn how to wrap briolettes, or any pesky bead which has a horizontally drilled hole.  In this class, you'll learn 2 different methods (take your pick!) to wrap briolettes, and at least 3 different ways to enhance and/or embellish your briolette wrap.  Once you learn this technique, you will be ready to design earrings, pendants and necklaces! At least one previous beginner wire wrapping class is a prerequisite for this class.   Instructor will be available at least half-hour before class starts. Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: 22 and 24 gauge wire of any color (half hard or dead soft is best), briolette beads of your choice to work on, wire straighter.

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$35

Beaded Wrap Bracelet
March 14, 2018  |  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Sara Mancini
All Levels   Materials Required

The most popular wrap bracelet out there! Add beads to leather to make a sophisticated-hippie wrap bracelet. Pick out your favorite colors and get ready to learn the tricks of laddering. Discover which thread and beads to use for making a perfect wrap bracelet. You’ll also learn the techniques of beginning and finishing with a clean knot!   Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: 3-4mm beads or 4mm square seed beads, leather, KO thread, glue, button.


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$90

Fused Fine Silver Rings
March 16, 2018  |  3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Hollis Harris
All Levels

Now is your chance to make your own set of fine silver stacking rings. This fabulous class will teach you how to fuse fine silver, size a ring, and apply texture to make it your own style. Each person will have 4-5 rings to wear home. No experience necessary. This is a great class to further your jewelry making skills or just for fun. If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie.

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. 

Register Online ^ top
$45

New! Hoops & Hammering 101
March 17, 2018  |  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Sydney Khan
Beginner   Materials Required

 Let out your daily stresses and take to the bench to hammer out your frustration! In this class you will get a chance to learn the basics of hammering, tool safety, and project planning. This class is versatile and will allow you to make a one of a kind piece which matches your style, choose from Hoop Earrings, Cuff Bangles/ Upper Arm Cuffs or a Brass Collar Necklace. Students will learn how to form metal on a bracelet, ring mandrel, or bench block. This class will focus on exposing students to different processes, techniques and tools throughout the class pertaining to basic metal work.

The class will cover the vocabulary and terminology for future student projects leaving you confident and able to pursue your wildest creative dreams. Students will have the opportunity to embellish their finished piece of jewelry with paddle pins (a technique which will be taught in class), wire wrapped beads or add texture to metal components. Students will leave with 1 to 2 finished pieces of jewelry and stress relieving jewelry making techniques.

Min3-Max6

** Tools provided & for sale. Materials required before class: Craft wire (14g-20g depending on the project), earwires and jump rings ( gems, etc to add on).  

Register Online ^ top
$60

New! Copper Stamped Earrings
March 18, 2018  |  2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Hollis Harris
All Levels

Using simple designs, create your own unique earring with copper! You will learn how cut out shapes, file and stamp a design to finish with a beautiful pair of copper earrings. Depending on time and design, you may end up with two pairs. This is a great beginner class.

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. 

Class is FULL :(

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$120

New! Layered Dome Pendant in Copper
March 24, 2018  |  1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Rae Rodriguez
All Levels

This class is learning about copper and metal clay. It's also learning about creating layers and dimension with metal clay.  This amazing material can be manipulated by rolling, molding, and texturing.  Students will create a textured dome pendant using copper clay.  We will complete the entire green-state process. After the firing, it can be oxidized and polished just like traditional jewelry making. The clay used for the pendant is included in the class fee.  Chain and jewelry findings can be purchased in the store.

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. The clay used for the pendant is included in the class fee.  Chain and jewelry findings can be purchased in the store.

Register Online ^ top
$30

New! Beaded Hoops & Bangles
March 27, 2018  |  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
All Levels   Materials Required

Special guest instructor, Melody is back in town for three days only to share her skills and trunk show! Don’t miss out on these great classes. Learn to make beaded hoop earrings and fashionable beaded bangles that you can wear singly or stack in multiples.

** Shopping time during class.  Tools provided and for sale.  Materials required: craft wire or other dead-soft wire 20-gauge & 24-gauge, 2-3mm faceted rondelles, round or oval beads, 1 50-bead strand, Krobo round translucent beads, 1 six-inch strand (available on the trunk show---they have to have large holes.)

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$40

New! Bezeling Nature
March 28, 2018  |  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
Level 2   Materials Required

Special guest instructor, Melody is back in town for three days only to share her skills and trunk show! Don’t miss out on these great classes. Learn to create your own earring frames and then build a “fabric” of faux pave crystals between the hoops, using all the colors of a peacock’s tail.

** Shopping time during class.  Tools provided and for sale.  Materials required:  round dead-soft wire: 28-gauge, approx. 30 ft. and 18-gauge, 15 in. approx., 300 2-3mm faceted rondelles in 5-6 colors 

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$60

New! Faux Pave Peacock Earrings
March 29, 2018  |  10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Melody MacDuffee
Level 2   Materials Required

NEW! Faux Pave Peacock Earrings $60

  Level 2, Special Guest Instructor Melody MacDuffee

Thursday, March 29th 10:30pm-4:30pm

Special guest instructor, Melody is back in town for three days only to share her skills and trunk show! Don’t miss out on these great classes. Learn to create your own earring frames and then build a “fabric” of faux pave crystals between the hoops, using all the colors of a peacock’s tail.

** Shopping time during class.  Tools provided and for sale.  Materials required:  round dead-soft wire: 28-gauge, approx. 30 ft. and 18-gauge, 15 in. approx., 300 2-3mm faceted rondelles in 5-6 colors 

Register Online ^ top
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New! Copper Stamped Earrings
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm All Levels
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Silver Charms in Metal Clay
1:30 pm – 5:30 am All Levels
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Fused Fine Silver Rings
3:00 pm – 5:30 pm All Levels
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Briolette Wrapping
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Level 2
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Basic Stringing
9:30 am – 12:00 pm Beginner
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New! Knitting with Beads Bracelet
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm Level 1
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Layered Dome Pendant in Copper
1:30 pm – 6:00 pm All Levels
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New! Soldering: Silver Bubble Necklace
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm All Levels
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Peyote Stitch Bracelet
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm All Levels
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Wine & Pizza, Topped with Beads
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm All Levels
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New! Hoops & Hammering 101
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Beginner
Malas & Meditation
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm All Levels
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Stringing with Knots
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm All Levels
30
 
$60

New! Copper Stamped Earrings
April 3, 2018  |  4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Instructor: Hollis Harris
All Levels

Using simple designs, create your own unique earring with copper! You will learn how cut out shapes, file and stamp a design to finish with a beautiful pair of copper earrings. Depending on time and design, you may end up with two pairs. This is a great beginner class.

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. 

Register Online ^ top
$120

Silver Charms in Metal Clay
April 7, 2018  |  1:30 pm – 5:30 am
Instructor: Rae Rodriguez
All Levels

 This class is for beginners of Metal Clay, come learn how fun this craft is.  Using silver clay, students will create some charms for a bracelet. Learn how to incorporate adornments into different pieces - necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. You will be able to try torch firing and the end result is your unique designs created in fine silver (.999).  For the sake of time, other pieces will be fired with the kiln.  All materials are included in the class fee.  Come play and see the infinite possibilities with metal clay and join us for additional classes. 

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included.  The clay used for the pendant is included in the class fee. Chain and jewelry findings can be purchased in the store.

Register Online ^ top
$90

Fused Fine Silver Rings
April 8, 2018  |  3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Hollis Harris
All Levels

Now is your chance to make your own set of fine silver stacking rings. This fabulous class will teach you how to fuse fine silver, size a ring, and apply texture to make it your own style. Each person will have 4-5 rings to wear home. No experience necessary. This is a great class to further your jewelry making skills or just for fun. If you have long hair, please bring a hair tie.    

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. 

Register Online ^ top
$40

Briolette Wrapping
April 11, 2018  |  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2   Materials Required

  This is the 2nd level class after basic wire... don't miss out! Ever bought a beautiful teardrop bead for a project and realize that the hole in the bead does not run from top to bottom like MOST beads, but instead runs across the top of the bead?  So now what?  Time to learn how to wrap briolettes, or any pesky bead which has a horizontally drilled hole.  In this class, you'll learn 2 different methods (take your pick!) to wrap briolettes, and at least 3 different ways to enhance and/or embellish your briolette wrap.  We'll also discuss various design techniques using wrapped briolettes.  This is a quickly learned skill class in wire work.  At least one previous beginner wire wrapping class is a prerequisite for this class.   Instructor will be available at least half-hour before class starts. Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: 22 and 24 gauge wire of any color (half hard or dead soft is best), briolette beads of your choice to work on, wire straighter.

Register Online ^ top
$40

Basic Stringing
April 14, 2018  |  9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Sara Mancini
Beginner   Materials Required

  Get empowered to do it yourself by learning the fundamentals of constructing a basic necklace or bracelet! You will learn finishing techniques and understand the materials, supplies, and tools needed to design your own jewelry. Get comfortable with what to purchase and how to hold the tools properly. No experience needed. Tools and practice supplies are provided. Students will end the class by designing a practice bracelet! 

Min3-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: beads, crimps, beading wire, clasp.

Register Online ^ top
$45

New! Knitting with Beads Bracelet
April 15, 2018  |  2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 1   Materials Required

  Knitters with basic skills, get out your knitting needles and try something new -- knit a bracelet embellished with beads.  We'll use a basic pattern of simple knitting stitch which can be dressed up or boho'd down, depending on your choice of beads and thread. Instructor will be available at least half-hour before class starts for help with shopping.  Must have knowledge of basic knitting (casting on, knit stitch every row) is required.

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class.  Tools provided and for sale.  Materials required:  size 6 or 8 seed beads in one or two colors, thread (will provide a list of yarns and threads that will work), size 3, 4 or 5 knitting needles, button or clasp of your choice.

Register Online ^ top
$120

Layered Dome Pendant in Copper
April 21, 2018  |  1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Rae Rodriguez
All Levels

This class is learning about copper and metal clay. It's also learning about creating layers and dimension with metal clay.  This amazing material can be manipulated by rolling, molding, and texturing.  Students will create a textured dome pendant using copper clay.  We will complete the entire green-state process. After the firing, it can be oxidized and polished just like traditional jewelry making. The clay used for the pendant is included in the class fee.  Chain and jewelry findings can be purchased in the store.

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. The clay used for the pendant is included in the class fee.  Chain and jewelry findings can be purchased in the store.

Register Online ^ top
$150

New! Soldering: Silver Bubble Necklace
April 22, 2018  |  12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Hollis Harris
All Levels  |  Ages: 16 and up

Want to create an individual piece that no one else will have.  Then come and learn how to solder, or improve your current skills, and create a show stopper necklace out of 14 ga Sterling Silver.  Will learn critical skills that lead to success solder joints, how to finish the piece for a professional look and assemble ready to wear out the “Blue” door.  Project will be completed in class.  No experience required.   We will be working with hot torches, so hair must be tied back, and no loose, flowy tops. Bring a water bottle and your lunch, a 30-min break will be given.

Co-instructor Abbie Oliver

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. 

Register Online ^ top
$40

Peyote Stitch Bracelet
April 25, 2018  |  2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
All Levels   Materials Required

  Learn to love those pesky seed beads and hand weave yourself a cool bracelet!  Peyote stitch (also known as gourd stitch) is the classic of bead weaving.  You'll learn about choosing thread, beads, and design basics, as well as how to finish your bracelet with a stylish clasp.  Instructor will be available at least half-hour before class starts for help with shopping. 

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class.  Tools provided and for sale.  Materials required:  size 11, 6 or 8 seed beads in two colors, beading thread, beading awl, size 10 or 11 beading needle, clasp of your choice.

Register Online ^ top
$20

Wine & Pizza, Topped with Beads
April 27, 2018  |  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Levels   Materials Required

Our most popular social!! Join us for after hours beading and finish all those projects still in bags! Enjoy pizza from LoCoco’s and wine from Wine on Piedmont while you create something new at this fun social. Set aside some time for you & make some new friends. 

Limited space, 21+ yrs. over, must reserve your seat ahead of time, class discount does not apply, no walk-ups taken! (Non-alcoholic drinks also to be served, no gluten-free options sorry.) 

Min5-Max8


Class is FULL :(

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$45

New! Hoops & Hammering 101
April 28, 2018  |  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Sydney Khan
Beginner   Materials Required

 Let out your daily stresses and take to the bench to hammer out your frustration! In this class you will get a chance to learn the basics of hammering, tool safety, and project planning. This class is versatile and will allow you to make a one of a kind piece which matches your style, choose from Hoop Earrings, Cuff Bangles/ Upper Arm Cuffs or a Brass Collar Necklace. Students will learn how to form metal on a bracelet, ring mandrel, or bench block. This class will focus on exposing students to different processes, techniques and tools throughout the class pertaining to basic metal work.

The class will cover the vocabulary and terminology for future student projects leaving you confident and able to pursue your wildest creative dreams. Students will have the opportunity to embellish their finished piece of jewelry with paddle pins (a technique which will be taught in class), wire wrapped beads or add texture to metal components. Students will leave with 1 to 2 finished pieces of jewelry and stress relieving jewelry making techniques.

Min3-Max6

** Tools provided & for sale. Materials required before class: Craft wire (14g-20g depending on the project), earwires and jump rings ( gems, etc to add on).  

Register Online ^ top
$35

Malas & Meditation
April 28, 2018  |  3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth McKinley
All Levels  |  Ages: 8+   Materials Required

  In this workshop you will create your own set of mala beads, a strand of prayer beads used in japa or meditation using mantra. Then we will explore mantras and methods of meditation using the mala. You will leave with a set of beautifully handmade mala beads and knowledge of how to use it to harness intention, build focus and clear the mind. 

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools for sale, materials required: 10mm nylon, beads 8-10mm, focal beads, tassel.

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$40

Stringing with Knots
April 29, 2018  |  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Julia Booz
All Levels   Materials Required

Knotting between beads has many benefits, such as security, added length, and breathing room between beads that lets light in to reflect more beauty. On top of all that, thread color can enhance your designs or serve as a neutral space to highlight the beads. This class covers thread choices, proper tool use, adding a clasp, and of course, getting that knot right up against the bead with no extra spaces. Materials must be purchased before class begins.

Min3-Max6

** Tools for sale, materials required: string of stone or glass beads 4-6mm, nylon that fits beads, 2 clamshells, 1 clasp, awl, tweezers.

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