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!

Our Instructors Class Policies
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
New! Kumihimo Bracelet
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Level 2
2
3
4
Rain Drop Pendant
11:00 am – 1:00 pm All Levels
5
Stringing with Knots
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm All Levels
6
7
8
New! Herringbone Weave Bracelet
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Level 2
9
10
Basic Stringing
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Beginner
11
New! Saw, Hammer & Rivet!
11:00 am – 2:30 pm All Levels
New! Malas & Meditation
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm All Levels
12
New! Goddess Body Chain
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm All Levels
13
14
Master the Wire Wrap
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Beginner
15
Let's Get Knotty Workshop
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm All Levels
16
New! Leather Punched Jewelry
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm All Levels
17
18
Good Vibrations: Electroforming Gemstones
11:00 am – 2:00 pm All Levels
New! Intro to Metal Clay
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm All Levels
19
20
21
22
23
New! Cascading Chain Drop Earrings
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm All Levels
24
Saying Adios to the Inner Critic
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm All Levels
25
New! Braided Seed Bead Necklace
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Level 2
26
New! Folk Beaded Ornament Bracelet
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Level 2
27
28
29
30
31
Wine & Pizza, Topped with Beads
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm All Levels
 
$45

New! Kumihimo Bracelet
March 1, 2017  |  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2   Materials Required

Learn the basics of kumihimo, the ancient Japanese cord knotting technique, and emerge from class with a snazzy bracelet!  You will learn how to use the kumihimo "loom" (which is a perforated floppy disk), how to string your loom, different patterns you can achieve, and how to finish off the bracelet with cord ends, glue and a clasp. Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Kumihimo disk, 8 bobbins, big-eye needle, C-Lon or S-Lon cord, 30 grams size 6 seed beads in 2 or more colors, 2 cord ends and clasp, E6000 glue.

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$85

Rain Drop Pendant
March 4, 2017  |  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Steven James
All Levels

The forecast calls for fabulous.  Come to one of Steven's most popular new classes and create a cluster of color and a one-of-kind pendant using wire and transparent enamels.  During the second half of class you'll also explore a fine silver version of the project.

Min3-Max6

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. Students can purchase chain or leather to complete project.

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$40

Stringing with Knots
March 5, 2017  |  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.

Please call the shop if you are interested in signing up!

Min3-Max7

** 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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$45

New! Herringbone Weave Bracelet
March 8, 2017  |  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2   Materials Required

Make this colorful bracelet, while using Herringbone Weave (also known charmingly as "Ndebele Stitch" because of its innovative use by the Ndebele Tribe in Africa).  There are endless and wonderful color and shape variations to this simple stitch technique.  You will finish with a one of a kind treasure bracelet to give or to wear. Show up early to pick out your beads and supplies! Min2-Max5

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Size 11 seed beads in 4 colors; size 6 or 8 beads in complementary colors and various shapes if desired (squares, etc.); button or clasp; beading thread; beading needle. 

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$40

Basic Stringing
March 10, 2017  |  6:00 pm – 9:00 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

** Materials required: beads, crimps, beading wire, clasp.


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$65

New! Saw, Hammer & Rivet!
March 11, 2017  |  11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Joe Silvera
All Levels   Materials Required

Thinking about learning how to make jewelry? Take the plunge in this bite size course in the basics of metalsmithing as you make a textured pendant with a sawn out design and a riveted bail. This great introduction class demonstrates how to use a jewelers saw, hammering techniques, riveting, and polishing by hand. But be careful! You might just get bitten by the jewelry bug and get addicted to it! Techniques covered: sawing, filing, sanding, riveting, punching holes, hammers/texture, polishing by hand. Min3-Max6

** Basic tools provided & for sale, materials provided & for sale. Tools required: Jewelers saw frame, saw blades 2/0, large half round file Swiss Cut 2.

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$30

New! Malas & Meditation
March 11, 2017  |  4:00 pm – 6:00 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, tassel.

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$45

New! Goddess Body Chain
March 12, 2017  |  2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Sydney Khan
All Levels   Materials Required

Is chain an elusive and mystical part of jewelry making that you shy away from because you think it will end up in a tangled heap? Fear not in this class you will be able to learn more about the wonders of chain and all that it can do! In this class you will have the opportunity to choose from three different types of body chains which range in skill level from beginner to advanced! Bring over your wire wrapping skills and add embellishments to your body chain to amp it up or keep it simple with just chain! Students will learn how to cut, drape, attach clasps and measure chain to create their own custom torso body chain. This class will give you the skills to pursue other body chains such as thigh, arm and waist chains. Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Wire Cutters, Chain Nose Pliers, Chain, Jump Rings, Clasps, Beads, Eyepins.

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$40

Master the Wire Wrap
March 14, 2017  |  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Lydia Chapman
Beginner   Materials Required

Master one of the most crucial jewelry-making techniques: the wire wrap! Used in all sorts of wire-based jewelry, the strength of a wire wrap could make or break your jewelry (literally!), so we recommend learning to create wraps that are secure AND stylish. Whether you are self-taught, have taken a class but forgotten some steps, or never touched a bead in your life, we are certain you will learn some very important tips & tricks in this class!  Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: beads, wire by the foot, or headpins, earwires, clasps. 

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$25

Let's Get Knotty Workshop
March 15, 2017  |  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Sara Mancini
All Levels   Materials Required

Learn how to connect, finish and enhance your projects with knots! You will learn a variety of finishing, connecting, and sliding knots. Replace a jump ring connection with a trendy leather knot to spice up your projects - learn how! After lots of practice, you will have time to create a quick project using your new skills. 

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: leather, beads, head/eye pins, waxed polyester.

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$45

New! Leather Punched Jewelry
March 16, 2017  |  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Jen Laursen
All Levels

Combine your love of jewelry making with the addictive art of leatherworking!  In this class you will learn to use the basic tools and techniques of leathercraft to make a beautiful necklace.  You will learn how to properly cut a shape in leather, use the stamps to create intricate patterns and a simple dying technique to bring out your stamped design.  You will also apply basic beading techniques to assemble your necklace using chain, clasps, and wire wrapped beads. Purchase materials before class.  Min2-Max6

** Tools provided & for sale, leather materials included. Additional beads and chain sold separately. 

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$80

Good Vibrations: Electroforming Gemstones
March 18, 2017  |  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Dara Rosenwasser
All Levels   Materials Required

Are you curious about the current trends in jewelry making that combine copper and semi-precious gemstones into unique one-of-a-kind jewelry creations? Look no further than this innovative class at Blue Door Beads! Electroforming is a process that is making a comeback in contemporary jewelry art. In this three-hour workshop you will discover the potential for producing lightweight metal creations and take away skills for high production in your jewelry practice. Class time will include the step-by-step process of electroforming non-porous materials (for organic materials, see Level 2 class).  Time will be given to create and construct a finished necklace, ring or keychain. *Because of the length of time to electroform prepped objects (approx. 4-6 hours), students can pick up their electroformed piece three days after class, during shop hours. Limit 5 students per class.  Electroforming materials provided (Chemistry, Copper wire, Paint). No experience is necessary.   Min3-Max5

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: geode or crystal point, zap-a-gap glue, wire (for wrapping/creating bail), jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.

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$100

New! Intro to Metal Clay
March 18, 2017  |  3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Rae Rodriguez
All Levels

SPECIAL Promo Price!! This class is for beginners of metal clay. Students will create two pendants.  The first piece will be a two-sided pendant in silver.  The second piece will be in silver with some advanced techniques - a layered piece with a stone setting.  We will be using a kiln to fire the pieces, but the instructor will also discuss torch firing the green-ware phase of the process.

More advanced techniques will be discussed in the class, so students can see the infinite possibilities with metal clay.  Min2-Max4

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. Students can purchase chain or leather to complete project.

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$125

Good Vibrations: Electroforming Organics/Open Studio
March 19, 2017  |  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Dara Rosenwasser
All Levels   Materials Required

  Taking electroforming to the next level beyond gemstones is the Organics class & Open Studio! In this five-hour workshop you will discover the potential for producing lightweight metal creations out of flower pods, seeds, bones, textile/fabric or your choice of porous material. Class time will include a demo on how to electroform organic and porous materials and time will be given to create and construct a finished necklace, ring or keychain. This new class offers a free hour of open studio time built in!  Work alongside the instructor who will be available to answer questions and help you plan your designs to elevate your jewelry production. 

*Because of the length of time to electroform prepped objects (approx. 5-7 hours), students can pick up their electroformed piece three days after class, during shop hours. Limit 5 students per class.  Electroforming materials provided (Chemistry, Copper wire, Paint).  Materials required: completely dry flower pod, seed, shell, or bone for your electroformed centerpiece, zap-a-gap glue, wire (for wrapping/creating bail), jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.)  No experience is necessary.  Bring a snack or lunch.  Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale. Min2-Max4

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: wire, findings, sheet metal, flower pods, seeds, bones, textile/fabric or your choice of porous material. wire for wrapping/creating bail, jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.)  

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$35

New! Cascading Chain Drop Earrings
March 23, 2017  |  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Sydney Khan
All Levels   Materials Required

Do you love the look of chain, but have no idea how to get started cutting, measuring and assembling jewelry pieces? Then this is the class for you, we will work with small segments of chain and plan out a one of a kind project step by step! In this class students will have the option to create a pair of earrings or a necklace while getting acquainted with chain in a whole new way. In this class you will learn how to measure cut and design a unique piece of jewelry using chain, spacer beads and gemstones. Students will leave with a finished pair of earrings or necklace by the end of class! Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: eyepins or wire, chain, beads, jump rings and earwires

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$40

Saying Adios to the Inner Critic
March 24, 2017  |  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
All Levels

You know that little voice in your head that tells you "you can't", "you're not good enough" or worries what other people think? Yeah, that little voice, it's getting in your way. Enough already, you have things to do without being berated at each step! Join Martha Beck certified Life Coach, Jennifer Sherwood, for an exploration of how to get out of your head, tap into your intuition, and shift focus from that nagging little voice to the positive support systems in your life. Shopkeeper Sara Mancini will guide us in creating a necklace that can serve as a reminder of what we discovered in class and the steps we want to take. Refreshments to be served.  21years and over. Materials included. 

Min4-Max8

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$45

New! Braided Seed Bead Necklace
March 25, 2017  |  10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Sara Mancini
Level 2   Materials Required

Learn to create these fun little ornamental beaded beads to weave a bracelet that will go with any outfit! The technique is easier than it looks, and there is a ton of opportunity for playing with color. Making these beads is addictive, you may end up with a necklace. Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale. Shopping time during class, materials required before class: Size 10 seed bead needles, KO thread or SLon, at least 3 colors of size 10 Delica beads. Instructor will provide 1 practice "core" bead.

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$45

New! Folk Beaded Ornament Bracelet
March 26, 2017  |  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Julia Booz
Level 2   Materials Required

Learn to create these fun little ornamental beaded beads to weave a bracelet that will go with any outfit! The technique is easier than it looks, and there is a ton of opportunity for playing with color. Making these beads is addictive, you may end up with a necklace. 

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale. Shopping time during class, materials required before class: Size 10 seed bead needles, KO thread or SLon, at least 3 colors of size 11 Delica beads. Instructor will provide 1 practice "core" bead.

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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
New! Kumihimo Bracelet
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Level 2
2
3
4
Rain Drop Pendant
11:00 am – 1:00 pm All Levels
5
Stringing with Knots
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm All Levels
6
7
8
New! Herringbone Weave Bracelet
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Level 2
9
10
Basic Stringing
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Beginner
11
New! Saw, Hammer & Rivet!
11:00 am – 2:30 pm All Levels
New! Malas & Meditation
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm All Levels
12
New! Goddess Body Chain
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm All Levels
13
14
Master the Wire Wrap
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Beginner
15
Let's Get Knotty Workshop
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm All Levels
16
New! Leather Punched Jewelry
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm All Levels
17
18
Good Vibrations: Electroforming Gemstones
11:00 am – 2:00 pm All Levels
New! Intro to Metal Clay
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm All Levels
19
20
21
22
23
New! Cascading Chain Drop Earrings
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm All Levels
24
Saying Adios to the Inner Critic
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm All Levels
25
New! Braided Seed Bead Necklace
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Level 2
26
New! Folk Beaded Ornament Bracelet
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Level 2
27
28
29
30
31
Wine & Pizza, Topped with Beads
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm All Levels
 
$45

New! Kumihimo Bracelet
March 1, 2017  |  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2   Materials Required

Learn the basics of kumihimo, the ancient Japanese cord knotting technique, and emerge from class with a snazzy bracelet!  You will learn how to use the kumihimo "loom" (which is a perforated floppy disk), how to string your loom, different patterns you can achieve, and how to finish off the bracelet with cord ends, glue and a clasp. Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Kumihimo disk, 8 bobbins, big-eye needle, C-Lon or S-Lon cord, 30 grams size 6 seed beads in 2 or more colors, 2 cord ends and clasp, E6000 glue.

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$85

Rain Drop Pendant
March 4, 2017  |  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Steven James
All Levels

The forecast calls for fabulous.  Come to one of Steven's most popular new classes and create a cluster of color and a one-of-kind pendant using wire and transparent enamels.  During the second half of class you'll also explore a fine silver version of the project.

Min3-Max6

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. Students can purchase chain or leather to complete project.

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$40

Stringing with Knots
March 5, 2017  |  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.

Please call the shop if you are interested in signing up!

Min3-Max7

** 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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$45

New! Herringbone Weave Bracelet
March 8, 2017  |  4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2   Materials Required

Make this colorful bracelet, while using Herringbone Weave (also known charmingly as "Ndebele Stitch" because of its innovative use by the Ndebele Tribe in Africa).  There are endless and wonderful color and shape variations to this simple stitch technique.  You will finish with a one of a kind treasure bracelet to give or to wear. Show up early to pick out your beads and supplies! Min2-Max5

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Size 11 seed beads in 4 colors; size 6 or 8 beads in complementary colors and various shapes if desired (squares, etc.); button or clasp; beading thread; beading needle. 

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$40

Basic Stringing
March 10, 2017  |  6:00 pm – 9:00 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

** Materials required: beads, crimps, beading wire, clasp.


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$65

New! Saw, Hammer & Rivet!
March 11, 2017  |  11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Joe Silvera
All Levels   Materials Required

Thinking about learning how to make jewelry? Take the plunge in this bite size course in the basics of metalsmithing as you make a textured pendant with a sawn out design and a riveted bail. This great introduction class demonstrates how to use a jewelers saw, hammering techniques, riveting, and polishing by hand. But be careful! You might just get bitten by the jewelry bug and get addicted to it! Techniques covered: sawing, filing, sanding, riveting, punching holes, hammers/texture, polishing by hand. Min3-Max6

** Basic tools provided & for sale, materials provided & for sale. Tools required: Jewelers saw frame, saw blades 2/0, large half round file Swiss Cut 2.

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$30

New! Malas & Meditation
March 11, 2017  |  4:00 pm – 6:00 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, tassel.

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$45

New! Goddess Body Chain
March 12, 2017  |  2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Instructor: Sydney Khan
All Levels   Materials Required

Is chain an elusive and mystical part of jewelry making that you shy away from because you think it will end up in a tangled heap? Fear not in this class you will be able to learn more about the wonders of chain and all that it can do! In this class you will have the opportunity to choose from three different types of body chains which range in skill level from beginner to advanced! Bring over your wire wrapping skills and add embellishments to your body chain to amp it up or keep it simple with just chain! Students will learn how to cut, drape, attach clasps and measure chain to create their own custom torso body chain. This class will give you the skills to pursue other body chains such as thigh, arm and waist chains. Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Wire Cutters, Chain Nose Pliers, Chain, Jump Rings, Clasps, Beads, Eyepins.

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$40

Master the Wire Wrap
March 14, 2017  |  6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Instructor: Lydia Chapman
Beginner   Materials Required

Master one of the most crucial jewelry-making techniques: the wire wrap! Used in all sorts of wire-based jewelry, the strength of a wire wrap could make or break your jewelry (literally!), so we recommend learning to create wraps that are secure AND stylish. Whether you are self-taught, have taken a class but forgotten some steps, or never touched a bead in your life, we are certain you will learn some very important tips & tricks in this class!  Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: beads, wire by the foot, or headpins, earwires, clasps. 

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$25

Let's Get Knotty Workshop
March 15, 2017  |  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Instructor: Sara Mancini
All Levels   Materials Required

Learn how to connect, finish and enhance your projects with knots! You will learn a variety of finishing, connecting, and sliding knots. Replace a jump ring connection with a trendy leather knot to spice up your projects - learn how! After lots of practice, you will have time to create a quick project using your new skills. 

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: leather, beads, head/eye pins, waxed polyester.

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$45

New! Leather Punched Jewelry
March 16, 2017  |  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Jen Laursen
All Levels

Combine your love of jewelry making with the addictive art of leatherworking!  In this class you will learn to use the basic tools and techniques of leathercraft to make a beautiful necklace.  You will learn how to properly cut a shape in leather, use the stamps to create intricate patterns and a simple dying technique to bring out your stamped design.  You will also apply basic beading techniques to assemble your necklace using chain, clasps, and wire wrapped beads. Purchase materials before class.  Min2-Max6

** Tools provided & for sale, leather materials included. Additional beads and chain sold separately. 

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$80

Good Vibrations: Electroforming Gemstones
March 18, 2017  |  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Dara Rosenwasser
All Levels   Materials Required

Are you curious about the current trends in jewelry making that combine copper and semi-precious gemstones into unique one-of-a-kind jewelry creations? Look no further than this innovative class at Blue Door Beads! Electroforming is a process that is making a comeback in contemporary jewelry art. In this three-hour workshop you will discover the potential for producing lightweight metal creations and take away skills for high production in your jewelry practice. Class time will include the step-by-step process of electroforming non-porous materials (for organic materials, see Level 2 class).  Time will be given to create and construct a finished necklace, ring or keychain. *Because of the length of time to electroform prepped objects (approx. 4-6 hours), students can pick up their electroformed piece three days after class, during shop hours. Limit 5 students per class.  Electroforming materials provided (Chemistry, Copper wire, Paint). No experience is necessary.   Min3-Max5

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: geode or crystal point, zap-a-gap glue, wire (for wrapping/creating bail), jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.

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$100

New! Intro to Metal Clay
March 18, 2017  |  3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Rae Rodriguez
All Levels

SPECIAL Promo Price!! This class is for beginners of metal clay. Students will create two pendants.  The first piece will be a two-sided pendant in silver.  The second piece will be in silver with some advanced techniques - a layered piece with a stone setting.  We will be using a kiln to fire the pieces, but the instructor will also discuss torch firing the green-ware phase of the process.

More advanced techniques will be discussed in the class, so students can see the infinite possibilities with metal clay.  Min2-Max4

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. Students can purchase chain or leather to complete project.

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$125

Good Vibrations: Electroforming Organics/Open Studio
March 19, 2017  |  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Dara Rosenwasser
All Levels   Materials Required

  Taking electroforming to the next level beyond gemstones is the Organics class & Open Studio! In this five-hour workshop you will discover the potential for producing lightweight metal creations out of flower pods, seeds, bones, textile/fabric or your choice of porous material. Class time will include a demo on how to electroform organic and porous materials and time will be given to create and construct a finished necklace, ring or keychain. This new class offers a free hour of open studio time built in!  Work alongside the instructor who will be available to answer questions and help you plan your designs to elevate your jewelry production. 

*Because of the length of time to electroform prepped objects (approx. 5-7 hours), students can pick up their electroformed piece three days after class, during shop hours. Limit 5 students per class.  Electroforming materials provided (Chemistry, Copper wire, Paint).  Materials required: completely dry flower pod, seed, shell, or bone for your electroformed centerpiece, zap-a-gap glue, wire (for wrapping/creating bail), jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.)  No experience is necessary.  Bring a snack or lunch.  Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale. Min2-Max4

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: wire, findings, sheet metal, flower pods, seeds, bones, textile/fabric or your choice of porous material. wire for wrapping/creating bail, jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.)  

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$35

New! Cascading Chain Drop Earrings
March 23, 2017  |  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Sydney Khan
All Levels   Materials Required

Do you love the look of chain, but have no idea how to get started cutting, measuring and assembling jewelry pieces? Then this is the class for you, we will work with small segments of chain and plan out a one of a kind project step by step! In this class students will have the option to create a pair of earrings or a necklace while getting acquainted with chain in a whole new way. In this class you will learn how to measure cut and design a unique piece of jewelry using chain, spacer beads and gemstones. Students will leave with a finished pair of earrings or necklace by the end of class! Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: eyepins or wire, chain, beads, jump rings and earwires

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$40

Saying Adios to the Inner Critic
March 24, 2017  |  6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
All Levels

You know that little voice in your head that tells you "you can't", "you're not good enough" or worries what other people think? Yeah, that little voice, it's getting in your way. Enough already, you have things to do without being berated at each step! Join Martha Beck certified Life Coach, Jennifer Sherwood, for an exploration of how to get out of your head, tap into your intuition, and shift focus from that nagging little voice to the positive support systems in your life. Shopkeeper Sara Mancini will guide us in creating a necklace that can serve as a reminder of what we discovered in class and the steps we want to take. Refreshments to be served.  21years and over. Materials included. 

Min4-Max8

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$45

New! Braided Seed Bead Necklace
March 25, 2017  |  10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructor: Sara Mancini
Level 2   Materials Required

Learn to create these fun little ornamental beaded beads to weave a bracelet that will go with any outfit! The technique is easier than it looks, and there is a ton of opportunity for playing with color. Making these beads is addictive, you may end up with a necklace. Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale. Shopping time during class, materials required before class: Size 10 seed bead needles, KO thread or SLon, at least 3 colors of size 10 Delica beads. Instructor will provide 1 practice "core" bead.

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$45

New! Folk Beaded Ornament Bracelet
March 26, 2017  |  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Julia Booz
Level 2   Materials Required

Learn to create these fun little ornamental beaded beads to weave a bracelet that will go with any outfit! The technique is easier than it looks, and there is a ton of opportunity for playing with color. Making these beads is addictive, you may end up with a necklace. 

Min3-Max5

** Tools provided & for sale. Shopping time during class, materials required before class: Size 10 seed bead needles, KO thread or SLon, at least 3 colors of size 11 Delica beads. Instructor will provide 1 practice "core" bead.

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Master the Wire Wrap
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Beginner
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Stringing with Knots
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm All Levels
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Metal Stamping
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm All Levels
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New! Cascading Chain Drop Earrings
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm All Levels
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Basic Stringing
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Beginner
New! Malas & Meditation
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm All Levels
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New! Kumihimo Bracelet
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Level 2
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New! Hex Bead Macrame Bracelet
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm All Levels
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New! Saw, Hammer & Rivet!
11:00 am – 2:30 pm All Levels
New! Goddess Body Chain
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm All Levels
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Closed - Easter
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Basic Stringing
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Beginner
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Herringbone Weave Bracelet
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Level 2
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Good Vibrations: Electroforming Gemstones
11:00 am – 2:00 pm All Levels
New! The Magic of Metal Clay
3:30 pm – 7:00 pm All Levels
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1-Cent Ring
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm All Levels
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Master the Wire Wrap
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm Beginner
 
$40

Master the Wire Wrap
April 1, 2017  |  12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Lydia Chapman
Beginner   Materials Required

  Master one of the most crucial jewelry-making techniques: the wire wrap! Used in all sorts of wire-based jewelry, the strength of a wire wrap could make or break your jewelry (literally!), so we recommend learning to create wraps that are secure AND stylish. Whether you are self-taught, have taken a class but forgotten some steps, or never touched a bead in your life, we are certain you will learn some very important tips & tricks in this class!  Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: beads, wire by the foot, or headpins, earwires, clasps. 

Class is FULL :(

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$40

Stringing with Knots
April 2, 2017  |  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-Max7

** 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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$30

Metal Stamping
April 5, 2017  |  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Lydia Chapman
All Levels   Materials Required

Make personalized jewelry like a professional! Consistently one of our most requested classes, this class covers everything you need to know about hammering letters & designs into metal, adding texture, and creating concave & convex pendants, charms, and more!  Sensitive ears may want to bring earplugs, since all that hammering & stamping can get a bit noisy. Leave with finished projects to keep for yourself, or to give as a gift!

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: metal blanks, ear wires, jump rings, chain.

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$35

New! Cascading Chain Drop Earrings
April 7, 2017  |  5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Sydney Khan
All Levels   Materials Required

Do you love the look of chain, but have no idea how to get started cutting, measuring and assembling jewelry pieces? Then this is the class for you, we will work with small segments of chain and plan out a one of a kind project step by step! In this class students will have the option to create a pair of earrings or a necklace while getting acquainted with chain in a whole new way. In this class you will learn how to measure cut and design a unique piece of jewelry using chain, spacer beads and gemstones. Students will leave with a finished pair of earrings or necklace by the end of class! Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: eyepins or wire, chain, beads, jump rings and earwires

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$40

Basic Stringing
April 8, 2017  |  9:30 am – 12:30 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 practice bracelet! Min3-Max6

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

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$30

New! Malas & Meditation
April 8, 2017  |  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, tassel

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$45

New! Kumihimo Bracelet
April 9, 2017  |  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2   Materials Required

  Learn the basics of kumihimo, the ancient Japanese cord knotting technique, and emerge from class with a snazzy bracelet!  You will learn how to use the kumihimo "loom" (which is a perforated floppy disk), how to string your loom, different patterns you can achieve, and how to finish off the bracelet with cord ends, glue and a clasp. 

Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Kumihimo disk, 8 bobbins, big-eye needle, C-Lon or S-Lon cord, 30 grams size 6 seed beads in 2 or more colors, 2 cord ends and clasp, E6000 glue.

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$40

New! Hex Bead Macrame Bracelet
April 12, 2017  |  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instructor: Julia Booz
All Levels   Materials Required

This fun knotted bracelet covers the basics of macrame and forming a button-and-loop clasp. They are fast and easy to make, and totally addictive! A great primer for total beginners as well as the experienced beader who hasn't ventured into the knotting realm. Materials must be purchased before class begins.

Min3-Max7

** Tools provided & for sale, materials required: button with a shank, 9 feet of waxed polyester cord, 1 strand of hex cut beads, hypo tube cement, and 4" of 22 gauge wire

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$65

New! Saw, Hammer & Rivet!
April 15, 2017  |  11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Joe Silvera
All Levels   Materials Required

Thinking about learning how to make jewelry? Take the plunge in this bite size course in the basics of metalsmithing as you make a textured pendant with a sawn out design and a riveted bail. This great introduction class demonstrates how to use a jewelers saw, hammering techniques, riveting, and polishing by hand. But be careful! You might just get bitten by the jewelry bug and get addicted to it! Techniques covered: sawing, filing, sanding, riveting, punching holes, hammers/texture, polishing by hand. Min3-Max6

** Basic tools provided & for sale, materials provided & for sale. Tools required: Jewelers saw frame, saw blades 2/0, large half round file Swiss Cut 2.

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$45

New! Goddess Body Chain
April 15, 2017  |  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Sydney Khan
All Levels   Materials Required

Is chain an elusive and mystical part of jewelry making that you shy away from because you think it will end up in a tangled heap? Fear not in this class you will be able to learn more about the wonders of chain and all that it can do! In this class you will have the opportunity to choose from three different types of body chains which range in skill level from beginner to advanced! Bring over your wire wrapping skills and add embellishments to your body chain to amp it up or keep it simple with just chain! Students will learn how to cut, drape, attach clasps and measure chain to create their own custom torso body chain. This class will give you the skills to pursue other body chains such as thigh, arm and waist chains. Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Wire Cutters, Chain Nose Pliers, Chain, Jump Rings, Clasps, Beads, Eyepins.

Class is FULL :(

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Closed - Easter
April 16, 2017  |  12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Happy Easter - enjoy your family

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$40

Basic Stringing
April 19, 2017  |  6:00 pm – 9:00 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.

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$45

Herringbone Weave Bracelet
April 21, 2017  |  12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: Carol Bernau
Level 2   Materials Required

Make this colorful bracelet, while using Herringbone Weave (also known charmingly as "Ndebele Stitch" because of its innovative use by the Ndebele Tribe in Africa).  There are endless and wonderful color and shape variations to this simple stitch technique.  You will finish with a one of a kind treasure bracelet to give or to wear. Show up early to pick out your beads and supplies! Min2-Max5

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: Size 11 seed beads in 4 colors; size 6 or 8 beads in complementary colors and various shapes if desired (squares, etc.); button or clasp; beading thread; beading needle. 

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$80

Good Vibrations: Electroforming Gemstones
April 22, 2017  |  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Dara Rosenwasser
All Levels   Materials Required

Are you curious about the current trends in jewelry making that combine copper and semi-precious gemstones into unique one-of-a-kind jewelry creations? Look no further than this innovative class at Blue Door Beads! Electroforming is a process that is making a comeback in contemporary jewelry art. In this three-hour workshop you will discover the potential for producing lightweight metal creations and take away skills for high production in your jewelry practice. Class time will include the step-by-step process of electroforming non-porous materials (for organic materials, see Level 2 class).  Time will be given to create and construct a finished necklace, ring or keychain. *Because of the length of time to electroform prepped objects (approx. 4-6 hours), students can pick up their electroformed piece three days after class, during shop hours. Limit 5 students per class.  Electroforming materials provided (Chemistry, Copper wire, Paint). No experience is necessary.   Min3-Max5

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: geode or crystal point, zap-a-gap glue, wire (for wrapping/creating bail), jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.


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$100

New! The Magic of Metal Clay
April 22, 2017  |  3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Instructor: Rae Rodriguez
All Levels

This class is for beginners of Metal Clay. Learn how easy this material can be manipulated by rolling, molding, and texturing. Once fired, it can be oxidized and polished just like traditional jewelry making.  More advanced techniques will be discussed in the class, so students can see the infinite possibilities with metal clay and join us for additional classes. Students will create a single or double sided dome pendant using silver clay.  After firing in a kiln, the end result is your unique design created in fine silver (.999).  The clay used for the pendant is included in the class fee.  Chain and jewelry findings can be purchased in the store.

Min2-Max4

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. Students can purchase chain or leather to complete project.

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$125

Good Vibrations: Electroforming Organics/Open Studio
April 23, 2017  |  11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Dara Rosenwasser
All Levels   Materials Required

  Taking electroforming to the next level beyond gemstones is the Organics class & Open Studio! In this five-hour workshop you will discover the potential for producing lightweight metal creations out of flower pods, seeds, bones, textile/fabric or your choice of porous material. Class time will include a demo on how to electroform organic and porous materials and time will be given to create and construct a finished necklace, ring or keychain. This new class offers a free hour of open studio time built in!  Work alongside the instructor who will be available to answer questions and help you plan your designs to elevate your jewelry production. 

*Because of the length of time to electroform prepped objects (approx. 5-7 hours), students can pick up their electroformed piece three days after class, during shop hours. Limit 5 students per class.  Electroforming materials provided (Chemistry, Copper wire, Paint).  Materials required: completely dry flower pod, seed, shell, or bone for your electroformed centerpiece, zap-a-gap glue, wire (for wrapping/creating bail), jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.)  No experience is necessary.  Bring a snack or lunch.  Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale.

Min2-Max4

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: wire, findings, sheet metal, flower pods, seeds, bones, textile/fabric or your choice of porous material. wire for wrapping/creating bail, jump rings, sheet metal (if making a ring.)  

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$85

1-Cent Ring
April 29, 2017  |  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Steven James
All Levels

One of our most favorite classes! Check those couch cushions for coins!  Come see how easy it is to turn found pennies and pipe into lovely one-of-a-kind rings enameled rings!  Steven will introduce several designs from his book, Discover Torch Enameling. 

Min3-Max6

** Tools provided & for sale, materials included. Students can purchase chain or leather to complete project.

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$40

Master the Wire Wrap
April 30, 2017  |  12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Lydia Chapman
Beginner   Materials Required

  Master one of the most crucial jewelry-making techniques: the wire wrap! Used in all sorts of wire-based jewelry, the strength of a wire wrap could make or break your jewelry (literally!), so we recommend learning to create wraps that are secure AND stylish. Whether you are self-taught, have taken a class but forgotten some steps, or never touched a bead in your life, we are certain you will learn some very important tips & tricks in this class!  Min2-Max6

** Shopping time during class. Tools provided & for sale, materials required: beads, wire by the foot, or headpins, earwires, clasps. 

Register Online ^ top
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