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Classes We Currently Offer
To Reserve Your Spot Call: 610-892-2740

Basic Beading
This is the perfect beginner beading class. 

Students will learn the basics of stringing and design, including a review of all materials and proper use of tools.  Your necklace design  will be completed and able to be worn home by end of class. Please plan on arriving early 15 minutes early to review your supply list and to purchase any materials you may need. 
 

Level:  Beginner
Fee:  $35 + Materials; Kits are also available
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request



Basic Wire
Learn how to do  Simple Loops, Coiled/wrapped Loops, & Make Earrings

Students will learn the basics of wire, including a review of all materials and proper use of tools.  We will focus on perfecting  those basic, but most important wire working techniques, including Simple Loop, Wire Wrapping, and making your own custom earrings.  Which is the foundation for those just learning how to make wire jewelry, because an earring can also become a pendant,a charm, or a link in a bracelet.
Level: Beginner
Fee:  $35+ Materials; Kits are also available
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request




Intermediate Wire
Learn how to make wire clasps and wire links.

Perfect your skills and try some more advanced techniques in this intermediate wire wrapped jewelry class.  We will focus on how to make wire clasps and wire links. 
Students will learn how to use a hammer and block to strengthen and/or make patterns in the wire, as well as learn how to make your own wire clasps, links, and findings.
Level: Intermediate
Fee:  $35+ Materials
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request


Pearl or Bead Knotting

Learn how to hand knot your pearls like the professionals! 

This is a great chance to restring your own pearls, re-design your grandmothers pearls, or make new gifts for weddings, graduations, proms, or a new baby. Students will learn how to knot a necklace using pearls or selection of beads.  We like to focus more on the technique and finishing of the project, but tend to complete a bracelet by the end of class.

Level:  Beginner
Fee:  $35.00 + Materials
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request


 
Kumihimo 
Kumihimo means Japanese Braiding. 

Students will learn how to place their cords on the Kumihimo disk, add weights for proper tension, a basic pattern for moving the cords, and finishing the ends and attaching a clasp. By the end of class most students will have a completed bracelet.  If not they will have information about techniques for finishing at home.  This skill can be applied with other stringing materials, and  is versatile.
 Level:  Beginner
Fee:  $35.00 + Materials
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request



Kumihimo With Beads
Level up your braiding skills by adding beads to your projects.

Students will learn how to properly add beads to your cords, and be given the correct pattern that will work for the type of beads you have chosen.  By the end of the class most students will have completed a bracelet.  Please arrive early to pick out the beads you wish to use in this class.


Level:  Intermediate
Fee:  $35.00 + Materials
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request

 

Polymer Clay
Learn how to work with Polymer Clay and design your own beads.

This is a great introductory to Polymer Clay.  Students will learn about different types of materials and tools, how to use them, how to pick the right one, and be shown the possibilities they all offer to help you make one of a kind clay beads. 




Level:  Beginner
Fee:  $35.00 + Materials
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request



Basic PMC
Dive into the world of Precious Metal Clay.

PMC  is a fine silver infused compound clay mixture that allows you to sculpt your own jewelry into one-of-a-kind works of art.  Students will learn the fundamentals of working with this Clay, the different types of tools to use to sculpt your pieces, and show you some options in how to optimize your creativity.  Once fired, the clay matrix bakes away and you are left with a pure .999 fine silver creation.
Level:  Beginner
Fee:  $35 + Materials
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request


Peyote Stitch Bracelet
Students will learn all of the basics to get started in the world of bead stitching, including: threading the needle, adding thread to your project, following a bead pattern, and how to finish your project with clasps. This class focuses more on the technique of the stitch rather than a finished project.  Students typically walk out with a finished bracelet, if not, they are given a good start for a bracelet that can be finished at home.    

Level: Beginner
Fee: $35 + Materials
Length 2 Hours 
Private Lessons Available Upon Request



Night In A Box

In need of a girls night out? We have got you covered.

This ongoing meet-up happens every last Friday of the month, and features a new project every time.  Learn a new skill, make some new friends, share some light appetizers and refreshments with others and unwind with us. Each student will walk out with a finished project.  


Level: Beginners
Fee: Varies Each Month
Length 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request



   
Beaded Wrap Bracelets
Super-Duo Wrap Bracelet
Learn how to create a beautiful and always in-style beaded wrap bracelet.  

We offer similar but visually different beaded wrap bracelet classes.  The Super-Duo Wrap Bracelet and the DiamonDuo /GemDuo Bracelet Classes are our most popular beaded wrap classes and are Featured here.
 
 
DiamonDuo/GemDuo Bracelet 
Students will learn how to measure the correct amount of wire for their desired length of the bracelet, be shown what color combinations works well together, how to pair which beads to what project, and how to finish the bracelet. This is a fun class for  all ages.  Works up quickly, and makes great gifts.


Level: Beginners
Fee: $35 + Materials
Length: 2 Hours
Private Lessons Available Upon Request  


Leather Wrap Bracelet
Wrap It Up Bracelet
Traditional Wrap Bracelet
Learn how to create a leather a beaded wrap bracelet.

Leather wrap bracelets are very popular and stylish.  We offer a few ways to achieve this look.  The traditional Wrap Bracelet, Super-Duo Wrap Bracelet, and the Tile Wrap Bracelet are our most popular of the leather wrapped bracelets, and are featured here. 


Super-Duo Wrap Bracelet
In each class students will learn how to pair beads, buttons, and leather together, measure leather correctly, add beads to leather, and how to finish the bracelet.
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Tile Wrap Bracelet







 
Level: Beginners
Fee: $35 + Materials 
Length: 2 Hour
Private Lessons Available Upon Request 

  
Macrame/Shamballa
macrame
Learn how knot cords and incorporating beads.

Students will learn how to set up your bracelet for knotting, two basic macrame knots: the square knot and the half square knot, and how to add an adjustable closure to your bracelet. You can adjust your project by changing beads, type and color of cords,  and end up with something just your style - whether that be bohemian or sophisticated.
Level: Beginners
Fee: $35 + Materials 
Length: 2 Hour
Private Lessons Available Upon Request




 
Beading For Adults
-Private Parties
-Girls Night Out
-Girls Day In
-Bridal Jewelry Class
-Birthday Parties
Party Information

This information is for all scheduled private adult parties.  We have many fun projects to offer you in order to have a memorable party, in which you will select prior to the party date.  Parties are typically held during regular store hours, but after hour parties are also available.  We request you to come to the shop at least one week prior to select the project and to ensure we have the kits ready for that day.  Each party lasts about 2 hours. You can schedule the party by phone, email, or stopping by.

Food
We always do the project first, but you may bring your own food and/or order pizza.  Each project usually lasts an hour and fifteen minutes, so there is plenty of time for snacks or food.  Plan your food delivery accordingly (about an hour after the party starts.  There is a great pizza shop next door that offers amazing pizza.   We have a small refrigerator and freezer for your use as well. We can set up a small table to place your snacks and food  on.  Don't forget to bring decorations, plates, cups, silverware and serving utensils if needed. 


Pricing & Terms
Our parties are $100 for 8 people and $10 for any additional guests. This price is for our back room rental and instructor for two hours.  Class can hold up to 14 students.

The price for the project is an additional charge, and is based on the type of project you pick and the beads that you wish to use for the project.  If you have a price point in mind, we will gladly work with you to hit or get close to your target price.

We will need a non refundable  50% deposit from you when you book the party.  Also, we will need you to come in to pick up a project at least one week before the actual party to make sure the kits and sample will be done in time.




Beading For Kids (5-17) 

Classes Available Upon Request
-Private Classes
-Parent & Me Class
-Prom Jewelry Making Class
     
 
Birthday Parties
 Celebrate with your child's birthday with us.  We have many fun projects to offer your child in order to have a unique birthday party.  Parties are typically held during regular store hours, but after hour parties are also available. You and the birthday child selects the project her or his guests will make.  We request you and your child to come to the shop at least one week prior to select the project and to ensure we have the kits ready for that day.  Each party lasts about 2 hours. You can schedule the party by phone, email, or stopping by. 

Food
We always do the project first, but you may bring your own food and/or order pizza.  Each project usually lasts an hour and fifteen minutes, so there is plenty of time for snacks, food, cupcakes & ice cream or opening presents.  Plan your food delivery accordingly (about an hour after the party starts.  There is a great pizza shop next door that offers amazing pizza.   We have a small refrigerator and freezer for your use as well. We can set up a small table to place your snacks and presents on.  Don't forget to bring decorations, plates, cups, silverware and serving utensils if needed. 

Pricing & Terms
Our parties are $100 for 8 people and $10 for any additional guests. This price is for our back room rental and instructor for two hours.  Class can hold up to 14 students.

The price for the project is an additional charge, and is based on the type of project you pick and the beads that you wish to use for the project.  If you have a price point in mind, we will gladly work with you to hit or get close to your target price.

We will need a non refundable  50% deposit from you when you book the party.  Also, we will need you to come in to pick up a project at least one week before the actual party to make sure the kits and sample will be done in time.

We will provide a table for you to be able to bring in your own decorations, cupcakes, or snacks.  And if we have time in the end we play bead bingo.



Scout Class 
Earn your beading badge with us.   We have several projects available for scout groups to fulfill their jewelry making badge.  Our most popular project is making a necklace using Kazuri Beads, which are ceramic beads hand made by Kenyan women.

Because our space is limited to a maximum of 14, larger troops might want to schedule two events which can be the same day or separate days.  Call us to discuss the options and pricing. 




Private Parties
You don't need a special occasion to celebrate with your family and friends.  We have many fun projects to offer you and your child in order to have a memorable party.  Parties are typically held during regular store hours, but after hour parties are also available. You and the child selects the project her or his guests will make.  We request you and your child to come to the shop at least one week prior to select the project and to ensure we have the kits ready for that day.  Each party lasts about 2 hours. You can schedule the party by phone, email, or stopping by. 

Food
We always do the project first, but you may bring your own food and/or order pizza.  Each project usually lasts an hour and fifteen minutes, so there is plenty of time for snacks or food.  Plan your food delivery accordingly (about an hour after the party starts.  There is a great pizza shop next door that offers amazing pizza.   We have a small refrigerator and freezer for your use as well. We can set up a small table to place your snacks and food  on.  Don't forget to bring decorations, plates, cups, silverware and serving utensils if needed. 
 
Pricing & Terms
Our parties are $100 for 8 people and $10 for any additional guests. This price is for our back room rental and instructor for two hours.  Class can hold up to 14 students.

The price for the project is an additional charge, and is based on the type of project you pick and the beads that you wish to use for the project. If you have a price point in mind, we will gladly work with you to hit or get close to your target price.

We will need a non refundable  50% deposit from you when you book the party.  Also, we will need you to come in to pick up a project at least one week before the actual party to make sure the kits and sample will be done in time.

 
  
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