Beading Classes

Enjoy personal, knowledgeable and fun instruction in our dedicated classroom.
Classes are kept small and taught by our patient and experienced instructors.

Payment is due at time of class. See below for class descriptions and times.

Please note: we try to provide "Class Bead Kits" to keep bead selection easy, when applicable. However, we are not always able to duplicate the exact colors shown in the pictures below. Ask staff for material requirements if you would like to use your own beads with the projects.


December 2018



Holiday TrendSetter Workshop

Cost of Materials Only, No Class Fee

Drop in between 10:30am-5:00pm
Thursday, December 6th

Bead inspired this holiday season, and create special gifts of handcrafted jewelry for your friends, family, and co-workers. Make a day of it and stitch up these elegant, quick-an-easy TrendSetter designs. Pick from any of the listed patterns to create during the workshop, and with twelve styles to choose from there is something for everyone on your list!

Cost varies depending upon chosen materials (no bead kits). First come, first bead basis. No sign ups necessary, just drop in between 10:30am – 5:00pm so we can get you started.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate


Sparkly Kumihimo Necklace $45 Class + approximately $45 Materials

Friday, December 7th — 10:30am-1:30pm

In this class, students will learn how to kumihimo braid using Soft Flex beading wire and crystals. 

Supply List for Students:

• Double Density Kumihimo Disk

• 94 - 6mm crystals

• Soft Flex .019 Medium

• 2 cones in brass, gold, silver or copper 

• Soft Flex 3x3mm crimp tubes in silver

• Soft Flex 2x2mm crimp tubes in gold filled, sterling or copper - 20ct.

• 3mm crimp covers in gold filled, sterling or copper

• 1 clasp

Taught by guest Instructor, Sara Oehler

Level: Beginner


Holiday Style Crimping $15 All Inclusive

Friday, December 7th — Drop in: 4:30pm
Or Saturday, December 8th — Drop in: 10:30am

Learn the basics of crimping while creating a dazzling bracelet for the holidays. See how you can kick up your designs a notch with bead caps and dangles. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials for one bracelet. First come, first bead basis. No sign ups necessary, just drop in PROMPTLY at 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday.                 Level: Beginner



Crystal Snowflake $30 Class + Cost of Materials: See list below

Sunday, December 9th — 12:30pm-2:30pm

Austrian crystals have an unsurpassed brilliance and elegance, but when you combine several in a pattern, then you get WOW! In this class there are 3 different patterns to chose from for your finished design. The color choices are yours and limited only by your imagination. Like snowflakes in nature, no two will look alike! These snowflakes are the perfect size for a pendant, a holiday ornament or a package adornment. If you change the size of the crystal and bead used, they are a perfect earring size.

No kits available for this class. 

Fine needles and thread are suggested, as some beads are passed through multiple times. 

This pattern is only compatible with Austrian or Preciosa crystals.


Taught by guest Instructor, Jeannine Mankins

Level: Beginner/Intermediate


Supply List for Crystal Snowflake:

• 20- 4mm crystal bi-cones

• 12- 6mm crystal bi-cones

• 1 or 2 colors of size 11 seed beads

• 4-lb Fireline or equivalent weight thread

• Size 12 needles (suggested)

(Depending on the design chosen, all 4mm crystal bi-cones may not be used.) 



Sit N' Solder Session $5 Fee per Session

Wednesday, December 12th — 3:00pm-5:00pm

Join your fellow JBI soldering classmates and Joyce to work on your projects.

Prerequisite: Intro to Soldering with Joyce



B.Y.O.(Bring Your Own) Bead Kit $10 + Cost of Bead Kit

Thursday, December 13th — 3:00pm-6:00pm

If you're like most bead enthusiasts, you probably have at least one bead kit in your collection, just waiting to be worked on. Bring it to this workshop! Or choose from one of our available bead kits! (Please let us know about your bead kit when signing up.)
Level: Beginner to Advance


 

Holiday Stretchy Bracelet $15 All Inclusive 

Friday, December 14th — Drop in: 4:30pm
Or Saturday, December 15th — Drop in: 10:30am

Discover the tips and tricks in making a fun, slip-on bracelet with elastic cord and a variety of holiday inspired beads. Add in a charm and bead caps to make it extra festive! All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials for one bracelet.

 First come, first bead basis. No sign ups necessary, just drop in PROMPTLY at 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday.      Level: Beginner



Sit N' Solder Session $5 Fee per Session

Saturday, December 15th — 2:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesday, December 19th — 3:00pm-5:00pm

Join your fellow JBI soldering classmates and Joyce to work on your projects.

Prerequisite: Intro to Soldering with Joyce


Holiday Bead Party

Saturday, December 22nd — 2:00pm-5:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with a special holiday party for beaders! Potluck, Gift Exchange, and Beading Fun. Bring a potluck dish (for 8 people), a bead themed holiday gift to participate in a gift swap followed by a just-for-fun Beading Party. (BYO bead project, no beading instruction provided during party time ☺) Space is limited, so be sure to sign up and RSVP!


Look for the following class in January 2019!

Knitting on a Spool $45 Class + approximately $50 Materials


In this class, students will learn how to knit on a spool using Soft Flex beading wire. Knitting is an age old tradition, but feels fresh and new when using a more modern medium.

Supply List for Students:

4 peg knitting spool

• 2 - 30ft spool of .014 Soft Flex beading wire in 2 complimentary colors (ideas for combos: black and bone, black and brass, black and copper - please no Extreme)

• 2 cones in brass, gold, silver or copper 

• Soft Flex 2x2mm crimp tubes in gold filled, silver filled or copper - 20ct.

• 3mm crimp covers in gold filled, silver filled or copper

• 1 connector (focal bead pictured not available)

Taught by guest Instructor, Sara Oehler
Level: Beginner