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.


June 2018

Filigrana Bracelet $10 Class + $13.50 Bead Kit

Saturday June 23rd — 3:00pm-5:00pm

Use simple right-angle weave and netting techniques to create a lacy effect with firepolish rounds and Demi Rounds™.
Design & Pattern By Starman TrendSetter, Melinda Barta
Level: Beginner


Delicate Duos Bracelet $30 Class + $13.50 Bead Kit

Sunday, June 24th — 2:00pm-5:00pm

Flower motifs are created in a bracelet made with IrisDuo beads, SuperDuos, crystals and seed beads. 
Design & Pattern By Marissa Vallejo
Level: Intermediate
 


Americana Earrings $15 All Inclusive

Saturday, June 30th — Drop in: 10:30am

Create two pairs of earrings while learning a wire loop. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis.
No sign ups necessary, just drop in at 10:30am
Level: Beginner


Spring In Bloom $30 Class + $13.50 Bead Kit

Saturday, June 30th — 2:00pm-6:00pm

Use Matubo GEMDUO and CzechMates® Cabochon beads to create an airy, decorative bracelet band, then finish it with square-stitched sections of TOHO® Demi Round and seed beads.
Design & Pattern By Starman TrendSetter, Csilla Csirmaz
Taught by Guest Instructor, Sarah Misserian
Level: Intermediate


July 2018

Diamond Tweed Bracelet $30 Class + $12+ Bead Kit

Saturday, July 7th — 10:30am-1:30pm

Use a variation of tubular herringbone stitch to create a textural rope featuring CzechMates® Diamonds and TOHO® seed beads. 
Design & Pattern By Starman TrendSetter, Hannah Rosner
Level: Beginner
 


Infinity Bracelet $15 All Inclusive

Saturday, July 7th

Drop in: 3:00pm or 4:30pm

Orbit crystals and wire intertwine in this infinity style bracelet. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis. No sign ups necessary, just drop in!
Level: Beginner


Micro Macramé Bezel $35 Class + $15 Cost of Materials

Sunday, July 8th — 12:30pm-3:30pm

Micro macramé is a great way to capture that cabochon, sea glass, flat stones, coins or shell you found. It is a fun, and not-so-common way of creating a bezel for your piece. This technique gives your piece a more organic and earthy appearance. This is an intermediate beginner class and some macramé experience is helpful. You will learn the knots used to form the bezel, and how to finish it into a necklace.

Note: The class being taught is not an appropriate technique for a free form tumbled stone or rock. The specimen must have a more even edge all the way around. If a tumbled or free form stone is brought to class, you will be required to purchase a different piece to bezel.
Pattern by guest instructor, Jeannine Mankind
Level: Intermediate
 


Intro To Soldering $100 Four Class Series + $150 Materials & Tool Kit

4 Session Series: 3pm-5pm Tuesday, July 10th through Friday, July 13th

 

Joyce will take you through the steps to bring soldering into your jewelry making projects. Learn about safety while creating decorative headpins, making and soldering jump rings, and creating your own clasps.

Materials & Tools Kit includes the following premium supplies:

Micro Torch, Soldering Brick, Copper Tweezers, Thermal Tweezers,
Soldering Pick, Jeweler’s Saw with Blades, Pickle, Flux, Solder, and Sterling Silver Wire.
Level: Beginner

This is a prerequisite class for future intermediate soldering classes at JBI.



Sit N' Solder Session $5 Fee per Session

Saturday, July 14th — 4:00pm-6:00pm

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

 


Dutch Spiral Necklace $30 Class + $15 Bead Kit

Sunday, July 15th — 2:00pm-5:00pm

Learn a classic spiral stitch while creating a necklace piece with fire polish and seed beads.
Level: Intermediate

 

Sit N' Solder Session $5 Fee per Session

Wednesday, July 18th — 3:00pm - 5:00pm

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


Kumihimo with Seed Beads $30 Class + $16-$24 Materials

Saturday, July 21st — 2:00pm-6:00pm

With the help of a bead spinner and foam board, learn how to braid seed beads on cord to create a beautiful rope-style bracelet.
Level: Intermediate
 


Stackable Sterling Silver Rings $60 Class + $40 Materials

Wednesday, July 25th — 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Keep practicing your metalsmithing skills by making trendy yet classic, stackable finger rings. 
Prerequisite: Intro to Soldering with Joyce
Level: Intermediate


 

Framed Wire Wrap Stone Pendant $25 All Inclusive

Saturday, July 28th

Drop in: 1:00pm or 3:00pm

Create a pendant with a wire wrap frame around a stone cabochon and an embellished bail with fire polish beads. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis.
No sign ups necessary, just drop in at: 1:00pm or 3:00pm
Level: Beginner
 


Thunderbird Falls Pendant & Earrings $30 Class + $12 Bead Kit

Sunday, July 29th — 2:00pm-5:00pm

Representing beauty and strength, create a pendant and matching pair of earrings, with a cup button, 2 hole dagger and seed beads.
Level: Intermediate
Design and pattern by Reni Johansson