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.


November 2018


Modern Lace Bracelet $30 Class + $18 Bead Kit

Thursday, November 1st — 3:00pm-6:00pm

Achieve a lacy effect with a combination of Gemduos, CzechMates Cabochons and Diamonds and Toho Seed Beads.

Design & Pattern By Starman TrendSetter, Zsuzsanna Erdei

Level: Intermediate



Fall Bloom Earrings $15 All Inclusive

Saturday, November 3rd — Drop in: 10:30am

Create two pairs of earrings while learning a simple 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

 



Sit N' Solder Session $5 Fee per Session

Saturday, November 3rd — 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

Prerequisite: Intro to Soldering with Joyce

 



Stretchy Bracelets $15 All Inclusive

Sunday, November 4th — Drop in: 12:30pm

Discover the tips and tricks in making fun, slip-on bracelets with elastic cord and a variety of beads. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis. No sign ups necessary, just drop in promptly by 12:30pm. 

Level: Beginner



Basic Crimping $15 All Inclusive

Sunday, November 4th — Drop in: 3:00pm

Learn the basics of crimping while exploring the necessary tools and supplies to make finished, durable bracelets. Discover 3 types of beading wire, 3 styles of clasps, and 2 ways to crimp, and learn the differences and benefits of each. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis. No sign ups necessary, just drop in promptly by 3:00pm.
Level: Beginner



Sit N' Solder Session $5 Fee per Session

Wednesday, November 7th — 3:00pm-5:00pm

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

Prerequisite: Intro to Soldering with Joyce

 



Reni’s Boho Necklace $30 Class + $25 Bead Kit

Wednesday, November 14th — 3:00pm-6:00pm

Create a “Sundance” inspired layered design, using a variety of techniques, beads and stringing mediums. Level: Intermediate Prerequisite: knotting, crimping and wire wrap experience.

 



UFO Workshop $10 Class + Cost of Kit

Thursday, November 15th — 3:00pm-6:00pm

How many Un-Finished Objects do you have hanging out in your beading case? Bring them in during this workshop, and finish them up amongst friends. And, we will even give you the clasps and findings for free! (up to $10 value)
Level: Beginner



Sparkly Kumihimo Necklace $45 Class + approximately $45 Materials

Friday, November 16th — 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



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

Friday, November 16th — 2:00pm-5:00pm

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.

Taught by guest Instructor, Sara Oehler
Level: Beginner



Sit N' Solder Session $5 Fee per Session

Saturday, November 17th — 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

Prerequisite: Intro to Soldering with Joyce



Duo Snowflake $30 Class + Materials TBD

Sunday, November 18th — 12:30pm-2:30pm

Learn from Jeannine how to make beautiful snowflakes for the holidays using SuperDuos, MiniDuos, Czech Firepolish and Seedbeads. 
Taught by guest Instructor, Jeannine Mankins

Level: Beginner/Intermediate



Netted Ornament $20 Class + $18 Materials

Saturday, November 24th — 10:30am-1:30pm

Get started on holiday gifts, and learn how to make a beaded ornament cover using a net stitch. Project will not be finished in class.
Design & Pattern By Joyce Trowbridge
Level: Beginner

 



Golden Horizon Necklace $30 Class + $15 Bead Kit

Wednesday, November 28th — 3:00pm-6:00pm

Create this glowing, elegant design featuring CzechMates Crescents.

Design & Pattern By Starman TrendSetter,

Melissa Grakowsky-Shippee

Level: Intermediate



Bead Soup Bead Crochet $30 Class + $32 Bead Kit
Thursday, November 29th — 3:00pm-6:00pm

Bead crochet is a great technique to use for with a random mix of beads. Use our “recipe” of preselected Czech glass beads, or use your own bead collection.
Design & Pattern By Reni Johansson
Level: Beginner

 


Crystal Chandelier Earrings $15 All Inclusive

Friday, November 30th: Drop in: 4:30pm
or Saturday, December 1st: Drop in: 10:30am

Connect Swarovski crystals to a metal component to create an elegant pair of chandelier earrings. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis. No sign ups necessary, just drop in PROMPLY at 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday.
Level: Beginner
 


December 2018

 


Sit N' Solder Session $5 Fee per Session

Saturday, December 1st — 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

Prerequisite: Intro to Soldering with Joyce

 


Holiday TrendSetter Workshop

No Class Fee + Cost of Materials (no bead kits)

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

or 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


Holiday Style Crimping $15 All Inclusive

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

Kick it up a notch and add in Learning the Basics of Crimping while exploring the necessary tools and supplies to make finished, durable bracelets. Discover 3 types of beading wire, 3 styles of clasps, and 2 ways to crimp, and learn the differences and benefits of each. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. 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 + Materials TBD

Sunday, December 9th — 12:30pm-2:30pm

Make a beautiful crystal snowflake that could be hung on a tree or worn on a necklace using 2 sizes of crystal bicones and seedbeads. 
Taught by guest Instructor, Jeannine Mankins

Level: Beginner/Intermediate




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 fun, slip-on bracelets with elastic cord and a variety of beads. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. 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!