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.


January 2020



Russian Leaves $20 Class Fee + $12 Materials

Saturday, January 11th — 2:00pm - 5:00pm Class Full

Get a jump on making leaves for all seasons! These beautiful leaves are stitched up with a needle and thread with cylinder size 11 seed beads and a touch of 15s. 

Level: Intermediate

 


Jump Ring 2 & 1 Chain Bracelet $15 All Inclusive

Friday, January 17th — Drop in: 4:30pm

Or

Saturday, January 18th — Drop in: 10:30am

Create a simple chain bracelet by using proper techniques in opening and closing jump rings. Beautiful as-is, or use your new bracelet as a base to add charms. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis.No sign ups, just drop in promptly by 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday. 

Level: Beginner


Satellite Medallion $20 Class Fee + TBD Materials

Saturday, January 18th — 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Stitch up a stunning pendant, featuring a rivoli crystal framed by two hole cabochons, seed beads, and fire polish. Design and pattern by Deborah Roberti www.aroundthebeadingtable.com 

Level: Intermediate 



Simple Loop Wire Linked Bracelet $15 All Inclusive

Friday, January 24th — Drop in: 4:30pm

Or

Saturday, January 25th — Drop in: 10:30am

Get the hang of making simple round wire loops by creating a bead-linked bracelet. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis. No sign ups, just drop in promptly at 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday.
Level: Beginner
 



Fused Hearts, Moons & Stars $40 Class Fee + $20 Fine Silver (plus cost of embellishments) Class Full Taking signups for waiting list.

Sunday, January 26th — 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Bend and mold fine silver into your own shapes, and fuse them with a torch to create precious metal pendants. Level: Intermediate (no prerequisite, wiring techniques helpful)

 


Darling Heart Earrings $15 All Inclusive

Friday, January 31st — Drop in: 4:30pm

Or

Saturday, February 1st — Drop in: 10:30am

Learn how to make coil wrapped wire loops by creating Valentine themed earrings. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis. No sign ups, just drop in promptly at 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday. 

Level: Beginner



February 2020


It Takes Two Friendship Bracelets No Class Fee + $15 Materials

Saturday, February 1st — 2:00pm-5:00pmm

Make stackable, sleek friendship bracelets with a mix of beautiful Tila beads and silk cord. 
Design & Pattern By BeadSmith Inspiration Squad member, Leslie Rogalski
Level: Beginner


Big Hoop Earrings with Jeannine Mankins $35 Class + $38 Bead Ki

Sunday, February 2nd — 12:30pm-3:30pm

Big Hoops are always fashionable. These versatile earrings can easily be worn with your favorite pair of jeans or your nicest evening attire. With a little wire, a mix of seed beads and a few small crystals you can make a fabulously fun pair of earrings packed with sparkle!
Pattern by guest instructor, Jeannine Mankins
Level: Intermediate 


 

Knotting with Glass Pearls $15 All Inclusive

Friday, February 7th — Drop in: 4:30pm

Or 

Saturday, February 8th — Drop in:10:30am

Learn a traditional knotting technique using tweezers, and practice making a bracelet with Czech Glass Pearls on silk cord.  All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis with no sign ups. Drop in promptly by 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday.
Level: Beginner


 

Tudor Bracelet $20 Class + approx. $16-24 Materials  (no bead kit available)

Sunday, February 9th — 2:00pm-5:00pm

Stitch a dazzling beaded band with your choice of pearls, rondelle fire polish or  crystals, and  seed beads into a bracelet with a needle and thread.
Design & Pattern By Deborah Roberti, www.aroundthebeadingtable.com
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
 



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

Saturday, February 15th — 12:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday, February  16th — 12:00pm-5:00pm

Joyce will take you through the steps on how to bring soldering into your jewelry making projects. Learn about safety and the concept of creating decorative headpins, making and soldering jump rings, and creating S hooks and toggle clasps. By the end of this session, you will create a textured, linked bracelet,  made by hand with sterling silver wire, solder and your torch.

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.


Single Leather Wrap $15 All Inclusive

Friday, February 21st — Drop in: 4:30pm

Or 

Saturday, February 22th — Drop in: 10:30am

Learn the basics of making wrap bracelets with a single wrap made with 6mm glass beads, leather cord and a button.  All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis with no sign ups. Drop in promptly by 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday.

Level: Beginner


Flowing Fringe Earrings $15 All Inclusive

Friday, February 28th — Drop in: 4:30pm

Or

Saturday, February 29th — Drop in: 10:30am

Create simple, seed bead fringe earrings with an easy threading technique. Choose from an array of colors to make it your own. All-inclusive fee includes class instruction and provided materials. First come, first bead basis with no sign ups. Drop in promptly by 4:30pm Friday, or 10:30am Saturday.

Level: Beginner 


Beads Over the Horizon Necklace $30 Class + $35 Bead Kit

Saturday, February 29th — 2:00pm-5:00pm

This wire wrapped, beaded pendant is filled with color and texture, and uses an eclectic mix of beads. Plus, the unique placement of the toggle clasp makes this beauty wearable at two lengths!

Level: Intermediate