Classes & Events

From beginner to advanced, we offer classes in a variety of techniques to inspire and spark your creativity.

Registration

All classes must be paid for in full for a student to be registered. Registering early is recommended; classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Register by phone, mail, in person, or online. Classes are intended for students ages 13 and older, unless otherwise noted. Class fees do not include materials unless noted. If you are registering by phone, please provide an email address to receive the instructor's supply list.
Classes are for all skill levels, unless otherwise noted.

Frequent Student Program

Register for and attend any eight classes, and you will receive the next one free, up to $65! All records will be kept on file at A Place To Bead.

Cancellations

If you must cancel a class, kindly give 48 hour notice to receive a full credit for future classes or merchandise. Cancellations made 24-48 hours in advance will result in a half credit. Cancellations made the day of class will result in a forfeiture of fees. If we must cancel a class, you will be notified as soon as possible, and a store credit or refund will be given.

Private Parties

To reserve our classroom for your birthday party, special occasion, or a ladies' night out, please book your date 4-6 weeks ahead for optimal availability.  Please call or email us for information regarding pricing and options.

Basic Classes

Wire Linking, Bead Knotting and Earring Basics by appointment. Hourly rates depend on the number of students participating. Please email info@aplace2bead.com for more information and to schedule your class.

Please call us at 626-529-2863 to register for a class, or email info@aplace2bead.com.

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Open Beading Day 10:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Drop in any time during our Open Beading session for help finishing a project, figuring out a pattern, or just to bead in the company of others! We’ll have snacks and good cheer on hand.[...]
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Beads, Beads, Beads! 10:00 am
Beads, Beads, Beads! @ A Place to Bead
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Beads, Beads, Beads! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will create unique copper & brass beads and bead caps, utilizing several techniques…texturing, dapping, soldering with silver solder paste, and riveting. Texture and stamp your metal to design a one-of-a-kind bead![...]
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Trunk Show with Wild Things Beads 11:00 am
Trunk Show with Wild Things Beads @ A Place to Bead
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm
Trunk Show with Wild Things Beads @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Guy and J-Me of Wild Things Beads have an amazing selection of unique and hand-selected Czech glass beads, charlottes, buttons, gemstones, ethnic beads, vintage, and more!  Catch them while they’re coming through town!
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Open Beading Day 10:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Drop in any time during our Open Beading session for help finishing a project, figuring out a pattern, or just to bead in the company of others! We’ll have snacks and good cheer on hand.[...]
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Intro To Art Clay – Let’s Play With Metal Clay! 10:00 am
Intro To Art Clay – Let’s Play With Metal Clay! @ A Place to Bead
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Intro To Art Clay - Let's Play With Metal Clay! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is?  Come join us for a day of learning and creating with Art Clay Silver.  This is an introductory class where you will learn the basics of Art[...]
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Metal Clay – Cup and Saucer Gemstone Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Cup and Saucer Gemstone Ring @ A Place to Bead
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Cup and Saucer Gemstone Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will learn the basics of constructing a ring shank along with how to size your ring to accommodate for shrinkage. You will be texturing and doming a topper piece, then once[...]
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Tryptic Semi-Precious Stone Pendant 11:00 am
Tryptic Semi-Precious Stone Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Aug 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tryptic Semi-Precious Stone Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Make this colorful dainty pendant while learning how to set stones too! You’ll learn how to connect geometric pieces by supporting them from the back, and finish with a rollover bail. Bezels will be added[...]
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Open Beading Day 10:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Drop in any time during our Open Beading session for help finishing a project, figuring out a pattern, or just to bead in the company of others! We’ll have snacks and good cheer on hand.[...]
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Freeform Peyote Pouch 10:00 am
Freeform Peyote Pouch @ A Place to Bead
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Freeform Peyote Pouch @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
This is a great class for using up all those leftover beads as well as your bead soup. You will take your bead weaving skills to the next level as you learn to combine stitches[...]
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Simple Solitaire Ring 10:00 am
Simple Solitaire Ring @ A Place to Bead
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Simple Solitaire Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Sometimes simple is best. In this class you will learn some basic metalsmithing techniques…how to size your ring, saw to size, shape, join, and solder it together. You will refine any rough edges to make[...]
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Bellissima 10:00 am
Bellissima @ A Place to Bead
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bellissima @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn how to create beaded beads, full of texture and depth. String them by themselves for a simple and elegant piece, or use them as focal beads in your other creative projects. You’ll enjoy making[...]
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Metal Clay – Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring 11:00 am
Metal Clay – Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring @ A Place to Bead
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Metal Clay - Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will create this lovely wide band, textured, wrapped style ring. Make your ring unique from the variety of textures that will be provided. Learn how to refine the inside of your[...]
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Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet 10:00 am
Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create this beautiful bracelet by fusing fine silver wire to create links that you will assemble one by one.  Add texture, detail, and strength by hammering the links and clasp.