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. Upon registering, a list of materials for the class will be provided.
Classes are for all skill levels, unless otherwise noted.

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.

Frequent Student and Basic Series Programs

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.

Join us any time during store hours to make our free pattern of the month!

If you are having trouble registering for a class online, please call us at 626-219-6633, and we can register you over the phone.

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Mixed Metal Etching, Texturing, and Riveting 11:00 am
Mixed Metal Etching, Texturing, and Riveting @ A Place to Bead
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mixed Metal Etching, Texturing, and Riveting @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have you ever wondered how a design is added to metal? Etching is one solution! We will learn how to etch on copper and brass base metals, add texture by hammering, and punch and rivet pieces together for[...]
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Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button 6:00 pm
Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button @ A Place to Bead
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Button, Button, Who's Got The Button @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn to make three styles of fine silver buttons using Art Clay Silver. You will learn both making button holes and a button with a shank. Use them for decorative clasps or other embellishment! Fee[...]
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Bead Stringing Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join Liz for this introductory class, where you will learn all you need to know to make your first necklace or bracelet. You will be learning techniques to use with cable wire and crimp beads,[...]
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Round & Round We Go Earrings 5:30 pm
Round & Round We Go Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Round & Round We Go Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Circles are the theme of these cute earrings.  Add texture to personalize your design, learn how to fit pieces together and add additional support while decorating your piece at the same time.  Add some bling[...]
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Peyote Basics 10:00 am
Peyote Basics @ A Place to Bead
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Peyote Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You’ll create your own tubular beaded beads while learning this foundation stitch essential for any beader’s repertoire.  Using a needle and thread, you’ll explore this art form used by ancient civilizations including Native Americans and[...]
Bezels & Bling 2:00 pm
Bezels & Bling @ A Place to Bead
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bezels & Bling @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Not sure what to do with Rivoli crystals?  Liz has the answer!  Using seed beads and simple stitches, you will learn to create a custom bezel and bail to showcase those stunning stones.  Add a[...]
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Metal Clay Stone Setting 101 10:00 am
Metal Clay Stone Setting 101 @ A Place to Bead
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Metal Clay Stone Setting 101 @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
There are a variety of ways to set stones in metal clay to help elevate your piece to the next level. In this class you will learn five ways to set fireable CZ stones, while[...]
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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn the classic and versatile techniques for joining beads together using wire. You’ll be able to apply your new skills to many of your jewelry projects – the possibilities are endless!
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Bead Crochet Basics (2 Sessions) 6:00 pm
Bead Crochet Basics (2 Sessions) @ A Place to Bead
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Crochet Basics (2 Sessions) @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this introductory class, you will learn basic bead crochet techniques to complete a tubular bangle bracelet. Once you get it, you won’t be able to stop! This is a two-part class, with session one[...]
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Wrapped Bracelet 6:00 pm
Wrapped Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wrapped Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
These ever-popular bracelets are fun and easy to make. You can make a single length or make it longer to wrap multiple times around your wrist.  Get a head start on some holiday gifts with[...]
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Open Beading Day 10:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Oct 14 @ 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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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 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.[...]
Braids & Beads 1:00 pm
Braids & Beads @ A Place to Bead
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Braids & Beads @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class, you’ll use thread and beads to create a boho chic braided rope that you can wear long or wrap around your wrist, and layer several for a trendy look!  You’ll learn to[...]
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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Let your imagination by your guide in this class, where you’ll learn the basic steps to create your own earrings. Be prepared to make several pairs!
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Metal Clay – Pick Up Sticks Earrings 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Pick Up Sticks Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Pick Up Sticks Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
14g of clay can be purchased for an additional $43.50 Challenge your skills with these fun avant-garde earrings.  Arrange the pieces your way, add a pre-made bezel using 2-part firing, and set your stones.  These[...]
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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
Oct 21 @ 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
SOLD OUT!  The next available class is November 5th. 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[...]
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Serpentine Bracelet 11:00 am
Serpentine Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Serpentine Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Using SuperDuo beads, you’ll weave this spiraling bracelet that glides gracefully around your wrist.  Finish it off with a magnet clasp, and you’ll be ready to embrace your inner Cleopatra!
Private Party – classroom booked 2:00 pm
Private Party – classroom booked @ A Place to Bead
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Private Party - classroom booked @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
   
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Golden Wrap Fine Silver Earrings 6:00 pm
Golden Wrap Fine Silver Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Golden Wrap Fine Silver Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Can’t decide whether to wear gold or silver? Well, now, you don’t have to make that decision. These beautiful earrings have both! Create your earrings out of silver metal clay with a texture of your choice, and embellish with[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn the timeless technique of knotting thread to keep your precious beads and pearls secure. Add a look of elegance to even the simplest of beads!
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Metal Clay – Flat & Fabulous Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Flat & Fabulous Ring @ A Place to Bead
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Flat & Fabulous Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
14g of clay can be purchased for an additional $43.50 Learn how to make a flat ring, size for shrinkage, set a stone, and create additional embellishments to enhance your finished piece.  Fired off premises.[...]
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Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet 10:00 am
Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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. Photo coming soon!
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Metal Clay – Asian Interlude Pendant 10:00 am
Metal Clay – Asian Interlude Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Metal Clay - Asian Interlude Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
20g of clay can be purchased for an additional $54 *2017 Best in Show, LA County Fair Learn how to layer a frame and make the two pieces look seamless from the edge.  Create a[...]
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