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. 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.

Workshop Schedule

Click the links below to view our current class schedules.  Scroll through the calendar to view individual classes and register online.

april 2017 workshops

Join us any time during April store hours to make the flower pendant on our home page! The only cost is materials - the instructions are free!

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Kumihimo Rope 12:00 pm
Kumihimo Rope @ A Place to Bead
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kumihimo Rope @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn the basics of this versatile Japanese braiding technique, in which you can use cord by itself or add seed beads to create a beaded rope.  You’ll learn how to use a braiding disc so[...]
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Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant 5:30 pm
Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
There are several ways to transfer a design to metal clay. Today you will learn how to use a wonderful and inexpensive product known as Scratch Foam to create a pendant. You will have the[...]
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Idiot’s Delight Chain Maille 6:00 pm
Idiot’s Delight Chain Maille @ A Place to Bead
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Idiot's Delight Chain Maille @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn one of the many chain maille patterns to create a bracelet with this lovely weave, using pre-made jump rings in your color choice.
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Simply Elegant Earrings 5:30 pm
Simply Elegant Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Apr 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Simply Elegant Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You will enjoy creating these simple yet elegant semi-precious stone earrings (1 pair). You don’t need a kiln to include a little bling to your pieces! You will be adding a texture to your earrings,[...]
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Intro To Metal Art Clay Quickie 10:00 am
Intro To Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Intro To Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have you been itching to take a Metal Clay class? Here is another opportunity to get a taste for this fun medium! You’ll be able to make a few small charms for a bracelet, one[...]
Not Your Mother’s Vintage Button Fine Silver Ring 2:00 pm
Not Your Mother’s Vintage Button Fine Silver Ring @ A Place to Bead
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Not Your Mother's Vintage Button Fine Silver Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learning to shape and create a ring shank is a skill you will use again for future projects. After the shank is created, you will make a mold using a vintage button and attach the[...]
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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
Apr 9 @ 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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Gypsy Earrings 6:00 pm
Gypsy Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Using wire and beads, you’ll create these fun earrings by creating a frame, and embellishing with beads wrapped tightly with wire.
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Etched Pendant 5:30 pm
Etched Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Apr 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Etched Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have you ever wondered how a design is added to metal? Etching is one solution. In this class, you will layer pieces of metal and join them with rivets, and etch a design of your choosing.[...]
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Diamonds and Pearls Earrings 10:00 am
Diamonds and Pearls Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Diamonds and Pearls Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Using seed beads, crystals, glass pearls, and your choice of drops, learn to stitch these beautiful and eye-catching baubles.  Make a matching pendant to complete your set!
Bead Stringing Basics 2:00 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 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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Easter – CLOSED
Easter – CLOSED @ A Place to Bead
Apr 16 all-day
 
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Memories of You Etched Bracelet 5:30 pm
Memories of You Etched Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Memories of You Etched Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have you ever wondered how a design is added to metal? Etching is one solution.  You will use metal blanks, stamps, and etchant to create a custom designed linked bracelet! Class fee includes metal blanks, use[...]
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Wrapped Bracelet & Variations 6:00 pm
Wrapped Bracelet & Variations @ A Place to Bead
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wrapped Bracelet & Variations @ 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.  Learn a few variations to take your project up[...]
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Fern Grotto Ring 5:30 pm
Fern Grotto Ring @ A Place to Bead
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Description and photo coming soon! *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call us at 626-219-6633 to register.
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Vintage Lucite Trunk Show 11:00 am
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us today for a trunk show with Dara featuring a dazzling display of rare and unique vintage lucite, Swarovski, glass, metal components; ceramic; gemstones; and more unusual treasures!
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Vintage Lucite Trunk Show 11:00 am
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us today for a trunk show with Dara featuring a dazzling display of rare and unique vintage lucite, Swarovski, glass, metal components; ceramic; gemstones; and more unusual treasures!
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Vintage Lucite Trunk Show 11:00 am
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us today for a trunk show with Dara featuring a dazzling display of rare and unique vintage lucite, Swarovski, glass, metal components; ceramic; gemstones; and more unusual treasures!
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Braids & Beads 6:00 pm
Braids & Beads @ A Place to Bead
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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!
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Apr 26 @ 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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Earwire Sampler 6:00 pm
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Earwires can set of your entire earring design! Want to jazz up your earring designs and make them even more unique? Then this class is for you! In this class you will learn how to[...]
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Open Beading Day 10:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Apr 29 @ 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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In the Shadows Pendant 10:00 am
In the Shadows Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Description and photo coming soon! *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call us at 626-219-6633 to register.