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.

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 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.

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.

If you're having trouble registering for a class, please call us at 626-529-2863 and we can assist you.

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Wire Linking Basics 5:30 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 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! In this special version[...]
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Color Me Beautiful Prismacolor Mixed Media Pendant 5:30 pm
Color Me Beautiful Prismacolor Mixed Media Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Color Me Beautiful Prismacolor Mixed Media Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Let’s create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! In this class you will learn how to work with Prismacolor pencils to create a top plate, which could easily be mistaken for an enameled piece, but no torch or[...]
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Pattern of the Month 11:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for our evening session working on our Pattern of the Month! You’ll get individual attention, working to complete this month’s beading project. Please call 626-529-2863 to reserve a seat.
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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Aug 5 @ 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.[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 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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Trunk Show with Wild Things Beads 11:00 am
Trunk Show with Wild Things Beads @ A Place to Bead
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – Aug 11 @ 5:00 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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Sleek ‘n’ Slim Bracelet 5:30 pm
Sleek ‘n’ Slim Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sleek 'n' Slim Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create your own texture and design a custom linked bracelet!  Learn how to use scratch foam to customize all your individual pieces.  Shape the links to contour your wrist perfectly.  Fired and patinated in class.[...]
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Lattice Bracelet 5:30 pm
Lattice Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Lattice Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Make a light and delicate bracelet using a simple and quick netting technique, complete with a beaded closure. You will be able to use this technique to make bracelets of various widths to suit different[...]
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will create a beautiful pair of copper enameled earrings that you will torch fire. A base layer will be added and fired, then you’ll create your design in another layer and[...]
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Galaxy Beaded Bead 10:00 am
Galaxy Beaded Bead @ A Place to Bead
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Galaxy Beaded Bead @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn to combine beads and stitches with this fun, wearable, adaptable project. Play with color as you strengthen your beading skills and develop new ones. These beaded beads can be worked in any color palette[...]
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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 19 @ 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
ONE SPOT LEFT! 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[...]
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Metal Clay – Half Dome Shadow Box Pendant 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Half Dome Shadow Box Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Half Dome Shadow Box Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create a beautiful half dome shadow box pendant that is flanked by two smaller domed pieces to create a unique centerpiece! Learn how to texture both sides of your components, adding extra texture to your[...]
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Mixed Metal Etching, Texturing, and Riveting 10:00 am
Mixed Metal Etching, Texturing, and Riveting @ A Place to Bead
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 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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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Aug 26 @ 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.[...]
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Metal Art Clay Quickie 6:00 pm
Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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[...]
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Earwire Sampler 6:00 pm
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead
Aug 30 @ 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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