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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Star Bezel Earrings 12:00 pm
Star Bezel Earrings
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Star Bezel Earrings
Learn how to create beaded bezel, but with an added detail – the shining Rivoli stone sparkles from behind a delicate star shape.
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Metal Clay – Waterfall Dangle Post Earrings 11:00 am
Metal Clay – Waterfall Dangle Post Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Metal Clay - Waterfall Dangle Post Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Hope you can join me in creating this fun pair of dangly post earrings! Each pair will have their own distinctive look depending on the textures and shapes you select. Once all your pieces are[...]
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Metal Clay – Texture Me Pretty Ring 12:00 pm
Metal Clay – Texture Me Pretty Ring @ A Place to Bead
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Metal Clay - Texture Me Pretty Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
*Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay +4 hours additional experience, or instructor approval. Please call us at 626-529-2863 to register. Create a beautiful one-of-a-kind design for this wide ring using[...]
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Whorls of Whimsy Earrings 1:00 pm
Whorls of Whimsy Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Whorls of Whimsy Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
 
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Metal Clay – Spring is in the Air Earrings 11:00 am
Metal Clay – Spring is in the Air Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Metal Clay - Spring is in the Air Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
I hope you can join me to create this cute pair of whimsical bird earrings to help welcome in the upcoming Spring season! You will select your bird shape, texture, then cut and refine your[...]
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Viking Swirl Ring 2:00 pm
Viking Swirl Ring @ A Place to Bead
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Viking Swirl Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
 
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Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) 10:00 am
Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) @ A Place to Bead
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn the basics of cubic right angle weave as you stitch a rope in your choice of color combinations!  This is a foundation stitch that you can use for a variety of future projects!
Peyote Basics – Tubes 2:00 pm
Peyote Basics – Tubes @ A Place to Bead
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peyote Basics - Tubes @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Do you want to try beadweaving but don’t know where to start? This is that class for you! Using a needle and thread, you’ll explore this art form used by ancient civilizations including Native Americans[...]
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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
Feb 23 @ 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 – X Marks the Spot Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – X Marks the Spot Ring @ A Place to Bead
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - X Marks the Spot Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
I love wide band rings! In this class you will be creating a beautiful organically textured and shaped, wide band ring. You will learn the formula for sizing your band to allow for shrinkage and[...]
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Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Feb 27 @ 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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