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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Intro to Wire Wrapping – Pendant 6:00 pm
Intro to Wire Wrapping – Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro to Wire Wrapping - Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn how to capture a cabochon or stone with wire to create a decorative and unique pendant.
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Star Bezel Earrings 1:00 pm
Star Bezel Earrings
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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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Intro to Wire Weaving – Bracelet 1:00 pm
Intro to Wire Weaving – Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intro to Wire Weaving - Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will learn the basics of wire weaving by making your own wire and bead cuff, using two sizes of wire and beads of your choice for accents. This technique can be[...]
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Wire Dangle Earrings 5:00 pm
Wire Dangle Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wire Dangle Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Using wire, beads, and simple tools, you will learn how to create these beautiful cascading dangle earrings. Learn the basic techniques for making your own whimsical and elegant wire components that you can use for[...]
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Mixed Metal Etching, Texturing, and Riveting 11:00 am
Mixed Metal Etching, Texturing, and Riveting @ A Place to Bead
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mixed Metal Etching, Texturing, and Riveting @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
*FULL – please call us to be put on the wait list 626-529-2863* Have you ever wondered how a design is added to metal? Etching is one solution! We will learn how to etch on copper[...]
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Metal Clay – Spring is in the Air Earrings 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Spring is in the Air Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 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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Freeform Wire Weave Pendant 2:00 pm
Freeform Wire Weave Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Jan 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Freeform Wire Weave Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Using wire and simple tools, you will learn a whimsical and unique way to capture a cabochon and transform it into a lovely pendant.
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