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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Ambrosia Lariat 10:00 am
Ambrosia Lariat @ A Place to Bead
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ambrosia Lariat @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn how to create this beautiful netted lariat, and finish with a cascade of fringe. You also have the option of adding a clasp, which will be discussed in class.
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Oceans Cuff 11:00 am
Oceans Cuff @ A Place to Bead
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oceans Cuff @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class, you’ll learn how to weave a base with Delica beads that you will embellish with O Beads and seed beads to create this stunning cuff bracelet. Beginners welcome. Please call 626-529-2863 or[...]
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Victorian Grace Ornament – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show 1:00 pm
Victorian Grace Ornament – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Victorian Grace Ornament - Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
These little beauties will transport you to the holidays of a bygone era – a time of plush velvet dresses, decorative ribbons, and candles adorning the Christmas trees. We are grateful that grace is as[...]
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Mystic Medallion – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show 12:00 pm
Mystic Medallion – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mystic Medallion - Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
This beaded medallion is infused with sangria, paella, and salty ocean breezes. As you bead each layer, let your own story add more spice and flavor to the mix. Optional supply kit $15
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Metal Clay – Simply Elegant Earrings 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Simply Elegant Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - 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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Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Nov 15 @ 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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Metal Clay – Organics Cabochon Set Pendant 10:00 am
Metal Clay – Organics Cabochon Set Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Metal Clay - Organics Cabochon Set Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You will love creating this freeform bezel set pendant! The beginning of the class will be spent loosely sketching out designs for your pendant. Your piece will evolve with each addition that you make, freeing[...]
Alcohol Ink Ornaments 11:00 am
Alcohol Ink Ornaments
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Ornaments
Just in time for the holidays, in this class you’ll create your own one-of-a-kind ornaments that you can give as gifts or use for your own decor. Use alcohol inks to add an array of[...]
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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
Nov 18 @ 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! Please call 626-529-2863 to be put on the wait list. Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is?  Come join us for a day of learning and creating with Art Clay Silver.  This[...]
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Resin Beads 10:00 am
Resin Beads
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
You’ll get an introduction to using Art Resin by creating your very own beads, encasing special charms, found objects, and other accent pieces. You can further embellish your beads with Alcohol Inks to add a[...]
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Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet 10:00 am
Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
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.
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Metal Clay – Flourish Bracelet 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Flourish Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Nov 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Flourish Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Add some color and style to your wrist by creating a lovely bar bracelet and charm. Learn how to shape your clay and add a beautiful semi-precious stone and bezel to make it pop! You[...]
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Metal Clay – All I Want for Christmas Pendant 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – All I Want for Christmas Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - All I Want for Christmas Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Come create this lovely fine silver Holiday keepsake pendant you will enjoy wearing year after year! In this class you will be making one piece. Select from three different ornament shapes and add your embellishments,[...]
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