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. 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 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 us for information regarding pricing and options.

If you are having trouble registering for a class online, please call us at 626-219-6633, and we can register you over the phone.  We're having technical difficulties, so please call us for the complete February 2018 schedule.

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Metal Art Clay Quickie 6:00 pm
Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead
Jan 2 @ 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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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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 holiday[...]
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Jingle Jangle Bangles 5:30 pm
Jingle Jangle Bangles @ A Place to Bead
Jan 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jingle Jangle Bangles @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
SOLD OUT! Please call us at 626-219-6633 to be placed on the waiting list. Create a pair of beautiful bracelets by joining fine silver wire with copper rivets, texturing, and adding colorful embellishments with wire.
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Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet 10:00 am
Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jan 6 @ 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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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
Jan 7 @ 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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Pattern of the Month 6:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us for our evening session working on our Pattern of the Month!
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Pasadena Bead & Design Show 10:00 am
Pasadena Bead & Design Show @ A Place to Bead
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm
Come visit our booth at the Pasadena Bead & Design Show at the Pasadena Hilton! Receive a special discount at our booth as well as in our store when you show your admission sticker!
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Beads, Bezels & Bails 10:00 am
Beads, Bezels & Bails @ A Place to Bead
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Beads, Bezels & Bails @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Explore the contemporary techniques of geometric beadwork in this introductory class! In this comprehensive class, you’ll learn how to create eye-catching beaded beads, bezels and bails with geometric shapes and patterns.
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My Big Fat Bling Ring 5:30 pm
My Big Fat Bling Ring @ A Place to Bead
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
prerequisite: Intro to Metal Art Clay or instructor approval. Please call 626-219-6633 to register. Learn to bezel set a large CZ stone for a stunning ring!
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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Let your imagination by your guide in this class, where you’ll learn the basic steps to create your own earrings. Be prepared to make several pairs!
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A Touch of Sparkle & Gold 5:30 pm
A Touch of Sparkle & Gold @ A Place to Bead
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
prerequisite: Intro to Metal Art Clay or instructor approval. Please call 626-219-6633 to register. Learn to add gold foil to your metal clay piece for a touch of elegance!
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Pattern of the Month 1:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for our weekend session working on our Pattern of the Month! You’ll get individual attention, working to complete this month’s beading project.
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Pattern of the Month 10:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for our weekend session working on our Pattern of the Month! You’ll get individual attention, working to complete this month’s beading project.
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Earwire Sampler 6:00 pm
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead
Jan 23 @ 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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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Give the gift of handmade this holiday season! 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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Bead Embroidery Basics 10:00 am
Bead Embroidery Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bead Embroidery Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Bead embroidery can be one of the most expressive and satisfying beading techniques – it’s like painting with beads. You will begin with the basics, spending a day learning and exploring this very gratifying textile[...]
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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Jan 28 @ 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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Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet 6:00 pm
Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You’ll learn to weave an intricate pattern of chain maille using pre-made jump rings in this class. You’ll master the art of opening and closing jump rings while creating a beautiful bracelet!