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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Open Beading Day 10:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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 Clay Stone Setting 101 10:00 am
Metal Clay Stone Setting 101 @ A Place to Bead
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Metal Clay Stone Setting 101 @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
There are a variety of ways to set stones in metal clay to help elevate your piece to the next level. In this class you will learn five ways to set fireable CZ stones, while[...]
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Not Your Mother’s Vintage Button Fine Silver Ring 5:30 pm
Not Your Mother’s Vintage Button Fine Silver Ring @ A Place to Bead
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Not Your Mother's Vintage Button Fine Silver 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 626-529-2863 to register. Learning to shape and create a ring shank is a skill[...]
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2018 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP
2018 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP @ A Place to Bead
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
2018 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join in on the fun of the annual Bead Shop Hop!  This year’s theme is Artists, so hop to as many of the 12 participating stores throughout Southern California, and maybe one will be featuring[...]
Vintage Beads Trunk Show
Vintage Beads Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Vintage Beads Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us today for a trunk show with Dara featuring a dazzling display of rare and unique vintage lucite, Swarovski, glass, metal components; ceramic; gemstones; and more unusual treasures!
Pattern of the Month 10:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us to make our Pattern of the Month! This month we will be handing out a free pattern during the Shop Hop days, which you can sit and work on in the store, or[...]
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes 10:00 am
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes @ A Place to Bead
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Please click on the Shop Hop event for photos and pricing of our make ‘n’ take projects.
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Pattern of the Month 10:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us to make our Pattern of the Month! This month we will be handing out a free pattern during the Shop Hop days, which you can sit and work on in the store, or[...]
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes 10:00 am
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes @ A Place to Bead
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Please click on the Shop Hop event for photos and pricing of our make ‘n’ take projects.
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Pattern of the Month 10:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us to make our Pattern of the Month! This month we will be handing out a free pattern during the Shop Hop days, which you can sit and work on in the store, or[...]
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes 10:00 am
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes @ A Place to Bead
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Please click on the Shop Hop event for photos and pricing of our make ‘n’ take projects.
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A Touch of Sparkle & Gold 5:30 pm
A Touch of Sparkle & Gold @ A Place to Bead
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Touch of Sparkle & Gold @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
prerequisite: Intro to Metal Art Clay or instructor approval. Please call 626-529-2863 to register. In this class you’ll learn how to create a bezel stone setting and accent with 24K gold foil, using a torching[...]
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2018 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP
2018 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP @ A Place to Bead
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day
2018 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join in on the fun of the annual Bead Shop Hop!  This year’s theme is Artists, so hop to as many of the 12 participating stores throughout Southern California, and maybe one will be featuring[...]
Pattern of the Month 10:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us to make our Pattern of the Month! This month we will be handing out a free pattern during the Shop Hop days, which you can sit and work on in the store, or[...]
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes 10:00 am
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes @ A Place to Bead
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Please click on the Shop Hop event for photos and pricing of our make ‘n’ take projects.
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Pattern of the Month 10:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us to make our Pattern of the Month! This month we will be handing out a free pattern during the Shop Hop days, which you can sit and work on in the store, or[...]
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes 10:00 am
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes @ A Place to Bead
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Please click on the Shop Hop event for photos and pricing of our make ‘n’ take projects.
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Pattern of the Month 10:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us to make our Pattern of the Month! This month we will be handing out a free pattern during the Shop Hop days, which you can sit and work on in the store, or[...]
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes 10:00 am
Shop Hop Make ‘n’ Takes @ A Place to Bead
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Please click on the Shop Hop event for photos and pricing of our make ‘n’ take projects.
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Metal Clay – Texture Me Pretty Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Texture Me Pretty Ring @ A Place to Bead
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 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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Open Beading Day 10:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Sep 23 @ 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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Modernist Montage Fine Silver Pendant Necklace 5:30 pm
Modernist Montage Fine Silver Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Modernist Montage Fine Silver Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Want to create something unique that will have your friends and family asking “Where did you get that?!”? You will be constructing a beautiful modern freeform piece, which consists of a variety of shapes that[...]
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Trypo-Glyphic Fine Silver Lentil Bead Pendant Necklace 5:30 pm
Trypo-Glyphic Fine Silver Lentil Bead Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trypo-Glyphic Fine Silver Lentil Bead Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will learn how to shape and assemble two pieces of clay to form a hollow form lentil bead. Holes will be added in various sizes to make your pieces lighter and[...]
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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
Sep 29 @ 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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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Sep 30 @ 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.[...]