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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Open Beading Day 10:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 3 @ 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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Enchanted Pendant – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show 10:00 am
Enchanted Pendant – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enchanted Pendant - Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
If a spell could take physical form, we think it would look a lot like this pendant. This little gem has certainly enchanted us. Delicate starlike petals blossom out from a layered foundation and gently[...]
Zinnia Pendant – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show 2:00 pm
Zinnia Pendant – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Zinnia Pendant - Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
The Zinnia flower presents itself in many shapes and forms. This abstract beaded Zinnia pendant also gives you a glimpse at many shapes, textures in one graceful presentation. It will unveil itself one layer at[...]
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Winter Lotus Ornament – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show 12:00 pm
Winter Lotus Ornament – Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winter Lotus Ornament - Freckled Pear Workshop & Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
This perfectly petite ornament can adorn a holiday gift package, make a memorable hostess gift or even be worn as a sweet pendant. Optional supply kit $15
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Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 11:00 am
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 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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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 17 @ 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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Sterling & Stones Reverse Cuff Bracelet 11:00 am
Sterling & Stones Reverse Cuff Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sterling & Stones Reverse Cuff Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will be creating this beautiful sterling silver reverse cuff bracelet accented with semi-precious stones. Learn how to size your bracelet, texture, and shape it to fit your wrist. You will be[...]
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Metal Clay – Nature’s Way Pendant 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Nature’s Way Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Nature's Way Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
There is beauty all around us! Learn how to capture the essence of organic materials by making molds of them, that can be used over and over again! You will be amazed by the details[...]
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Crescent Weave Band 1:00 pm
Crescent Weave Band
Nov 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Crescent Weave Band
Use size 15/0 and 11/0 rocaille seed beads, Miyuki Tila beads and Crescent beads to create a band that looks intricate but is actually quite easy after the initial setup and you get the hang[...]
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Black Friday Sale & Small Business Saturday 11:00 am
Black Friday Sale & Small Business Saturday @ A Place to Bead
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm
Black Friday Sale & Small Business Saturday @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Receive 20% off your purchase from November 29-December 1! Excludes trunk show items, consignment, class fees, and previously discounted merchandise.
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Thai Silver Trunk Show
Thai Silver Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Nov 30 all-day
Thai Silver Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
 
Wire Wrapped Pendant 1:00 pm
Wire Wrapped Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wire Wrapped 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.