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 and Basic Series Programs

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.

Join us any time during store hours to make our free pattern of the month!

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.

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Metal Clay – Asian Interlude Pendant 10:00 am
Metal Clay – Asian Interlude Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Metal Clay - Asian Interlude Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
20g of clay can be purchased for an additional $54 Learn how to layer a frame and make the two pieces look seamless from the edge.  Create a different kind of bail utilizing several components[...]
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Alcohol Ink Components 1:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components
Learn to use alcohol inks to create swirling designs and patterns on to metal components, making your own unique and colorful centerpieces for your jewelry projects!   Fee includes use of inks and sealant.
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Earwire Sampler 6:00 pm
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead
Sep 5 @ 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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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Sep 6 @ 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!
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Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant 5:30 pm
Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Sep 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
There are several ways to transfer a design to metal clay. Today you will learn how to use a wonderful and inexpensive product known as Scratch Foam to create a pendant. You will have the[...]
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2017 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP
2017 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP @ A Place to Bead
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day
Join in on the fun of the annual Bead Shop Hop!  This year’s theme is Bands, so hop to as many of the 19 participating stores throughout Southern California, and maybe one will be featuring[...]
Rough & Tumbled Gemstone Trunk Show 10:00 am
Rough & Tumbled Gemstone Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Join us for our newest trunk show with all kinds of gemstone goodies – beads, carved pieces, and more!  We can’t wait to see what’s in store!
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Rough & Tumbled Gemstone Trunk Show 10:00 am
Rough & Tumbled Gemstone Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Join us for our newest trunk show with all kinds of gemstone goodies – beads, carved pieces, and more!  We can’t wait to see what’s in store!
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Rough & Tumbled Gemstone Trunk Show 10:00 am
Rough & Tumbled Gemstone Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Join us for our newest trunk show with all kinds of gemstone goodies – beads, carved pieces, and more!  We can’t wait to see what’s in store!
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Fern Grotto Ring 5:30 pm
Fern Grotto Ring @ A Place to Bead
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fern Grotto Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn a new way to construct an unconventional ring. You will be texturing your main piece with a fern motif and shape it around your mandrel. A smaller leaf will be created and added to[...]
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Alexandria Bracelet 6:00 pm
Alexandria Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alexandria Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Weave a lacy bracelet using two-holed beads and seed beads of your color choice.  Lightweight, airy, yet dramatic, you’ll enjoy making and wearing this piece!  Beginners welcome.
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Fused Interlocking Ring Earrings 5:30 pm
Fused Interlocking Ring Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fused Interlocking Ring Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will learn how to create interlocking rings by fusing fine silver wire to create a pair of earrings. You can use this same technique to create necklaces and bracelets too! Once[...]
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2017 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP
2017 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP @ A Place to Bead
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day
Join in on the fun of the annual Bead Shop Hop!  This year’s theme is Bands, so hop to as many of the 19 participating stores throughout Southern California, and maybe one will be featuring[...]
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show 10:00 am
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Vintage Lucite 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!
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Vintage Lucite Trunk Show 10:00 am
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Vintage Lucite 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!
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Vintage Lucite Trunk Show 10:00 am
Vintage Lucite Trunk Show @ A Place to Bead
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Vintage Lucite 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!
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ToggleTastic! 6:00 pm
ToggleTastic! @ A Place to Bead
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ToggleTastic! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Are you tired of looking for the perfect clasp to compliment your design – and never quite finding it? Learn to create your own fine silver toggle set, choosing from various shapes and textures to[...]
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Braids & Beads 6:00 pm
Braids & Beads @ A Place to Bead
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Braids & Beads @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class, you’ll use thread and beads to create a boho chic braided rope that you can wear long or wrap around your wrist, and layer several for a trendy look!  You’ll learn to[...]
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Metal Clay Open Workshop Night 5:30 pm
Metal Clay Open Workshop Night @ A Place to Bead
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay Open Workshop Night @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have a project you are working on or want to start, and need some guidance? Just want to get together with friends to work on unfinished projects? Bring your tools and join us for our[...]
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2017 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP
2017 SCLBSA BEAD SHOP HOP @ A Place to Bead
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
Join in on the fun of the annual Bead Shop Hop!  This year’s theme is Bands, so hop to as many of the 19 participating stores throughout Southern California, and maybe one will be featuring[...]
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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 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Not Your Mother's Vintage Button Fine Silver Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learning to shape and create a ring shank is a skill you will use again for future projects. After the shank is created, you will make a mold using a vintage button and attach the[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
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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Metal Art Clay Quickie 6:00 pm
Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead
Sep 28 @ 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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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 30 @ 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!  The next available class is October 21.  Please call us at 626-219-6633 to register. Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is?  Come join us for a day of learning and creating with[...]