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're having trouble registering for a class, please call us at 626-529-2863 and we can assist you.

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Crystal Heart Flag 6:00 pm
Crystal Heart Flag @ A Place to Bead
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Crystal Heart Flag @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Stitch up a patriotic pendant for the 4th using Swarovski crystals and seed beads! Great for beginners and experienced beaders alike.
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4th of July CLOSED
4th of July CLOSED @ A Place to Bead
Jul 4 all-day
4th of July CLOSED @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have a happy and safe 4th!
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Color Me Beautiful Prismacolor Mixed Media Pendant 5:30 pm
Color Me Beautiful Prismacolor Mixed Media Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Color Me Beautiful Prismacolor Mixed Media Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Let’s create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece! In this class you will learn how to work with Prismacolor pencils to create a top plate, which could easily be mistaken for an enameled piece, but no torch or[...]
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Come Play with Copper Clay! 10:00 am
Come Play with Copper Clay! @ A Place to Bead
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come Play with Copper Clay! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Come join us for an introductory class using Copper Clay, the only copper clay that can be torch fired! Friends and family will be amazed with your creations! Class fee includes 50g of Art Clay[...]
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Metal Clay – Half Dome Shadow Box Pendant 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Half Dome Shadow Box Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Half Dome Shadow Box Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create a beautiful half dome shadow box pendant that is flanked by two smaller domed pieces to create a unique centerpiece! Learn how to texture both sides of your components, adding extra texture to your[...]
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Wire Linking Basics 5:30 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 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 version[...]
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Stamped Mixed Metal Earrings 5:30 pm
Stamped Mixed Metal Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stamped Mixed Metal Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Make some noise with us while learning how to create your own custom designed earrings by stamping sterling, copper, and brass blanks! Prepare your pieces by filing them smooth, and making sure they are flat.[...]
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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
Jul 15 @ 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 us at 626-529-2863 to be put on the wait list. The next class will be offered in August. Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is?  Come join us for a[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 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 Clay – Nature’s Way Pendant 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Nature’s Way Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Jul 18 @ 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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Summer Stroll on Mission Street 5:00 pm
Summer Stroll on Mission Street @ A Place to Bead
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Summer Stroll on Mission Street @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join us for our first Summer Stroll event! There will be extended hours for the participating shops in Mission Village, and all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Cancer Support Community. Come on by[...]
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Ophelia Bracelet 10:00 am
Ophelia Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ophelia Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
***DATE CHANGE*** Come join us and our guest instructor Susan Kelso from San Diego! Select a custom combination of beads and metals to create a beautiful one-of-a-kind charm bracelet. Learn basic wire working techniques to[...]
Twist & Swirl 10:00 am
Twist & Swirl
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Twist & Swirl
Using triangle-shaped beads, you’ll weave spiraling sections of beadwork that you can join together with your choice of focal and accent beads to create this stunning necklace.
Bohemian Rhapsody Earrings 2:00 pm
Bohemian Rhapsody Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bohemian Rhapsody Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
***DATE CHANGE*** Come join us and our guest instructor Susan Kelso from San Diego! Learn to make these dangling beauties, coiling and wrapping your way to boho heaven! Silver and gold wire and chain mix[...]
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Metal Clay – Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring @ A Place to Bead
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will create this lovely wide band, textured, wrapped style ring. Make your ring unique from the variety of textures that will be provided. Learn how to refine the inside of your[...]
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Chain Maille Flower 6:00 pm
Chain Maille Flower @ A Place to Bead
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Create a cute flower pendant by weaving together jump rings for a summery necklace!
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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Jul 29 @ 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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