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. 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.

Workshop Schedule

Click the links below to view our current class schedules.  Scroll through the calendar to view individual classes and register online.

 

Join us any time during May store hours to make our free pattern - a SuperDuo butterfly!

Kids classes run June 1-August 31!  Choose from the following 10 projects, and drop in during store hours: • Stretch Bracelets • Daisy Chain • Glass Tile Pendants • Beaded Beads • Stringing • Macrame • Braiding with Beads • Friendship Bracelets • Bead Mosaics • Chain & Pendants •  All classes are $15 and include instruction, materials, and a snack.  Call us to reserve a spot at 626-219-6633.

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Tryptic Semi-Precious Stone Pendant 5:30 pm
Tryptic Semi-Precious Stone Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tryptic Semi-Precious Stone Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You’ll make a slender triptych pendant, each section set with a stone. *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call 626-219-6633 to register.
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Moonscape Earrings 12:00 pm
Moonscape Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Moonscape Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create a stylish pair of earrings that is textured on both sides, and learn how to make a dome shape.  Fired in class. *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please[...]
Moonscape Pendant & Earrings 12:00 pm
Moonscape Pendant & Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
You’ll make a pair of domed earrings and matching pendant, with both sides textured. *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call 626-219-6633 to register.
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Lattice Bracelet 6:00 pm
Lattice Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lattice Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Make a light and delicate bracelet using a simple and quick netting technique, complete with a beaded closure. You will be able to use this technique to make bracelets of various widths to suit different[...]
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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jun 7 @ 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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Beaded Frame Earrings 6:00 pm
Beaded Frame Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’ll create these earrings, from forming the frames to weaving beads between.  Embellish with a pattern of your choice, or string the beads at random for a casual look.
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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
Jun 11 @ 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 class is offered on July 16. 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[...]
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Bits ‘n’ Pieces Ring 5:30 pm
Bits ‘n’ Pieces Ring @ A Place to Bead
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bits 'n' Pieces Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
New Date! You’ll create a ring using mixed sizes and shaped pieces of clay. *Prerequisite: Let’s Play with Metal Clay Intro +4 additional hours of class or home experience. Please call 626-219-6633 to register.
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Sleek ‘n’ Slim Bracelet 5:30 pm
Sleek ‘n’ Slim Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sleek 'n' Slim Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Using scratch foam, you’ll make unique links for a bracelet. *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call us at 626-219-6633 to register.
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Hollow Forms: Adventures with Syringe 5:30 pm
Hollow Forms: Adventures with Syringe @ A Place to Bead
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hollow Forms: Adventures with Syringe @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You’ll create hollow pieces using syringe. *Prerequisite: Let’s Play with Metal Clay Intro + 4 hours additional class or home experience. Please call 626-219-6633 to register.
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Crystal Tennis Bracelet 6:00 pm
Crystal Tennis Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crystal Tennis Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn basic Right Angle Weave as well as easy embellishment techniques while making this sparkling tennis bracelet! Great for yourself or as a special gift.
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Bead Stringing Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join Liz for this introductory class, where you will learn all you need to know to make your first necklace or bracelet. You will be learning techniques to use with cable wire and crimp beads,[...]
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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jun 22 @ 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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Multi-Strand Techniques 6:00 pm
Multi-Strand Techniques @ A Place to Bead
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn some useful techniques and tips that you can use for ending necklaces and bracelets, even earrings, with multiple strands of beads, and give your pieces a professional look!
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jun 28 @ 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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Spiral Stitch Bracelet 6:00 pm
Spiral Stitch Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Spiral Stitch Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have a lot of leftover beads you want to use up? This is a perfect project for bead soup! Learn the basic spiral stitch to make a fun bracelet with your unique mix of beads.
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